The Blood of Olympus (The Heros of Olympus book #5)
By Rick Riordan
Hardcover 516 pages
Audiobooks: 12 hours
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Though the Greek and Roman crewmembers of the Argo II have made progress in their many quests, they still seem no closer to defeating the earth mother, Gaea. Her giants have risen—all of them—and they're stronger than ever. They must be stopped before the Feast of Spes, when Gaea plans to have two demigods sacrificed in Athens. She needs their blood—the blood of Olympus—in order to wake.
The demigods are having more frequent visions of a terrible battle at Camp Half-Blood. The Roman legion from Camp Jupiter, led by Octavian, is almost within striking distance. Though it is tempting to take the Athena Parthenos to Athens to use as a secret weapon, the friends know that the huge statue belongs back on Long Island, where it "might" be able to stop a war between the two camps.
The Athena Parthenos will go west; the Argo II will go east. The gods, still suffering from multiple personality disorder, are useless. How can a handful of young demigods hope to persevere against Gaea's army of powerful giants? As dangerous as it is to head to Athens, they have no other option. They have sacrificed too much already. And if Gaea wakes, it is game over.
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This one was pretty emotional, that was for sure. I could't remember who would make it into the next series. I have read the first book in "The Trials of Apollo" before I read the Heros of Olympus series, so there were charecters I didn't know then.
I was honestly worried for Nico at times as he, Reana, and Coach Hedge moved across Europe through shadow travel. They way Riordan described the way Nico started phasing out of existance was terrifying. I was fairly angry at Nico for not really caring. I was happy, but scared for the trio when Nico passed out for days on end. Over all thier journey seemed pretty safe. Aside from you know, the giant hunting them. P.S I am so proud of Nico for going and telling Percy and completely confusing the boy.
Reana is and forever will be a badass.
I am kinda annoyed and Percy for waking Gaea, I know that he was in the middle of a battle and all that but you would be able to feel where the blood was going from a bloody nose. The face that he didn't wipe his face with an arm or a sleeve. SOMETHING. That he woke Gaea? That seemed a stretch, a plausable one. But sooo stupid Percy. But he and Annabeth are pretty cute so I guess it is okay.
It was pretty cool when each of the the demi-gods paired up with thier godly parent to fight a giant. That was awesome!
LEO That is all I am going to say about that. You need to go read and figure that out for yourself. ;)
I am sad to see this series end, but I am glad that there are a few more books that Riordan has written where we can see these charecters do thier thing. And you better be sure I will be writing about them!
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