The Last Olympian

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Published on: January 8, 2010

The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan.

Pages: 381

This is the fifth book in the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series.  The book is a mythological adventure written for the young adult and young at heart adult.  I don’t want to give away much of the story so will be somewhat generic.

This is not a difficult read and is quite entertaining.  The plot twisted here and turned there and kept me pinned to turning its pages.  I view this series as a whole to be on par with the Harry Potter series – and easily much better than the twilight series (no competition really).  Some of the plot turns were easy to spot, and some were a surprise.

What I did not like about the book had nothing to do with the story.  The editing seemed clumsy.  Frequent misuse of words and conjugation.  An example would be “spelled” in lieu of “spelling.”  There were other grammatical flaws as well that were outside the context of dialog.  Grammar errors inside dialog are acceptable – gives a reality check to the character.

Pseudo spoiler:  The Oracle of Delphi pronounces a new prophecy involving seven demi-gods near the end of the novel.

Grade: B+  This was a good read and kept me interested for all five books.  I may read them again and will likely watch the movies.  I would also let me children read the book.

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