Wednesday, April 2, 2008

The Titan's Curse by Rick Riordan (5/5 stars)

This is the third book in the "Percy and the Olympians" series by Rick Riordan. I listened to this book on audio book and the audio book was excellent. This book follows much in the same vein as the first two. I really like these books, they have all the grand mystery of a Harry Potter book, but they also have a quick sense of humor and are not nearly as serious.

In this book Percy, Annabeth, and Thalia are contacted by Grover; he needs their help to collect two half-bloods at a military school (Bianca and Mico). When they arrive they find that Bianca and Mico have been being watched by a horrible monster. In the ensuing fight Annabeth falls over a cliff and the goddess Artemis shows up with her hunters to help out. After the fight Artemis leaves to track the biggest-meanest monster of them all and she ends up lost.

Back at Camp Halfblood it is determined that someone needs to find Annabeth and Artemis before the Winter Solstice. Percy is excluded from the quest, but eventually, of course he makes his way into the action.

This was another great book. I really like this series. There is a lot of excitement, humor, and I love the incorporation of all of the mythology. It is a riot to see all of the gods given such human personalities and flaws. I like that you still hear about Percy's mom some too. Meeting Annabeth's father was fun too! This book was very similar to the first two in writing style and content-type. If you liked the first couple you'll definitely like this one.

There is a growing sense of doom overshadowing these books as the Titan King continues to awaken and gain power. I am anxious to read the next book.

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