THE TITAN’S CURSE (Book 3 in Percy Jackson and the Olympians)

by Rick Riordan

Published by Disney Hyperion

A review by John Irvin


“Then she was gone, and I was left alone with the twelve-year-old goddess.” –Percy Jackson

            Grover, the Satyr, is a friend of Percy Jackson’s—they’re linked in a mental kind of way, I’m not meaning crazy. But Percy gets a distress call from his friend and enlists himself on a quest to the rescue. He discovers that Grover has found two significant demigods, children of Hades.

            But what they soon realize is: they’ve walked into a trap designed by none other than Kronos the Titan Lord himself.

            Taking on powerful allies, will Percy Jackson be able to vanquish Kronos’s plan again? Will his friends make it out alive? What key roles do these two new demigods—Half-Bloods—have to play?

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            This Greek-myth urban fantasy for young adults and teens is given a five star by me. Can there be any more stars? Yet again, I was brought to laughs by Percy’s clean humor. Yet again, I was surprised by the plot twists. And with yet another chilling prophecy, the team works it out well.

            Titan’s Curse could stand on its own sort of. It is book three in the series, but with the few mentions of past quests, Riordan gives good brief explanations that don’t take you out of the story world—they simply help you recall past adventures.

            What I’m saying is, Riordan keeps to his role as an amazing master at the narrative. The book is written in first person like the past two, from Percy’s perspective naturally. So you feel like you’re standing right next to Percy the whole time while you’re seeing what he’s seeing with him offering his own thoughts to you.

            Percy also does some growing and learning along the way—he’s growing up.

            And like its previous sibling works, this book kept me turning the pages and I was finished reading in around 2 or 3 days!

            So, take my recommendation and click this link to go buy it: THE TITAN’S CURSE.

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