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Reviewed in the United States on October 6, 2020
I loved this book!! I'm a little sad that Apollo becomes a god. I cannot wait to see where Rick Riordan takes Nico and Will's quest. My top priority however is this: Did anyone else catch the parts about Kane Chronicles and Magnus Chase? If you didn't, lemme lay it out for you. The mansion Rachel saw in Brooklyn was the headquarters for the 21 Nome. The penguin who was sighted on the balcony was one of Felix's penguins. The meeting Chiron was occupied by with a cat and a severed head. The cat is Bast, guardian of Sadie and Carter Kane. The severed head is Mimir, Hearthstone and Blitzen's former employer. Chiron speaks of one problem which concerns three different pantheons. I have been racking my brains and I cannot think of a single villan who could overlap multiple mythologies besides Setne, who is imprisoned inside of a snow globe. I am not sure if the problem will have the old protagonists or if Riordan will introduce old ones. Personally, I'm hoping for the old ones. I am not entirely sure whether Rick will introduce Nico's quest or the collective problem of the three mythologies. I am ridiculously excited and in a few years, when the book has beedn published, you can all read this post and I will comment 'I told you so!' :D ;)
I loved Apollo's descent into mortality. He grew to be more human and we were there to watch his journey. I loved how the characters were described by Apollo, especially Nico and I loved Piper's new relationship. I was a bit disappointed that not all predictions came true, such as Grover's prediction that they would see each other before Apollo regained his immortality. As far as I can tell, they didn't see each other again for the rest of the series. Overall it was a great story and I loved it!!