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Book Review: The Heroes of Olympus Book Two: The Son of Neptune

Rick Riordan's latest sees the return of Percy Jackson

By Zach Dalzell | October 19 , 2011
Photo courtesy Hyperion<br />
Photo courtesy Hyperion

The Heroes of Olympus Book Two: The Son of Neptune
By Rick Riordan
Publication Date: October 4, 2011
Hyperion, 544 pages
Ages 9-12


Rick Riordan has rocked the world of reading yet again. His brand-new book is The Heroes of Olympus Book Two: The Son of Neptune, the sequel to The Lost Hero — and Percy Jackson is back!
 
As always, Percy and his friends must embark on a quest to save all of mankind from destruction. Easy? Maybe. But Riordan made sure this book was different from his other novels.

Percy has lost his memory. He is thrust into the dangerous world of demigods by Juno (Hera) and embarks on a journey to stop Gaea's (goddess of the earth) despicable plan to enslave mankind. On the quest, Percy and his companions are facing their greatest challenge yet — stopping Gaea's son from rising from the depths of Tartarus. And if that's not hard enough, they have only five days to do it.
 
Percy and his friends encounter many allies and even more enemies, spot old acquaintances, and endure many hardships on this excruciating test of will. Percy's new friends, Hazel and Frank, might be anything but friends, as each of them seems to be keeping a very dark secret.

Frank always thought he was the weakest kid at camp, but is he really weak? Hazel never really felt close to her brother, Nico. Might there be an explanation? Will Percy and his companions be able to stop the enslavement of humanity and the destruction of both camps? Will Percy regain his memory? Will the world be destroyed?

A simple way to find out? Read the book! You won't be sorry you did!

Check out Kid Reporter Cassandra Hsiao's interview with author Rick Riordan!

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