Author: Rick Riordan
Publisher: Disney / Hyperion
Summary:Fans of the original Percy Jackson series will be delighted to return to
Review:Riordan does not fail to please in this action- and legend packed addition to the Percy Jackson chronicles. Fans of the prior series will enjoy the humor and offbeat storytelling Riordan employs, and warm quickly to his new trio of demigods, who are as fully characterized as the originals. While older readers may find places in the tale that seem resolved too simply, I would remind readers that these stories originated as bedtime tales for Riordan’s boys, and are written in a style easily translated to keeping young audiences spellbound with an oral retelling. Slightly similar to Harry Potter in style, these books maintain the action, add the humor and avoid some of the darker and more macabre elements of their wizardly counterparts, making them suitable for upper elementary as well as youth audiences. As always, Riordan continues to thoroughly research and add both famous and lesser-known stories from the Greek and now the Roman canon, a fabulous interest-gainer into the world of classic mythology. A thoroughly delightful story, and fans, including myself, will be eagerly awaiting the next installment.