Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Guest Post -- Review : The Titan's Curse

The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 3)Title: Percy Jackson and the Olympians - The Titans Curse
Author: Rick Riordan
Genre: Fantasy, Fiction
Publishers: Disney, Hyperion books
Pages: 312
Characters: Percy, Annabeth, Grover, Thalia, Kronos, Nico, Bianca

A flicker of movement behind him, and another missile whistled so close to me that it nicked my ear. Something had sprung up behind Dr. Thorn like a catapult but more flexible… almost like a tail.

This is an excerpt from the book, where Percy is fighting Dr. Thorn (the monster from the school).

This book is the third book of the series “Percy Jackson and the Olympians”. This series is based upon Greek Mythology and Greek gods. It has a main character, Percy Jackson, who is a demi-god. A demi god is a person who is a son or daughter of any Greek god and a mortal. In this book Percy is helped by three of his friends, Annabeth, who is a demi-god and daughter of Athena, Thalia, daughter of Zeus, and Grover who is a satyr. Some other Greek gods mentioned in this book are Poseidon, Zeus, Hermes. Poseidon is the god of the sea. Zeus is the god of the sky. Hermes is the god of thieves.

Percy, a demi-god in his third year of Camp Half-Blood, has permission to recruit demi-gods to Camp half-blood to train. Percy gets an urgent call from Grover that there is a demi-god at school. Also Grover tells him that there might be a few monsters. When Percy (son of Poseidon) and his friends, Annabeth, Thalia try to recruit the Demi-gods, the monster tries to fight them. Then Annabeth falls of a cliff. So Percy and Thalia have to go on a quest to go find Annabeth. Will they make it?

This book can be read easily by eight to nine year olds, because Rick Riordan writes simple words which are easy to understand. He describes the events in the book very well and he also writes with a lot of detail.

My opinion of the book is that the “Titans Curse” was a good book but did not have enough interesting parts. I thought that it was different from the other books. It was more mysterious than the Sea of Monsters and The Lightning thief. But if you like Greek mythology and a bunch of mystery you should read this book.

I don’t think this book is as good as any of the Harry potter books except Harry Potter and the sorceress stone or Harry potter and the chamber of secrets. But I still think it is one of the best books I have ever read.

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