The Land beyond the Gods.
The Son of Neptune ~Rick Riordan.
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.
The Lost Hero
Author Rick Riordan
Rick Riordan’s follow up series on the Percy Jackson series.
The Roman’s make their entry.
Juno or Hera as we know her is trying to bring the demigods of the two great civilizations together.
Leo the son of Hephaestus ,Piper the daughter of Aphrodite along with Jason Grace take the center stage. The doors of death of open, it is for seven demigods and gods to work together to save the world.A bronze dragon, Midas, the gods of the four directions of wind, all appear.Great read though a little taxing keeping your Wikipedia open may be a good idea.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Rick Riordan, writes mystery novels steeped in mythology. He has worked as a middle school teacher for 15yrs and is now a full time author. He is based in San Antonio where he lives with his family. The Kane chronicles and the Percy Jackson series are other books from him.
Percy Jackson and last Olympian.
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.
Published by Puffin Books
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.