The Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan
Title: The Titan’s Curse
Author: Rick Riordan
I have yet to be dissapointed in this series. A real rarity in a fantasy series in general.
The story starts out with Percy, Annabeth, and Thalia trying to help Grover to sneak out two half-bloods from a private military style school. Things get immediately messy and they stumble upon yet another problem, or more like a crisis. In the process of a battle Annabeth is stolen away. Something called The General is out again wrecking havoc and as you can already tell Luke has a hand in all this. This time around though you see Luke for what he really is, a kid trying to play with the big boys.
We get to see the goddess Artemis and her huntresses. Quite an intriguing bunch, eternal life if you don’t fall in love? Kind of harsh, but I guess the price you pay matches your reward. The second in command of the huntresses, Zoe, would have to be my favorite new character. She’s prickly but you learn throughout the book why she is the way she is. Bianca and Nico are the new half-bloods and will prove to play important roles in how the plot moves along.
It never fails to impress me how the author can intricately put everything into these books. I never feel bored and I love the view he takes on different mythology stories. After reading this book I’ll never look at Hercules the same. One of my biggest enjoyment is seeing different American landmarks mentioned in the story, and seeing their odd connection to the greek myths. You can tell the books are going to take a bit of a darker turn. It makes sense since they all are getting older and the inevitable prophecy is looming over.
Always funny, fast-paced, and having hidden fountains of mysteries. I am SO ready for more!