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Friday, March 4, 2011
Percy Jackson and the Olympians
Percy Jackson and the Olympians are my favorite series. It consists of five books about a boy, Percy Jackson, and his life as a demigod. The books mix with fiction and Greek mythology. Percy is the son of Poseidon, the sea god and one of the three main gods(Zeus and Hades) are the other two. All demigods or half-bloods have to go to Camp Half-Blood every summer to be safe and train to fight monsters. There, they realize that Percy is the one of the Great Prophecy and when he turns sixteen he has to make a decision that either saves the world or ends it. Now I am going to give a brief summary of all five books so you know more about them.
The Lightning Thief:
Percy finds out he is the son of Poseidon and goes to Camp Half-Blood for the first time. He goes on his first quest with his new friends, Grover a satyr and Annabeth a daughter of Athena, to find Zeus's master lightning bolt. After fighting many monsters the team finds the lightning bolt and returns it to Zeus on Olympus(sixhundreth floor of the Empire State Building) and Percy finally gets to meet his father.
Sea of Monsters:
Percy has a new cabin mate in the Poseidon cabin, his half brother Tyson who is a cyclops. Thalia's tree(a daughter of Zeus was turned into a tree and protects the camp's borders)is dying and the only way to save it is to retrieve the golden fleece. Another quest is given and Percy, Tyson, Grover, Annabeth, and Clarisse(daughter of Ares) go to accomplish it. They get the golden fleece and the magic was so strong that Thalia came back alive herself.
The Titan's Curse:
The three friends are on a mission to get Bianca and Nico di Angelo to Camp Half-Blood. Then Annabeth and Artemis go missing. Percy, Thalia, Zoe(a hunter of Artemis), Bianca, and Grover go find the monster Artemis went searching for. They find the monster Bianca and Zoe get killed(Bianca because of a monster, Zoe was killed by her father, a Titan). Annabeth is found and Zoe becomes a new constellation.
Battle of the Labyrinth:
During a camp battle Annabeth and Percy find an entrance to the Labyrinth. Luke could use this maze to get past camp borders and destroy it. Percy, Annabeth, Grover, and Tyson try to find Ariadne's string and Daedalus(creator of the Labyrinth) before Luke, they don't. At the end they find that Kronos is taking over Lukes body and in a matter of months will be able to destroy Olympus.The Last Olympian:
As Percy's sixteenth birthday is coming up, the camp is getting ready to find Kronos's army. The gods are busy fighting Typhon, an enormus monster. They fight many monsters during the war and defeat Kronos with Luke also getting killed. With all of their accomplishments they get great prizes, and Olympus is saved.
Now you know why I love the series so much. It is filled with action, suspense, and interesting facts about Greek gods. I recommend for many of you to read this series and I know you'll love it as much as I do. Books are a treasure, don't ignore it.