Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan

Percy Jackson knows he is Percy Jackson but not much else.  He is being chased by two gorgons that he keeps killing and they keep coming back to life after just a few hours. He has not idea of where he is but keeps feeling a calling to go in a particular direction.  He also only has a faint idea of anything about his past.

Arriving at Camp Jupiter while under attack and carrying an old lady that looks like a left over from the hippie movement would seem to be about as strange as things could get but that is only the start of an exciting adventure.

The title gives the largest clue of the setting for this tale of The Heroes of Olympus, Neptune is Poseidon's Roman aspect and most of the rules of camp are different from Camp Half-blood.  Neptune is not an honored god of the Romans which causes Percy a bit of dispair to start his day.

Joined by Hazel who has a twisted path as a daughter of Pluto and Frank who feels to big for his body and has no idea of what his strength might be even though he has the conformation of a warrior, Percy goes to Alaska, the land beyond the gods.

The very best chapter concerns the Amazon stronghold.  More can not be said just enjoy reading it and smiling in several different places.

Very enjoyable book which made will make you review once again your knowledge of Greek and Roman mythology.  Looking forward to the next installment in the series.

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