I think that this was an exceptional installment in the saga of the Heroes of Camp Half-Blood. It's a continuation of the events in the , taking place about 6 months after The Last Olympian
ends. Some of the characters from the original series are back, though not in it as much as before--mainly to establish these new characters on their own. I'm happy that we don't have just a copy-and-paste of Annabeth, Percy, and Grover, but rather compelling new characters. In fact, not one is really a main character, unlike before when Percy Jackson was the protagonist and the others were his sidekicks. We get many different points of view throughout.
While I liked The Red Pyramid
, it's clear that Rick Riordan is in his element with Greek mythology. I loved being back in Percy's world, and the new storyline is actually broader in scope, able to encompass new characters, while fitting seamlessly into that which we've already read.The Son of Neptune
comes out in a year!