The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #5)
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The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #5)

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All year the half-bloods have been preparing for battle against the Titans, knowing the odds of a victory are grim. Kronos’s army is stronger than ever, and with every god and half-blood he recruits, the evil Titan’s power only grows.

While the Olympians struggle to contain the rampaging monster Typhon, Kronos begins his advance on New York City, where Mount Olympus stands...more
Audio CD, 381 pages
Published May 12th 2009 (first published May 5th 2009)
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Cara
I'm a little sad actually because I didn't want to say goodbye to our hero, the one and only Percy Jackson.

From the beginning we can already see things are going to move quickly. Kronos has a lot of things up his sleeve and won't let Percy and the other demigods have a break. The book pretty much starts off with a bang and doesn't slow down from there. Annabeth and Percy's relationship is kind of strained and Rachel showing up isn't helping matters. I have to say all the books have a lot of act...more
Tom
I'll bet you 1,000,000 dollars that this is gonna be the best Percy Jackson book!
Valerie
I finished this with a smile. After finishing The Battle of the Labyrinth I had no doubt that I would love the last one. Why specifically I knew this, I have no idea. But I was right and I'm happy when I'm right.

I was surprised that most of the book is set in New York City but it actually makes sense since Mount Olympus is above the Empire State Building.

I liked this book so much for the same reasons that I liked the other books. It was so funny. The part with the peanut butter had me laughing...more
Brigid *Flying Kick-a-pow!*
*takes deep breaths* Oh ... My ... Goddddd!!!!! SO. FREAKING. AMAZZZINNNGGG!!!!!! Ahh I'm like freaking out. I can't believe the series is over! *cries* I mean, I know there will be other books about other demigods, but I got so attached to the characters in these ones! <3 Percy Jackson, I will miss you terribly. But ohmigod, I absolutely LOVED The Last Olympian! So good! ^_^ Everything turned out so perfect, it was awesome!!!! Just as exciting and just as hilarious and just as spectacular as...more
Susannah
I am even more excited for this book than I was for HP 7. I totally love this series because I love Greek mythology. Anyways, this book will be amazing. I really hope we find out about Nico's past. I hope that Annabeth will realize that Luke is scum. I'm hoping for some good Percabeth moments or else I sue. More of the Olympians, particularly Athena, Apollo and Artemis, would be appreciated.
Janeen-san
This book is the extremily satisfying final book in the Percy Jackson and the Olympian sereis. A few points could have used a dash more explanation, but everything else I thought was absolutly great.
Riordan has filled this story to the brim with excitment, humor and danger.
Familiar characters return, and a few new ones are introduced. Rachel Elizabeth Dare, a mortal child who aided the half-bloods in the last book, The Battle of the Labyrinth, has a huge and important role to play.
Annabeth fina...more
Kat
A MILLION STARS! Perfect ending to a perfect series!
Ashley
WHY IS IT THE LAST ONE???!!!!! WHY TORTURE ME SO??!!! I CANT WAIT FOR IT!!!!! IF HE DOESNT HOOK UP A BETTER PERCABETH ROMANCE< IM SUING HIM!!!
Daria
I'll admit it. I was slightly dissapointed. I would have loved to give it 5 stars (can't give any less than four, seeing as it's Percy Jackson), but it lacked... something new. That's what I loved so much about the other books - they would amaze me with some new humorous twist on Greek mythology, and yet there was nothing in this one. (Albeit the Styx incident, of which I'll say nothing more, so fear no spoilers.) It was all so.... EXPECTED. In the very early action scenes, I felt as though Rior...more
Nicole Catherine
May 17, 2009 Nicole Catherine rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Nicole Catherine by: a looooot of people. Aimee. Jake Vacanti. My brother...
I was up until 1:30 last night reading this book. Riordan did a great job tying up the loose ends (resulting in an awful lot of flashbacks, but that's okay because they were interesting flashbacks!) and the ending wasn't what anyone expected. At no point did I want to throw the book across the room (which can happen with the last book in a series) and I never even thought about going to bed and finishing it in the morning. My only complaint? Percy, as much as I love him, still acts twelve. And a...more
Jeann (Happy Indulgence)
Finishing off the last of the Percy Jackson series, I felt rather sad that there will be no more following Percy, Grover, Annabeth and his demigod campers on their adventures. This book was absolutely flawless with incredibly action and commeration to Greek mythology tying everything together in the end.

The Last Olympian is pretty much all out action from the first page, as the Titan God Kronos unleashes his attack upon the world. As with the end of every great series, there are great moments mi...more
Sella Thorne
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Kevin
This book was an amazing end to the Percy Jackson series. I'd definitely recommend the entire series to others.

It's kind of sad that there weren't be any more, but Riordan is going to be doing a "Camp Half-Blood" series which will sort of be a continuation of the existing story, just without the focus on the main characters from the Percy Jackson books. It's good in a way, since there's a bit more freedom to develop plenty of other characters and have plenty of plots and sub-plots going on, but...more
Jonathan


The Last Olympian is my personal favourite in the Percy Jackson series. While many series end on a poor conclusion, leaving fans divided (see Mockingjay for instance), this is one of those books that most readers tend to see as having brought about an overall satisfying conclusion. I suppose that this is helped by the fact that where the four books prior to this tend to be formulaic, setting up the series for this conclusion, The Last Olympian takes a different approach. However, something else...more
Adam Floridia

After mocking the mom of J,
Outside of norms he will stray.
Once hooked by the sirens’ call,
He will rush to read them all.
Did he overcome his fatal flaw?
Well, perhaps…let’s see…Naw!


Oh my gods! The prophecy came true! With our upcoming Hellenic trip, I thought it would be great to buff up on my Greek mythology. Of course for me, that means looking through notes from a grad course on mythology and re-reading texts like The Illiad, The Aergonautica, Ovid’s Metamorphosis, and Hesiod’s Theogeny. I r...more
Marina






I still cannot believe what I read. This book had so many levels of awesome that attempting to grasp it would be like trying to fit a double-ended piece of thread through the head of a needle. This finale was just a never-ending rollercoaster ride and I think the best series ending I've ever read!:D


Brett
It was really good, I'm just sad that the series is over.
Megan
Sep 27, 2008 Megan marked it as to-read
OMG THIS IS LIKE AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!
Becky
Alrighty, this review is going to be a two-fer, both a review of the book and the series. And I'm gonna make it short and sweet: It rocked.

Ok, a little longer than that. I have really come to love the characters in this series, and so I almost dreaded finishing this book even though I was almost dying to see what happened. This series didn't have the same butterfly-belly-anticipation as the Harry Potter finale held for me, simply because I'd had to wait so long for Harry to fight his last stand....more
Juna

Although this is a great book and I highly recommend reading it, the thing I dislike about it is that it doesn't follow the other books.


The author, Rick Riordan, put hints and clues in the previous books in this series of how the Olympians would win the war, however, he did nothing with them. For instance, in the third book, The Titan's Cure, the gods and goddesses on Olympus managed to obtain a monster that could bring the downfall of Olympus if someone other than the king of the gods, Zeus, sa

...more
Mounica
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Joyzi
Aug 17, 2011 Joyzi rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition Recommends it for: Cutesy Fans of Percy Jackson
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Wow. It was so good and it has that perfect ending to it. It's probably one of the series that I would be a fan of. I love how it ends, you know when in Harry Potter like in the end the Slytherin has somehow still has that Social Stigma, but in Percy Jackson somehow like the gods in the Olympus they finally accept and recognize Hades, and all the minor gods and like all of them should acknowledge their demigod daughter and sons. It's like in the end somehow they started to change things for the...more
Louise

5 stars

Another five stars for Percy Jackson! Riordan really pulled it out of the bag for a gripping, action filled, and surprisingly emotional finale.

The Last Olympian moved away from the standard Percy Jackson formula a lot: it’s not just Percy, Annabeth, Grover, and guest half-blood of the book – everybody is involved – and there’s no ‘road trip’ element either. Everything is firmly set and grounded in New York, the site where the final battle between Titans and demigods will take place. After...more
Gabby
wow! wow! wow!

the last book from the percy jackson series is definitely a great read!
think of all the mythical creature you can think of, it's all in here! from monsters,to drakons,to titans,to the 12 Olympians everything is present. Everytime I open this book i feel like my surroundings magically transforms in to this world that the book describes I feel like I'm also slaying the monsters,I feel like I'm part of the battle but i also notice that this book is quite different cause i am used to...more
s o n n a
The PERFECT finale to the PERFECT series ever!!! There were so many cool twists to this book, I couldn't even think straight! The only thing that I DIDN'T like was Rachel. I loved her character in The Titan's Curse, because her line was funny, and The Battle of the Labyrinth, because she had a cool personality and I loved the beginning. But in this book? THE ORACLE?! And in the beginning I wanted to scream, because he was about to kiss RACHEL and I wanted ANNABETH to be his soul mate!!!! It just...more
Cathy
May 12, 2009 Cathy rated it 5 of 5 stars Recommends it for: everyone, Harry Potter fans, fantasy fans, fans of juvenile lit
This was a great book, a wonderful end to one of my very favorite series I've ever read. This series gets compared to Harry Potter a lot. The main character is a preteen boy when he discovers magic in the world and his role in it. He has a goofy boy best friend and a smart girl best friend. He gets swept up in a battle of good against evil where a prophesy places him in a central role. And it's terrifically engrossing and exciting, hard to put down for even a moment. But these books are not HP f...more
Melissa A.
¡Rick Riordan eres un genio! me quito el sombrero señores, este hombre escribe maravillosamente; la verdad no se porque no había leído los libros de Percy Jackson antes, son tan magníficamente geniales, que tuvieron el poder de quitarme unos cuantos años y hacerme recordar momentos maravillosos de mi niñez (obvio, sin ningún ataque de algún monstruo mitológico).

Los personajes de esta serie son fantásticos, Annabeth, Grover, Tyson, Quiron, Nico, Thalia, Clarisse, los gemelos Stoll, Rachel, Luke,...more
Donalyn
The Last Olympian is a satisfying conclusion to the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. All of the characters from previous books return-- the gods, the demigods, the monsters, and the mortals. In addition, the Titans, the oldest gods, return to aid their brother Kronos in his plans to destroy the Olympians and regain their former seats of power.

While the battle sequences, gadgets, and hip references to ancient myths make this book (and series) a standout, it is Riordan's characters who attr...more
Grace
Nov 08, 2008 Grace marked it as to-read
it says the average rating is 6.33 stars... u can only rate it as 0-5 stars... how could it be over 6!?!?!?!?!? im confused...
Renz
.."Morpheus has put the entire island of Manhattan to sleep. The invasion has started."

The Titan War was a battle between the Olympian Gods and the Titans. It happened in Thessaly. Now, the war will start again but it will happen in Manhattan, New York.

Kronos is now ready to take revenge and destroy Olympus. His army was stronger than ever and that includes Typhon, a monster who almost stopped the Gods from winning the Titan war thousand years ago. The Gods focused on killing Typhon, forgetting...more
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Rick Riordan is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of many books, including the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series. Please follow him on Twitter and via his official blog.

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