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Review of a book that has taken permanent residence on my bedside table

After lots of wishful thinking, drafts, daydreaming, previews of this post and error from WordPress’ side in publishing my post (I PUBLISHED IT LAST NIGHT) I am proud to present….

Yes, the text is intentionally blue. 😜

YAS! MY FIRST BOOK REVIEW!

Read on, y’all! Tell me if you like it!!

A tiny bit of essential info: The Last Olympian is written by Rick Riordan, and was published in 2009. You should read the previous four books in the series. If you don’t, you’ll feel like I do in Maths class (super confused, just to be clear).

Synopsis:

Typhon, the father of all the monsters and one of the deadliest creatures, is heading towards New York to destroy the gods. All the Olympians are fighting him, except Poseidon who has a war of his own to fight, and Demeter, who is with her daughter Persephone in the realm of her son-in-law and brother, Hades, the Underworld. So it’s down to Percy Jackson and his 40 demigod friends from Camp Half-Blood to defend Olympus from Kronos, the Titan Lord who wants to tear down the headquarters for the gods brick by brick, the Empire State Building and remove Zeus from the throne and take the Olympian’s place instead. And Percy has to follow the path paved for him by The Great Prophecy and send Kronos back to his rightful place in Tartarus or die in the attempt.

Review:

This fifth book in the series is a pretty complicated one, and the reader finds out the truths that were previously shrouded in mystery. Percy is a week away from turning 16 when he finds out what the Great Prophecy says. The prophecy tells him that the fate of the world rests upon his shoulders. A herculean army headed by Kronos is descending upon Manhattan to eradicate the gods and take Zeus’ throne. To add to everyone’s worries, Poseidon is in a full-scale battle with Oceanus, the Titan of the Sea, who is wielding such powerful forces of the ocean, that Poseidon’s underwater realm is in absolute terror. Everyone under the sea is fighting the war, and everybody’s extremely worried, to say the very least. And as if the Titan Lord himself isn’t enough, Typhon, the most dangerous monster in Greek mythology, has broken out from his prison and is hell-bent on destroying everyone and everything that comes in his way. Every Olympian is fighting him, except Poseidon, Demeter and Hades. So, it’s down to 41 demigods from Camp Half-Blood to defend Manhattan. Percy’s escapades include riding a flying giant boar (not one of his best ideas) and activating automatons. And throughout the book, there is the underlying question: who is the Last Olympian?

Rick Riordan has made the readers laugh even in the most catastrophic times. I never wanted to put it down. Truly a well-written book.

Official art of Typhon.
Source: https://rickriordan.com/extra/chirons-guide-to-greek-mythology/

Recommendation:

I will recommend this for people who are interested in Greek mythology, and for ages 10 and above.

Rating:

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐/⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Personal advice:

Do not read Percy Jackson’s Greek Heroes after this book, because it refers to some characters in Heroes of Olympus. No spoilers given in it, but I’d advise you not to read it (but my advice is not very strong, seeing I’ve not read the whole thing). It’s entirely up to you in the end. However, you can read Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods. Reading these was suggested to me by my friend Aaditya (who, incidentally, also cried during the end of The Last Olympian. Good reader *cue approving face*).

Be sure to comment below! 🙂

8 thoughts on “Review of a book that has taken permanent residence on my bedside table”

  1. Ahh you’ve described the book so well, I LOVE YOUR REVIEW!! Also now i’m being reminded of the first time I read this book and I REMEMBER WAKING UP SO EARLY TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS NEXT AHH! And then forgetting to eat breakfast, AND THE ENDING WAS SO SAD AND AMAZING AND EXCITING AND THAT SCENE WHERE ANNABETH SAVES PERCY’S LIFE BY TAKING THAT WEAPON THAT WAS MEANT TO HIT PERCY – EVERYTHING ABOUT IT IS JUST PREFCETION! ALSO TYSON 😭😭 HE’S THE BEST AHHHH. Love this review so much!! ALSO just out of curiosity, WHO’S YOUR FAVORITE CHARACTER???

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      1. AHHH YESS! No it’s Percy actually! CLOSELY FOLLOWED BY….. I don’t know, it’s so difficult to choose 😭😭 I LOVE ANNABETH SO MUCH but also TYSON how can I insult Tyson like that by not saying he’s my second fave, BUT ALSO ANNABETH 😭😭

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