Even with The Lord of the Rings. Already an award-winning author of mysteries for adults, Riordan, a former teacher, was asked by his son Haley to tell him some bedtime stories about the gods and heroes in Greek mythology. This guy was taller, with no scar on his face like Luke's. I said this before in a review, I think, but the main themes explored by the books are the same: friendship and family, courage and fortitude in dark times. I'm hoping it won't be like this anymore. These books link directly into the ancient legends. The book is so humourous, the way Percy's mind work is so crazy.
Ofc I did not forget the fun I just forgot how much, like I laughed at every sentence of that chapter, before even he starts talking. And I like funny books. We don't get much of Annabeth in the book as she's a prisoner for a lot if it. . Ironically, a series that I think is perfect for getting young boys into reading is one that I somehow passed over entirely when I was a kid.
I did not appreciate that at all Rick!!! His smile was brighter and more playful Luke didn't do much more than scowl and sneer these days. A lot of the book is spent travelling by varied means from one side of the States to the other, a journey punctuated by encounters with monsters. Annabeth was not in this book too much which is a bummer because she's my favorite. This girl can kick some serious butt, I love her so much!!! Copy : Paperback, borrowed from friend Rating : 4 out of 5 letter blocks Reader reviewed by Kelsey These books are magic. Percy, with new fellows, saves them. This time around though you see Luke for what he really is, a kid trying to play with the big boys.
It is my favorite in the series so far. It is about the adventures of the fourteen-year-old demigod Percy Jackson as he and his friends go on a dangerous quest to rescue his friend Annabeth Chase and the Greek goddess Artemis, who have both been kidnapped. Friendship and family are two of the most prominent themes in this series and I think lessons like those are important for books that cater to younger readers. I'll drop this volume to 2 stars and hope the next is better. I got them from the library and the next 2 are laying here the second through the 5th came in together. Percy, Thalia, the daughter of Zeus, and Grover are stunned to learn that Annabeth has been taken by Kronos' followers. He needs assistance because the vice principal is a real monster—specifically, a manticore, with a fast-action tail that shoots poison spikes.
An aspect that I enjoyed about these three books is the growing maturity of the three main characters: Percy, Annabeth, and Grover. Toward the end of the fourth book, Grover took the lead of the satyrs and told them what they should do to protect the wild. I expect major cuteness, please. Artemis and her hunters came to help them, but they couldn't get to Annabeth. Percy and Zoe beg to go rescue their trapped friends but only Zoe, Bianca, Grover and Thalia are chosen to go. But return she must, for she is the deciding vote in the most important decision the gods have ever made.
And to Percy's dismay, he wasn't picked for the quest to save Annabeth. Which they said looked like an evil knight's castle. And Percy Jackson shares a lot of similarities with those books, especially Harry Potter. First, I must say apologetically that the writing isn't all that great. Artemis has these immortal hunters that follow her around like lackeys, and while I love that idea, I wasn't in love with how blase some characters were about joining her band, when joining means leaving behind your mortality and everyone you've ever known to join a goddess.
The short version is: if you enjoyed The Lightning Thief then you'll enjoy this one too. I love his dedication and loyalty to his friends, he will do anything for them. Annabeth and Artemis, goddess of hunt, have been kidnapped by Titans' General. A real rarity in a fantasy series in general. The Lightning Thief was a solid 4—no more, no less.
Friendship and family are two of the most prominent themes in this series and I think lessons like those are important for books that cater to younger readers. Not only that, but first Percy will have to solve the mystery of a rare monster that Artemis was hunting when she disappeared-a monster rumored to be so powerful it could destroy Olympus forever. I've also read quite a few Greek myth retellings but this is by far the most fun, enjoyable and creative of the bunch. Percy, with new fellows, saves them. Luke's army is now being led by a mysterious figure known only as The General.