Today I want to spread some more love for Rick Riordan’s novels. As my readers will know, I was fascinated by the Percy Jackson series and after that I couldn’t wait to indulge in reading the Heroes of Olympus novels.
The first installment was pretty freaking awesome, so let’s get started with part two, The Son of Neptune!
Finally. After we spent the entire first book worrying about Percy we now find out what happened. After novel #1 focused on Jason’s experiences with his Greek friends, we now follow Percy into the Roman world Jason originally came from. Of course, Percy wasn’t sent there to relax. He has to team up with Frank and Hazel to rescue Death (yes, you read the correctly), fighting a Giant up in Alaska. But this is only the beginning, the biggest fight with Gaia is yet to come.
As you know, I love Greek mythology. Still I never spent much time reading on the Roman version of all the Greek stuff. However, it turned out to be really fascinating. Not only that fact that there is a Roman mythology but also how it differs from the Greek version. Believe me, Rick Riordan plays perfectly with those slight (and sometimes not so slight…) differences. No other author could do that as skillfully as Riordan. One more reason to read his novel!
So, first of all, The Sun of Neptune tells a thrilling story. I could hardly put the book down, you just want to know what happens next so badly. What I especially liked about this one is that it makes you question stuff. I don’t want to add any spoilers, but you will end up thinking about some things after you put the book down.
Furthermore, I admire Riordan for creating such amiable and relatable characters. No matter what he comes up with, it never feels like a cliché which is something I very much appreciate.
So, the only other thing I can add is go read the book, you’ll love it!
Riordan wrote another exciting novel, that will drag you into its world. You’ll end up fascinated and longing for more!
Did you read The Son of Neptune? Or another one of Riordan’s book? Let me know in the comments!
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