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The Son of Neptune
Contributor(s): Riordan, Rick
ISBN: 1423140591     ISBN-13: 9781423140597
Publisher: Disney Pr
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Product Type: School And Library - Other Formats
Published: October 2011
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Annotation: A second installment in a new series set in the world of Percy Jackson finds demigods Jason, Piper and Leo continuing their efforts to find their four remaining quest members, one of whom may be a son of Neptune, in a camp thousands of miles away. By the award-winning author of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Mythology, Roman; Juvenile fiction.
Mythology, Greek; Juvenile fiction.
Mythology, Roman; Fiction.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Action & Adventure
- Juvenile Fiction | Legends, Myths, Fables
- Juvenile Fiction | Fantasy & Magic
Dewey: [Fic]
LCCN: 2011017658
Lexile Measure: 640
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 4-6, Age 9-11
Series: Heroes of Olympus
Book type: Juvenile Fiction
Physical Information: 8.75" H x 6.00" W x 1.50" (1.64 lbs) 521 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 146841
Reading Level: 4.7   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 17.0
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q55700
Reading Level: 3.7   Interest Level: Grades 6-8   Point Value: 27.0
 
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2012 Spring)
In this action-packed Lost Hero sequel, Percy Jackson arrives at Camp Jupiter, the camp for half-blood children of the Roman gods, unable to remember his past and pursued by two gorgons who won't stay dead when he kills them. As always, Riordan gives his heroes the last word, supplying them with sardonic quips in the face of unassailable odds.

Reviewed by Horn Book Magazine Reviews (Horn Book Magazine Reviews 2012 #1)
This second book in the series (The Lost Hero, rev. 1/11) has Percy Jackson arriving at Camp Jupiter, the camp for half-blood children of the Roman gods, unable to remember his past and pursued by two gorgons who won't stay dead when he kills them. Almost immediately Juno sets Percy a quest: with the help of Hazel, a daughter of Pluto brought back to life after dying in 1942, and Frank, a son of Mars whose life is tied to a half-burned stick of firewood, Percy must free the death god Thanatos from the giant Alcyoneus's imprisonment, or it won't just be gorgons who won't stay dead. The problem? There's the possibility that once freed, Thanatos will enforce Hazel and Frank's deaths as well. In this action-packed sequel, Percy Jackson plays a lower-key but still vital role, allowing Frank to develop as a leader and leaving space for a sweet Frank/Hazel attraction to grow. Gods and monsters throw up obstacles for the adventurers, but it is the young people's own struggles against shameful things in their pasts that make these Roman demigods so sympathetic. As always, Riordan gives his heroes the last word, supplying them with sardonic quips in the face of unassailable odds -- the sort of grin-in-the-face-of-death bravado that makes his devoted fans stand up and cheer. anita l. burkam

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2011 December)

Gr 5–9—No one does cliff-hangers quite like Riordan. In this installment in this series, he jumps off the one he left at the end of The Lost Hero (Hyperion, 2010) and hits the ground running. Percy Jackson makes a long-awaited reappearance on page one, with almost no memory of his identity, except for hazy recollections of a girl named Annabeth. He's in San Francisco, home of Camp Jupiter. It's the other camp for demigods, only here, the gods appear in their Roman forms. Most of the campers are suspicious and scared of Percy, but misfits Hazel and Frank welcome him. The demigod world is in an uproar. Monsters keep reappearing after they're killed, and the campers discover that it's because Thanatos, better known as Death, has been chained by Gaea, goddess of the earth. They must go on a quest to free him, and the heart-pounding adventure amps up even more. Riordan's ability to create characters that readers care about is extraordinary. Hazel, daughter of Pluto who leaves precious gems jumping from the ground in her path, and Frank, son of Mars who just might be the key to everything, are two of the most endearing demigods introduced so far. The vernacular of today's teens is captured masterfully, making the writing fresh and funny. The ending will make readers smile, even though they'll need to wait for the rest of the story. It can't come soon enough.—Mandy Lawrence, Fowler Middle School, Frisco, TX

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