The Last Olympian

This is a guest post written by a young adult reader who I would simply call Mr. R. – Thanks for writing!

“All year the half-bloods have been preparing for battle against the Titans, knowing the odds are against them. Kronos is stronger than ever, and with every god and half-blood he recruits, his power only grows.
In this momentous final book in the New York Times best-selling series, the prophecy surrounding Percy’s sixteenth birthday unfolds. And as the battle for Western civilization rages on the streets of Manhattan, Percy faces a terrifying suspicion that he may be fighting against his own fate.” ~ Blurb from Amazon

I read the book The Last Olympian which is a fiction Greek mythology book by Rick Riordan. The Last Olympian was very good; it combines Greek mythology with modern day troubles. The book is the last in the series about a group of half-god half-humans trying to save the world from a Titan trying to rebirth. Percy Jackson; the books protagonist is a very likable hero, he is very powerful because he is the son of Poseidon but he is very modest and helpful, which makes him a nearly impossible to hate.

Rick Riordan writes this book in way young adults and adults can understand, he has tons of battle scenes but incorporates humor into the entire book to keep things light-hearted. He doesn’t make any character “invincible” and writes the characters to be like real high-school teenagers going through and awkward stage in life while finding out they are sons and daughters of Greek Gods. All in all this was a great book and one I would suggest to anyone that loves fantasy!

Author – Rick Riordan
Publication Date – 2009
Number of Pages – 432
Genre – Fantasy/Adventure
Setting – New York City
Time Period – 21st Century

About The Author:

Rick Riordan is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, the Kane Chronicles, and the Heroes of Olympus. He is also the author of the multi-award-winning Tres Navarre mystery series for adults. For fifteen years, Rick taught English and history at public and private middle schools in the San Francisco Bay Area and in Texas. In 2002, Saint Mary’s Hall honored him with the school’s first Master Teacher Award…Read More at ~


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