|Title: Son of Neptune|
|Author: Rick Riordan|
|Elements: Greek and Roman mythology|
|Series: Book 2 of the Heroes of Olympus series|
In The Lost Hero, three demigods named Jason, Piper, and Leo made their first visit to Camp Half-Blood, where they inherited a blood-chilling quest:
Seven half-bloods shall answer the call,
To storm or fire the world must fall.
An oath to keep with a final breath,
And foes bear arms to the Doors of Death.
Who are the other four mentioned in the prophesy? The answer may lie in another camp miles away, where a new camper has shown up and appears to be the son of Neptune, god of the sea…
The son of Neptune! Who might it be?
I hope you know the answer, because this review has it. And many more. Spoilers!
Three heroes were introduced in the previous book, and this book continues to introduce the other four. I love TSON a bit more than TLH, because it signified the return of the one, the only Percy Jackson! I liked Jason, and he is awesome, and in many ways he is similar to Percy, but he’s just not Percy.
TSON is from Percy’s point of view, where he suffers from selective amnesia, courtesy of one very kind-hearted gooddess. He’s now in the Roman camp, which, just wow. That is one camp I do not want to go to. It’s a mini-civilisation down there, and there are a lot of pros and cons to that.
I loved meeting the other half of the ragtag crew, and the new setting and gods. It’s so much more interesting and explores a whole new branch of mythology, complete with Roman military designations and the hierarchy and games of each league.
I loved how the Roman camp has the same basic set-up as the Half-Blood camp, just that it takes things to a more… orderly and serious level. I sped through the book in a few hours, and now I’m waiting for book three, The Mark of Athena. Guessing it’s about Annabeth?
Well! I could say more about the plot and characters, but you can refer to my previous review for that. Another wonderful edition to the series.