torsdag 18 juli 2013

The Son of Neptune - Rick Riordan

Titel: The Son of Neptune
Författare: Rick Riordan
Serie: The Heroes of Olympus #2
Sidor: 513

Spoilervarning! Boken ingår i en serie, spoilers från tidigare böcker i serien, såväl som från serien Percy Jackson and the Olympians förekommer.

Seven half-bloods shall answer the call,
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.

Percy is confused. 

 When he awoke from his long sleep, he didn't know much more than his name. His brain fuzz is lingering, even after the wolf Lupa told him he is a demigod and trained him to fight with the pen/sword in his pocket. Somehow Percy manages to make it to a camp for half-bloods, despite the fact that he has to keep killing monsters along the way. But the camp doesn't ring any bells with him. The only thing he can recall from his past is another name: Annabeth

Hazel is supposed to be dead. 

When she lived before, she didn't do a very good job of it. Sure, she was an obedient daughter, even when her mother was possessed by greed. But that was the problem — when the Voice took over her mother and commanded Hazel to use her "gift" for an evil purpose, Hazel couldn't say no. Now because of her mistake, the future of the world is at risk. Hazel wished she could ride away from it all on the stallion that appears in her dreams.

Frank is a klutz. 

His grandmother says he is descended from heroes and can be anything he wants to be, but he doesn't see it. He doesn't even know who his father is. He keeps hoping Apollo will claim him, because the only thing he is good at is archery — although not good enough to win camp war games. His bulky physique makes him feel like an ox, especially infront of Hazel, his closest friend at camp. He trusts her completely — enough to share the secret he holds close to his heart.

Hur mycket jag än älskade The Lost Hero så saknade jag min favorithjälte, Percy Jackson. I The Son of Neptune är han äntligen tillbaka och jag älskade den till och med lite mer än The Lost Hero.

Handlingen var så fantastiskt bra och det fanns inget jag inte älskade. Början var helt makalöst rolig och jag älskade när Percy slogs mot Gorgonerna. Trots att jag saknade Camp Half-Blood, så älskade jag att få se Romarnas sida och den gjorde handlingen och världen ännu intressantare. 

Även här får man följa 3 olika perspektiv, och förutom Percy så lär vi känna Frank och Hazel. Båda två har en ganska tragisk bakgrund och jag kunde inte annat än att älska dem. Percy fortsätter att vara min favorit, men Frank och Hazel kommmer inte långt efter.

Jag tycker mycket mer om den här serien än vad jag gjorde om Percy Jackson and the Olympians, och jag tror att mycket beror på att karaktärerna har växt upp. The Heroes of Olympus är mycket mörkare än sin föregångare, och trots att jag redan nu har en känsla av att den allt inte kommer att sluta lyckligt, så vill jag bara ha mer. Cliffhangern i slutet gjorde mig oerhört glad att jag redan har fortsättningen hemma, och den måste läsas NU!


“Part of their problem was Percy. He fought like a demon, whirling through the defender's ranks in a completely unorthodox style, rolling under their feet, slashing with his sword instead of stabbing like a Roman would, whacking campers with the flat of his blade, and generally causing mass panic.”

“Her name badge read: Hello! My name is DIE, DEMIGOD SCUM!” 

“Heroes!" Euryale said with disgust. "They always bring that up, just like our mother! 'why can't you turn people to stone? your sister can turn people to stone.' Well, I'm sorry to disappoint you, boy! That was Medusa's curse alone. she was the most hideous one in the family. She got all the luck!" Stheno looked hurt. "Mother said I was the most hideous.”  

“Frank imitated the voice of Vitellius: “They’re wimps! Back in my day, we died all the time, and we liked it!”

10 / 10

2 kommentarer:

  1. Jag har varit nyfiken på den här serien hur länge som helst, känns som att jag kanske får ta och beställa hem den snart ;)