Monthly Archives: October 2014

More Rick Riordan News

So, now that The Blood of Olympus has been released, we all expected that Riordan related news would die down for a while. WRONG!!!!

There have been two recent developments in the world of Rick Riordan recently: the confirmation of a second PJ Greek Gods book, entitled Percy Jackson’s Greek Heroes, and the first publisher summary of Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Sword of Summer, as well as the release date, October 6, 2015.

Here’s the summary:

Magnus Chase has always been a troubled kid. Since his mother’s mysterious death, he’s lived alone on the streets of Boston, surviving by his wits, keeping one step ahead of the police and the truant officers. One day, he’s tracked down by an uncle he’s never met—a man his mother claimed was dangerous. His uncle tells him an impossible secret: Magnus is the son of a Norse god. The Viking myths are true. The gods of Asgard are preparing for war. Trolls, giants and worse monsters are stirring for doomsday. To prevent Ragnarok, Magnus must search the Nine Worlds for a weapon that has been lost for thousands of years. When an attack by fire giants forces him to choose between his own safety and the lives of hundreds of innocents, Magnus makes a fatal decision. Sometimes, the only way to start a new life is to die . . .

And here’s an image of the new Greek Heroes book:

October 15, 2014.

The Blood of Olympus!!

I finished the Blood of Olympus today at 4:13pm after approximately 11 hours of combined reading and school. While my full review of the book will not be up for some day, here are my initial reactions:

1. This is the greatest book in the series and the best book ever written on the face of this earth. It was worth the agonizing 364 day wait.

2. While I feel that Percy, Annabeth, and Frank deserved POV’s none of them necessarily needed them. While they are three of the seven, they were not specifically important in this book.This book was for Jason and Piper, who shine like stars.

3. NO ONE CAN EVER SAY THAT PIPER IS USELESS AGAIN!!! She proved herself in this book once and for all. She grew up and took on the challenge that she had been waiting for, for months. She rescued Annabeth from fear. She fought twelve giants solo. She forced Gaia to sleep a second time. And most important of all, she figures out the true meaning behind love and friendship. If anyone ever tells me that Piper is useless again, I am going to tell them to re-read the books, remove Piper, and see how quickly the whole plot line fails. Try, in about twenty chapters.

4. While the end of a great ride, this was a satisfying ending to the series. There are only four lose ends left at the conclusion of the story: Leo and Calypso, Nico’s relationship status, Hazel’s curse, and the problem of the Python in Delphi. That surprisingly few.

Those the main points I wanted to hit on. For a full review of the story, see my full review at http://kingdomreviews.com/Book-Reviews/The-Blood-of-Olympus.php

Its Been 8 Years…And It All Ends Tomorrow

Tomorrow marks the end of the best literary collection in the history of the world…Percy Jackson.

Tomorrow is the release date of The Blood of Olympus, the final book in the Heroes of Olympus series and the final book in the Percy Jackson saga. Riordan has confirmed over twitter that, should he return at all to the world of Percy Jackson, it will be some years before it happens.

Many of us who have read the books have read grown to find them some of the very best books and series ever written; and its sad to think that tomorrow, October 7, 2014, it all has to come to end.

Whether Gaia wins and Camp Half Blood is destroyed; whether Jason or Leo defeat Gaia and save the earth from itself; whether Percy or Annabeth or Leo or Nico or Jason or Piper or Hazel or Frank die; it all comes to an end tomorrow.

Ever since that fateful day in 2006 when the first edition of The Lightning Thief appeared in bookstores the world of Percy Jackson has been leading up to this final event. Percy’s greatest challenge will happen tomorrow. And after that, we will have no new Percy story to look forward too.

While Rick is not finished writing, not by a long shot, we all know that he will forever be known as the author of Percy Jackson; and the fact that he has decided to stop writing one of the best-selling YA series of all time is saddening to the entire fandom.

We have followed Percy since his days at Yancy Academy to his first days at Camp Half Blood. From his trip to the Underworld, to his mission to save his best friend in the Sea of Monsters. From his quest to save Annabeth and Artemis from the hands of Atlas, to his times in the mysterious Labyrinth of Daedalus. Through the Titan War we have followed the world’s greatest hero. And just when we thought it was all over, a new twist was given to us.

We have followed Percy through New Rome and Alaska, as he defeats the very worst that Tartarus can throw at him. We have watched as he traveled through and bested the Mare Nostrum. And we have even seen him best the very pit itself; Tartarus.

We have watched as Percy Jackson has grown from the eleven year old he was introduced to us as into one of the greatest heroes and literary characters ever conceived.

And while we will have to say goodbye to our favorite demigod tomorrow, the world of Percy Jackson will always be only a few feet away; on the bookshelves of all of us. Even after Rick Riordan has finished writing and the world of Percy Jackson has been ended forever; Percy, Annabeth, Jason, Piper, Leo, Hazel, Frank, Nico, and Reyna will persist in our minds and on our bookshelves as the greatest characters and heroes to have ever been written into existence.

Thank you Rick Riordan for the fabulous stories you have told through Percy and the rest of the Heroes of Olympus. But we, the entire fandom of Percy Jackson and the Heroes of Olympus, have one last request from you:

NEVER STOP WRITING THESE FABULOUS STORIES
AND PLEASE
WRITE ANOTHER PERCY JACKSON SERIES

While the fandom will be satisfied with whatever you have planned for our favorite characters, we will always be asking you for one more adventure. One more monster to fight. One more immortal deity to stop. And one more look into the mind of Percy Jackson.

Read The Blood of Olympus, out October 7, 2014.