In this book, the seven demigods work together to complete their quest to defeat Gaea, the earth goddess, in a conclusion to the Heroes of Olympus series. Before, they have been told that one of them will die. So, the main story revolves around obtaining the ingredients to the physician’s cure, a potion that can cure death. They must also defeat the giants, sons of Gaea that can only be killed by a demigod and a god working together. However, that’s not the only problem. The Greek and the Roman demigods will go to war with each other soon, so it’s up to Nico, Reyna, and Coach Hedge to transport the Athena Parthenos, a statue that will bring peace to the two camps, across Europe and the Atlantic Ocean to Camp Half Blood, home of the Greeks.
I liked the book because it was exciting and funny, like most of Rick Riordan’s books, with cliffhangers and plot twists. Just like his other books, he describes the heroes’ pains, struggles, and encounters throughout the story. The book is fast paced, switching from demigod to demigod, describing their feelings in great detail. The only thing I didn’t like about the book was that, for a final ending to an amazing series, it didn’t feel as grand as it was supposed to be. Even though they fought giant after giant, it didn’t feel right. The book felt a bit rushed, but overall, it was a great ending to the series.
One memorable thing about the book is how Rick Riordan described the final battle with Gaea. The final battle was so descriptive and full of action! It is the most action-filled scene in the book.
Reviewed by Adithya, grade 6, Twin Hickory Area Library