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Voracious reader finished the set in eight days!
Reviewed in the United States on May 9, 2015
I bought this book set for my 8-year old (as a gift for his great progress report) and it was delivered on May 1, 2015. As of today, May 9th, he has finished the entire set. His DS and TV were relegated to secondary status. If that is not a testament to how good these books are, I do not know what is. He could not put it down. I thought he would get into the Harry Potter series and I was excited to have him read them along with Chronicles of Narnia, but the Greek and Roman mythology interwoven throughout the series and the adventures the characters go through in each book won this third grader over.
This particular book set only has the first three books (The Lost Hero, The Son of Neptune, and The Mark of Athena) of the five book series. House of Hades (4th book) and the Blood of Olympus (5th and final book) are not included. They are quite lengthy, average 400 pages each or so, and can make your child spend a significant amount of time reading (which may not be a bad thing). I love the story of how author Rick Riordan started this whole Percy Jackson, Heroes of Olympus series from storytime with his children. I still hope he will get into Harry Potter and Chronicles of Narnia (amongst other great children classic series) but I am glad that there are books like the Heroes of Olympus series that can fuel and sustain his love of reading.