Read from: 18th – 20th of August
Rated it: 5/5 stars
Well to say the least, things are sure heating up. I do like that we get to see more of the other gods. Titan’s Curse is definitely more action packed and it’s only going to get a whole lot livelier as the series progresses. I love the secondary characters (new ones!) and how their own back-stories are connected to the various parts of the plot. I’m certain that I am not alone when I say I’ve missed Annabeth. That girl.
I have no hope for Luke. The boy is lost. Is it the power that seduced him in the first place? The bitterness towards his father and the other gods? Both probably, but like most dreams of victory on the ‘other’ side of the battlefield, I think he finally found that Titans and Gods alike laugh at his plans and he’s caught up in a massive sticky spiderweb.
Perhaps by now, he realizes that he’s no more than a pawn, the very thing he loathed to become in the first place. Or does he need an itty-bitty pit stop before he goes off and fails again after close encounters? Of course the gods will be all superior-like and stuff, it’s okay to be indignant about that and but that’s how it is (since godly parents can’t appear to directly favour a kid/s of theirs) and it could be a lot worse, in fact I do believe it was just so when the Titans reigned supreme with Kronos as the big kahuna. Even for a demigod, it is rather ambitious for Luke to try to change the way of things. Guts or reckless determination? Same thing?
I don’t know what else to say at present as I just finished this, other than it’s left me pretty shaken up at the end. If you’d ask me I suspect Hades knows what’s happening and the Lotus Hotel has finally shown some practical use, theoretically that is. Then again, he might not. I’m itching to find out but I’ve decided that I must take a break from Percy Jackson because I end up staying up the whole night and fumble about like a zombie the rest of the day.
One thing I can say that I like about these books, physically, is the contents page. How many books do you see like that? I think e-books generally have those. There’s this one in The Sea of Monsters that goes “Nobody gets the Fleece” which was a bit discouraging at first but you see how really clever it is when you realize what actually happened. On another note, Riordan doesn’t hold back when it comes to killing people off, does he?