The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Though the Greek and Roman crewmembers of the Argo II have made progress in their many quests, they still seem no closer to defeating the earth mother, Gaea. Her giants have risen—all of them—and they’re stronger than ever. They must be stopped before the Feast of Spes, when Gaea plans to have two demigods sacrificed in Athens. She needs their blood—the blood of Olympus—in order to wake.
The demigods are having more frequent visions of a terrible battle at Camp Half-Blood. The Roman legion from Camp Jupiter, led by Octavian, is almost within striking distance. Though it is tempting to take the Athena Parthenos to Athens to use as a secret weapon, the friends know that the huge statue belongs back on Long Island, where it “might” be able to stop a war between the two camps.
The Athena Parthenos will go west; the Argo II will go east. The gods, still suffering from multiple personality disorder, are useless. How can a handful of young demigods hope to persevere against Gaea’s army of powerful giants? As dangerous as it is to head to Athens, they have no other option. They have sacrificed too much already. And if Gaea wakes, it is game over.
This review will be shorter than most because the book is the conclusion to a series, so I can’t say much without spoiling the other books.
I have to say that I was really sad to see this series end, I don’t like the idea that Percy and Annabeth’s story ends with this book. As per usual, Rick did an outstanding job intertwining the modern world and Greek mythology to create another epic story. I loved how Uncle Rick allowed each character to shine, but did not make Percy and Annabeth the main heroes. In my opinion, Leo and Piper stepped up the most.
Although I loved the book, I was not 100% happy with the ending. I knocked the rating down half a star for two reasons- the final battle was too short and one character is VERY selfish at the end. That’s literally all I can say without spoiling the ending.
Did any of you guys read it? If so let me know your thoughts in the comments!