This is the second book in Riordan’s series about Percy Jackson. It’s shorter than the first volume, and wastes no time jumping right into the action. We get to meet new friends as well as visit old ones, as well as finally getting a glimpse of the mysterious prophecy. Of course, there is a ton of Greek mythology mixed in with our modern world, which makes for plenty of opportunities for action and adventure. I find this blend of old and new to be one of Riordan’s talents. I’m always ready to see how he’ll introduce the next splice of mythology.
I didn’t think this book was as good as the first in the series, but it wasn’t necessarily a bad addition. I enjoyed meeting Tyson, and other mythological players (I had fun trying to figure them all out before their official introduction). Circe makes an appearance, which was great for me because she’s one of my favorites.
Just like the last book, Riordan does a good job crafting the end of his story so we’re ready for the next tale. Even though I found the middle of this book a tad boring, I’m already excited to get my hands on the next one.