Author: Rick Riordan
Genre: Children's, Fantasy
The third instalment of the Percy Jackson series takes on a now familiar format of Percy, along with a few others, setting out on a quest which has him fighting all kinds of mythological creatures along the way. This time he is trying to rescue both the goddess Artemis and his fellow half-blood Annabeth. This book is different from the others in that we meet Artemis' hunters as well as getting to know Thalia, daughter of Zeus. There's also a bunch of new characters, with at least one of which who will prove to be all important in the over all story arc of the series.
I liked that we are now able to jump straight into the story without to much explanation of the story world and that we're getting to find out more and more about the Gods and the prophecy which predicts the fall of Olympus. The Titan's Curse felt like it was starting to set up the final two books of the series, with just a few hints here and there of what might follow in the future.
While the Percy Jackson books fall in the Middle School age bracket, they can definitely be enjoyed by all. There's so much detail and action that it's easy to forget that you're reading a childrens/younger teen book. I can't wait to read the rest of the series.