The Last Olympian
Author : Rick Riordan
Series : Percy Jackson And The Olympians
Genres : Middle Grade, Fantasy
Publication : January 2009 by Disney Hyperion Books
This is the final book in a series. This review will contain spoilers.
Goodreads’ summary : All year the half-bloods have been preparing for battle against the Titans, knowing the odds are against them. Kronos is stronger than ever, and with every god and half-blood he recruits, his power only grows.
In this momentous final book in the New York Times best-selling series, the 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.
The final battle against the titans is finally here. Despite the seriousness of this book, the humor is still here, which is really great. We get to see some characters that had disappeared such as Thalia and Nico.
Moreover, the cold and weird distance between Annabeth and Percy seems to have disappeared.
We got to learn about Luke’s past, which is really interesting. It’s not often that we get to see why a villain turned this way.
This final installment is so action packed. For a middle grade book, I was surprised to see so many deaths. It’s quite similar to Harry Potter, I must say. Don’t get me wrong, the two universes are totally different, but for middle grade books, the plot and atmosphere are heavy.
What I loved the most is the humor. Even during the big final battle I laughed so hard. This touch of lightness has been present through all the series, and I am so grateful for it. It was such an hilarious series !
There is only one negative thing I found to this book : the last fight between Kronos and Percy finished too fast. I mean it’s supposed to be the climax, and it felt to me like it was a little clamped. I wish it had lasted longer and had been more …complicated. But that’s all.
this series has everything :
– humor, fun quotes and witty moments
– action, loads of it
– character development
I think it’s one of those magical middle grade stories, way more mature than you think it could be. For now, the only other example I have in mind is the Harry Potter series.
Rick Riordan’s writing is really really great and I can’t wait to buy The Heroes of Olympus series.
This book was a good example of how to perfectly end a great series.
With great power… comes great need to take a nap. Wake me up later.
I know I haven’t posted a review in a while and I’m sorry for it. My month of June is pretty busy because of work.