Down The Book Cubbyhole

The Geeky Adventures of a Bookish Girl

The Son of Neptune — Rick Riordan


“Go to Alaska. Find Thanatos and free him. Come back by sundown on June twenty-fourth or die.”

Mars certainly knows how to tell a prophecy—commendable, no?

Apparently, everybody missed our whiz-banger and downright doozie hero Percy! The bad news is—Percy’s amnesiac. He doesn’t remember anything. He doesn’t have any inkling why those Gorgons kept chasing him and saying that he killed their sister, Medusa. Who the hell is Medusa? I just don’t go on killing people, you know? On the contrary, there is good news too. Still, isn’t it super awesome having Percy Jackson back? And hey, he remembers Annabeth! *swoons*

It appears that Hera/Juno plans on unifying Camp Half-Blood and the Roman camp to defeat Gaea; thus, swapping Percy and Jason from their respective camps and removing their memories. Honestly, defeating Gaea and the giants were the least of my problems while reading this book, but Percy falling in love with anyone from the Roman camp (yeah, nightmare). Rick definitely knows not to provoke his girly fans, eh? Or else, it could be war. LOL

This is much more interesting than The Lost Hero. The twists and turns that this book embodies are much more complex and tangling than that of the Labyrinth. Percy’s newfound friends both have interesting personalities; add to that the intriguing pasts behind them and the charming, flourishing romance. Finally, the Roman camp was revealed unto us—we saw how alike and different it was from Camp Half-Blood, the Roman populace’s means of thriving, the gods and goddesses they venerate and not, and many others. I still get perplexed over the Roman mythology coexisting with the Greek (it muddles my brain, but that’s okay, I’ll get used to it soon), but yeah, learning is fun.

The humor was still there, the characters’ cool antics, modernity, ugly yet charming monsters, wicked demigod skills and powers, and Percy’s lame yet enjoyable scenes.

You say Percy’s a kick-ass in here? Wait till you meet the god Terminus—let him show you what a real kick-ass is. 🙂


Rating: ★★★★★


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