Saturday, August 19, 2006

Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters by Rick Riorden

Author: Rick Riorden
ISBN # 0141381493
Publisher: Puffin
First Published: 2006
279 pages

Percy Jackson - the son of Poseidon - has had an unnervingly quiet school year. But then he discovers that the magical borders protecting Half Blood Hill, a summer camp dedicated to training young demi-gods, are failing. Unless something is done, the camp will be attacked by demons and monsters. The only way to restore power to the camp's borders is to find the mythical Golden Fleece. And the only person who can undertake this dangerous quest is Percy…

Percy (short for Perseus) has done a lot of growing up since his adventures began in Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, but he still has a long way to go! Taking his cues from Greek Mythology, Rick Riorden has created a credible modern-day Olympus which has relocated to America (above the Empire State building) to reflect the shift in political power in the West and his young heroes and heroines must face danger both from the mortal world and the mystical one as they accept their difference from normal humans and embrace their destinies – accepting quests and challenges that will pit them against monsters and Gods alike!

This adventure is action-filled and exciting, and is perfect for challenging confident readers who like their plots fast-paced. There’s also a fun fact-file included at the back of the book to give extra information on the Greek Gods and Goddesses (as well as some of the monsters) in the book.

It’s recommended that Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief be read first for best effect.

Rating: 7

3 Comments:

Blogger VM said...

I second the recommendation. But you gave away the Poseidon bit, diluting the charm of the first part.

8:14 am  
Blogger The Book Fiend said...

Not really - the "Poseidon bit" is the blurb from the book & it's already known from the 1st book, Percy Jackson & the Lightning Thief.

8:44 am  
Blogger booklogged said...

This is another book I'll be adding to my list - well, I guess two books since I'll need to start with Percy and the Lightning Theif.

In your blog description you mention that you are doing the Olympic Challenge. This is the first I've heard of it. Are all the books you're reviewing on this blog by authors from other countries? I think it would be great if you included the author's country along with ISBN, publisher, etc.

I'll be back for a longer visit. Nice blog.

2:48 am  

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