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The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson & the Olympians, Bk 5)
The Last Olympian - Percy Jackson & the Olympians, Bk 5
Author: Rick Riordan
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 Yor...  more
ISBN-13: 9781423101475
ISBN-10: 1423101472
Publication Date: 5/5/2009
Pages: 400
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4.5 stars, based on 194 ratings
Publisher: Disney Hyperion Books for Children
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio CD
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  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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My niece (she's almost 11) and I have decided that we like Percy Jackson better than Harry Potter. This book arrived on the day it was released and she had to read it first, and it will go back to her as a keeper. It's an action packed battle with a satisfying conclusion to the series as well as leaving an opening for another series, maybe featuring different heroes. Percy makes some very adult decisions and really is a good role model. If you haven't introduced your preteen to this series, they are missing out.
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This is the final book in the "Percy Jackson & the Olympians" saga (there is another series scheduled for release in Oct. 2010, also about Greek mythology but it starts a new story arc with mostly new characters so it's a different series). This book sees the Great Prophecy made in the first book brought to its conclusion. While the gods are busy fighting the Typhon (which they see as the bigger threat), Percy and his friends are left to defend Mount Olympus from Kronos and his army. This will difficult since Luke (who houses Kronos's entity) has somehow become invincible and Percy must find out how to defeat him. Also making things difficult is the fact that all the mortals in NYC seem to have been put to sleep and Percy & co. must try to protect these bystanders as well during the battles that follow. Finally, Percy must juggle the feelings he's developing for Annabeth and Rachel Elizabeth Dare (hey, it can't all be battles to save the world).

This book brought the series to a satisfying conclusion. I enjoyed reading it. This one doesn't seem to focus on parallel myths as much as the others did, but new gods are still introduced. My favorite was Hestia; I really enjoyed the way Riordan brought her into the story. I also liked seeing a side of Percy's mom that we haven't had the chance to see before (you'll know it when you get to that part). This is a great series for YA readers, and reluctant readers will probably enjoy this series since it's very fast paced and doesn't have a lot of downtime to get bogged down in. I didn't want to like this series (I only started it to see what all the fuss was about), but I'm really glad that I read it! :-)
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Good reading, definately geared to a younger reader. Passing this on on to my two nephews.

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Nice final edition to the story. While the almost Hollywood ending was a bit disappointing, there were enough surprising twists and unexpected lost characters, that it remained compelling if not frustratingly long to reach the end.

What I appreciated was that the hero believed to have initiated the crisis at hand and was to play a vital role in the outcome, did have an important decision but not the kind expected.
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Loved this book and it's series! The ending doesn't really wrap it up, but I have already read the 3 books of the next series: The Lost Hero, The Son of Poseidon, and The Mark of Athena. I'm so glad they keep Percy and Annabeth as Main Characters!
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Awesome! I'm not really fully satisfied with the series ending, since I was left wondering what the heck happens to everyone, but it was a great addition to the series, and a great end to the main storyline. I loved it.

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