The Shadow


Book review,

Serpents shadow

Author:              Rick Riordon

Publisher           Puffin Books.

ISBN                 978-0-141-33569-8

The third of the triology of Kane chronicles, that taps the Egyptian Mythology.

Here the correlation between the sheut  the shadow of a person. Very interest concept that the author plays with a person with no shadow does not exist. This is both in terms of body and deed.

Carter Kane emerges from his father’s shadow, while Walt merges with the god of shadow of death. 

The Yin- yan the balance between Chaos and Ma’at the play of idea is excellent.

I would also recommend this book to people who are on the quest of the soul for it gives an insight to understanding the path of the Gods traced by mythology.

This triology is like the Alice in wonderland, the tale has something to tell every generation.

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 OlympusThe Percy Jackson series  are the other series from this writer.

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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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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