The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan


Title: The Son of Neptune (The Heroes of Olympus #2)
Author: Rick Riordan
Format: eBook
Release Date: October 4, 2011 by Disney Hyperion

Synopsis: Seven half-bloods shall answer the call,
To storm or fire the world must fall.
An oath to keep with a final breath,
And foes bear arms to the Doors of Death.

Percy is confused. When he awoke from his long sleep, he didn’t know much more than his name. His brain fuzz is lingering, even after the wolf Lupa told him he is a demigod and trained him to fight with the pen/sword in his pocket. Somehow Percy manages to make it to a camp for half-bloods, despite the fact that he has to keep killing monsters along the way. But the camp doesn’t ring any bells with him. The only thing he can recall from his past is another name: Annabeth

Hazel is supposed to be dead. When she lived before, she didn’t do a very good job of it. Sure, she was an obedient daughter, even when her mother was possessed by greed. But that was the problem — when the Voice took over her mother and commanded Hazel to use her “gift” for an evil purpose, Hazel couldn’t say no. Now because of her mistake, the future of the world is at risk. Hazel wished she could ride away from it all on the stallion that appears in her dreams.

Frank is a klutz. His grandmother says he is descended from heroes and can be anything he wants to be, but he doesn’t see it. He doesn’t even know who his father is. He keeps hoping Apollo will claim him, because the only thing he is good at is archery — although not good enough to win camp war games. His bulky physique makes him feel like an ox, especially infront of Hazel, his closest friend at camp. He trusts her completely — enough to share the secret he holds close to his heart.

Beginning at the “other” camp for half-bloods and extending as far as the land beyond the gods, this breathtaking second installment of the Heroes of Olympus series introduces new demigods, revives fearsome monsters, and features other remarkable creatures, all destined to play a part in the Prophesy of Seven.

(taken from goodreads)

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One word: cool. Really, cool. I finally got to meet Hazel and Frank, reunited with Percy, and well, learned some stuff about the Roman camp they call as Camp Jupiter.

Jason was right. Percy lost his memories just as Jason did and was sent to Camp Jupiter thanks to Hera/Juno whatever. The only thing that I thanked Hera for was that she left Annabeth’s memory so Percy still knows who she is.

Well, in this book, I was introduced to Camp Jupiter. Learned some of the stuff they do inside their camp. I still prefer Camp Half-Blood though, except that in Camp Jupiter, you get to live longer and have a family of your own.

And Percy’s thought though…

Percy imagined what it would be like: getting an apartment in this tiny replica of Rome, protected by the legion and Terminus the OCD border god. He imagined holding hands with Annabeth at a cafe. Maybe when they’re older, watching their own kid chase seagulls across the forum…

I’m still amazed and totally loving how things were going. Not to mention Nico di Angelo’s gotten hotter. But seriously, being a son of Hades and all, he’s so sexy and mysterious. I can’t believe he’s the same person that collected those Greek miniatures.

The adventures and near death experiences are totally cool. And who would’ve thought Ares or Mars will be quite funny? Because really, I was laughing when he was looking for a ballpen.

Sadly, the book still left me hanging. Percabeth reunion feels so near… really near but Rick Riordan ended it without Percy seeing his Greek demigod friends.

The Son of Neptune does not just set us in an adventure but at the same time, teaches us lessons like loyalty, bravery and all. I love how Rick Riordan wrote this book. Not one dull moment!! I just totally did not like how it ended. Guess I just had to read the next book…

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