- Age Range: 10 - 14 years
- Grade Level: 5 - 9
- Lexile Measure: 630 (What's this?)
- Series: Percy Jackson and the Olympians (Book 5)
- Paperback: 432 pages
- Publisher: Disney-Hyperion; Reprint edition (January 25, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1423101502
- ISBN-13: 978-1423101505
- Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 1 x 7.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (2,215 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,119 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 5) Paperback – January 25, 2011
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About the Author
Rick Riordan (www.rickriordan.com) is the author of The Heroes of Olympus, Book One: The Lost Hero; the New York Times #1 best-selling The Kane Chronicles, Book One: The Red Pyramid; as well as all the 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; The Battle of the Labyrinth; and The Last Olympian. 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.
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While mortals think there's a violent storm system creeping across the Midwest, *we* know that it's really the gods battling Typhon, one of the Titans who has risen up to reclaim his place at the top of the god food chain. But if all the gods are battling Typhon, who's watching out for Olympus (based in the Empire State Building)?! It's Percy and his fellow demigods, youngsters who have experience and passion -- but will that be enough?
Written as a first person narrative, this exciting book teaches a lot about the classical gods without tasting like medicine. The action and humor are ever present, and the characters are a treat. While there is betrayal and adversity and violence, there is no gore or cruelty. I loved the whole series and was really happy with this finish, which offered a plausible solution to the series' loose threads and led to a satisfying conclusion for our heroes.
Well done and highly recommended.
Publisher: Hyperion Books/Penguin Books
Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian by Rick Riordan is an extremely enthralling book that you will never want to put down. The whole series is great, and is also an interesting way to learn about Greek Mythology, whilst reading about Percy, the main character and also a Demigod, and his adventures. Rick manages to bring the Mythology to life throughout this whole series, whether it be when the Demigods are at Camp Half-Blood or the Olympians are fighting Typhon, the Father of All Monsters. I assure you there is not one scene in this book that will not leave you wanting to continue reading. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in Mythology or wanting a book that will always keep them on the edge of their seat.
Rick Riordan has written the whole series from Percy's perspective, and I find that really helps you gain a better connection with each of the characters. Whatever Percy feels about a certain character, you tend to feel the same way, as it is written in first person. The advantage of writing this series in the first person is that it makes the reader feel like they are actually there, doing what Percy is doing, whether they are fighting the Drakon or finding out what the Great Prophecy is. I think that finally discovering what the Great Prophecy says in the last book of the series helps build suspense throughout the series because you sit there wondering "What is the Great Prophecy?" "What will the Prophecy say?" "Will the Prophecy mean something bad for Percy?" or "I wish I knew what the Great Prophecy is".
The storyline of The Last Olympian is similar to the other books in the series; however, this is the final stand between Percy and Luke, who has been turned into Kronos. The Demigods must save Camp Half-Blood and Mount Olympus, before the Olympians fall and the Titans rise to rule the world. The last battle between the Demigods and the Titans takes place in New York. Morpheus, the God of Dreams, has put the city under a spell so the mortals are not aware of what is going on. The suspense of whether the Demigods win or are defeated by the Titans makes you anxious, and you never want to stop reading until you reach the last page.
Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian is one of the best books I have ever read. At first, I was hesitant to read the series; however, as soon as I read Percy Jackson and the Lighting Thief, I had to continue reading the whole series. Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian is truly an incredible book and I look forward to begin reading the second series, The Heroes of Olympus.
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