The Blood of Olympus (Heroes of Olympus Book 5) Paperback – 7 May 2015
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- ASIN : 0141339241
- Publisher : Puffin (7 May 2015)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 560 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9780141339245
- ISBN-13 : 978-0141339245
- Reading age : 9 - 16 years
- Item Weight : 373 g
- Dimensions : 12.9 x 3.2 x 19.8 cm
- Country of Origin : United Kingdom
- Generic Name : BOOK
- Best Sellers Rank: #855 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Also, pretty hardcover.
By Autumn Melody on 17 January 2019
Also, pretty hardcover.
To storm or fire the world must fall.
An oath to keep with a final breath,
And foes bear arms to the Doors of Death.
We have come down to the most important book in the series (HOO). I have to admit that I'm kinda tired of saying this, but, awesome cover page as usual. Nice to see what the crew looks like in the eyes of the author (Rick Riordan). Our prayers have been answered (at least mine has been) to see the crew in the biggest combat in PJO history.
Again Rick Riordan has done an awesome job. I just wish, we had some bonus stories about the crew of the Argo II-Percy, Annabeth, Jason, Piper, Leo, Hazel and Frank (we'll add Reyna, Coach Hedge and Nico in there too).
The story starts of with Jason introducing his life of difficulties as an old man and then fighting to near death. But this proves to be worth it as the crew finds out about the dangers of traveling through Delphi to reach Greece. Why reach Greece, you ask? To defeat the giants and stop Gaia from waking, of course, all before the Feast of Spes when Gaia is scheduled to wake from her slumber. Nothing else needs to be said there. Meanwhile, Reyna, Nico and Coach Hedge are sky diving into Mount Vesuvius.They need to get to Camp Half-Blood to deliver the Athena Parthenos, as instructed by Athena.
As usual, the heroes fight crazy ghost people, Victory (you'll know what I mean soon enough), Percy's sister (isn't it always Percy's siblings), Orion, Lycaon, Mimas, etc ( its a long list). The heroes eventually reach Athens where they are to defeat the giants, where the giants hope to spill the blood of a male and female demigod- preferably Percy and Annabeth. Cue the fighting. Cue Annabeth's leg getting cut and "spilling [her] blood on the Ancient Stones". Cue Percy's nosebleed (you had to get a nosebleed Percy) and the waking of Gaia. The gods join the fight and defeat the giants. Now its up to the demigods to stop Gaia from destroying the two camps.
In the other side of the world, Reyna, Nico and Coach Hedge get to Camp Half-Blood on pegasi. The Romans start attack Camp Half-Blood even before the heroes arrive. Then Gaia wakes and comes to Camp Half-Blood. The seven demigods of the prophecy, who are slapped by Zeus all the way from Athens sends cheers among both the camps. The rest is based on how they defeat Gaia and Leo fulfilling his promise.
Awesome story. A really good ending. A must read for a PJO and HOO fan.
-- Kaviya. K
If the fiction part was real, by now Ascelypius would have eradicated nose bleeds from the world. Overall amazing read, really good book it was just too easy to defeat Gaia and the giants at the end. You should even write one book in which it shows the peace after the war as all the book are violent an adventurous you should write a few peaceful books.
By Amazon Customer on 28 March 2018
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So let’s start with darling Nico. I just loved his storyline these last couple of books - accepting himself in more than one way and being badass along the way.
My girls! Annabeth, piper, hazel and Reyna. Even Thalia and Hylla. So awesome and badass and sometimes destructive. My favourite haha. Piper’s journey especially takes her so far, and I love her and annabeth’s friendship by the end.
Not enough Percy in this book, but I may actually be okay with that cause it still rocked. And Frank and Leo (💙💙💙) made up for it. I want a Leo in my life.
War is coming. Octavian is leading both camps to their doom by declaring war on the Greeks. With no Reyna to stop him, he has given himself the title Pontifex Maximus ( High Priest ) and has also invited some nasty friends to join in the party killing Greeks...
Reyna, Nico and Coach Hedge must hurry with the Athena Parthenos to stop this massacre. But shadow-traveling across the world isn't easy and if Nico isn't careful he might become a shadow himself. Reyna has to confront her past and Nico his. Perhaps the answer to their troubles lie in each other.
Meanwhile the crew of the Argo 2 are battling halfway across the world to reach Athens and get back to Camp in time to defeat Gaia before the Feast of Spes. No pressure though...
This book has everything you would want from a great book: action, suspense, danger, mythology, believable characters that you genuinely cared about and of course a sprinkle of romance. I have absolutely LOVED this series and had high expectations with this book. I wasn't let down. I finished this book thinking WOW. What an awesome book! I was sad that it was the last book but looking forward to his new series.
The best thing was that everything was tied together at the end. Nico finally gets what he deserved all along, Reyna too performs impossible feats. You get to learn about Reyna's past and how she finally leaves it behind. I had to resist the urge to clap my hands at this duo's courage. They're some tough cookies! And of course my favourite character Percy too did some pretty amazing things. I do think that Rick Riordan could have had Percy and Annabeth more involved. Annabeth had her part in the cave with Piper but Percy? Other than wake up the Earth Mother, nothing much! Even though that bit was really funny!!! The ending was bittersweet. I felt sorry for Leo but was happy he got what he wanted most in the end. Phenomenal book!!!!!!
Both groups face danger, each event worse than the one before. We find more old friends and enemies appearing, together with new ones, before the seven of the prophecy are joined by the Gods to face Gaia. There is one final mystery as Leo disappears as the rest head back to stop the Greek/ Roman battle breaking out. With tricks and Octavian gets his just deserts, it was a book that I HAD to finish before .putting it down.
Truly an Epic set of stories from the First to the Last!!!
From Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson Books 1-5 plus two more extra books on the Greek Gods and Demigods) and continuing all the way through (Heroes of Olympus Books 1-5).
To end with The Blood of Olympus. An Epic story all the way through, a great coming of age story in beautiful and rich environments full of danger and mystery. A thoroughly cracking read. I loved it so much, I read it twice through. Wonderful.