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The Blood of Olympus

by Rick Riordan

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Series: The Heroes of Olympus (5), Camp Half-Blood (10), Riordan's Demi-Gods (2.5)

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The Greek and Roman demigods must simultaneously prevent the earth mother, Gaea, from waking and stop war from breaking out at Camp Half-Blood.

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Nico had warned them. Going through the House of Hades would stir the demigods' worst memories. Their ghosts would become restless. Nico may actually become a ghost if he has to shadow-travel with Reyna and Coach Hedge one more time. But that might be better than the alternative: allowing someone else to die, as Hades foretold.

Jason's ghost is his mother, who abandoned him when he was little. He may not know how he is going to prove himself as a leader, but he does know that he will not break promises like she did. He will complete his line of the prophecy: To storm or fire the world must fall.

Reyna fears the ghosts of her ancestors, who radiate anger. But she can't allow them to distract her from getting the Athena Parthenos to Camp Half-Blood before war breaks out between the Romans and Greeks. Will she have enough strength to succeed, especially with a deadly hunter on her trail?

Leo fears that his plan won't work, that his friends might interfere. But there is no other way. All of them know that one of the Seven has to die in order to defeat Gaea, the Earth Mother.

Piper must learn to give herself over to fear. Only then will she be able to do her part at the end: utter a single word.

Heroes, gods, and monsters all have a role to play in the climactic fulfillment of the prophecy in The Blood of Olympus, the electrifying finale of the best-selling Heroes of Olympus series.
  rachelprice14 | Nov 14, 2022 |
The Blood of Olympus is the last book in the "Heroes of Olympus series," the last book ever involving Percy Jackson and the Greek/Roman gods. The plot is about the "Heroes of Olympus," who are trying to stop Gaia, the mother of the giants from rising. ( )
  SamCanuelas | Oct 24, 2022 |
It's over! *falls back on bed, dead asleep*

That was at 3am today.
Finished. Finally.
You cannot imagine the sheer magnitude of my relief.

Five days. No, seriously, five days?
For me that's a red flag and an indicator of a not-so-great book.
(It takes me 2-3 days to read an interesting book of such length)
While I'm sure many praises will be sang by other people, I will not belong in their number.

Comparisons with Percy Jackson series aside, these books (the series) didn't completely work for me. I didn't feel as deep a connection as I ought to have had to really love these books (like Percy). Don't get me wrong, I liked them. But sometimes liking is not enough.

This book ties up all those pesky loose ends, yes. And yet...
To me it felt a bit... flat? anti-climatic? something else I can't quite put into words?
Maybe because the ending seemed (to me) a little idealistic. Yeah, sure, it's not quite, but it's dangerously close. THERE ARE STILL MONSTERS OUT THERE, GUYS!

Okay, the good stuff (spoiler-ish?):
- Leo - happy for you to bits! Fair winds!
- Nico - you were a star of this book IMHO, heck, of these series, you DESERVE happiness. GOOD LUCK! (you may as well be my other favourite demigod in these two series, now that you did some growing up)
- Reyna - I'll be honest here, did NOT expect to like you as much as I do. You deserve some happiness, not to mention some well-deserved do-nothing-ness with people who don't nag about your duties-&-etc.
- Coach Hedge - please continue to be awesome, best wishes to you and yours!

Basically, I only read this series because I (accidentally) got my hands on [b:The Son of Neptune|9520360|The Son of Neptune (The Heroes of Olympus, #2)|Rick Riordan|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1464201114l/9520360._SY75_.jpg|14406312] and read it and got obsessed with learning the whole story. This trait of mine forced me to finish some books I'm never going near ever again.

Which brings me to this point: I would not have suffered even the slightest bit (okay, maybe a bit because of Coach Hedge, Nico and Reyna) if I had skipped it. For me this series is optional and is NOT included into My Favourite Books List.
I'm pretty sure I will have forgotten most of the story in a month.

It's nice. But nice doesn't cut it for me.

You'll have to decide for yourself. ( )
  QuirkyCat_13 | Jun 20, 2022 |
To be completely honest I was sad there was so little Percy cause he is my favourite. Also I found the writing rather childish. But overall I enjoyed the story ( )
  thereadingpal | Jun 14, 2022 |
Por un segundo pensé "y con esto acabo con el mundo de Riordan" JAJAJA NO ( )
  Ella_Zegarra | Jan 18, 2022 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Riordan, Rickprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Chamian, NickNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rekiaro, IlkkaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rocco, JohnCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Seven half-bloods shall answer the call,
To storm or fire the world must fall.
An oath to keep with a final breath,
And foes bear arms to the Doors of Death.
To my wonderful readers.
Sorry about that apology for that last cliffhanger.
I'll try to avoid cliffhangers in this book.
Well, except for maybe a few small ones...
because I love you guys.
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Jason hated being old.
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The Greek and Roman demigods must simultaneously prevent the earth mother, Gaea, from waking and stop war from breaking out at Camp Half-Blood.

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