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Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Review: The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan

Title: The Last Olympian
Series: Percy Jackson & The Olympians
Book #: Four
Author: Rick Riordan
Pages: 381
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Tags: Mythology, Adventure, Fiction
Recommended to: Harry Potter fans

"A half-blood of the eldest gods
Shall reach sixteen against all odds.
And see the world in endless sleep,
The heroe's soul, cursed blade shall reap
A single choice shall end his days
Olympus to preserve or raze."

All year the half-bloods have been preparing for battle against the Titans, knowing the odds of victory are grim. Kronos’s army is stronger than ever, and with every god and half-blood he recruits, the evil Titan’s power only grows.

While the Olympians struggle to contain the rampaging monster Typhon, Kronos begins his advance on New York City, where Mount Olympus stands virtually unguarded. Now it’s up to Percy Jackson and an army of young demigods to stop the Lord of Time. In this momentous final book in the New York Times best-selling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, the long-awaited prophecy surrounding Percy’s sixteenth birthday unfolds. And as the battle for Western civilization rages on the streets of Manhattan, Percy faces a terrifying suspicion that he may be fighting against his own fate.

Taschima's POV:

Rick Riordan has created a mouth-full, and I enjoyed every last bite of it. Where can I start...

Percy keeps growing up and day by day it's getting close to his 16th B-day, and the day that will change all lives forever. While in the world battles are being fought and wars are being born. It's the last stand agaisnt the Titan Kronos, and it was NOT what I expected... At all. but the thing is, that's what I like about Riordan's books, he always keeps you wondering, don't ask me how he does it, but he can always surprise you.

The content of the book was well balanced. It wasn't all about the war, but at the same time it was. You get to see our heroes evolve, fall, triumph and perish. Every character has it's piece to dance. Annabeth, Grover, Tyson, even Rachel which seemed like a minor character played a big part in the story.

Another thing that I really like about this books is the prophecies, and the guess-what-it-means game. This books are awesome, but they could be so much more. Like it could be more for an advance age if Rick would only wanted it to, but he wanted a YA book and thats what we got, and that is enough with me cause it is still awesome.

At the end you got to be very careful cause friends may be enemies, and enemies may be friends. At the end many will surprise you. The road is tricky, but you will enjoy every single second of it.

But it, read it, love it.


  1. This sounds like an interesting series. Great review. Oh, and I live in Georgia, same as Eli. lol.

  2. It is! U should give it a try sometime ^^

    Georgia uh? Never been there, but then again Ive only been to Puerto Rico and parts of Florida >.<

  3. Ahh, I've been quoted! This must be what Big Foot feels like having his picture taken.
    Thanks, Taschima! I'm, like, totally honored. XD

  4. I've read the first two in this series but haven't gotten to the others yet. I'm looking forward to them, but they're all checked out at the library right now.

  5. Oh but Zombie Girrrl you are more pretty than big foot!!

    And no problem, it was a comment worth of quoting ^^ That spot is totally yours.

    Thats why I buy the books, so I dont have to wait, I ant to keen of waiting lol

  6. I totally forgot to comment on the actual post!
    I'm in love with this series, too. I'm on the third book and can't wait to get the last two. Love the story, the characters, and the covers. Aren't they great? Very Harry Potter-esque. I love covers that tell bits of the story.
    PS. The Hunger Games are gonna be a movie? Just saw that on your sidebar. OMG! Percy Jackson is gonna be a movie!?!? I already knew about Maximum Ride. Did you know they want the director from Twilight? Gag. She wants to recast everyone from TW. *rolls eyes and shakes head*
    Zombie Girrrl out

  7. What the hell... everyone from Twilight? Is she crazy? :S

  8. Haha. Jumping around because I'm bored.

    I haven't read this series yet. It must be added to my list.
    Hm. XD


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