Friday, 10 October 2014

Blood Of Olympus Book Review SPOILERS

Blood Of Olympus - Rick Riordan



 Though the Greek and Roman crew members 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.

So The Blood Of Olympus is the fifth and final book in the Heroes of Olympus series. The Heroes of Olympus is about seven demi-gods and a prophecy.
Seven half-bloods shall answer the call. To storm or fire world must fall, An oath to keep with a final breath, And foes bear arms to the Doors of Death.
and we unite the Greek Camp and the Roman Camp to fight the enemy.

OK so lets start of with some of the bad points i didn't like..
  • No Percy or Annabeth P.O.V 
  • The ending was a bit rushed and anti climatic 
so there is only two not many so lets start with there not being any Percy or Annabeth POV's, i was hoping for at least one chapter in Percy or Annabeths POV but that's not to say we didn't get some Percabeth action 
" 'This is the place' she said. 'Percy, these are the trident marks of Poseidon.' 
Hesitantly, Percy touched the scars. 'he must've been using his extra-extra-large trident .'
'This is where he struck the Earth,' Annabeth said, 'where he made a saltwater spring appear when he had the contest with my mom to sponsor Athens.' 
'So this is where the rivalry started,' Percy said.
Percy pulled Annabeth close and kissed her . . . long enough for it to get really awkward for Piper, though she said nothing. She thought about the old rule of Aphrodite's cabin: that to be recognised as a daughter of the love goddess, you had to break someones heart. Piper had log ago decided to change that rule. Percy and Annabeth were a perfect example of why. You should have to make someones heart Whole; that was a much better test.
When Percy pulled away, Annabeth looked like a fish gasping for air.
'The rivalry ends here,' Percy said. ' I love you, Wise Girl.' "

and to second point it all been leading up to this big battle and there just wasn't one yes there was a bit of a battle and Gaia was defeated but to me it was just a bit like oh shes dead OK that happened. But don't get me wrong i loved the ending i just think it was too rushed and could have been longer and a bit more detailed.

not onto some good points...
  • a good conclusion
even though i just said i think it was ruched i was glad nobody really died and that it was all happy but again i would have liked to see Leo come back to the group but all together it was a good conclusion to a series.
  • We have some plans for the future.
" a loud Whoop! cut though the air.
Over by the hearth in the centre of the common, Percy was grinning at something Annabeth had just told him. Annabeth laughed and playfully slapped his arm.
'I'll be right back,' Nico told Will. ' Promise on the Styx and everything.' 
He walked over to Percy and Annabeth, who were still grinning like crazy.
'Hey man,' Percy said 'Annabeth just told me some good news. Sorry if i got a little loud.'
'We're going to spend our senior year together.' Annabeth explained , 'Here in New York. And after graduation -'
'Collage in New Rome!' Percy pumped his fist like he was blowing a truck horn. ' Four years with no monsters to fight, no battles, no stupid prophecies. Just me and Annabeth, getting our degrees, hanging out at cafes, enjoying California -' 
'And after that . . . ' Annabeth kissed Percy on the cheek.
'Well, Reyna and Frank said we could live in New Rome as long as we like.' 

  • Calypso finally get off island Ogygia
Leo had to rescue her i felt really bad for her in the Olympians series and then when everyone paired together like Jason & Piper, Frank & Hazel and Percy & Annabeth, then Leo was all alone i just love the way he is so sweet and adorable i love that Calypso is happy and so is Leo
  • i loved the dedication for this book it was like the book itself beautiful and funny. 
" To my Wonderful readers 
sorry about that apology for the last cliffhanger. 
I'll try to avoid cliffhangers in this book 
Well, except for maybe a few small ones . . . "
Because i love you guys.
and some other points that i just have to mention 

I have been hard on Jason the whole time i read this series but he really re-deemed himself in this book like when Percy and Jason were underwater and he promised to make shrines or have cabins built for the smaller Gods  and the way he handled himself. 

Piper really came into her own she became a warrior and even managed to get Annabeth to defeat a giant without logic. Also just being an amazing friend like with Annabeth when they were talking about Percy and how he has changed since coming out of Tartarus.

"Since she'd come back from Tartarus, Annabeth had told Piper a lot of scary things that had happened down there. At the top of Her list; Percy controlling a tide of poison and suffocating the goddess Akhlys.
'He seems to be adjusting,; Piper said. 'Hes smiling more often. You know he cares about you more than ever.'

we didn't really have much Frank and Hazel so theres not much to say about them. 

now onto some theories 

in Chapter XLII Piper POV 

They are talking about there families and we have this quote ... 

"What about you, Annabeth?' 
'My Dad . . . my stapmom and stepbrothers.' she turned to the drakon-bone blade in her lap. ' After all I've been through in the past year, it seems stupid that i resented them for so long. And my dads relatives . . . i haven't thought about them in years. i have an uncle and cousin in Boston.' "

this immediately through up warning signals i knew there was going to be a new series called Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard. My brain went into overload because we didn't need to know that piece of information in what nine books it could have been mentioned when they were talking about Annabeth running away from home. Also the who bit about an old rivalry could it be because Annabeths dad has child with a Greek goddess and her uncle has a child descended from the Asgard myths. i don't know but i cannot wait to find out. 

all in all i give this book 


Happy Reading 

Peyton Fox

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