The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 5)
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All year the half-bloods have been preparing for battle against the Titans, knowing the odds of victory are grim. Kronos's army is stronger than ever, and with every god and half-blood he recruits, the evil Titan's power only grows. While the Olympians struggle to contain the rampaging monster Typhon, Kronos begins his advance on New York City, where Mount Olympus stands virtually unguarded. Now it's up to Percy Jackson and an army of young demigods to stop the Lord of Time.
In this momentous final book in the New York Times best-selling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, the long-awaited prophecy surrounding Percy's sixteenth birthday unfolds. And as the battle for Western civilization rages on the streets of Manhattan, Percy faces a terrifying suspicion that he may be fighting against his own fate.
- Amazon Sales Rank: #181540 in Books
- Brand: Harper Collins Publishers
- Published on: 2009-05-05
- Released on: 2009-05-05
- Format: Unabridged
- Original language: English
- Number of items: 1
- Dimensions: 8.63" h x 1.25" w x 6.00" l, 1.23 pounds
- Binding: Hardcover
- 400 pages
- Great product!
“The clash of modern and classical worlds is both exciting and entertaining.” —The New York Times Book Review ?
”Riordan masterfully orchestrates the huge cast of characters and manages a coherent, powerful tale at once exciting, philosophical and tear-jerking. The best-selling series’ legions of fans will cheer their heroes on and rejoice in such a compelling conclusion to the saga.”— Kirkus Reviews (starred review) ?
About the Author
Rick Riordan is the author of the previous books in the New York Times #1 best-selling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series: The Lightning Thief; The Sea of Monsters; The Titan's Curse; and The Battle of the Labyrinth. His previous novels for adults include the hugely popular Tres Navarre series, winner of the top three awards in the mystery genre. He lives in San Antonio, Texas, with his wife and two sons.
The fifth volume of the Percy Jackson adventure series follows the travails of the 15-year-old half-human son of the Greek god Poseidon. The dyslexic, hyperactive teen takes on the curse of Achilles's heel, discovers newfound powers, visits the kingdom of Poseidon, and finds romance as a battle mounts against Kronos. With a touch of teenage geekiness to his voice, Jesse Bernstein is able to master Percy's sense of angst. While his voice is youthful, however, Bernstein lacks the speed and energy to allow listeners to completely suspend disbelief, and his tone lapses into a whining quality that some may find off-putting. S.E.S. © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful.
What Are You Waiting For?
By T. A. Kleinhans
Awesome! I'm not really fully satisfied with the series ending, since I was left wondering what the heck happens to everyone, but it was a great addition to the series, and a great end to the main storyline. I loved it. Let me put it simply: If you like YA books, appreciate a good sense of humor, and have even the slightest interest in Greek Mythology, this series is one that you MUST read, if you haven't done so yet. They are not only greatly entertaining, but are based on the actual Greek myths, meaning they can teach you some things you may not know as well. As for the conclusion, while I might not be thrilled with how it was left largely up in the air, I also am quite happy to say that this is one of the relatively few book series that did not miss a step right through to the end, with the same level of humor and enjoyment to be found in this book as was found in the book that introduced me to the series. So, please, if you fall in the group mentioned above, do yourself a favor and check it out.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
A great read
By Amazon Customer
I love the Percy Jackson series and these are the last ones I have to read. They are brilliant and fantastic for children from 7-70! I highly recommend everyone read these and learn a little about greek and roman mythology.
Package came super quick and the books are in perfect condition
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
This book takes turns that you least expect
By Judith A. Shaw
I don't mean that in a bad way (just as long as you have read the previous books). I suggest this book to any age. Those who prefer nonfiction may not like this, but you never know. What I found different about this book next to the other books is that it was sadder and more violent. But despite that sadness and violence I absolutely LOVED THIS BOOK. I really suggest that if you liked the previous books by Rick riodan than you will certainly like this one even more. As for the hero's of Olympus (the series after this one series) I also suggest you read. This series is even better than the first. I have read all of them. As I said before I LOVED THESE BOOKS. I hope you love these books too.
Peace out, DAVID