Countdown to The Blood Of Olympus- The Son Of Neptune by Rick Riordan

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Genre: Mythological Fiction

Age Recommended: 10 and up

This is my second of the four reviews of The Heroes of Olympus series that I plan to do as part of the countdown to The Blood Of Olympus… Only two more weeks left!!    😛

The Son Of Neptune


Percy Jackson has been running from gorgons for almost three days… No matter what he does, he can’t kill them.  They keep reappearing in the weirdest ways.

Right when Percy’s about to collapse, an old lady named June asks him to take her to a tunnel entrance. He does so and ends up at the Roman demigod camp. Percy loses his memory and doesn’t know who or what he is. All he remembers is one name: Annabeth. He doesn’t know why that name is important but just feels that he has a strong connection to it.

When Percy joins the Roman camp, he is placed in the worst legion. But when the war games start, Percy’s powers help bring his legion to victory. At about the same time, he meets Frank and Hazel, two other demigods who are part of the legion. Frank hasn’t been claimed by his godly parent yet but he is sure that it is Apollo, the sin god. Hazel on the other hand, is the daughter of Pluto, the god of the Underworld.

Frank gets claimed right after the legion wins the game but it turns out that his father is Mars, the god of war, not Apollo. Frank is disappointed but even more scared when Mars tells him that he will lead a quest in search of the god of death, who has been imprisoned. Until the god of death is released, the monsters who have been slayed will keep coming back from the dead.

Frank chooses Percy and Hazel as his two partners since the ideal number for a quest is three. The three of them then set off to Alaska to find the god of death and release him before any more monsters come back from the dead…

Will they be able to do it?

If you would like to read this book, you can purchase it here: The Son of Neptune (Heroes of Olympus, Book 2)


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