May contain spoilers if you haven’t read the previous books.
Author: Rick Riordan
Published: May 5th 2009
Length: 381 pages (Hardcover)
Series: Percy Jackson and the Olympians #5
Synopsis from Goodreads:
All year the half-bloods have been preparing for battle against the Titans, knowing the odds of victory are grim. Kronos’s army is stronger than ever, and with every god and half-blood he recruits, the evil Titan’s power only grows. While the Olympians struggle to contain the rampaging monster Typhon, Kronos begins his advance on New York City, where Mount Olympus stands virtually unguarded. Now it’s up to Percy Jackson and an army of young demigods to stop the Lord of Time.
In this momentous final book in the New York Times best-selling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, the long-awaited prophecy surrounding Percy’s sixteenth birthday unfolds. And as the battle for Western civilization rages on the streets of Manhattan, Percy faces a terrifying suspicion that he may be fighting against his own fate.
I have one word for you:
The Last Olympian had everything the previous books had, the action, the excitement and the humour, and more. It was fast paced, which I like, and there were lots of godly presence, which I LOVE.
When it comes to the lovely characters, well…
Grover was silly and hilarious….
“We’ve got to run,” I said. “I don’t suppose you mean away,” Grover murmured hopefully.”
…Percy made me laugh time after time with his sarcastic personality…
“It would’ve been a nice place to spend a Saturday morning except for the sulfurous smell and the cries of tortured souls in the distance.”
…and Annabeth was her usual and terrifying neat-freak self…
“Annabeth had a bronze knife that she reserved just for monsters and people who messed with her stuff.”
Of course we also had a lot of Blackjack being awesome, Mrs O’Leary being deadly and adorable, and yes, the party ponies make a most appreciated appearance.
What more to ask? NOTHING I TELL YA! *manic laughter/gross sobbing*
I will admit that I had some problems really getting into this lovely story at first, but I don’t blame the book, only myself…and the fact that I have to work to get money during the summer, and money buys books, but work makes Beatrice tired.
For the last two weeks, every time I picked up the book I felt myself close my eyes and ended up taking a power nap instead (which has nothing to do with the book), but today I decided to really make time and read, read, read :). It worked, because when I really got into it, I couldn’t stop. Every time mom asked me something or simply spoke to me, I got really irritated, and after dinner when it was time for dessert (homemade icecream and strawberries), I almost passed (almost).
Other than the fact that I was tired, I also think I was scared. I didn’t know what would happen and I didn’t want to part with all these lovely characters, but I needn’t have worried :). Rick Riordan tied it all together perfectly, but still left a little something something to get you excited to read The Heroes of Olympus (which I totally am!).
I honestly don’t know what more to tell you other than…
The Last Olympian was an absolutely outstanding conclusion to an outstanding series, but really, what did I expect? :)
Ps. I got really teary eyed at the end, but I think it was in a good way, since I hade a huge, silly grin on my face ;).
One More Quote Before I Leave:
“Why do you need to gallop while you fly?”
“Why do humans have to sway their arms while they walk? I dunno boss, but it just feels right.”