(Heroes of Olympus #5)
by: Rick Riordan
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.
So, its finally over, I can't believe it. The greeks and romans adventures are over and I'm sure will miss them a lot. I must say that Rick Riordan made an outstanding job writting all these two series, but I must confessed I like more this one. I don't know if it was because he integrate Roman mythology (which I hated, but began to love it) or because all the characters were older. This book continues shortly after the last book left us and we have even more POVs. I missed some POVs, like Percy, Annabeth, Hazel and Frank, but the change was worth it, I guess.
“Hey, I’m a Poseidon kid,” he said. “I can’t drown. And neither can my pancakes.”This time around our favorite heroes has the biggest mission, try to stop Gaia from awakening and make peace between the Roman camp and the Greek camp. While Percy, Annabeth, Jason, Piper, Frank, Hazel and Leo go to Greece to stop Gaia or try to stop, for the lack of words, Nico, Reyna and Couch Hedge shadow travel with the giant Athena Parthenos to Camp Half-Blood. Of course, neither of both journeys were fast or without stops. The Argo II ran over by some wonderful places, where they met wonderful people, not. A journey with a giant statue must be exahusting, plus a hunter trailing behind them must be scary too.
“Some pain shouldn't be wished away so easily. It had to be dealt with, even embraced.”I'm certain that I love the book. I'm certain that I like the ending. I'm certain that I will not forget all the things I learned from these books. For anyone who wants an adventure, read the books! Forget that its a children's book, because belive me you will be entreintain so much that you will forgot that fact.
“No one can hate you with more intensity than someone who used to love you.”PS; my favorite part was when Nico, Reyna, Couch Hedge and Athena Parthenos stop at San Juan, Puerto Rico. Because, guys!, is where I live.