The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan
(Heroes of Olympus, Book 2)

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Percy is confused. When he awoke after his long sleep, he didn't know much more than his name. His brain-fuzz is lingering, even after the wolf Lupa told him he is a demigod and trained him to fight. Somehow Percy managed to make it to the camp for half-bloods, despite the fact that he had to continually kill monsters that, annoyingly, would not stay dead. But the camp doesn't ring any bells with him. Hazel is supposed to be dead. When she lived before, she didn't do a very good job of it. When the Voice took over her mother and commanded Hazel to use her "gift" for an evil purpose, Hazel couldn't say no. Now, because of her mistake, the future of the world is at risk.
 

About Rick Riordan

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Author Bio: Rick Riordan (www.rickriordan.com) is the author of three different mythology-based series for Disney-Hyperion: the best-selling Percy Jackson series, the Kane Chronicles, and The Heroes of Olympus series. The first book in the Kane Chronicles, The Red Pyramid, was a number 1 New York Times bestseller. The five books in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series have sold millions of copies, been published in more than thirty countries, and inspired a major motion picture. Rick's novels for adults include the hugely popular Tres Navarre series, winner of the top three awards in the mystery genre. He lives in San Antonio, Texas, with his wife and two sons.
 
Published October 4, 2011 by Disney Hyperion. 540 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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After spinning his wheels in series opener The Lost Hero (2010), Riordan regains his traction with book two of The Heroes of Olympus.

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The Guardian

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I thought the plot of this book was really like the last one in the series, but otherwise I enjoyed this book (and I've enjoyed the rest of the Heroes of Olympus series).

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The Guardian

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I loved this book because the plot is so brilliantly woven. It is a thrilling mythological adventure. It leaves the reader wanting more.

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The Guardian

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This is my favourite of the Heroes books. It is funny, adventurous and exciting. It is never boring, There are lots of jokes which I really like.

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BC Books

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However, if you can hold out till 2015, Riordan has plans to write a series on Norse Mythology.hlights Roman mythology instead of Greek mythology like in the Percy Jackson series.

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BC Books

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What is enthralling about this novel is that Riordan does a great job of keeping the reader on their toes. He creates short, digestible chapters that make the reader to want to keep reading.

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Teen Ink

This is honestly the most action packed book I’ve ever read. I like the vivid description used to make all this action and adventure because I feel it makes it more understanding and totally clear for the reader.

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Common Sense Media

Percy is back in this one but has lost his memory and ends up in a Roman camp filled with heroes descended from the gods' Roman aspects -- making this a rather painless lesson in how the Greek and Roman gods differ.

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Deseret News

Although all three of this book's heroes start out believably flawed, toward the end of the book one of them starts to become a little too powerful for some to find believable...Overall, "Son of Neptune" is sure to please old fans and new alike.

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Fyrefly's Book Blog

For Riordan fans who are missing Percy after The Lost Hero, though: this book is a welcome addition to the series.

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Geek Speak

You see, folks, after a pentalogy aptly entitled The Percy Jackson Series, in which young Perseus, demigod son of Poseidon and all around unlikely/reluctant hero type, starred as a mover and a shaker in the ongoing struggle of the ancient Greek gods to defend their ete...

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Reading Teen

This book will most likely be a favorite to anyone who like mythology, fantasy, or any one of Rick Riordan's previous books. And now, I must wait centuries (Or so it seems) for the third book in this series,

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Book Nerd

I find myself giggling reading some of the witty banter that Percy projects. It’s that good! If you’re a Harry Potter fan be sure to check this series out. Mythology, mystery, adventure and romance all in one epic read!

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Book Yurt

This Percy Jackson fan is going to go back and re-read the original series, because this spin-off is driving me nuts. My love of Percy will keep me reading The Heroes of Olympus until the very end, but so far I honestly have to say I’m 0 for 2 – and I really, really hate that I can’t love these b...

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Bookalicious

While on the run from said gorgons, Percy winds up finding refuge at Camp Jupiter, which turns out to be the Roman equivalent of Camp Half-Blood: sons and daughters of Roman gods, living in a completely reconstructed Ancient Rome.

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Kevin's Meandering Mind

Rick Riordan continues to mine the rich mythology of the Greek and (now) Roman empires for his various Percy Jackson series as The Son of Neptune, book two of The Heroes of Olympus series.

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Mimosa Stimulus

If you are a fan of Percy Jackson, then you'll definitely want to pick this one up. Even if you didn't care as much for The Lost Hero, you'll want to read this one just to get back in touch with Percy and his antics and attitude.

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The Spotted Mushroom

I will try this new one but will need lot of energy and patience because Riordan Books always tends to be childish (They are intended to be but still….).

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A Tale of Many Reviews

With Jason at Camp Half Blood and Percy at Camp Jupiter the Greek and Roman camps are coming together.

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