All year the half-bloods have been preparing for battle against the Titans, knowing the odds of victory are grim. Kronos's army is stronger than ever, and with every god and half-blood he recruits, the evil Titan's power only grows. While the Olympians struggle to contain the rampaging monster Typhon, Kronos begins his advance on New York City, where Mount Olympus stands virtually unguarded. Now it's up to Percy Jackson and an army of young demigods to stop the Lord of Time.
Percy Jackson s fifth and final adventure begins with a blast and gets increasingly more explosive. It reads less like a novel than a 400-page battle scene set in Manhattan, pitting Percy, Annabeth, Grover & Co. against a pantheon of monsters intent on reaching the portal to Mount Olympus (located on the 600th floor of the Empire State Building). In other words: fans will not be disappointed. All the action takes place in the days before Percy s 16th birthday, on which a prophecy has foretold a single choice shall end his days. Readers who have watched their dyslexic hero grow into his considerable powers since age 12 will not be surprised by his brave leadership. Or as Percy, facing the Minotaur s army, puts it in typically wry fashion: It was now roughly one hundred and ninety-nine to one. I did the natural thing. I charged them. Details about Luke s childhood explain his traitorous allegiance to Kronos; Annabeth and Rachel Dare vie for Percy s attention; and the final clash would keep a Hollywood special effects team busy for years. As the capstone to this beloved series, this story satisfies. And a surprise character takes on the mantle of Oracle, instantly issuing a new prophecy that suggests, happily, there s more fun with the demigods to come. Ages 10 up.
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Btw if you like this book, you should read Rick Riordan's next series, The Kane Cronicles. Did I spell that right??? Ive heard he's making another Olympic series. Must Read.
I'm THE BIGGEST fan of percy jackson & the olympians i love this book but its my #2 book in the series titan's curse is my #1 in the series
This is a great story and can easily become a classic when the years pass. Just wished he could make another Olympian book. Love all of them. Glad Percy didn't become a god.