The Blood of Olympus: Grouping against Gaea
The author is himself a great personality. Among the new generation writers, his place is higher than anyone else.
The Blood of Olympus is an excellent addition regarding demigods in his books. In this book, all of the famous characters of Rick Riordan have become alive once again.
From the first page to the last, he made suspense everywhere. Finishing the book is not completion, but it will make a reader thirstier for next volume.
Argo II: Hungry for killing
In the introductory chapters of “The Blood of Olympus,” Roman and Greek nations are seen to fight against odds. But they stopped fighting against Gaea. She is the mother of the earth and a devil one. She intends to capture and destroy all the right and perfect things in the universe. She wants her giants to wake up once again.
On the other hand, Argo II was gathering their power to strike Gaea’s master plan. The major weakness of Gaea was the blood of Olympus. She needed them for waking the giants. She wanted to sacrifice two demigods to get the blood.
Victory at Last
While Rick Riordan was describing the designing of the war between Argo II and Gaea, Octavian was leading with his army against Gaea. He wanted to have the secret weapon of Athens which was owned by Athena Parthenos.
The demigods were suffering from an unknown multiple personality disorder. A young and courageous demigod appears with extreme power and stands against Gaea.
The story ends with creating a mysterious conclusion. A reader will thoroughly enjoy the descriptions and facts about demigods and the army. The Blood of Olympus is undoubtedly an excellent addition by Rick Riordan.
At this point of the game, we have been traveling with the seven chosen demigods and have suffered in our flesh the same hardships and the same funny occurrences with which Rick Riordan sows all his novels.
I have to say that, from a general point of view, the author “plagiarizes” himself and has been repeating the same formula of success with which began the mythological universe of Percy Jackson.
On the one hand, it’s excellent; it’s Riordan in its purest state! On the other side, it begins to miss a little more evolution in the general structure because it is increasingly difficult to surprise a reader who knows all the tricks and anticipates what is to come: because he has read it before, one way or another, between lines.
It’s Rick Riordan, demigods!
Focusing on the book that occupies us and that closes the series, The Blood of Olympus knows little. The narrative focuses on the point of view of a few characters instead of the seven protagonists of the prophecy.
Thank God, because the story was pretty slow in The House of Hades with a Riordan determined to see the same thing from all possible angles to repeat the experiment. It has been refreshing that Riordan diverted the attention of his two stars, Percy and Annabeth, to focus on the secondary ones.
Although the protagonist of our favorite demigods is missing, that Riordan sacrifices them “narratively” to give more prominence to others seems to be a success. Give speed and stop feeling that sense of “repetition argument.”
That is, as happened with the book that started the series, The Lost Hero, we will see how the adventure develops mainly for Jason, Piper, and Leo.
Also, as an addition, Reyna gains much prominence and how could it be otherwise – tachán – for me the most accomplished character, Nico. It was time for the son of Hades to be given the prominence that was due to him as demigods where there are.
It is, however, the character that most evolves since it appeared in the first pentalogy. I am delighted with your development and how Riordan has managed to mature the style!
Not that the other characters have not matured, but the case of Nico was exceptional and was one of my favorite secondary and had a thorn in the way he wasted.
One of the things that I have come to miss is the sense of “apocalyptic and catastrophic war against the clock” that breathed in the final delivery of Percy Jackson and the gods of Olympus.
I still remember when I finished with my heart in my fist as I read the end of The Last Hero of Olympus and how my eyes stayed with that glorious and epic finale.
Do not misunderstand me, The blood of Olympus is still spectacularly epic, but the sacrifices required do not become so much, the final tension ends up weakening, and the end is so simple that you keep the honey on your lips.
The keyword is “more.” He has lacked more spirit, more glory, more battle and a less first principle. Perhaps, the fact that the novel takes almost a third to boot, it has taken shine in the end.
To not extend the review much longer -I’m starting to roll up like the blinds-, the Montana edition is of the quality to which we are accustomed: hardcover, good binding, good grammage paper and good letter and line spacing.
Maybe for some readers, it is not relevant, but for me, it is crucial to be able to read comfortably without a flea letter and paragraphs “stuck.” Will I start to need glasses?
Little more remains to be said. Rick Riordan is, by far, one of my favorite juvenile authors for his humor, for his personal touch, for how well he links the story.
For the charismatic characters, he develops, for the secondary ones, for the ambiance, the development and the laughs that I end up throwing whenever I read one of his books.
Although this second pentalogy I consider inferior to its predecessor – “Percy Jackson and the gods of Olympus” – still feels as enjoyable and exciting as the first and, to deceive us, the Roman pantheon is also entitled to its little piece of glory.
My time at Camp Jupiter has been as fantastic as it was in my day at the Mestizo Camp, and just for that reason, to recover my favorite characters and give me new characters with Roman skirts, this series is the best exists for a young audience.
Moreover, if I had to choose between Rick Riordan and J. K. Rowling, I would have it very, very difficult. But what to want? Both occupy a privileged place on my bookshelf.
I hope Rick Riordan continues to delight us with more fantastic adventures. For now, you have the Egyptian pantheon giving war with “The Chronicles of Kane” (The Pyramidred, The throne of fire, The shadow of the serpent) besides a crossover, published in electronic format, between Greeks and Egyptians.
Now we will continue dreaming until the launch in October of The Sword of Summer, the first book of the new saga of Rick Riordan, “Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard.” Indeed, Nordic mythology in the style of Percy Jackson.