Deaths door openned.


The Son of Neptune (Heroes of Olympus, #2)The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Land beyond the Gods.
The Son of Neptune ~Rick Riordan.
Publishers Puffin.
In this series Rick Riordan has opted for a third person narrative.
Monsters are rising in land beyond the powers of Gods.
Rick Riordan’s Hero’s are the demigods of the Roman camp. Open your mythology dictionary it is a must.
Percy the son of Poseidon or Neptune as the Romans know him. Hazel the daughter of Pluto. And Frank Zhiang of Greek and Roman heritage with a bit of Chinese flavour to add the zing are the heroes of the quest.
The myth of Phineas and Harpies are retold.
If the legend of the one shoe Jason was used in the lost hero, the legend of Hera/Juno being carried over the Tiber is used here.
The dainty, teenage Hunters of the camp-half blood find competition in the Amazons of the Roman mythology. They live, love and fight passionately
Libri Sibylline is the guide for the quest.
The Lars, the Argonauts, Terminus the Roman god of boundaries, Li-Jien the settlement of Roman soldiers in China giving rise to red-haired Chinese, Sun Tzu’s art of war archived by the Hun dynasty all appear to make the book an interesting read.
The greatest teaser is the prophecy
Wisdom’s daughter walks alone
The mark of Athena burns through Rome
Heralds the next prophecy the sneak peek into the next book the Mark of Athena, where all roads lead to Rome.

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Who could the last Olympian be?


The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #5)The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan

Percy Jackson and last Olympian.
Publisher Puffin
ISBN 978-0-141-34008-1
I invite all of you to guess who the last Olympian is, before you read the book and why. Please add it as comments.
Though not woven around any particular myth. It explores a variety of them.
To an adult reader probably the weakest of the books. But for the teenager it is definitely action packed. Hordes of monsters, lots of strategies.
The Olympian Hestia is honoured.
Prometheus makes an appearance.
But the author talks of a lot interesting concepts. Some of which that I really liked was,
Hope in the Pandora’s Box is holding to hope, when you let it go, you are not releasing it for world betterment but giving up hope.
Hope survives best at home and hearth.
Achilles heel more than an anatomic weakness it is the weakness of our psyche too.
Nemesis is more of the goddess of maintains balance than revenge.
A good read. It does leave greed more.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Rick Riordan is an award-winning mystery writer. He has worked as middleschool teacher for 15yrs. He is now a full-time author and lives in San Antonio with his family. The Lost Heroes of Olympus, The Kane Chronicles are the other series from this writer.

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Ariadne’s thread of Logic


The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #4)The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Published by Puffin Books
ISBN 978-0=141-32127-1
Quest through Adriadne’s thread of logic.
The Labyrinth the 4th myth to be visited by Rick Riordan, here , the labyrinth created Daedalus or the cunning one, is tied to his life. Annabeth is granted the quest to find him. Daedalus is the demigod son of Athena here.
Ariadne and string or the thread of logic helped the Greek Hero Theseus to get out of the Labyrinth. We have the cleared eyed mortal Rachel Dare doing so.
The book also touches on the myth of Calypso.
Pan the god of the wild is dying. With the nature withering us.
To me the highlight of the book was in passage where Pan asks the heroes to awaken the love for wild within them.
The author has till maintained to keep the tempo and magic. Though there are tracts where the monsters and their lineage becomes a bit too cumbersome to manage.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Rick Riordan is an award-winning mystery writer. He has worked as middle-school teacher for 15yrs. He is now a full-time author and lives in San Antonio with his family. The Lost Heroes of Olympus, The Kane Chronicles are the other series from this writer.

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The myth of Atlas revisited


The Titan's CurseThe Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Percy Jackson and the curse of the Titans,

Author: Rick Riordan

Publisher Puffin

ISBN 978-0-141-32126-4

The third of the Percy Jackson series brings alive the curse of Atlas, the giant son of Titan and Oceanid Asia. The God’s who help in the quest are Artemis and her legion of hunters.

The book refers to the myth of the golden apples fleetingly.

He also refers to the creation of the fabled sword of Hercules, the reappearance of Nemean Lion.

After introducing the demigod offspring of Zeus in the previous book, now it is turn of Hades offspring to make their appearance,

A very interesting observation made is by a character Tyson the cyclops where he says”father cares, I asked for help and he sent me a brother.” I very subtle way of saying count your blessings.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Rick Riordan is an award-winning mystery writer. He has worked as middle-school teacher for 15yrs. He is now a full-time author and lives in San Antonio with   his family. The Lost Heroes of Olympus, The Kane Chronicles are the other series from this writer.

Over all a good read.

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percy Jackson and sea of monsters


The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #2)The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The second of the series from Rick Riordon.
The book explores the myth of the Golden Fleece,the myth of Circe and the song sirens. Annabeth, Percy and Grover are on the move. The cyclops join them here.

One thing I really liked in this book was a small note of accepting good things in life.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Rick Riordon is an award-winning mystery writer. He has worked as middle-school teacher for 15yrs. He is now a full time author and lives in San Antonio with his family. The Lost Heroes of Olympus, The Kane Chronicles are the other series from this writer.

Publishers Puffin

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Percy Jackson and the lightening thief


The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Author Rick Riordan
Publisher Puffin books
Genre Adventure-Roman Mythology
ISBN 978-0-141-32999

From Enid Blyton, one graduated to Nancy Drew and Hardy boys. But teenage adventures with a lot of Mythology thrown in.
Rick Riordan feeds an appetite whetted by JK Rowling, Equally enticing the book is enjoyable. The book requires a certain knowledge of Roman mythology. Instead of wizards and witches we have mortals or rather demi-gods with a Olympian parent and a mortal parent. The child is essentially without a magical abilities but taps on intrinsic strengths.
A thoroughly enjoyable book to relax with.
Definitely a safe book to leave tween and teenagers.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Rick Riordon is an award-winning mystery writer. He has worked as middle-school teacher for 15yrs. He is now a full time author and lives in San Antonio with his family. The Lost Heroes of Olympus, The Kane Chronicles are the other series from this writer.

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