The Blood of Olympus

     The awesome Heroes of Olympus series has ended and I am sad to see it go. Blood of Olympus, the last book, was published October 7, 2014.

     I loved this book Riordan tied up all the loose ends very neatly. He also didn't kill off as many characters as he could have, which masked me happy. It all ended the same way as it started and he made sure to end the series well. I'm glad he didn't just get lazy on the last book and make it sloppy. He stayed true to his fans and made sure the series ended well. This is why I give the book 5 stars.
     "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."

     I recommend this book to anyone ages 11-16 that like Greek and Roman mythology. Anybody above the age of 16 might think the book is stupid and anybody below 11 might get scared or confused. Before reading this book try read the first four books, The Lost Hero, The Son of Neptune, The Mark of Athena, and The House of Hades. Also, to be clearer about what is going on in the series, read the Percy Jackson series that this series was based off of.

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