So I have finally finished this amazing series and even though I did want to get it finished before Christmas I ended up getting ill which caused me to miss some reading time. I have just finished this morning (3am) so I’m writing this now straight after to make sure I remember everything.
Though the Greek and Roman crewmembers of the Argo II have made progress in their many quests, they still seem no closer to defeating the earth mother, Gaea. Her giants have risen—all of them—and they’re stronger than ever. They must be stopped before the Feast of Spes, when Gaea plans to have two demigods sacrificed in Athens. She needs their blood—the blood of Olympus—in order to wake.
The demigods are having more frequent visions of a terrible battle at Camp Half-Blood. The Roman legion from Camp Jupiter, led by Octavian, is almost within striking distance. Though it is tempting to take the Athena Parthenos to Athens to use as a secret weapon, the friends know that the huge statue belongs back on Long Island, where it “might” be able to stop a war between the two camps.
The Athena Parthenos will go west; the Argo II will go east. The gods, still suffering from multiple personality disorder, are useless. How can a handful of young demigods hope to persevere against Gaea’s army of powerful giants? As dangerous as it is to head to Athens, they have no other option. They have sacrificed too much already. And if Gaea wakes, it is game over.
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I don’t know where I want to start really; I have loved the Percy Jackson series from the moment I first read the book all the way until I turned the last page on the blood of Olympus. To be honest im sad that it has ended, it is a series I’ve really become excited for a new book to come out since Harry Potter ended and now the series had ended I don’t know how I will cope.
So how did Rick Riordan handle another ending of a series, since I have started this blog this is going to be the third ending I am going to reviewing of his. In my opinion this is probably the best ending yet and this is because it actually felt like an ending to a series, this wasn’t the case with the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series as it felt like the author knew there was going to be another series coming around some time and the Kane chronicles did fell like and ending but the Heroes of Olympus left some questions unanswered which even though I do hate it when it happens I really like in an ending.
There is one thing I’m not overall happy about with this book and that was the way in which Gaia was awakened. Was it because Percy, Jason or any of the other demigods where sacrificed like the book was leading up to. No it was because Percy got a nose bleed and one drop of the blood went onto the ground which caused Gaia to wake. So after months of traveling on a ship almost dying so many times and the way it almost ends is with a nosebleed.
I do love how when it was almost time the crew on the Argo II where getting closer and closer together being able to know everyone strengthens and weakness. Which people where the best fights and which people where the best at making tactics. It made them all seem like a little family. However there is one person who I really started to like during this final book and he has been a returning character throughout the two series and that is Nico. It was during the final book that Nico really came into his own, he found out that he did in fact have friends, it was okay for him to tell other people how he felt and overall he just became more confident even if it did mean that he was close to death basically the whole time and even in a few cases he became a ghost type spirt. Nico and Leo ended up being my two favourite character throughout this series but I couldn’t separate which one I like more in the final book.
I do wish that Rick Riordan didn’t stick to the 4 point of view limit and I would of loved to see what everyone was thinking at the end or even just whenever they where involved in a battle. The 4 points of view that we got in the final book where, Piper, Nico, Leo and Reyna, I was really surprised when I found out that Percy didn’t get his own parts seeing how he has been one if not the main character throughout this series but still this book was really good and was a great ending.
Overall I really do recommend this series to anyone whether it be because you love fantasy or mythological books. Even if you not a huge fan on either of those fronts then I still recommend that you read this series and I really do think that just about anyone will enjoy it as much as I did. To give the overall series a rating I think it would have to be a perfect score of 10/10 with very few series being able to match it.
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