Aaaaaaand this series that I am finding so much enjoyment in ended with a fabulous bang.
Basically, the war is right on top of Percy and his friends. A few things happen beforehand, like the children of one god are fighting with the children of another god and Grover, Percy’s satyr friend, has been missing for a while. Clearly some time has passed; I think that this book is probably the longest gap between books so far (a full 12 months from the sounds of it), but most demi-gods have been going on missions to defend themselves and the gods against Kronos and his army.
Then the war happens; anyone who’s ever read a book with a battle probably has a fairly good idea of how a battle scene (or scenes) can play out – thankfully Rick Riordan is amongst those authors with the good sense to have his own original dose of, well, originality.
There were a few surprises and a lot of action in this final instalment of the Percy Jackson and the Olympian series.
Honestly, I would like to just suggest that you read back through the other books to get an idea of how I feel about these books up to this point because right now I feel like I run the risk of being highly repetitive if I don’t get on with things.
All in all, I absolutely love how Rick Riordan ended the series. He closed up the major loose ties and left enough possibilities for the characters continued story lines that you know there might be able to play some kind of minor part in future series with Rick Riordan. I guess its a “yay, everything is ok, the end, but p.s. their stories carry on because they’re not dead and buried” kind of a thing.
Like I said though, I’d suggest reading the other reviews for what else I think though because the series is pretty cohesive and it’s not like the overall themes and my opinions of them suddenly became dramatically different after 5 books.
If you’ve also been reading these books or plan to read them, Percy Jackson and the Olympians is followed by The Heroes of Olympus: The Lost Hero. There is a new protagonist named Jason. From what I can tell, The Heroes of Olympus is getting more into the Roman pantheon of gods in contrast to the Greek pantheon (the Greek demi-gods are still there). So that’s really promising.
Title: Percy Jackson and the Olympians; The Last Olympian, book 5
Author: Rick Riordan
Genre: Fantasy, Young adult, Greek mythology
Page number: 361
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Publication date: May 5, 2009