Author: Rick Riordan
Hardcover: 557 pages
FTC FYI: I purchased my own copy
“Even before he got electrocuted, Jason was having a rotten day. He woke in the backseat of a school bus, not sure where he was, holding hands with a girl he didn’t know. That wasn’t necessarily the rotten part. The girl was cute, but he couldn’t figure out who she was or what he was doing there. He sat up and rubbed his eyes, trying to think.” page 1
Jason, Piper, and Leo are in a wilderness program for troubled kids. Their leader, Coach Hedge, is a very grumpy guy. It doesn’t help his mood when storm clouds start to gather. Coach Hedge asks Jason if he was responsible, and that confuses Jason even more. The coach doesn’t know who he is either. He starts using words like half-blood, and monsters. Coach Hedge is a satyr, there to protect the demi gods Leo and Piper, not knowing Jason would appear too. Storm spirits that were disguised as students have come to destroy them. The kids just have to hold on until reinforcements arrive. In the battle, Piper is thrown into the Grand Canyon, without thinking, Jason jumps off and flies after her. Yes, flies.
There are lots of fun twists and turns with this book. It is a new series by Rick Riordan, continuing the demi-god stories. I really like what the author does with this book, and the combination of Greek and Roman mythology. I also enjoyed how Piper, Leo, and Jason grow, and accept who they are. They are faced with many decisions, one that could destroy the world.
4 out of 5 stars. I read and enjoyed the Percy Jackson series. Percy is mentioned in this book, but he’s in trouble. Annabeth is there too, and is trying to help him. I am looking forward to book 2 The Son of Neptune. It comes out October 4th of this year.
On a personal note, sorry for my long absence. I got very sick and it had me down for a few weeks. Luckily I’m on the mend.