Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Son of Neptune (The Heroes of Olympus, #2)” as Want to Read:
The Son of Neptune (The Heroes of Olympus, #2)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Son of Neptune

(The Heroes of Olympus #2)

4.44  ·  Rating details ·  401,290 ratings  ·  15,334 reviews
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 in his pocket. Somehow Percy manages to make it to a camp for half-bloods, despite the fact that he has to keep killing monsters along the way. But the camp d ...more
Hardcover, First Edition, 513 pages
Published October 4th 2011 by Disney ● Hyperion Books
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Son of Neptune, please sign up.
Popular Answered Questions
Maddie Hazel
This answer contains spoilers… (view spoiler)
Becci Well, first stuff happens, then there's this bit and then there's more stuff... and then it's time for the next book.
City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra ClareClockwork Prince by Cassandra ClareForever by Maggie StiefvaterSilence by Becca FitzpatrickPassion by Lauren Kate
YA Novels of 2011
1,155 books — 7,133 voters
City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra ClareClockwork Prince by Cassandra ClareDelirium by Lauren OliverSilence by Becca FitzpatrickThe Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan
Best Books of 2011
2,555 books — 7,180 voters

More lists with this book...

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Average rating 4.44  · 
Rating details
 ·  401,290 ratings  ·  15,334 reviews

More filters
Sort order
Start your review of The Son of Neptune (The Heroes of Olympus, #2)
Sasha Alsberg
May 19, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great book! Slowish start but really picked up in the middle and had an EPIC ending!
(A-) 83% | Very Good
Notes: Wherein boundaries matter, and transgressive misfits find strength and self in demon lands beyond the borderlines.
Kendall Anne

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
Jan 29, 2016 rated it liked it

This was my least favorite of the Percy Jackson books so far. I think that the story is definitely heading in an interesting direction, but I just wasn't feeling it in this one. It has taken me several tries over the months to even get through it. I thought that, except for Percy, the characters were a little bland and I didn't care as much about the Roman camp and their mythology as much as the Greek. I'm not saying that it was bad, I loved Percy and his sass and all of the jokes, just not
Oct 27, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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!
Oct 27, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: all-time-fav, 2011, own
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
Ahmed  Ejaz
Sep 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017, full-lengths
Rick Riordan has completely taken control over my mind! In such a way that even if I want to read another book, I can't. Just can't! I have been reading PJ books in row for almost two month. I am supposed to get bored. But NO!
It's pretty obvious by the title we will get Percy back in this one. When I first saw this book and didn't know a thing about greek or roman mythologies, I thought "Planet has a son?! How interesting!" 😂

Without any past memories and being chased by two in
prag ♻
i’m actually such rick riordan trash… it’s embarrassing.

his books are basically a middle grade version of friends: absolutely hilarious with charming protagonists, and adorable ships.

this book introduces some of the best characters we’ve seen from him so far - they’re flawed and honest, but best of all: so. much. development.

source: officialclarkkent on tumblr

a (long and) spoilery list of things to love about this book:

● a summary of this 521 page book in one sentence: “I'm fine!" Percy ye
Brigid ✩
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)
Morgan F
may ❀

Highlight of this book: PERCY HAS RETURNED

- He’s kinda mopey and sad and confused in this book
- But hes still Percy my son and baby
- This precious kid is going through some memory issues atm (bc someone just had to make it hard for everyoneee)
- But despite his fuzzy memories, the only think solid is his image of ANNABETH

So Percy is in loads of trouble and he meets up with these other demigod kids and they go on adventures toge
Tina ➹ the girl who lives in Fandoms  (Book.Enchantress)
4.25 Golden Stars

*might have spoilers about The Lost Hero*

Finally Percy!
& Fun begins with the first sentence!
it was funny we know something from his life & he actually didn't & struggling to remember it.
we entered the camp Jupiter with him. (which was awesome, but not as awesome as Camp Half-Blood!) which was very well-organized & also very strict! We are knowing the Roman life of gods (& demigods.)

a few familiar faces, who I had internally screaming (fangirling) moment when I saw him for the fi
Oct 20, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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
May 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
“There!” Mars finished writing and threw the scroll at Octavian. “A prophecy. You can add it to your books, engrave it on your floor, whatever.”
Octavian read the scroll. “This says, ‘Go to Alaska. Find Thanatos and free him. Come back by sundown on June twenty-fourth or die.’”

The Son of Neptune is the second book in the spin-off series by Rick. The second book focuses on three different characters than the first novel. We finally get Percy, who is suffering from amnesia just as Jason was in the
Dec 09, 2010 rated it really liked it
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


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 of
May 21, 2012 rated it liked it
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
may ➹
part 2 of my give in to childhood nostalgia and relive the multiple experiences of pain Rick Riordan series reread!

// buddy reread with sunny st. james lovebot (tag later)
Grace (LovingDemBooks) Z.
Buy this book HERE on Amazon or buy this book HERE on BookDepository with FREE WORLDWIDE SHIIPPING

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 i
3.5 stars

“[...] You’re the glue that will unite the seven.”
“Great,” Percy said. “I always wanted to be the glue.”

I missed Percy so much! And I always love reading about quests. I especially love when the demigods meet weird people (Phineas, Stheno and Euryale, Terminus) that are so ridiculous and funny af.
I wish this book was less dense and slow and long though. I didn’t like Hazel and Frank as much as I wanted to and I kept looking ahead to see how many pages till I got to read Percy’s po
Ahmad Sharabiani
The Son of Neptune (The Heroes of Olympus, #2), Rick Riordan
The Son of Neptune is a 2011 fantasy-adventure novel written by American author Rick Riordan, based on Greek and Roman mythology. It is the second book in The Heroes of Olympus series, preceded by The Lost Hero and followed by The Mark of Athena. The story follows the adventures of amnesiac Percy Jackson, a demigod son of Poseidon, as he meets a camp of Roman demigods and goes to Alaska with his new friends Hazel Levesque and Frank Zhan
Helen 2.0
Another Percy Jackson book - here we go again...

There's a real pattern I'm seeing with plots in Riordan's books and unfortunately he doesn't ever seem to stray very far from his one blueprint. It's always like this: unlikely heroes with secrets from the past go on an impossible quest with a super short time limit; they manage to hit a new mythological threat everywhere they stop, but barely make it past; secrets come out, generally with 0 consequences for anyone involved; they conveniently compl
Hailey (Hailey in Bookland)
May 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy, owned

I did enjoy this, I really did, I just don't like the way the series is going. Like I don't like reading about different characters every book. I understand it will all come together in the end, I just don't like that I have to wait a few books for it.
Jessi ♡
Aug 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
holY SHIT HOOOO BOY. damn this is the best book in this series and on PJO so far. i loved every minute of it ilove every character. i enjoyed seeing my son PERCY god i missed him. this was excellent 10/10 a+ would recommend.
Vanessa J.
I want to say I loved this, but that would be lying. Most of the time I was confused, annoyed, or bored. Those three are not good when combined, trust me.

Instead of following the story with the characters introduced in The Lost Hero, this book takes us to a now amnesiac Percy, who turned out to be wandering alone but now is in the Roman equivalent of Camp Half-Blood: Camp Jupiter. It works in a similar way to Camp Half-Blood, except they worship the Roman "version" of the gods and their games, r
Raeleen Lemay
Mar 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult
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!!
Zanib  Sajjad
Dec 14, 2010 rated it it was amazing

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


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


well, that was a majer cliff-hanger... how am i supposed to wait till next fall???????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!
sarah xoxo
Apr 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
I know most people's main complaint about this book is the lack of Annabeth but I really just missed my boy Leo

This is the sequel to The Lost Hero, and while I enjoyed both books immensely- I think I preferred the former slightly more. maybe? ugh I can't decide!

It takes me a long time to get through these books as I am reading them aloud to my little sister, but it doesn't feel like they ever drag. This book in particular was really gripping (can be evidenced by the sheer amount of times I was a
Kirsten Merritt
Mar 06, 2011 rated it liked it

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.


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



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

*pulls hair due to extreme impatience*
Apr 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Aaaaaaa why are these books so addictive
Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller
[3.5/5 stars] Son of Neptune was a solid sequel to The Lost Hero and an improvement on all accounts. My biggest complaint of the first novel was the senseless repetition, so it was refreshing for book 2 to have a consice plot where everything had a purpose in building towards the overall arc of the novel. There were still lots of “tangent” monsters to fight, but I thought the encounters were integrated much more seamlessly. And as an added bonus, the main POV was a familiar face that I’ve missed ...more
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next »
topics  posts  views  last activity   
MSHS 1 Gabriel 2020: book review 1 5 Jun 12, 2020 07:30AM  
Jual Obat Aborsi Di Madiun 082229451389 Apotik Obat Telat Bulan Madiun 1 1 Jun 09, 2020 02:05PM  
Jual Obat Cytotec Bogor 082229451389 Klinik Obat Pengugur Kandungan Bogor 1 1 Jun 06, 2020 01:48PM  
Word Game!!!! 31 30 Jun 02, 2020 04:49PM  
Myth WORD GAME 144 124 Jun 02, 2020 04:48PM  
Percy Jackson VS Jason Grace Elimination Game 170 283 Jun 02, 2020 08:02AM  
Word Game 56 41 May 13, 2020 06:06AM  

Readers also enjoyed

  • Comic Book for Blood of Olympus
  • The Sea of Monsters: The Graphic Novel (Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Graphic Novels, #2)
  • The Son of Neptune: The Graphic Novel (The Heroes of Olympus: The Graphic Novels, #2)
  • The Titan's Curse: The Graphic Novel (Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Graphic Novels, #3)
  • The Red Pyramid: The Graphic Novel (The Kane Chronicles: The Graphic Novels, #1)
  • The Lost Hero: The Graphic Novel  (The Heroes of Olympus: The Graphic Novels, #1)
  • City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments, #2)
  • City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments, #4)
  • Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices, #3)
  • City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments, #6)
  • Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
  • Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
  • The Scorch Trials (The Maze Runner, #2)
  • Insurgent (Divergent, #2)
  • City of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments, #5)
  • Allegiant (Divergent, #3)
  • Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices, #2)
  • City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments, #3)
See similar books…
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.


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)

Articles featuring this book

For the past decade, the Goodreads Choice Awards have put the power in our readers' hands by letting them decide the best book...
96 likes · 47 comments
“ 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'.
“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.”
More quotes…