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

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All year the half-bloods have been preparing for battle against the Titans, knowing the odds are against them. Kronos is stronger than ever, and with every god and half-blood he recruits, his power only grows.

In this momentous final book in the New York Times best-selling series, the prophecy surrounding Percy's sixteenth birthday unfolds. And as the battle for Western civilization rages on the streets of Manhattan, Percy faces a terrifying suspicion that he may be fighting against his own fate.
Paperback, 432 pages
Published on January 25, 2011 by Disney-Hyperion
ISBN-10: 1423101502
ISBN-13: 9781423101505
346 Book Reviews
  • fantasyelf
    fantasyelf5 months55 starsFeatured
    This book is the compelling finale to the series. The battle has realistic losses and injuries, and it shows the tenseness of war. The half-bloods are nearly defeated, but a hero-turned-enemy becomes a hero, by sacrificing himself. This book teaches about cost. Kronos fell, but it cost them a truly great hero, and many others. All were united, at the cost of many falling for the cause. The prophecy comes true, however it was Luke's days whose were numbered, not Percy. As midnight passed on Percy's birthday, the story of 5 books all comes together in a beautiful, touching end to the Percy Jackson and the Olympians book.
    • pinkcat3
      pinkcat310 months55 stars
      Although this is the last book in the series, there are many other books (by the same author) that continue the story! I recommend this book if you have read the previous books. Ages 10+ would be a good age to read this one.
      • solace17
        solace17about 1 year55 stars
        This is the Fifth book in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians books. Percy and the demigods prepare for war with Kronos and his army.
        • newsreader277
          newsreader277about 1 year44 stars
          Thrilling and full of adventure. Every thing we know as "real", Rick Riordan associates it with gods.
          • lofi_dragon
            lofi_dragonabout 1 year55 starsFeatured
            Camp Half-Blood is falling. Percy Jackson, son of Poseidon, and Rachel Elizabeth Dare, a mortal who can see through the mist, are having a great time driving along the beach, until Charles Beckendorf, son of Hephaestus, and Blackjack the Pegasus land on the cars' hood, to start to battle the crazed king of the Titans, Kronos. In the crazy-good final installment of the legendary Percy Jackson series, this book can't fail. Just like Percy's and Annabeth's plan. Sacrifices and sadness occur, and finally, the Big Three prophecy dawns when Percy turns 16. Mr. Riordan takes parts from other books, such as the Hunters of Artemis from the third book, and wonderfully fuses them together, to make a masterpiece. Percy is a relatable hero and the antagonists are so well put together. I loved it. You really should read it, but after you read the previous four. If you want to learn more about Greek Mythology and just have an epic ride through a book, this is the series for you.
            • azawakened
              azawakenedover 1 year55 stars
              This bbookis a great representation of growing charecters.
              • sreadergirl
                sreadergirlalmost 2 years55 stars
                Love it
                • bbanannaman92
                  bbanannaman92almost 2 years55 stars
                  the last Olympian is an awesome book where the battle the titan that are trying to take over the gods of Olympus rick riordan makes great books I recommend it and I give it 100 out of 100.
                  • lauraeastfly
                    lauraeastflyalmost 2 years
                    I have read the full series and it is the BEST
                    • Chelsieabout 2 years