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Preview — The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan
The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #5)
While the Olympians struggle to contain the rampaging monster Typhon, Kronos begins his advance on New York City, where Mount Olympus stands...more
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
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
I'll put my old review under a spoiler because it was very spoilery (and oh my gosh I was ... not the most eloquent back then, to put it lightly). :P
*takes deep breaths* Oh ... My ... Goddddd!!!!! SO. FREAKING. AMAZZZINNNGGG!!!!!! Ahh I'm like freaking out. I can't believe the ser...more
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Los personajes de esta serie son fantásticos, Annabeth, Grover, Tyson, Quiron, Nico, Thalia, Clarisse, los gemelos Stoll, Rachel, Luke,...more
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
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
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