Book View: Son of Neptune

Book View: Son of NeptuneThe Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan
Series: Heroes of Olympus #2
Published by Hyperion on October 4th 2011
Pages: 513

Seven half-bloods shall answer the call,
To storm or fire the world must fall.
An oath to keep with a final breath,
And foes bear arms to the Doors of Death.

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 doesn't ring any bells with him. The only thing he can recall from his past is another name: Annabeth.

Hazel is supposed to be dead. When she lived before, she didn't do a very good job of it. Sure, she was an obedient daughter, even when her mother was possessed by greed. But that was the problem - when the Voice took over he mother and commanded Hazel to use her "gift" for and evil purpose, Hazel couldn't say no. Now because of her mistake, the future of the world is at risk. Hazel wished she could ride away from it all on the stallion that appears in her dreams.

Frank is a klutz. His grandmother says he is descended from heroes and can be anything he wants to be, but he doesn't see it. He doesn't even know who his father is. He keeps hoping Apollo will claim him, because the only thing he is good at is archery - although not good enough to win camp war games. His bulky physique makes him feel like an ox, especially in front of Hazel, his closest friend at camp. He trusts her completely - enough to share the secret he holds close to his heart.

Beginning at the "other" camp for half-bloods and extending as far as the land beyond the gods, this breathtaking second installment of the Heroes of Olympus series introduces new demigods, revives fearsome monsters, and features other remarkable creatures, all destined to play a part in the Prophesy of Seven.

Short & Sweet:
I love Rick Riordan. LOVE his books. So, the Percy Jackson series ended and then the first book of this series featured a new character – Jason. Well, the second book features Percy again and I was so excited to see what was going on. I love the new characters as well. Hazel, who has an unique power that calls too much attention and ruined her life once already. Frank has a secret he is keeping, something he knows will one day cost him his life. Together, these three heroes embark on an adventure. A fantastic one (as always), involving all sorts of monsters and will make you long for the next book in the series. These books are thick, but when I start one, time just flies by and too quickly I am at the end and have to wait for the next one. That's how good these books are.
Final Verdict:
Make sure to read the Percy Jackson books first before picking up this series. Read Rick Riordan's books, you won't be disappointed, especially if you love mythology, adventure and even a spot of romance.
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3 responses to “Book View: Son of Neptune

  1. I bought this just last week because I adore the original Percy Jackson books. I wasn’t as keen on The Lost Hero but I’ll probably still enjoy this one.

    You’ve made me want to bump it up my TBR now ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Rick Riordan has been amongst my favourite authors really as his writing style always attracts me in a delightful manner…I will get The Son of Neptune very soon as the review makes me so stir to grab it ๐Ÿ™‚

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