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Book Review: The Son Of Neptune by Rick Riordan

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The Son Of Neptune by Rick Riordan is the second installment of the Heroes Of Olympus Series. What is unique about the Heroes Of Olympus series is that it is a continuation of the New York Times Best Selling series the Percy Jackson Series. Yet, the Heroes Of Olympus series introduces new characters as well as incorporates characters from the Percy Jackson Series. The twist with the Heroes Of Olympus features is that The Son Of Neptune is the second installment of the Heroes Of Olympus Series. What is unique about the Heroes Of Olympus series is that it is a continuation of the New York Times Best Selling Series, the Percy Jackson Series. Yet, the Heroes Of Olympus Series introduces new characters as well as incorporates characters from the Percy Jackson features.

The twist with the Heroes Of Olympus series is that it highlights Roman mythology instead of Greek mythology like in the Percy Jackson series.
The last book, The Lost Hero, introduced the character Jason who woke up with no idea of who he was. He eventually ends up at Camp Half-Blood, which is a camp for children who are demigods, half-human and half-Greek God. However, the reader finds out later that Jason is from Camp Jupiter, which is like the Roman version of Camp Half-Blood and that Percy Jackson went missing about the same time Jason did.

The Son Of Neptune continues where The Lost Hero left off, only it tells the story of Percy Jackson and his time at Camp Jupiter. Like the last novel, The Son Of Neptune introduces new unlikely characters like Hazel, a girl with a mysterious past, and Frank, a boy with a heavy burden to bear and a family secret. The new mix of characters is refreshing and captivating. You will not want to put the book down.

What is enthralling about this novel is that Riordan does a great job of keeping the reader on their toes. He creates short, digestible chapters that make the reader to want to keep reading.

Another device Riordan uses is he alternates views of the three main characters. This gives the reader the chance to really get to know the new characters because they get to read the thoughts of the characters thus they get to learn things that the other characters do not know.

Riordan also has a word bank at the end of the novel. This really helps the reader out because there are a lot of Roman mythology terms as well as Greek mythology terms. For example there are a lot of Roman Gods to keep up with as well as monsters.

One recommendation for this book would be The Kane Chronicles. This series is also written by Rick Riordan, but involves Egyptian mythology. Riordan sets up The Kane Chronicles the same way he sets up the Heroes of Olympus Series. He alternates views between the two main characters for added depth. However, if you can hold out till 2015, Riordan has plans to write a series on Norse Mythology.hlights Roman mythology instead of Greek mythology like in the Percy Jackson series.

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  • http://www.agelessauthor.com/ Jason Richard

    The beginning of this article repeats itself. I mean it says the exact same thing twice. Otherwise it’s a decent review. I’m always excited for more of Percy Jackson and
    I’m glad to here it’s as entertaining as ever. :). You know, putting a period after a smiley face makes it look like he has a zit doesn’t it?

  • earl

    i like book

  • http://pullinstrips.wordpress.com/ Ceska

    These books really inspire me to become a person with courage, self-esteem, and bravery. When i was little i would always read books with heroes and people that save the world(i still do) and then i would say that i would like to become like that person! And i became like that person today! I think that every person in the world should read this series and maybe just maybe our world will become a better place for everyone:)

  • yomama

    I LOVE PERCY JACKSON

  • Brandon Mattson

    the books are very good. They make me feel like I am right there fighting with them. Verry well written, easy to fallow.