In this episode, The Sea of Monsters, Percy sets out to retrieve the Golden Fleece before his summer camp is destroyed, surpassing the first book's drama and setting the stage for more thrills to come.
But when you're the son of a Greek god, it happens. And now my friend Annabeth is missing, a goddess is in chains and only five half-blood heroes can join the quest to defeat the doomsday monster.
Oh, and guess what? The Oracle has predicted that not all of us will survive...
In this fourth installment of the blockbuster series, time is running out as war between the Olympians and the evil Titan lord Kronos draws near. Even the safe haven of Camp Half-Blood grows more vulnerable by the minute as Kronos's army prepares to invade its once impenetrable borders. To stop the invasion, Percy and his demigod friends must set out on a quest through the Labyrinth - a sprawling underground world with stunning surprises at every turn.
In this momentous final book in the New York Times best-selling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, the long-awaited prophecy surrounding Percy's sixteenth birthday unfolds. And as the battle for Western civilization rages on the streets of Manhattan, Percy faces a terrifying suspicion that he may be fighting against his own fate.
In fact, I’d say that I loved this series in the same way that I loved the first Harry Potter series. It was just so… Good and familiar but oh so different.
This series follows the adventures of Percy Jackson. When it begins you have a twelve year old boy who after some strange events discovers he’s a demigod. A son of Poseidon. That discovery was like Hagrid bursting into a hut and announcing, “yer a wizard Harry.” It was that kind of awesome.
Then after adjusting to the truth bombs, Percy and his friends have to go on mission and battle many mythological monsters and I was hooked!
I inhaled one book after another until they were finished and I’m bracing myself before beginning the Heroes of Olympus series because I know that will suck me in too, but I digress...
In each book you see Percy evolve. He learns more about this world he is a part of, he’s loyal, strong, fierce and funny. His friends are awesome. His frenemies are awesome. The Gods made me laugh and were so annoying and so cool… Each person, given anything more than a passing mention, is their own character and each has their part to play in the epic adventure.
The pace of each book is full on and by the time the series ends, Percy is sixteen and has become one hell of a dude.
“You weren't able to talk sense into him?"
"Well, we kind of tried to kill each other in a duel to the death."
"I see. You tried the diplomatic approach.”
“Love conquers all," Aphrodite promised. "Look at Helen and Paris. Did they let anything come between them?"
"Didn't they start the Trojan War and get thousands of people killed?"
"Pfft. That's not the point. Follow your heart.”
“Be careful of love. It'll twist your brain around and leave you thinking up is down and right is wrong.”
“People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.”
“It's hard to enjoy practical jokes when your whole life feels like one.”
“Why do you need to gallop while you fly?"
"Why do humans have to sway their arms while they walk? I dunno boss, but it just feels right.”
“Well . . . sure good to be together again. Arguing. Almost dying. Abject terror. Oh, look. It's our floor.”