Percy Jackson The Last Olympian
This is the final suspenseful installment in the Percy Jackson series. In my opinion, it is definitely the best one out of them all. The writing is still simple enough for younger readers, but there is so much action and things going on, it is hard not to enjoy it as an adult. I found it to be more advanced in writing than the earlier ones as well, especially the first couple in the series. There were more twists and advanced plots in this novel than in previous ones in the series, like we are actually growing up with the characters.
This is the novel where the great prophecy is finally to be fulfilled. The titans’ army is in full force and marches through New York to advance on Olympus. The gods are away and busy fighting the battle on another front, so it is up to Percy Jackson and his small army of heroes to defend the eternal city and defeat the titans. Luke is back at the head of the army, and Percy finds himself doing things he never imagined or thought possible in order to fight for a victory against seemingly impossible odds. He bands together with former rivalries with a common goal to destroy the titan army.
There was a lot of action in this novel. There were new monsters, old monsters, as well as old and new friends fighting alongside Percy and his heroes. The titan spy is still undercover within the campers, and so Percy has mistrust within even his own ranks. Percy also must solve the riddle-like words of the great prophecy if he is to ensure that Kronos will be stopped. He follows the path of other heroes who have tried to do great things, and finds surprises and difficulty every step of the way. This book wraps up and concludes everything in a very satisfactory manner. There is some loss in the book, although perhaps not as much as I have seen in other novels where there has basically been a similar battle between good and pure evil. This can be a good thing or a bad thing: it seems less realistic, but it is also hard to say good-bye to characters that we have come to care about. If you’ve made it this far, I think you have to pick up this last book and finish the series to find out what happens. After all, the final result of the prophecy surprises even Percy himself.