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The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 5) Hardcover – Unabridged, May 5, 2009
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“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) ?--This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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.
Top Customer Reviews
And so, as I desperately waited for my classes to get out, having bought The Last Olympian early that moment the doors opened at a local borders. I couldnt wait to start reading, having finished rereading book four during my lunch hour.
And I was not disappointed. Riordan has a wonderful sense of humor with a snarky edge to it. Though I usually do not enjoy books written in first person, because most authors dont get just how dangerous writing first person can be, Rick has shown a nack for choosing his words carefully, showing up a world in vivid detail, and emotional clarity. The Last Olympian is a wonderful ending to a series that had much promise, and never broke it.
To those who might be afraid I will spoil anything, I wont. I will only say this; Many twists and turns await you. In the final book of the Percy Jackson series, Rick Riordan has woven a tale, pulling all the threads together into a tapestry, with everything he had done before coming together in a epic, emotional ending... a ending that stirred my emotions in a way only one other writer, and concluding book had done, and that was Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling.
While their story telling and writing styles are vastly different, what they share is a thirst for a good story, red herrings to throw you off, and a ending that you couldnt fully see coming, but cant help but be moved by in the end.Read more ›
This last story brings about a conclusion to the whole saga, with one battle after another, answers all your question and even gives our heroes the accolades they richly deserve. It seems its the last one in the series and thats a little sad.
Now, with THE LAST OLYMPIAN, the wait is over. Fans of the series know that Riordan has been building suspense for the ultimate battle between the renegade Titans and the demigods of Camp Half-Blood. Over the course of four previous books, the Titans have grown stronger and gained support, but Percy himself --- as well as several of his friends --- has grown from a confused and awkward boy questioning his identity and heritage to a capable and courageous leader. In this final adventure, the two forces collide, and the result is spectacular indeed.
Throughout THE LAST OLYMPIAN, Percy is troubled by dreams and prophecies. Some are open to interpretation, but others seem to foresee certain doom for Percy and his forces. Summoning all his courage and uniting his forces proves tougher than Percy had anticipated, especially when some of the internal conflicts at Camp Half-Blood threaten to sabotage his plans (it's hard to win a war without the children of Ares cooperating with you!). The battlefield for this final conflict is, in true Riordan style, the streets of Manhattan, centering on Mount Olympus (known to us mortals as the Empire State Building).
As the casualties mount, loyalties are tested, sometimes strengthened and other times broken.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I loved these books soooooo much I'm waiting for the rest of the story. Oh gosh I'm going to read these books a million times over my lifetime.Published 4 days ago by Kamaljit
I got my other copy of the last olympian wet, and I got this new one to replace the other one. Thank you!Published 7 days ago by Amazon Customer
It was a great ending where you want more but aren't being left hanging. Definitely need to read the series in order to get a great grasp of things however the author does well in... Read morePublished 9 days ago by christyanna
Like Harry Potter this is a relatable series that has gotten children to like reading. I do not know how many times my son has read this series, but anything that gets a kid to... Read morePublished 11 days ago by Decinaty
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This is just such a creative and fun series definitely recommend it. It also had some great facts about Greek mythology.Published 15 days ago by Regina M Kleinschmidt
Great finish of the series!
Many plot lines resolved, an amazing twist near the end. My 9 yo and I had a lot of fun with the series, and this book ties everything nicely. Read more