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The Blood of Olympus Review



Nico, Jason, Reyna, Leo, Piper, and the other demigods of the Argo II all have vital roles to play in the war against Gaea and the giants as the Prophecy of Seven comes to a close. The crewmembers of the Argo II decided to split up: Nico, Reyna, and Coach Hedge set out to take the Athena Parthenos to Camp Half-Blood in hopes that it will cause a peace treaty between Camp Jupiter and Camp Half-Blood. Jason, Leo, Piper, Percy, Annabeth, Hazel, and Frank stay on the Argo II and travel to Athens to stop Gaea’s giants.

For the most part, the characters are memorable. Jason, Leo, and Piper started the series as the main characters, so they are rightfully the main characters in the finale. Leo particularly is a strong character here. Nico also has his own point of view for the first time, and reading through Reyna’s perspective is enjoyable.

The overall plot is clear, for both the series and this book: stop Gaea from rising. It works well because it is such a simple plot yet it takes five books and over 2,500 pages for a climax and resolution. This book is so intense because this is where the conflict finally comes to a close. The Lord of the Rings has a plot that splits between the characters: Frodo and Sam split up from the Fellowship, and so do Merry and Pippin. So, there are three different quests yet they all come together at the end to accomplish the same goal. The Blood of Olympus has this plot element, and it makes the finale satisfying.

However, if there is a theme, it is unclear. It may be stepping up and overcoming fear to do what must be done or dealing with high, extreme expectations.

The Heroes of Olympus has one of the best universes. It is a perfect mix of ancient Greek fantasy and modern America. This book does not let up on that. This one is even more interesting, though, because the main characters travel to other parts of the world. They go to Greece and Italy. Both the Greek mythology and the realistic aspects feel believable.

This book brings out passion from readers. Percy Jackson and the Olympians is one of the most popular speculative fiction series of all time, this sequel series is bigger and better, and this finale book is the best of the sequel series. There are no slow moments. The book is so intense that one could read the book from start to finish in one sitting. The ending is emotional and satisfying. Readers care deeply about what happens to the characters.

Rick Riordan’s writing style is action-packed yet humorous. It is funny but not so goofy that it takes away from the intense moments.

The climactic finale of The Heroes of Olympus does not disappoint. Each book of the series is amazing, and each is arguably better than its prior one. So, naturally, this last book is the best of the best. But this is not just the best Heroes of Olympus book. The Blood of Olympus is Rick Riordan's best book, and one of the best books of all time.

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