Age Range: 10 - 14 years
Grade Level: 5 - 9
Series: The Heroes of Olympus (Book 5)
Hardcover: 528 pages
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion; First Edition edition (October 7, 2014)
Audiobook Publisher: Listening Library
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Though the Greek and Roman crew members of the Argo II have made progress in their many quests, they still seem no closer to defeating the earth mother, Gaea. Her giants have risen—all of them—and they're stronger than ever. They must be stopped before the Feast of Spes, when Gaea plans to have two demigods sacrificed in Athens. She needs their blood—the blood of Olympus—in order to wake.
The demigods are having more frequent visions of a terrible battle at Camp Half-Blood. The Roman legion from Camp Jupiter, led by Octavian, is almost within striking distance. Though it is tempting to take the Athena Parthenos to Athens to use as a secret weapon, the friends know that the huge statue belongs back on Long Island, where it "might" be able to stop a war between the two camps.
The Athena Parthenos will go west; the Argo II will go east. The gods, still suffering from multiple personality disorder, are useless. How can a handful of young demigods hope to persevere against Gaea's army of powerful giants? As dangerous as it is to head to Athens, they have no other option. They have sacrificed too much already. And if Gaea wakes, it is game over.
OHMAHGOODNESSTHISBOOKISAMAZING!!!!!!! I just cannot explain how much I've longed for this book. I made a t-shirt for the opening day. Plus, I may or may not have had an SPQR tattoo. I have an obsession with these books and spout Greek knowledge like a nerd. My friends say things like, "Who's the god of Rainbows? There is one right?" I'm all like, "girlfriend plze Iris iz the goddess of the rainbows. Fool check ur self. I will beat you down!". But what really gets to me is when people mispronounce them *AHEM* Austin *AHEM* "plze I haz all the knawladge."
Okay, okay. I admit it's a little mean. But whatever. Haters gunna hate. I should probably stop and start the review.
I also listened to the audio of this book. I like the reader, Nick Chamian and thought he did great voices. My only problem is, he's not the only reader for this series. The first reader read the first three books. Now Nick comes along and reads the last two. I dislike that. But if it was up to me I'd have the original reader of the Percy Jackson series read it XD. But since it's not, he'll do. I don't know why they switched it, they probably had a good reason.
THIS BOOK IS SO GOOD IF YOU DON'T READ IT I WILL HUNT YOU DOWN AND SET ALL THE PEGASUS' ON YOU!
That translates to; This book is filled with adventure, suspense, and thrilling scenes that makes you keep turning the page. Percabeth thrives after their thrilling time in Tarturaus <3 <3 <3! I can't even, I'll fangirl too hard.
Now that I've calmed myself down, I'll get too it. My favorite character is THE SUPER SIZED MCSHIZZLE LEO VALDEZ, tied with PERSASSY JACKSON! It's a tie because they're both funny, like amazing girls, and because they are THE BEST HEROES OF ALL TIME. All the love! Omg I'm going to DIE.
WARNING! NEVER READ THESE OUT OF ORDER! That would be bad.
SO READ THESE!
LOVE YOU GUYS!