The best thing about the Percy Jackson series was their ability to combine complicated Olympus Gods along with stories of their origins together, all the while being funny and never boring when being descriptive by being funny. Oh, and those big chapter names make you want to read the chapter and find out what Rick Riordan meant. So now is my long awaited review of the last instalment.
I think Annabeth is my least-favourite character. She's annoying, easily tempered and not very special. Not to mention the Seaweed-Brain reference was old after the first book. I will admit that she's trustworthy though, just like...most of the other characters. And I say that because in this Percy Jackson, things are ending. And Camp Half-Blood may or may not have a mole. We meet Luke's mother who is crazy on the sandwiches and cookies so much it's like she's cursed. Or perhaps so sad her brain isn't working. There's once again a prophecy that doesn't make sense, New York is being cursed, and it's no longer all jolly Capture the Flag. This time it's a full-on war, and one that certainly has a few heartbreaking deaths. Not only that, but there's a love relationship that is going down the drain with Percy's regular friend Rachel who is on vacation in the Bahamas and he is seeing some strange visions circling her. There's also some aftershock involving Pan from the last book which I didn't expect and kept me rooting for Grover and on his side in every way yet could still see both sides of the argument.
Now, I was a little worried about this Percy Jackson, because I knew for it to work, it had to decide three things. 1: If Percy would end up with Annabeth or Rachel. 2: If we'd finally get the answers to why these gods of Olympus keep secrets. And 3: If we had a chance to get the gods to speak directly to the demigods for a change. It's all quite a drama fueled story on family; on behalf of Percy AND Luke. Now, as you probably guessed, Annabeth dragged down the book a lot during the first 100 pages, going kind of ridiculous and unreasonable. But the book then makes up for it with a returning of several characters we've kind of missed, including Tyson and Thalia, action that makes sense, doesn't seem to take any shortcuts and knows exactly what a city after falling completely asleep would be like! The ending was quite a satisfying conclusion to the Percy Jackson series too; there's a chance to become all mighty and powerful, and I was worried the rejection was just going to be completely unreasonable but it actually is...well, pardon my infancy metaphor, amazing! So is the twist. So is the action. This is a proper enough conclusion to the mighty Percy Jackson series and keeps the book series overall at the same grade since the first book.