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The one thing that Percy Jackson has, that makes him stand out among the many, dashing modern fantasy heroes is his wonderful sense of humour. I had forgotten this because the last Rick Riordan book I read did not feature Percy, but the rather brooding Jason Grace. The opening lines of The Son of Neptune, the second book in The Heroes of Olympus trilogy, reminded me how much I loved the dyslexic son of a sea god.
When he attempts to describe two gorgons chasing him, he states, “Her name badge read: Hello! My name is DIE, DEMIGOD SCUM!”
The Son of Neptune starts off where the first book left off. (If you haven’t read it, I’m not going to spoil it for you.)
“Percy Jackson is confused. When he awoke after his long sleep, he didn’t know much more than his name. His brain-fuzz is lingering, even after the wolf Lupa told him he is a demigod and trained him to fight. Somehow Percy managed to make it to the camp for half-bloods, despite the fact that he had to continually kill monsters that, annoyingly, would not stay dead. But the camp doesn’t ring any bells with him.”
Exerpts from the official review at here. To read more, click the link.