Title: The Last Olympian
Author: Rick Riordan
Series: Percy Jackson and the Olympians #5
Previous Book: The Battle of the Labyrinth
Next Book: The Lost Hero (Heroes of Olympus #1)
Source: Personal Purchase
Description from Goodreads:
All year the half-bloods have been preparing for battle against the Titans, knowing the odds of victory are grim. Kronos s army is stronger than ever, and with every god and half-blood he recruits, the evil Titan s power only grows. While the Olympians struggle to contain the rampaging monster Typhon, Kronos begins his advance on New York City, where Mount Olympus stands virtually unguarded. Now it s up to Percy Jackson and an army of young demigods to stop the Lord of Time. In The Last Olympian, the final book in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, the long-awaited prophecy surrounding Percy s sixteenth birthday unfolds. And as the battle for Western civilization rages on the streets of Manhattan, Percy faces a terrifying suspicion that he may be fighting against his own fate.
I am still completely shocked at how little I remembered of the Percy Jackson series in general, but especially in this final book! So much stuff happened that I didn’t even remember, from the final battle with Kronos and his army starting way faster than I expected to the ending.
That Last Olympian has a little bit of a journey, but most of the book covers the battle with Kronos’s army, which is a lot harder and takes a lot longer than you might expect. I suppose if it didn’t, though, the book would be kind of boring!
I had forgotten completely what the title referred to, but I thought it was really interesting. There’s a twist with Percy’s friend, Rachel, and there’s a spy in their camp that is passing secrets to Kronos. I had even forgotten who that was!
Other than a couple of minor details, even the ending surprised me! However, I still really enjoyed reading The Last Olympian and thought that it was a great series ender. However, it also has a twist at the end that sets the stage very nicely for the spin-off series!