Percy Jackson and The Titan's Curse by Rick Riordan

Hello Readers,

This is the book where everything changes slight spoiler dear Reader but from this book on the story is much darker. We do get to meet more of my favourite characters we meet Rachel Elizabeth Dare and Nico di Angelo or as he’s been referred to while reading poor little baby Nico.

“Five shall go west to the goddess in chains,
One shall be lost in the land without rain,
The bane of Olympus shows the trail,
Campers and Hunters combined prevail,
The Titan's curse must one withstand,
And one shall perish by a parent's hand.”

As I have already stated this is the book where everything changes and with full spoilers this is the book our heroes luck runs out and we not only have one death but two. Up until this book death is skirted around and just mention as something that only happened off to the side of the story or to the monsters.

I loved that in this book we get a proper introduction to Thalia. At the end of Sea of Monsters, the Golden Fleece works a little too well and Thalia is fully healed, and the books ends before we really get to meet her. In fact, she only gets to say her name on the last line of the book. Thalia is a daughter of Zeus, yes, the big three shouldn’t have kids but here we are they are all full of rubbish.  

The story starts out like you would expect Percy, Annabeth, and Thalia are trying to assist Grover as he is attempting to sneak out two half-bloods from a private military school. Things obviously get messy (I’m not pointing fingers, but Percy listen to Thalia) and during the battle Annabeth is stolen away. Artemis and her hunters save the day. Not only do we meet Artemis we meet her lieutenant Zoë who plays an important role as she is the person given the prophecy by the oracle.

As you can tell from the prophecy the Hunters and the campers must work together. As you can probably guess there is more than one quest afoot the Goddess Artemis has been captured and something had happened to Annabeth. It isn’t long till they realise that both Annabeth and Artemis have been abducted by the same forces. Despite Zoë best efforts Percy ends up sneaking his way to assist the quest.

In this book we get introduced to so many new characters, but they are all distinct and unique with their own motives and distinct personalities, and lovable in their own way. We algo get to meet Artemis and her Hunters and we have appearances from Artemis, Apollo, Aphrodite, Ares, and Athena, among other gods and we even meet the Titan Atlas.

In my review of the Tv series I mentioned a cannon event that was confirmation by showrunners when we can hear the name “Bianca” in “We Take a Zebra to Vegas” this is the book where we as the readers find out that Bianca and her brother Nico were at the lotus hotel the same time as Percy, Annabeth, and Grover in the lightening thief.

From Greek Myths

  • The Manticore 
  • Ophiotaurus 
  • Skeleton Warriors 
  • Nemean Lion
  • Erymanthian Boar 
  • Talos 
  • Ladon 
  • Atlas 

Poor Little Baby Nico

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