Search Results: "Rick Riordan"


BOOK REVIEW

THE LOST HERO by Rick Riordan
Released: Oct. 12, 2010

"Die-hard fans will probably be happy with this for a time, but unless Riordan tightens things up considerably by number five, they may find themselves hoping that it does not end with a third Great Prophecy."
"Not again!" yells one of the three protagonists at one point in Rick Riordan's first installment of his second five-book series that fuses Classical mythology with everyday teen angst. Read full book review >

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THE BLOOD OF OLYMPUS by Rick Riordan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"The satisfyingly cataclysmic showdowns yield to peaceful resolution at last; here's hoping it holds this time. (Fantasy. 10-16)"
With just 12 days to go until Gaea awakens fully on Aug. 1 and brings an end to the world as we know it, two groups of demigods struggle to stop her. Read full book review >

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THE THRONE OF FIRE by Rick Riordan
ADVENTURE
Released: May 3, 2011

"What a week for the Kanes. If they don't quite vanquish evil for all time, they at least avert disaster long enough for Riordan to write Book Three, coming the spring of 2012. (Fantasy. 8-14)"
In Carter and Sadie Kane's last adventure (The Red Pyramid, 2010), they fought Set, god of evil; now the stakes are even higher. Read full book review >

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THE LAST OLYMPIAN by Rick Riordan
ADVENTURE
Released: May 5, 2009

"The bestselling series's legions of fans will cheer their heroes on and rejoice in such a compelling conclusion to the saga. (Fiction. 9 & up)"
In the fifth and final installment of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, Percy is turning 16, when it has been prophesied he'll make a choice affecting the fate of Western civilization. Read full book review >

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THE SON OF NEPTUNE by Rick Riordan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"Should pacing and wit continue unabated into the third volume, whose foretold European setting promises further freshness, fans will eagerly await numbers four and five. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
After spinning his wheels in series opener The Lost Hero (2010), Riordan regains his traction with book two of The Heroes of Olympus. Read full book review >

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THE SEA OF MONSTERS by Rick Riordan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"Though it's doubtful Percy wouldn't guess Tyson's otherworldly connection immediately after the dodgeball game, and though some of the humor will zip over the heads of the target audience, Percy's sardonic narration and derring-do will keep the pages turning. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Percy (Perseus) Jackson, the half-blood son of Poseidon, returns for a second quest across a modern America secretly ruled by the Greek Gods. Read full book review >

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THE SWORD OF SUMMER by Rick Riordan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"A fast-paced, eventful, and largely successful pivot. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
First there were the Greek gods, then the Egyptian gods, then the Roman gods—now Riordan takes on the Norse gods. Read full book review >

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PERCY JACKSON'S GREEK HEROES by Rick Riordan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 18, 2015

"Tales that 'lay out your options for painful and interesting ways to die.' And to live. (maps, index) (Mythology. 10-14)"
In a similarly hefty companion to Percy Jackson's Greek Gods (2014), the most voluble of Poseidon's many sons dishes on a dozen more ancient relatives and fellow demigods.Read full book review >

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PERCY JACKSON'S GREEK GODS by Rick Riordan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 19, 2014

"The inevitable go-to for Percy's legions of fans who want the stories behind his stories. (Mythology. 10-14)"
Percy Jackson takes a break from adventuring to serve up the Greek gods like flapjacks at a church breakfast. Read full book review >

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THE HAMMER OF THOR by Rick Riordan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"An entertaining sequel that will whet fans' appetites for the next installment. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
It's the end of the world as they know it, and Magnus Chase and his godly cohorts are back for another round of sword fighting and wisecracking. Read full book review >

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SOUTH TOWN by Rick Riordan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 4, 2004

"Just when you think the shamus subgenre might have been milked to death, along comes talented Riordan to demonstrate what brisk pacing, smart plotting, and an immensely likable protagonist can do to revive it."
After a one-book hiatus, p.i. Tres Navarre (The Devil Went Down to Austin, 2001, etc.) is back with a vengeance in a page-turner about a vengeful sociopath. Read full book review >

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THE BATTLE OF THE LABYRINTH by Rick Riordan
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: May 6, 2008

"Look no further for the next Harry Potter; meet Percy Jackson, as legions of fans already have. (Fantasy. 9 & up)"
The fourth and penultimate volume of Percy Jackson and the Olympians is the best one yet. Read full book review >