Camp Half Blood Author:Rick Riordan Gr 5-9 Percy, Annabeth, and others play roles in the new prophecy and its subsequent quest. A few months after The Last Olympian (Hyperion, 2009) ends, Jason wakes up on a bus filled with problem kids from the Wilderness School who are headed to the Grand Canyon. He has no memory of his previous life, but seems to be with his girlfriend, P... more »iper, and his best friend, Leo. The action takes off quickly: storm spirits attack them and capture their coach, who turns out to be a Satyr. Searching for Percy, who is missing, Annabeth arrives and takes the three to Camp Half-Blood, where they learn that they are demigods. Their parents are gods in their Roman rather than Greek personae. By sunset of the solstice in three days, the teens must rescue Hera, Queen of the gods, or Porphyrion, the giant king created to destroy Zeus and unseat the gods of Olympus, will rise. Their quest takes them across the United States, sometimes flying on a mechanical, 60-foot dragon, as they use their power and wits against Medea, King Midas, and the giant cannibal Enceladus. « less
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Loved the first Camp Half blood series. Really enjoyed this one. I love books that I can enjoy and that my kids can enjoy. Leads to a lot of good conversations. I love the interweaving of mythology in these series.
This is the first of the sequels to the Percy Jackson series. The inside flap and Amazon can tell you more of what its about than I can, but was it good? Well, we have 3 viewpoint characters - amnesiac Jason, Piper - daughter of a movie star and Leo - an ADHD tinkerer and runaway. It opens with a bang and gets moving from there. The history of the half bloods is touched on again and Riordan still has fun adapting and modernizing gods, monsters and myths. Plus, the occasional touch of satire. The myths Riordan draws from are less well known - the Tvtnagbznpul - but still terrifying in their own way. Did I like it? Yes I did. I think I like it enough to see what the second book in the series is like.
After reading the whole Percy Jackson series of books and enjoying them tremendously, I decided to buy this book by Rick Riordan just a few weeks after it came out, and boy was I impressed! This book is different because new characters are introduced, the main one being Jason and his two other teammates Piper and Leo, who have numerous adventures and death-defying cliff-hangers throughout the book. In this book Percy Jackson is never seen, but he's still important because he's missing and is being searched for by all of his friends from the earlier series. This book has a very interesting twist in how Jason and Percy are connected.
Great adventure reading that also educates about history for either a kid or an adult! I am really looking forward to reading the second book in the series, "The Son of Neptune" coming out in the fall of 2011!
Love love love love this book! I think this new series which incoporates the old characters in with the new ones is going to be fabulous! If you enjoyed the Percy Jackson series you will enjoy this new one too. I am eagerly waiting for the next book in the series coming this fall 2011!
Hint Hint...study up on your ROMAN gods before reading...