This book was written in 2012 by Rick Riordan. As I said I said in review #4 he has written the Percy Jackson and Heroes of Olympus books. As I recently learned, he also is writing the Kane chronicles. His books are written in present day. He wants people to believe that there are special things all around us that we don’t see.
There are several main characters. Percy, of course, is a demigod, a son of the Greek god, Poseidon. Leo is a son of Hephaestus, he has amazing control of fire. He is a goofball, too, and a major class clown. Hazel is a son of Pluto. She has come back to life to make amends with her past. Also to see if she can have a happy second life. Jason is a son of Jupiter. He is a born leader and is extremely brave. Annabeth is a Daughter of Athena. She is extremely smart. She will have to learn to work alone if she wants to survive. Piper is sweet. She doesn’t think that she has much potential, because she believes she can’t do anything. Frank’s life is tied to a piece of wood. He feels uncomfortable in his own body, but he also has amazing powers that allow him to turn into animals. These seven demigods will have to work together to survive the oncoming threat of the earth Goddess Gaia
The story starts up right away. Leo mysteriously fires a weapon upon the Roman city. The seven demigods must flee from the Romans to survive and stop Gaia from rising. As they get closer to Greece (the heart of the Gods) they face immortal humans, monsters, and giants alike. Annabeth has a mysterious coin with the mark of Athena on it which will lead to an important object that will mend the broken relationship between both Greek and Roman demigods.
I loved this book. It was a thriller from the start. The end was probably the best part in all of it. There was adventure at every turn, even when it was confusing. I would recommend this book to 10 years and up .