The Son of Neptune (Heroes of Olympus #2)

 
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The Son of Neptune (Heroes of Olympus #2)
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10+
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October 04, 2011
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9781423140597
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Percy is confused. When he awoke from his long sleep, he didn't know much more than his name. His brain fuzz is lingering, even after the wolf Lupa told him he is a demigod and trained to fight with the pen/sword in his pocket. Somehow Percy manages to make it to a camp for half-bloods, despite the fact that he has to keep killing monsters along the way. But the camp doesn't ring any bells with him. The only thing he can recall from his past is another name: Annabeth.

Hazel is supposed to be dead. When she lived before, she didn’t do a very good job of it. Sure, she was an obedient daughter, even when her mother was possessed by greed. But that was the problem—when the Voice took over her mother and commanded Hazel, to use her “gift” for an evil purpose, Hazel can’t say no. now, because of her mistake, the future of the world is at risk. Hazel wishes she could ride away from it all on the stallion that appears in her dreams.

Frank is a klutz. His grandmother says he is descended from heroes and can be anything he wants to be, but he doesn’t see it. He doesn’t even know who his father is. He keeps hoping Apollo will claim him, because the only thing he is good at is archery—although not good enough to win camp war games. His bulky physique makes him feel like an ox, especially in front of Hazel, his closest friend at camp. He trusts her completely—enough to share the secret he holds close to his heart.

Beginning at the “other” camp for half-bloods and extending as far as the land beyond the gods, this breathtaking second installment in the Heroes of Olympus series introduces new demigods, revives fearsome monsters, and features other remarkable creatures, all destined to play a part in the Prophecy of Seven.

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Better Than The First (And I Thought It Was The Best Book Ever)!
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This is the best book I have read (and the first book I have read in iBooks!) This is the follow up book from "The Lost Hero" This book takes place mostly at the Greek camp and follows Percy and his newly found friends as they go on a quest to save the world. While I was hoping the Roman and Greek demigods would meet up in this book it turns out they don't all meet until the third book. My favorite part is Percy is back! I hope you enjoy this book.
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And... Percy is BACK!!!
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Percy is BACK!!! Except for the fact that he has pretty much no memory of where he came from, except for the name Annabeth...

At the opening of this book, we find Percy at the ROMAN camp, where he is running from some evil gorgons who JUST WON'T DIE!!!! Literally. Percy has seen them dissolve into sand time after time for the past three days, but nothing has happened.

This book is set eight months after the last one, The Lost Hero. Percy has finally woken up from an eight month nap and is on his way to Camp Jupiter, like the Roman version of Camp Half-Blood, where everyone is Roman. Percy believes that he is the son of Neptune, instead of the son of Poseidon, because of course the Romans have no idea that the Greek aspects of their gods still exist and continue to have kids.

Percy meets two new friends: Hazel, daughter of Pluto, and Frank, son of Mars and distant descendant of Poseidon (yes, Poseidon, not Neptune). They also meet Reyna, the leader of Camp Jupiter, daughter of Bellona, and Octavian, Roman aurgury (like the Oracle but less accurate), pain in the backside, son of Apollo (?). And 200 other campers, which I won't name, because that would be a pain, and I don't know all their names.

Nearly straight after he arrives, there is a message from Mars (Ares) and Juno (Hera) saying that Percy and two others need to go on a quest to Alaska, beyond the power of the gods. Percy, being Percy, accepts and along with Frank and Hazel, sets off to fall to his death (again), nearly drown in muskeg (quicksand type thing), and fight giants and Titans. I mean, this is Percy we are talking about people! The action never stops!

This is another amazing book delivered by Riordan, and I definitely recommend it. It leaves you wanting more and more! I know when I finished this book, and I found out that Mark of Athena wasn't coming out for AGES, I was like NO! But it's out now, but it's even more horrible because now I have to wait ANOTHER YEAR before House of Hades comes out!!!!
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The Son of Neptune
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In The Son of Neptune Percy is trying to regain his memory all through out this entire book. Meanwhile they are on a quest to try to save Camp Jupiter from Gaea's army. Percy, Hazel, and Frank are going to try and complete this dangerous quest. They have to complete this quest before the Feast Of Fortuna, which is arriving very soon. If they don't Polybotes, the giant, will comes to destroy Camp Jupiter. Camp Jupiter's fate rests in their hands. I liked this book because it had a lot of action in it and I like books that have a lot of action. I really liked this book a lot because it has greek mythology, and before I read this series I had no idea what greek mythology was! Also I really like the authors writing style because it always keeps you on the edge of your seat.
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I loved the writing style!
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Great Second Book
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I loved the Percy Jackson series so I tried this one. It was good if you like books where the point of view changes. I also don't like third person point of view books, but I am truly hooked on this book.
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