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The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 3) (edition 2008)

by Rick Riordan

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Title:The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 3)
Authors:Rick Riordan
Info:Hyperion Book CH (2008), Paperback, 336 pages
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When Percy, Annabeth and Thalia go to a school to help two siblings who are half-bloods, they get into a fight and Annabeth is presumed dead (though Percy believes otherwise). During the fight, Artemis and the Hunters showed up to help, but Artemis ends up missing, as well. Some of the Hunters must team up with some of the Campers to help save both Annabeth and Artemis.

I really liked this one, and since I was less excited about book 2, which I listened to on audio, I think I'll stick with print (or ebook) for the rest of the series. More characters/gods were introduced in this one, and there was plenty of humour, as well. It was quick to read and a lot of fun, I thought! ( )
  LibraryCin | Aug 10, 2014 |
Percy Jackson's third adventure happens over Christmas break this time, instead of summer. He joins Annabeth and Thalia to investigate Westover Hall after receiving a distress call from Grover. Humorously, his mom drives them, and then releases them to their hero business. When they find Grover, they learn he has found two half-bloods at the school, but a powerful monster is also pursuing them. Of course, the monster is masquerading as Dr. Thorn, the vice principal. Teachers are not presented in a friendly light in this series. The four heroes attempt to rescue the di Angelo siblings, but when Thorn reveals his true nature as a Manticore, the fight becomes desperate. The Hunters, maiden girls sworn in service to Athena, enter the fray, and beat Thorn, but in his defeat he falls off a cliff and takes Annabeth with him. Percy and his friends are devastated.

Athena learns that an ultimate monster is loose, and she sends the Hunters off to Camp Half-Blood while she hunts it. Her lieutenant, Zoe, grudgingly follows her orders. Nico and Bianca di Angelo also head to Camp, and the group relates everything that happened to Chiron. Their quiet time is limited, though; Percy dreams of Annabeth imprisoned, and Zoe has a similar dream involving Athena. The kids receive a new prophecy, and thus a new mission: to find the dangerous monster that will lead them to Athena, and hopefully Annabeth as well. Although Percy is left out of the mission, at Zoe's request, he discreetly follows them on his pegasus (discreetly on a pegasus, that sentence is a bit ridiculous), and he soon joins forces with the team.

The group of five children heroes track Athena across the country, receiving help from a wild boar sent by Pan and a mystical transport secretly given by Apollo, not to mention the angel statues at Hoover Dam, all of which allow them to travel vast distances in short periods of time. Along the way, they encounter a troop of undead men born from a dragon's tooth that are relentless in their mission to kill Percy, a metal giant sleeping at the edge of the gods' junkyard, and a lion with metallic fur. They even receive help from Dionysius to destroy the evil manticore Thorn. Their journey terminates in San Francisco. If they can make their way past the dragon Ladon, the children will finally face the General and Luke, and see their abducted friends.

Book three, and the adventure for the demigods continue, with the fast pace and refreshing humor from previous books in the series. Percy, as our first-person narrator, is a sympathetic character who has some faults but is essentially good and true. The reader can easily identify with him, since he was just a regular kid before his world was rearranged two years ago, and he views many of the strange mythological occurrences with the same surprise as we would. In addition to Percy, the book handles a large cast of characters, from major supporting roles to more cameo-like appearances, and each individual has a distinct personality. Some characters are more developed than others, but they all fit perfectly in the setting the author has created. Riordan displays a wonderful inventiveness in basing old mythological locations and monsters around contemporary places and people, and makes the blending of ancient and new believable, at least in the context of the world he has created. I read through this book quickly, because I cared for the characters and the action rarely slowed. The Olympians series has two more books, and I plan to polish them off sooner rather than later. ( )
  nmhale | Jul 21, 2014 |
Fantastic story for anyone that that's a fan of Greek mythology. Tore through it in no time at all. Written for middle school age readers, but I think older readers can enjoy this series just as much. ( )
  Tigerlily12 | Jul 9, 2014 |
Another good addition to the Percy Jackson series. Fast but fun read. I like these series, how Riordan blends Greek mythology into a modern US setting. ( )
  csweder | Jul 8, 2014 |
Another good addition to the Percy Jackson series. Fast but fun read. I like these series, how Riordan blends Greek mythology into a modern US setting. ( )
  csweder | Jul 8, 2014 |
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So it's funny, but it's also very exciting, with the gods behaving in that disgraceful and unpredictable way that gods do. Then there are the really bad guys. If you're familiar with these ancient characters, you'll be impressed by how Riordan handles them. If they're new to you, it's a gripping introduction.
 
Readers who are familiar with ancient mythology will enjoy Riordan's tongue-in-cheek approach; those who aren't just might be tempted to go to the original sources to learn more.
 

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The Friday before winter break, my mom packed me an overnight bag and a few deadly weapons and took me to a new boarding school.
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This LT work is the third volume (of five) in Rick Riordan's series, Percy Jackson and the Olympians. Please do not combine it with any other individual title or collection of titles from the series. Thank you.
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Percy finds two half bloods and goes to help. He finds a monster and fights them and hunters come and help him. Artmis (the hunter god) is going to look for the monster and ends up in chains holding up the sky. Percy comes and helps and gets her out
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This is the third book in the most exciting commercial fantasy adventure series since "Artemis Fowl". Now in paperback with a thrilling new cover look. It's the last Friday before the winter holidays but Percy Jackson isn't at school: he's battling the fearsome Manticore (half human, half lion), which in itself isn't ideal...but with Annabeth missing and the goddess of the hunt held captive, things get a whole lot more serious...Greek mythology relocated to modern-day America. Action-packed, funny, accessible writing for both boys and girls aged 10 and above. This title is perfect for fans of "Harry Potter" and "Artemis Fowl".

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When the goddess Artemis disappears while hunting a rare, ancient monster, a group of her followers joins Percy and his friends in an attempt to find and rescue her before the winter solstice, when her influence is needed to sway the Olympian Council regarding the war with the Titans.… (more)

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