I just finished reading The Blood of Olympus, the final book in The Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan. While I am a big fan of both the Percy Jackson series and most of The Heroes of Olympus series, I had not been all that wild about House of Hades which was the previous book in this series. I won’t go into all of the reasons I had been disappointed by it – suffice it to say I started to count the days for Blood of Olympus to be released as soon as I finished House of Hades. It was a long wait, but I was not disappointed. The book more than made up for the year long wait.
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
Over the course of the series this prophesy has been repeated and referred to over and over again. In true Rick Riordan fashion, it does not all become clear until the last line of the book. I can tell you that the Romans will be sporting to fight with the Greeks, a demi-god will meet his/her parent for the first time, world travel will take place along with death and destruction and the unimaginable will happen.
I will not give you any clues to what really happens in the book, just take my word for it if you have read any Rick Riordan and enjoyed it…you will love this one too!!
If you have not read the Heroes of Olympus series it is a necessity to read the books in order (The Lost Hero, The Son of Neptune, The Mark of Athena and The House of Hades). It also makes more sense if you read the Percy Jackson series first because it is referred to liberally in this series. The Percy Jackson series deals with the Greek Gods where as Heroes of Olympus is about the Roman side of mythology.
Join in the fun of mythology and find out how the series ends.