Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The Last Olympian (Percy and the Olympians, Book 5) by Rick Riordan (5/5 stars)

This is the fifth, and final book, in this series. I was excited to read this book and it didn't disappoint. I actually listened to this on audio book and the audio book was very well done. This was a great conclusion to the series.

In this book Percy and crew head to New York in an attempt to protect Mount Olympus; Kronos is hot on their tails giving our heroes quite the difficult time. Meanwhile the Olympian gods struggle to contain the titan Typhon as he rampages across the United States.

This book was well done and an excellent conclusion to the series. I love the humor in this series and enjoy all the action as well. While previous books were more of the questing variety, this book was mainly one huge epic battle between the demi-gods and Kronos. I personally enjoy reading about heroes questing more than I enjoy epic battles; but that being said, the epic battles were really well done.

The whole way that Riordan dealt with the battles, Kronos, etc was excellent. The pacing of the book was great, never a dull moment. The heroes make believable decisions and mistakes, as do the villains. The ending was very satisfying and tied up most of the loose ends. There were a couple interesting twists to the plot that should keep readers on their toes. Riordan does hint at a future series set in this world at the end of the book. Whether it will involves Percy or a different group remains to be seen.

Anyone who has read the previous books in this series won't be disappointed with the way this is all wrapped up. Anyone who hasn't read the series should; both adults and kids can really enjoy this series.

1 comment:

  1. this book completely BLEW ME AWAY!!! It has everything: romance, action, suspense. I love how Percy and Annabeth fall in love at the end. You can really tell that the characters have matured a lot and it makes me want to start at the beginning all over again. So basically I LOVED the book and I think it was the best book in the series BY FAR!!! I am really going to miss this series a lot!!!!!!!