Book Review: Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Titan’s Curse

Note: Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Titan’s Curse is the third book in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series.  While it’s not strictly necessary to read it in order, everything will make more sense if you start with the first book, The Lightning Thief.

The Titan's Curse
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After two years of training, demigod Percy Jackson, son of Poseidon, thinks that he can handle anything.  His latest mission is to rescue two young demigods, Bianca and Nico di Angelo, from a boarding school run by a manticore.  With his friends Thalia and Annabeth at his side, things run smoothly. . . until Percy notices the manticore sneaking out with the two demigods and decides to rescue them alone.

Artemis, Goddess of the Hunt, and her Hunters save the day, at a grave price:  The manticore captures Annabeth.  Artemis goes in search of the manticore and its boss, and sends the Hunters with Percy and the other demigods to Camp Half-Blood.

Soon after they arrive at camp, a dire prophecy from the old Oracle reveals that Artemis, too, is missing.  This means only one thing: a  group of campers and Hunters must go in search of the missing goddess.  Percy sneaks out of camp and follows the group, hoping to find Annabeth.  Can the campers and Hunters work together long enough to complete their quest?

The third book in Rick Riordan‘s series picks up the pace from The Sea of Monsters: It starts strongly and won’t disappoint fans of the series.  Percy is just as wryly humorous as ever, and his adventure is full of heart-pounding escapades.  And the events of the Great Prophecy loom closer, which leads to the question: Who is  the demigod of the prophecy?  Is it Percy, son of Posiedon?  Thalia, daughter of Zeus?  Or is there another demigod who is destined to save–or destroy–the world. . . ?


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