The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan
(Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 5)

82%

24 Critic Reviews

And just when you think you know how to everything’s going to turn out and what’s really go on, Riordan manages to throw twists and turns at you that let you know the game is still up in the air and no one knows who will survive until the end.
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Synopsis

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.
 

About Rick Riordan

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Rick Riordan (www.rickriordan.com) is the author of the # 1 New York Times  best-selling The Heroes of Olympus, Book One: The Lost Hero; The Heroes of Olympus, Book Two: The Son of Neptune; The Heroes of Olympus Book Three: The Mark of Athena; the #1 New York Times best-selling The Kane Chronicles, Book One: The Red Pyramid; The Kane Chronicles, Book Two: The Throne of Fire; The Kane Chronicles, Book Three: The Serpent's Shadow; as well as the five books in the #1 New York Times best-selling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. His previous novels for adults include the hugely popular Tres Navarre series, winner of the top three awards in the mystery genre. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts with his wife and two sons.
 
Published May 2, 2009 by Disney Hyperion. 387 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Education & Reference. Fiction
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Critic reviews for The Last Olympian
All: 24 | Positive: 23 | Negative: 1

Kirkus

Good
on May 20 2010

The bestselling series's legions of fans will cheer their heroes on and rejoice in such a compelling conclusion to the saga.

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Publishers Weekly

Good
on May 05 2009

As the capstone to this beloved series, this story satisfies. And a surprise character takes on the mantle of Oracle, instantly issuing a new prophecy that suggests, happily, there’s more fun with the demi-gods to come.

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Publishers Weekly

Good
on May 05 2009

Annabeth and Rachel Dare vie for Percy’s attention; and the final clash would keep a Hollywood special effects team busy for years. As the capstone to this beloved series, this story satisfies.

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NY Times

Above average
Reviewed by Elizabeth Devereaux on May 31 2009

In a distinctly nonclassical, crowd-pleasing moment near the end, the gods are made humane. Fortunately, Riordan is almost certain to restore them quickly to their proper scale: as the book closes, the Delphic oracle issues a new prophecy, letting readers know that a new series cannot be far away.

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Guardian

Good
Reviewed by Minion Potter on Jul 09 2015

Rick Riordan manages to write humour even in the darkest times within the story. A story that made me want to read it every second of the day.

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Guardian

Good
Reviewed by ijaz on Oct 30 2011

Of the five books in the Percy Jackson series, the fifth book, Percy Jackson and The Last Olympian has to be my favourite. The book is the last of the series and is to me the most exciting, because the book is like the finale.

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Blog Critics

Good
Reviewed by Mel Odom on May 25 2009

And just when you think you know how to everything’s going to turn out and what’s really go on, Riordan manages to throw twists and turns at you that let you know the game is still up in the air and no one knows who will survive until the end.

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Blog Critics

Good
Reviewed by Mel Odom on May 25 2009

And just when you think you know how to everything’s going to turn out and what’s really go on, Riordan manages to throw twists and turns at you that let you know the game is still up in the air and no one knows who will survive until the end.

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Tampa Bay Times

Good
Reviewed by William Harvey on Aug 21 2009

As the final book in the series, this one should be read last; it is not a standalone book. Despite this, The Last Olympian is a read worthy of Zeus, king of the gods, or for any other fan of Greek mythology.

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Open Book Society

Good
Reviewed by hmhibbit on Nov 11 2011

I loved the ending!! Thankfully, Rick Riordan decided to create a spin off series and continue with more adventures with Percy and his crew. I cannot wait to jump in with them!

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KidsReads

Good
Reviewed by Norah Piehl on Jan 25 2011

Most readers will finish THE LAST OLYMPIAN exhilarated by the epic final battle and deeply satisfied by the way Riordan ties up his characters’ professional, personal and romantic lives.

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AuthorsDen

Good
Reviewed by ellen george on Apr 08 2015

It sometimes takes a child to point the way. Percy Jackson is the embodiment of all that is classic mythology and he and his friends from Camp Half-Blood lead the way towards honor. If Riordan isn't Greek, to me he's an honorary one!

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Good
Reviewed by Amanda B. on Apr 04 2012

The action did not stop and I could not put the book down...With the completion of this book, I must say that I am sold on the idea of reading young adult books for pleasure.

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Teen Ink

Good
Reviewed by Chris22 on Apr 30 2014

He also makes what actually happens in the story very realistic so it isn’t hard to imagine. In my opinion, The Last Olympian is just an awesome book!

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Fyrefly's Book Blog

Good
on May 14 2012

plot-wise, Riordan manages to wrap up all of the threads of his story in a way that was satisfying, yet that I didn’t see coming – an impressive feat in a genre that is typically plagued by predictability. All in all, I had a blast with this series, and am looking forward to starting the follow-up books.

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Book Nut

Excellent
on May 05 2009

Rick Riordan is an AWESOME plotter. He writes brilliant action, but he also does lulls and humor and keeps it all going so that you want to keep turning pages. I. Could. Not. Put. This. Down.

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Bookshelves of Doom

Above average
on Jun 30 2009

But it wasn't until page 295 that the book really grabbed me. Until that point, I felt like I was treading water, waiting the story out. After that point, I was fully invested...

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Reflections of a Book Addict

Excellent
Reviewed by Kimberly on Nov 01 2011

I can’t imagine a better ending to this series. Riordan has made the reader become so invested in the lives of Percy, Annabeth, Grover, and all the other characters, and given them an ending we can be proud of.

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Caught Between the Pages

Excellent
on Apr 08 2010

The Greek mythology was spot on. I love how it connects to everything! These books have me itching to read another book with Greek mythology tied it. “The Last Olympian” definitely gets 5/5 stars.

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http://www.inismagazine.ie

Good
on Apr 10 2015

Riordan’s novel is full of energy, ideas, excitement, lots of humour and more than a smidgeon of darkness. In fact, he has a rare skill in that he easily allows the laughs to co-exist with scares...

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Muggle-Born

Good
on Jul 03 2011

Despite my qualms with the book, it was still an enjoyable read. I still highly recommend the Percy Jackson series despite the fact that the last book was not as epic as I thought it would be.

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Murphy's Library

Good
Reviewed by Maeva on Nov 15 2010

This is the kind of book you can’t stop reading until you finish it. You want to know how the story ends, you want to know what happens with all the characters—and you’re dying to see all the Gods and the Olympus.

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Thirst for Fiction

Good
Reviewed by Rhys on Apr 10 2015

Percy Jackson: The Last Olympian is a very worthy end to this great series. As all the story arcs come to a climactic and breathless conclusion, you are sure to be wanting more...

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https://www.teenink.com

Above average
Reviewed by Andrew J. on May 15 2015

He creates a book that is unique and hilarious while at the same time discussing mistreatment and loss and the effect they have on persons morals...In the end wraps everything that occurred in the entire series up in a nice little bow in this book

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