The Blood Of Olympus (The Heroes of Olympus, Book 5)

Book 5 of 5 in the The Heroes of Olympus Series
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Grades 4 - 8Grades 3 - 6n/a5.2111748

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Though the Greek and Roman crew members of the Argo II have made progress in their many quests, they still seem no closer to defeating the earth mother, Gaea. Her giants have risen - all of them - and they're stronger than ever. They must be stopped before the Feast of Spes, when Gaea plans to have two demigods sacrificed in Athens.

Hardcover
Published on October 7, 2014 by Puffin
ISBN-10: 0141339225
ISBN-13: 9780141339221
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  • pinkcat3
    pinkcat325 days55 stars
    Not bad! Although it wasn't as good as the other books, it was still a great addition to the series. Recomended for ages 11+.
    • solace17
      solace174 months55 stars
      This is the final book in the heroes of olympus series. It is fun and sad to see the series come to an end.
      • sprizz
        sprizz10 months55 stars
        He has done it again. As usual, this is one of the greatest books that I have read that is written by Rick Riordan. I read one of his books in third grade, and have been hooked on the series since. I have read many of the other series, too. All of them combine action, emotion, and countless other stuff that a book needs. That's why many of these books are my favorite. Well done, Rick!
        • girlpower4ever
          girlpower4ever10 months55 starsFeatured
          Truly a spellbinding finish to the bestselling Heroes of Olympus series! Rick Riordan flawlessly combines emotion, suspense, description, high stakes, romance, character development, and humor into five hundred unputdownable pages. I truly could not stop reading; each chapter starts off with such a darkly humorous sentence—"Dive-bombing a volcano was not on Reyna’s bucket list," for example—that it's impossible not to get all the way through. The tension just keeps mounting until the ball finally drops and the event we've been waiting for for five novels finally happens. Everything is so ridiculously satisfying, and the aftermath of the main climax point at the end feels so warm with a note of melancholy, truly perfect for this particular series. When I first started HoO, I didn't expect to like all of the seven demigods chosen for the prophecy; if three's a crowd, then seven's a population. But every one of these characters is so multifaceted, with their own fears, strengths, and weaknesses, that it becomes nearly inconceivable not to resonate and empathize with each of them. Even the characters who were not part of the Seven, like Nico and Reyna, captured my heart in this book. Truly a worthwhile read.
          • elementiaz
            elementiaz10 months55 stars
            This book is real fun, and it leads you to GREEKMYTHOLOGY! REEEEEEEAAAAAD IT!
            • ellasin
              ellasinabout 1 year55 stars
              OMG, I ABSOLUTELY ADORE THE PERCY JACKSON SERIES AND ALL OF RICK RIORDAN’S WORK! THESE BOOKS ARE THE REPRESENTATION OF MY LIFE, I AM IN LOVE WITH THIS PIECE OF WORK RICK RIORDAN HAS CREATED! THESE BOOKS WILL ALWAYS REMAIN IN MY HEART! 1,000,000,000/5 stars. If you don’t like this book then we can’t be friends!
              • sreadergirl
                sreadergirlabout 1 year55 stars
                OMG I LOVE THIS SERIES!!! I love how he still includes characters from Percy Jackson but he also adds new characters!! Team Leo and Nico forever
                • propellor_hat77
                  propellor_hat77about 1 year55 stars
                  This novel was a great book, and ending to the series. When the power of 7 demigods Jason Grace, Percy Jackson, Piper Mclean, Annabeth Chase, Frank Zhang, Leo Valdez, and Hazel Levesque decide to take the hard course to take down Gaea and her sons the Giants to save the world in the ancient lands, creates great content to the reader. While the quest of the 7 demigods procedes, something else is happening. Another small group of demigods and a satyr try to grasp the sacred Athena Parthenos statue for peace of the Greek and Roman demigods. This part is extremely important because of the war between the two groups of demigods. In Greek and Roman mythology, Greeks and Romans never got along, which is why when Greek and Roman demigods take each other's hands and try to complete a near impossible task, the two camps Camp Half-Blood and Camp Jupiter get into touch. What will happen, will the 2 quests succeed and the two camps unite to defeat Gaea, or will the world end in a tragic, tumultuous mess?
                  • issy1568
                    issy1568about 1 year55 stars
                    Super fantastik I love the book.
                    • Pj ntabout 1 year
                      This is so good I love it