Heroes of Olympus:
The Son of Neptune
Percy Jackson is indeed back! In this epic follow-up to the brilliantly fast-paced The Lost Hero, the first book in the ‘Heroes of Olympus’ series, we finally find out where our lost hero has been for the past few months. In book one, Percy is nowhere to be found, but the mysterious Jason turns up to Camp Half-Blood with a serious bout of amnesia. He finds out he is the son of Zeus, and he and his new friends Piper and Leo (also demigods) set of on a dangerous quest to free the captured Hera (wife of Zeus, goddess of marriage and family) and Piper’s dad from the evil clutches of Gaia, the earth goddess and goddess of giants and monsters. She is waking and preparing to take over the world! Books one ends with Jason and his friends successfully saving Hera but they only manage to stall the rise of Gaia…
In book two, The Son of Neptune takes us to Camp Jupiter, a safe-haven for children of the ancient Roman gods to live, train and fight. Percy Jackson arrives in usual dramatic fashion, battling evil snake-haired gorgons and carrying a disguised goddess of women and fertility, Juno. Percy has lost his memory, has no idea where he is or what he has done, and he does not understand his powers. He remembers just one name from his past- Annabeth. He quickly befriends two other camp outcasts- Frank and Hazel, and the three of them head off on the most important quest of all: The Prophesy of Seven.
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
Blood-chilling stuff, as we’ve come to expect from famed writer Rick Riordan! Percy and his friends journey to Alaska, Portland, Seattle and Vancouver, and encounter many gods and monsters with battles, challenges and trickery. From harpies to amazons to gryphons, the gang have their demigod work cut out for them!
With more action and adventure than should be allowed, this books will leave you in anticipation of the third installment (sadly not due out till this time next year). Thankfully, The Son of Neptune is a hefty tome, so try to savour it and not read it too fast!
For young adults and adults alike (this devotee is 32 years of age…), get your copy while they’re still in stock!!
Heroes of Olympus: The Son of Neptune