Percy Jackson is finally back, but is it really him? The older, still impulsive and not always street-smart son of Poseidon is back as the son of Neptune. This second in Rick Riordan???s Heroes of Olympus series has Percy, without friends or any memory of his life back in New York, find his way to Camp Jupiter, the Roman demi-god encampment hidden in the hills of Northern California. Yet another Titan army is on the move, this time from Alaska, and Percy and his new friends must of course save both the camp and the world.
This is certainly a welcome addition to Riordan???s new series, but this is also not the Percy Jackson of the Olympians series. Riordan employs the shifting narrative perspective used by George R. R. Martin???s Game of Thrones, which means we never get that much of Percy and we certainly never get inside his head. The new series lacks the straight-forwardness and humour of the Olympian series. These are teen books, and here Riordan is attempting to expand his demi-god universe. However, these teens are superficially self-involved in a way that wouldn???t fool most teen readers, while the complications arising from the roman incarnations of the Greek gods get rather turgid. How seriously can we take Mars, with his militaristic speechifying and his talk of honour that makes him sound like Warf from Star Trek Next Generation?
I???m glad you are writing these books Mr. Riordan, but three stars out of five for you on this one.
Mr Riordin has done it again. The book is tight and well written. The Roman myths are a bit confusing, but understandable. Joshua Swanson is once again terrible. No range and his Canadian accent is everywere. I have never heard someone form New Orleans (I live in Fl) with NO southern accent. And sounding more Canadian then the Canadian character??? Two words for Joshua Swanson SPEACH LESSIONS!!!!!!
Joshua Swanson is a truly excellent narrator. His voices for the characters add a whole new dimension to the already excellent books.
This books is one in many but is very good best so far, but for new litseners read the rest of them first
Nice second book in this series. I enjoyed the Roman side of mythology. Like the first book, this seems more like a set up to what is coming. Must read for all Percy Jackson fans.
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Im only done with part one so far but its really good! I hope the rest can keep up with the first!