Book Review: The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan (Heroes of Olympus #5)

Hello Folks!
That’s it, I finally finished Rick Riordan’s Heroes of Olympus series. Although I was super excited to find out what will happen next, I didn’t want to finish the book and say goodbye to all those amazing characters! Was The Blood of Olympus a worthy end for an impressive Pentalogy?

 

The Plot:
The demigods have to face their biggest battle. Gaia is waking. While Leo, Piper, Jason, Percy, Annabeth, Hazel and Frank follow the prophecy to the ancient lands, Reyna, Nico and Coach hedge have a different task at hand: to prevent war between the camps and bring the Athena Parthenos halfway across the world to Half-Blood Hill. While any of them complete the impossible tasks at hand?

 

The Rating:
So, this is the last time I get to talk about how much I love Greek mythology. What Rick Riordan really excels at, is weaving bits of story together. Not only did he pick up ancient myths and transfer them to today, he also managed to pick up stuff from his past books and perfectly tied it into the last novel in the series without it seeming repetitive or unoriginal.
Furthermore, I really appreciate how Riordan never fails to make me smile. This story has a very dark tone and you will be tense throughout the whole book, holding your breath at times. However, at some points I just couldn’t help but bursting into a loud laugh. Despite the gloomy plot this never seems out of place!
Throughout the entire Heroes of Olympus series, the characters had to face big challenges and were shaped by them. The all grew up, changed and adapted. I hate it when a character remains static during and entire series just because the readers like him or her tha way. Riordan really makes a point of developing his characters well. They do not only grow with each task, but you can also tell that they get older and thus change too.
And finally, let me state how thrilling this story was. In Riordan’s novels basically everything is possible, you never know what happens next.

Not only The Blood of Olympus, the entire Heroes of Olympus series is a big recommendation! Amazing books, and guess what, you can even learn something while reading!

 

Did you read the book? Let me know in the comments what you think!

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