Sunday, November 22, 2009

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

"The end of the world started when a Pegasus landed on the hood of my car."


So begins that last installment of Percy Jackson and the Olympians, The Last Olympian. Percy is about to turn sixteen and along with his upcoming birthday, the great prophecy is about to unfold. Demigods, gods, monsters, and all mythical creatures must decide where their loyalties lie and chose between the Olympians and the Titans. The battle that has been brewing is now at the forefront. All that stands in the way of the Lord of time defeating the Olympians are Percy and his friends, and their numbers are dwindling...


This books takes off from page one and doesn't slow down until the very end. This is truly the climax of the series. Riordan does a nice job of tying loose ends. I have to say I was extremely sad to turn the last page. The series as a whole is amazing, but this final installment is epic. I read it in 3 settings. I love the way Riordan modernizes the Greek gods. The reader is easily able to picture and relate to the gods as he or she reads through the series. It is a fun and interesting way to learn about Greek mythology. There is a bit of a opportunity for another series at the end, so I am curious to see if anything will happen in the future. ;)

The Last Olympian book trailer:

Meet the characters:

Cover Art Commentary:

Absolutely stunning. This is definitely my favorite cover of the entire series. All the covers are gorgeous and compliment each other nicely. I am seriously thinking about getting the entire series in hardcover.

Overall Rating:


  1. Now all you have is the Demi-God book, right?

    I probably won't ever read this series, but I have heard many people say it's just amazing. :)

  2. @TJ

    Seriously? Any reason as to why not?

    I will most likely skip the Demi-God book. It's more of an extra for die-hard fans. The stories were really good though. It took me a while to finally read them, but once I got started, they were hard to set down!

  3. Oops! Haha, I had no idea this was the last in the series! Silly me... I might borrow the first one to see if I like it or not.

  4. @Erika

    That's ok! Here is my review of the first book, if you are interested. I really enjoyed the series! :)