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Synopsis:

“NICO HAD WARNED THEM. Going through the House of Hades would stir the demigods’ worst memories. Their ghosts would become restless. Nico may actually become a ghost if he has to shadow-travel with Reyna and Coach Hedge one more time. But that might be better than the alternative: allowing someone else to die, as Hades foretold.

JASON”S GHOST IS HIS MOTHER, who abandoned him when he was little. He may not know how he is going to prove himself as a leader, but he does know that he will not break promises like she did. He will complete his line of the prophecy: To storm or fire the world must fall.

REYNA FEARS THE GHOSTS OF HER ANCESTORS, who radiate anger. But she can’t allow them to distract her from getting the Athena Parthenos to Camp Half-Blood before war breaks out between the Romans and the Greeks. Will she have enough strength to succeed, especially with a deadly hunter on her trail?

LEO FEARS THAT HIS PLAN WON’T WORK, that his friends might interfere. But there is no other way. All of them that know that one of the Seven has to die in order to defeat Gaea, the Earth Mother.

PIPER MUST LEARN TO GIVE HERSELF OVER TO FEAR. Only then will she be able to do her part at the end: utter a single word.

Heroes, gods, and monsters all have a role to play in the climatic fulfillment of the prophecy in The Blood of Olympus, the electrifying finale of the best-selling Heroes of Olympus series.”

Review:

What a great conclusion to this series. I could ask for any better of an ending.

Going into this book, I had a lot of mixed feelings. I know a lot of people that have read this series say that this is not their favorite book in the series so I had no idea what to expect.

But everything that I had hoped for in this conclusion happened.

This entire series was told from multiple different points of view but I think that this book did it the best. I enjoyed reading from all of the characters points of views. I think my favorite, unsurprisingly, was Nico’s. I think seeing the action through his eyes was something I had been looking for throughout this entire series. He is such a great character. I’ve really enjoyed seeing him grow as a character throughout both this series as well as the last three books in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. I’m hoping that we will get to see him more in any other books set in this world.

As far as the romances, I’m glad that, once again, they were not the biggest part of the book. I did enjoy all of the romances that were present in this series but the last 2 books, unlike the first 3, definitely put it as a side thing that wasn’t that important and I really enjoyed that.

The plot of this book was great. It was fast-paced and a total page turner. I couldn’t put the book down at times. No matter who’s point of view we were following, the plot couldn’t have been done any better. At some points it was a little hard to follow but once I got use to it, I was totally invested in it.

Overall, this was a great conclusion to this series. This series as a whole was a great follow up to Percy Jackson and the Olympians. I didn’t know much about Roman mythology before reading this series, but now I know more than ever before. I can’t wait to see what the author does next with this world!

RATING: 5/5

 

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