Book Review: Blood of Olympus

Lizzy Lamm, Reporter

Book: Blood of Olympus

Author: Rick Riordan

Rating: 7/10

Price: $11.99 hardcover from Barnes and Noble


“Blood of Olympus” is the fifth and final book in the Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan, and it marks the end of the Percy Jackson and Heroes of Olympus series.

The Doors of Death have finally been closed, but the giants have escaped, and Gaea, the goddess of the earth, is waking. The gods are no help because of their split personalities between their Greek and Roman forms. The seven demigods of the prophecy must make it to Athens in time to stop Gaea from waking and destroying the gods and the world.

The Heroes of Olympus series brought new characters, and another demigod camp, into the world of Percy Jackson. The prophecy of seven that first appeared in The Last Olympian, which is the fifth book of the Percy Jackson series, begins to unravel. We learn that the seven demigods of the prophecy are from both camps. Jason, Frank and Hazel from Camp Jupiter, and Percy, Annabeth, Leo and Piper from Camp Half-Blood. In an attempt by Hera to bring the two camps together, the seven finally meet and leave for Athens, but the two camps are now on the precipice of war.

The only way to stop the camps from fighting, and to heal the gods of their split personalities, is to bring the Athena Parthenos to Camp Half-Blood.

I waited eagerly for Rick Riordan’s latest book. As a big fan of the Percy Jackson series, I preordered the book and sat down to read it as soon as I got it in the mail. Although I finally got a point of view from a character that I wanted to read more about, I also didn’t get a point of view from some other characters that I really love.

Overall, it was a good read, but I felt that the ending wrapped up a little too quickly and easily, and there was a lot of things that I was hoping for to happen that didn’t.

Rick Riordan has also announced the release of another series about Norse mythology. The series, called Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, will be release fall of 2015.