Percy Jackson and The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan Review

So after reading the penultimate book in a single day I jumped straight into this one after writing the review for the other book. So what did I think of the final book in this series?

All year the half-bloods have been preparing for battle against the Titans, knowing the odds of victory are grim. Kronos’s army is stronger than ever, and with every god and half-blood he recruits, the evil Titan’s power only grows.

While the Olympians struggle to contain the rampaging monster Typhon, Kronos begins his advance on New York City, where Mount Olympus stands virtually unguarded. Now it’s up to Percy Jackson and an army of young demigods to stop the Lord of Time.

Taken from goodreads

Just like the last book you are thrown into the action straight from the off, and it literally never slows down as the war has begun. For me, this peak Percy Jackson, you get to see him at his best while fighting off wave after wave of enemies but at the same time still be there for each and everyone one of his friends, it shows why he is so respected among his friend group. Due to the obvious progress he has made since the first book, the fighting scenes are amazing as you discover how he is feeling throughout, what he thinks his next move is going to be and also if his friends are okay and if he needs to go and help them. After 5 books and seeing the growth of this 16 year old then trust me after this book you are going to love him even more.

The book has a somewhat satisfying ending, I say somewhat because we aren’t really left with any cliffhangers at all except a new prophecy but at the same time I personally think that the ending was a little bit too happy. I say this because people who caused a lot of deaths are treated like heroes after they realising their mistakes, to me that wouldn’t happen in the real world. I know in the real world there isn’t such things as cyclops or people with one hundred arms but fantasy is the world that is different not the characteristics of how the world works.

I am glad that Nico is such a big character in this book as he has started to get the attention that he deserves after everything he went through, but not only that Groover showed his worth as well. Obviously Percy, Annabeth and Thialia all show on regular occasions why they are thought of the best demigods out there but Nico has shown he should be a contender and Groover has shown that there is no better friend then him.

This is a fantastic series and I think anybody who has yet to read the book should as I personally believe that given the same time frame as the Harry Potter have currently got then this series will be up there with one of the best ever for YA fantasy.

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