Thursday, 10 February 2011

Review: Percy Jackson and the Titan's Curse - Rick Riordan

Title: Percy Jackson and The Titan's Curse
Author: Rick Riordan
Format: Kindle
Pages: 320
Genre: Children's, Fantasy
When the goddess Artemis goes missing, she is believed to have been kidnapped.And now it's up to Percy and his friends to find out what happened. Who is powerful enough to kidnap a goddess? They must find Artemis before the winter solstice, when her influence on the Olympian Council could swing an important vote on the war with the titans. Not only that, but first Percy will have to solve the mystery of a rare monster that Artemis was hunting when she disappeared -- a monster rumored to be so powerful it could destroy Olympus forever.

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.

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