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The Son of Neptune (The Heroes of Olympus #2)

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Seven half-bloods shall answer the call,
To storm or fire the world must fall.
An oath to keep with a final breath,
And foes bear arms to the Doors of Death.


Percy is confused. When he awoke from his long sleep, he didn't know much more than his name. His brain fuzz is lingering, even after the wolf Lupa told him he is a demigod and trained him to fight with the pen/sword i
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Hardcover, 528 pages
Published October 4th 2011 by Hyperion Book CH
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Kendall Anne

I need this book. UGH. WHY AM I SO IMPATIENT??? I JUST WAITED FOR MOCKINGJAY AND THE RED PYRAMID AND THE LOST HERO AND THE SON OF NEPTUNE???????? I HATE WAITING!!!!!!! This book is going to be so epic! (i hope!)
Please, PLEASE be good!!! I LOVED Percy Jackson, and it really would be a shame if this book is anything like The Red Pyramid, which I was so excited about and it fell a little short. Hurry up, October!!!!!!! =P
I heard somewhere that this was going to be a FIVE book series like Percy Jac
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Xolindsayxx18
Absolutely adored this book! SO much better than the Lost Hero. I felt more connected to the characters, and PERCY!!! He was in the book. I was seriously missing him! All of his wit and snarky comments were back, along with a whole bunch of ADORABLE thoughts about Annabeth, as he regains his memory. Definately one of my favorites!! Now I need the MArk of Athena!
Jessica
Does the title mean we get to hear Percy telling the story again. PLEASE be so!

Edit May 28: PERCY!!!!! *Girl writing this tackles Percy in a hug* I love you! I'm so happy your back! And you remember Annabeth! That's my favorite demigod hero! And already fighting those monsters. You are so much better than Jason! I love you PERCY!!!

Actual Book Review: October 4th

So I had this totally awesome book review, but Goodreads timed out when I tried to save it. Hera or Gaea are being really mean. They don
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Brigid *Flying Kick-a-pow!*
Finished doing my re-read of this! I'm trying to go through the whole series before the last book comes out in the fall. I'll write a new review at some point.

Old review under spoiler below.

(view spoiler)
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Joyzi
Apr 01, 2013 Joyzi rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Cutesy Fans of Riordan
Recommended to Joyzi by: Goodreads
April 1 2013

Wow! Yay! I finished it! I feel like it has been a long time since I read something fictional(is that the right word?) since I've been really busy with school and stuff and I switched to watching movies instead of reading books to fight stress and boredom at times.

I picked this one up just to go back to my old bookworm self thinking hey it's Percy Jackson it's fun, juvenile, nothing serious I'll definitely finish it and not watch another movie...and yeah I was right. It's still the
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Morgan F
PERCY!!! YOU GET YOUR ASS BACK HERE RIGHT NOW OR GAEA WILL BE THE LEAST OF YOUR PROBLEMS
Cassandra Lê
8:20 a.m, December, 2010
I haven't read it, but still gave five stars, 'cause I know so.
The Son of Neptune is going to be a big hit.
When it came out, I will buy it and read *out loud* ( maybe <3)


9:34 P.M - May, 26th, 2011
OH mY GOSH... THE COVER HAS CAME OUT.... OH MY!!!

LOL... PERCY HOLDING A CHICKEN STICK...

I can't believe it, okay, I am going to search for chapter 1`

9:53 P.M - May, 26th, 2011 (the time in Asia, not in America)

Is it necessary to put every details about me reading the son
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Carol.
Jan 06, 2015 Carol. rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: mythology fans
After taking a gander at the other reviews, I realize I may have wandered into the wrong part of the playground. I hereby promise to use no hearts or exclamation points when reviewing this book.

Super-quick synopsis: amnesiac demigod Percy is fleeing the Gorgons from Bargain-Mart when he discovers a camp for Roman demigods. He is adopted by misfits Hazel, daughter of Pluto, and Frank, of the unknown father, into their Legion cohort. Camp politics occur, a quest is given, and the three set-off to
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Grace (LovingDemBooks)
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4 of 5 stars (Please read my rating system further below). I'm so glad Percy is back! Percy and Annabeth reuniting was the highlight of the book for me. Of course (:

My rating system: (I do use half stars.)
5 - I do not use the 5 star. Not because a book might not be worthy, but because a book is never perfect.
4 - I loved it! There weren't too many flaws, and I had no trouble getting through it. (
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Zanib  Sajjad
NEED IT!!!!!!!!!NOW..... *DOES CREEPY LAUGH*

PERCY!!!!!!! Yay he's on the cover! which can only mean it'll be from his p.o.v (oh please oh please!)

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finally!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i have it!

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well, that was a majer cliff-hanger... how am i supposed to wait till next fall???????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Kirsten Merritt
UPDATE:

The cover's out. THE. FREAKIN. COVER. IS OUT.

Oh my.

Oh my, oh my, oh my.

IT'S SO AMAZING I COULD EXPLODE!!! And I swear, if any of you call it ugly, I WILL CRUSH YOU LIKE PINATAS. Lol, just kidding. He he.

BUT STILL.

I actually forgot about the book. But now I'm all tortured and impatient all over again.

AGONY.


ORIGINAL REVIEW:

Okay. I LOVED the first book :D :D :D :D
And now I cant wait for the second book.

OCTOBER 11!!! 5 MORE LOOOOOOOOOOONG MONTHS!!!
*pulls hair due to extreme impatience*
GAHH!
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Kristalia
FINAL RATING: /



“Life is only precious because it ends, kid.”


Whoa, that was interesting read. I am beginning to enjoy these much more than PJ books - probably because of vast variety of characters - and all of them are unique and interesting. And is it just me, or is this series a little bit darker than PJ?

That aside, i really enjoyed it - it was a fast page turner and it had a gripping plot. The start of the book was kind of slow, but it still held my attention. The whole new world is now r
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Ellie
CAN'T WAIT CAN'T WAIT AAAHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IT'S GOING TO BE AWESOME BUT IF PERCY AND ANNABETH AREN'T TWO OF THE SEVEN DEMIGODS THEN I WILL WRITE RICK RIORDAN AND YELL AT HIM!!! I KNOW HE ALREADY HAD HIS WHOLE SERIES BUT I DON'T CAAAAAAAAAAARE!!!!!!!!!!!

OK, taking my friend Irene's excellent advice I am now going to review chapter one.

It was WAY too darn short! Too short! But I LOVED the part about the 'comfy panda pillow pet (as seen on TV)." LOL!

Ughhh. The sum
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Namratha
“When Rome fell, a lot of the legions just disappeared. We went underground, acting on secret orders from Jupiter himself: stay alive, recruit demigods and their children, keep Rome going. We’ve been doing that ever since, moving around to wherever Roman influence was the strongest. The last few centuries we have been in America.”

Sounds familiar? It does to Percy Jackson too.

Perseus (Percy) Jackson (superstar demigod /self-effacing hero /North America’s confident answer to Harry Potter) has
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Vivien
EDIT, now that I have the book.
This was amazing. I love how Percy still remembers Annabeth. I won't spoil anything, but I really REALLY hate how Rick Riordan ended it. I turned the page, anticipating what we've all been waiting for, and BAM. Glossary. -___- That killed me.
I thought it was interesting how both Leo and Frank have something to do with fire, and how Piper and Hazel have a 'curse' and had something to do with Gaea rising. Hazel's past was really interesting, with the blackouts and su
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Laz
Jan 19, 2015 Laz rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fantasy lovers
“Now, come over here so I can pat you down."

"But you don't have-" Percy stopped. "Uh, sure."

He stood next to the armless statue. Terminus conducted a rigorous mental pat down.

"You seem to be clean," Terminus decided. "Do you have anything to declare?"

"Yes," Percy said. "I declare that this is stupid.”


Percy is back. Yes, yes, yes, you heard right. This one is even better than the first book because Percy is in it and we finally get to understand why the heck he's been missing from Camp Half-Blo
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Morgan Walsh
As a person who lists the Percy Jackson series as one of her top five favorite book series of all time, I really hope that this series, its spin-off, won't disappoint. But you know, people said that you don't have to read the Percy Jackson series before this one... and I completely disagree. Riordan, unfortunately, did not go into much explaining about what had happened in the previous books (neither mentioning Percy's actions nor explaining the gods to the extent that he could have.) And I don' ...more
Lore
I HAS FINNISHED IT!!! *feels awesome*

This book. Man it's epic.

The Plot: Percy Jackson has no idea of his past excect for one name: Annabeth.
Then he arrives at a camp for Demi-gods that seems very unfamiliar.
I'm not going to say much else becuase this book hasn't been out for that long and well I'm not going to ruin it for you.
But I will say HOLY GODS IT WAS AWESOME.
I love Rick Riodan books and this was no exception. It had the works of a Riordan book: Humor. Romance(in that not too obvious w
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Natalie
i can not WAAAAAIIITT!!
ITS GOING TO BE FREAKING EPIICCC I TELL YOU!
I swear, as soon as it is avalible, even if i have to bike it to the shops, i will buy the book!
WOOOOOO<3
I really hope Percy doesn't fall in love with anyone :( I think i might have to kill him if he did...
I love Annabeth and percy, dont you DAAARREEE tear them apart mr RICK RIORDAN!!!
but yes, i cant wait ;D
I've been occupying myself with reading Vampire Academy and reading fan fic percy jackson stories on the internet all thi
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Amelia, the pragmatic idealist
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Newest edit: 5/31/11:
Looks like there won't be Attack of the Killer Triangles here - or if so, it'll be a teeny Jason-Piper-Whosit one, which I can handle.
Percy apparently remembers Annabeth, but he doesn't remember individual memories, or something like that? Maybe? At least he remembers who she is. Ohh, I don't know why I momentarily freaked out, favorite living author of mine. It's not like you're Cassandra Clare or anything (you know, those lovely YA-lady authors who will do any
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Cait Grace
So after I adored The Lost Hero, I was entirely weirded out to realise I didn't fall in love with this one. I mean, it was good. It was funny and Riordan-ish (totally a word) and I loveloveloved that Percy is back! But frankly, I was bored. I know, right?! This surprises me too! I had a rocky start with Riordan, but now, with this being my 7th book of his...I'd call myself a solid fan. MY FAITH IS SHAKEN. WHAT IS THIS. (But, yes, I will be reading book 3 ASAP, do not fear.)

So what went wrong?! I
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Daniel Park
I just read it and it was great just as expected. It was better than The Lost Hero and Percy is back in the book! Now another year of waiting. Can't for that one!!!
Sabrina Grace
I honestly wish that I could've given this book more than 5 stars. It was so anticipated among fans, and if your obsessed with the series (I am no longer in denial) you have to admit, it was pretty nice to have Mr. Percy Jackson back, am I right? Yes. I am. But regarding the plot, it seemed that it was surprisingly deep, and even confusing at times. After reading the book the first time I was like "That was awesome, but Whaaaatttt????" So I read the book again, (which I recommend)and I picked up ...more
Ashley
So... If there is a Roman girl that starts flirting with Percy, I feel bad for her. Annabeth will stab and ask questions later! If, I could, I would be right there along side her too.

my predictions for the children of the Great Prophecy: Jason, Leo, and Piper (obviously) Annabeth, Percy, and the rest will come from the Roman camp.

I just want to add that I am so incredibly excited for this book. I got the first book the morning it came out and as soon as i finished it i started over (a little pa
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Raeleen Lemay
PERCYYYY. I missed him so much in book 1, but in the process I became really attached to the three new characters we were introduced to. I was really hoping hat they would be in this book, but instead we got a couple MORE new characters (who are also awesome, so no complaints there). A lot of new questions have come up in regards to some of the characters' back stories, so I'm really excited to hop into the next book to find out what's going on!!
Xandy *Mako's Scarf*
If Percy gets a new girlfriend I think I'm going to cry. My hope is that His love for Annabeth will conquer the Hera amnesia or whatever. I'm also freaking out that that poor Roman girl flirting with Percy will end up getting a slice-n-dice from Annabeth when she arrives. I mean, this is Annabeth we're talking about! I feel like I'm going to explode, I hate not knowing! The Lost Hero just ended! I MEAN REALLY!!!!

"Oh,think Percy's in Roman Camp....oh, and he can't remember anything, oops!"

I mean
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Sarah
For some reasons, I didn't enjoy this as much as the first book. Maybe I'm feeling bitter or something.

Will explain myself in full details in my review to come after the reunion has finally happened. How about that, Riordan? *huffs*

HOLA AMIGO!

Have you seen the new cover?

Heroes of Olympus 2


Isn't it wonderful? And it is in blue! Who do you think is in the cover?

OK so I know that I've been living under the rock because I've only seen now this but better late than never, right? I've just read the first two chapters
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Laurlaurthedinosaur
OHMIGODSOHMIGODSOHMIGODSOHMIGODS.

Ok, I'm going into cardiac arrest, the cover art is awesome, both series are awesome and i can't wait until October 4 D: WHYY???WHHHYYYY???

Ok so as you can tell im totally siked about this series, although Percy, Nico, Annabeth and the rest of the gang stole my heart in the orignal series, i was able to make some room for Jason, Piper, Leo and of course, Festus *tear*, because... RICK RIORDAN KNOWS HOW TO WRITE FREAKIN' WELL.
I was so thrilled when i found ou
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Elesia
Love love loved this! I loved being back with Percy again omg I missed him so much! And I loved meeting Hazel and Frank they were so cute and I ship them so hard, Percy, Frank and Hazel made me smile so much and feel so much! I can't wait to read The Mark of Athena!!
Marco Tamborrino
"Life is only precious because it ends, kid. Take it from a god. You mortals don't know how lucky you are." (Mars/Ares)

Io amo, semplicemente amo questi libri. Mi sento come un bambino che batte le manine quando le cose vanno bene per i buoni. Boh.
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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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Other Books in the Series

The Heroes of Olympus (5 books)
  • The Lost Hero (The Heroes of Olympus, #1)
  • The Mark of Athena (The Heroes of Olympus, #3)
  • The House of Hades (The Heroes of Olympus, #4)
  • The Blood of Olympus (The Heroes of Olympus, #5)
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1) The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #4) The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #2) The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #5) The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #3)

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“Um...is that thing tame?" Frank said.
The horse whinnied angrily.
"I don't think so," Percy guessed. "He just said, 'I will trample you to death, silly Chinese Canadian baby man'.
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“Now, come over here so I can pat you down."
"But you don't have-" Percy stopped. "Uh, sure."
He stood next to the armless statue. Terminus conducted a rigorous mental pat down.
"You seem to be clean," Terminus decided. "Do you have anything to declare?"
"Yes," Percy said. "I declare that this is stupid.”
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