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Titan's Curse, The (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 3) Kindle Edition
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|Kane Chronicles: The Red Pyramid||Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Sword of Summer||Heroes of Olympus: The Lost Hero||The Trials of Apollo: The Hidden Oracle||Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief: The Graphic Novel|
|Also by #1 New York Times best-selling author Rick Riordan, author of The Percy Jackson series:||The best-selling author of Percy Jackson and the Olympians takes on ancient Egypt in the first book of a trilogy that offers a modern-day portal into a rich fantastical world of ancient myth.||The world’s foremost expert in bringing ancient stories to life for modern young readers through fast-paced, hilarious, and high-stakes adventure quests turns to Norse mythology for the first time.||Rick Riordan, the best-selling author of the Percy Jackson series, pumps up the action and suspense in The Lost Hero, the first book in The Heroes of Olympus series.||Favorite Greek and Roman demigods return in a five-book adventure quest with a fresh twist: they’re helping Apollo regain his immortal status.||Book One in the #1 New York Times best-selling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series gets the graphic novel treatment from three big names in the comic book industry.|
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- ASIN : B00280LYI2
- Publisher : Disney Hyperion (May 2, 2009)
- Publication date : May 2, 2009
- Language : English
- File size : 5173 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 322 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #6,335 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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As I said, though, the second book still didn't quite wow me. The whole narrative felt like basically an endless series of cliff-hangers with little to no character development and not enough plot. The cliff-hangers seemed to be far more numerous than most quest books in fantasy settings. Now, this isn't to say that I didn't enjoy the first two volumes, but just that they didn't quite (other than some interesting stuff such as likable characters and references to myths) *do* it for me, so to speak. This third book, however, really did make me a major *Percy Jackson* fan, and was absolutely a great read. The rest of the review will show why.
The plot is simple. In a rescue mission to save two fellow demi-gods, Percy, Annabeth, Grover, and their new friend Thalia, encounter trouble. Though they save the twin half-bloods, Annabeth goes missing, and to make matters worse, so does a powerful goddess ally, Artemis.
Of course, a quest is in order. But the questions are rather more complicated than one might think in this case. Normally, these quests are, of course, quite dangerous. But in this case, the sense of danger, really the *fact* of danger, is more persistent. Because a prophecy from the Oracle is that at least two of the members of the quest will not make it back alive...
While the plot is relatively straight-forward at first, the narrative and plot developments this time were quite a bit more complicated. Not only did Riordan expand on the mythology of the series, and the connections to Classical Greek myths, but the structure was different. Gone was the nearly every chapter cliff-hanger, with the accompanying desperate rushes from one danger to the next, one clue to the next. In it's place was a slower and more long-term story progression.
Don't get me wrong. The sense of excitement and adventure was just as strong, but the story was a better one in this way. This is because there was more time taken to spend more time exploring the characters and their thoughts and the world-building, as well as both delving into the past of this world and laying down groundwork for future plots. This all was a net plus for the book and made it far, *far* better than the predecessors.
Included in this are tidbits that answer the big questions that some might have, including, why, oh why, do the Olympians not *do* anything to remedy these problems themselves. Well, the answer is that they are a) kinda personality-driven, and this interferes with some proactiveness, as they have their own stuff to attend to and their personalities dictate this, and b) related, they are *busy*. Not only do they have the duties they have always had, but they are also dealing with the fact that the coming hostilities with the forces of Kronos are causing other supernatural gods and god-like beings to cause problems that make their jobs harder. For that matter, there is a delicate power balance that too much action on the part of *anyone* will upset.
The reason I liked this one as well is that the characters are kinda coming into their own and beginning to grow up. Annabeth is becoming more mature and able to forgive and see others' points of view more. Meanwhile, Percy is faster on his feet where he can handle things without constant directions. Though he still isn't the strategist that Annabeth is, and thus doesn't do as well as when he's teamed up with her, he still acquits himself admirably.
Grover, though, is a disappointment here. He's reduced to little more than comic relief. That annoys me in that while he was the weakest member of the quest, he's still a knowledgeable and capable guy. Or should be. I hope that he gets more impressive again in coming books.
I can't say much about other characters so as to not give away their roles, but just to say that Riordan does a good job with fleshing out their characters and arcs in a way that really makes them vivid to the reader and gets you to care about them.
I can honestly say now that I really enjoy this series and that it has become one of my favorites.
Rating: 5/5 Stars.
We meet both Bianca and Nico who are being pursued by monsters. Of course, Percy and Annabeth are there to assist, along with Thalia, who made her appearance as a daughter of Zeus in the last book.
The one part of this book I don't care for is the fact that Annabeth is not featured as prominently. I loved the plot and why she was taking for, but as she is my favorite character I wanted her around more.
Percy and Thalia must work together to find Annabeth with the assistance of Bianca. I felt sorry for Nico after Bianca makes her choice, not saying what it is, but I know he will come into his own as a character.
One of the big villains in this book is Atlas forever condemned to hold up the sky.
Rick Riordan is a phenomenal talent and I love his contemporary handling of the ancient Greek gods and goddesses.
4 stars--would read again
3 stars--was good, won't read again
2 stars--read it, but didn't enjoy it
1 star--didn't finish, it was so awful
Do I need to read books before this one: yes
Cliffhanger: a little
Grover sends a distress call just before winter break; he's found 2 demigods, Bianca and Nico, and smells a monster. Percy, Annabeth, and Thalia go to Bar Harbor to help. Artemis and her Hunters join the half-bloods to fight the manticore and its human mercenaries. It falls off a cliff with Annabeth on his back. Artemis accepts Bianca as a Hunter, then orders her Hunters to Camp Half-Blood and calls Apollo to give them a ride. Artemis leaves to hunt the monster sought by the manticore, leaving Zoë in charge.
At Camp, Percy and Thalia can't convince Mr D to send them in a quest to get Annabeth. Clarisse is already on a sneaky one.
Both Percy and Zoë have nightmares, demand to go on quests, denied. After a game of Capture the Flag, the Oracle comes to the river to deliver the quest:
Five shall go west to the goddess in chains,
One shall be lost in the land without rain,
The bane of Olympus shows the trail,
Campers and Hunters combined prevail,
The Titan’s curse must one withstand,
And one shall perish by a parent’s hand.
Percy isn't chosen to go.
Another fun telling of Greek myths! Percy's 14 now, aware of and awkward around girls, especially Annabeth. Thalia is old enough to drive. Nico plays a Greek gods card game with miniatures; is that Pokémon or Magic the Gathering? Apollo's explanation of the astrological sun and the philosophical sun is spot on.
Everyone who's read books 1 and 2. If you haven't read those yet, get on it!
“One of thy parents was mortal. The other was an Olympian.” “An Olympian…athlete?” “No. One of the gods.” “Cool!” said Nico. “No!” Bianca’s voice quavered. “This is not cool!” Nico danced around like he needed to use the restroom. “Does Zeus really have lightning bolts that do six hundred damage? Does he get extra movement points for—”
“That boy in Colorado,” Zoë said. “You turned him into a jackalope.” “Ah, yes.” Artemis nodded, satisfied. “I enjoy making jackalopes."
The least the Oracle could’ve done was walk back to the attic by herself.
If there were ever any half-bloods who needed to worry about [being killed by a parent], it was Thalia and me. I wondered if maybe I should’ve sent Poseidon that seashell pattern tie for Father’s Day after all.
“It’s cool. No sword. See? No sword. Calm thoughts. Sea grass. Mama cows. Vegetarianism.” [to a sea cow]
It took forever—I mean, it was worse than the time I’d had to untangle all my video game controller wires.
The clerk looked so lonely, I bought a rubber rat.
Zoë got bored and started shooting arrows at random billboards as we flew by. Every time she saw a Target department store—and we passed dozens of them—she would peg the store’s sign with a few bulls-eyes at a hundred miles an hour.
Apollo's haikus, Blackjack's Jersey accent
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Language: 0 F words, 12 Lord's name in vain, 0 S words
Violence: fights with myths
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Percy thailia and annabeth arrive at west overhall and battle a manticore called dr thorn. they bsttle it and the hunters arrive but annabeth falls of a cliff and captured by the generel (atlas) and luke. ARTEMIS wants to slay a monster but she gets captured by the generel and luke. percy and zoe nightshads thalia and grover go ln a quest to rescue artemis and annabeth. im not gonna say more so go find it out by yoursdlves .Btw i have a xbox one and my gamertag is kingsharkboy136 and my roblox on pc is DJcrazy56
Heh. I think this quote just sums up exactly why I like these books so much!
We are back with Percy, aged 14 now, getting into mischief and breaking every rule.
There is such a fine line between Percy being an annoying brat and a great character but I think Riordan definitely adds enough humanity and humour that he is very likeable, once you get by his rather immature moments. (It's okay Percy, I will snort at your stupidity sometimes and really want to slap you but I still like you)!
The plot in this book is incredibly fast paced. There isn't a moment of downtime and not a page that doesn't have a meaning. It dives straight into the action from the first page.
This book is definitely not suitable to be read as a stand alone. You need to have some sort of background. Even though we have reminders throughout the book about past occurrences, there simply isn't enough information for a new reader.
I heartily recommend this whole series though.
After a meeting with the Di Angelo family Percy Jackson, Annabeth Chase, Grover Underwood and Thalia Grace are thrust straight out their comfort zone for our reading pleasure.
A new monster is rising and kronos is growing more and more powerful, Luke though seems to be growing weaker and is supposedly died at the end of the book.
One the other hand camp Half-Blood meet none other that the Hunters, will any female campers turn, will Annabeth turn? Who is the Genarl what does he want. What is the Oracle of about this time? An ne w face appears and a child killed by their fathers on hand. cruel don't you think.
Will Aphrodite tamper with yet another hero? And is Nico Di Angelo really a child of Hades, and if so should they tell the gods.
Read to find out.