The Heroes of Olympus,Book Five: The Blood of Olympus - Rick Riordan

The Heroes of Olympus,Book Five: The Blood of Olympus

By Rick Riordan

  • Release Date - Published: 2014-10-07
  • Book Genre: Fairy Tales, Myths & Fables
  • Author: Rick Riordan
Our rating: 5/5 stars

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 5,054 Ratings)

The Heroes of Olympus,Book Five: The Blood of Olympus Rick Riordan read online review & book description:

Though the Greek and Roman crewmembers 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. She needs their blood—the blood of Olympus—in order to wake.

The demigods are having more frequent visions of a terrible battle at Camp Half-Blood. The Roman legion from Camp Jupiter, led by Octavian, is almost within striking distance. Though it is tempting to take the Athena Parthenos to Athens to use as a secret weapon, the friends know that the huge statue belongs back on Long Island, where it might be able to stop a war between the two camps.

The Athena Parthenos will go west; the Argo II will go east. The gods, still suffering from multiple personality disorder, are useless. How can a handful of young demigods hope to persevere against Gaea's army of powerful giants? As dangerous as it is to head to Athens, they have no other option. They have sacrificed too much already. And if Gaea wakes, it is game over.

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  • Great- but the characters

    3
    By Currently Reading 👍👍
    I really enjoyed the book- from the plot to the action to (most) ships. However, the characters seemed to be underdeveloped. For instance, take Annabeth. She was a riveting protagonist in the first series, with her (spoiler!) fatal flaw of hubris a huge part of how she grows. However, in the next series and Blood of Olympus, she seemingly (spoilers from here until the end of the paragraph) lacks flaws. I suppose her lack of powers (excluding her brain) and magical objects might be considered a flaw, but this only leads to her missing them slightly, and doesn’t cause any problems especially in Blood of Olympus. Her hubris could have been reintroduced, or she could have gotten another flaw (that makes sense) instead. Next, Percy. He seemed like a smaller character than the other 7 along with Annabeth in the ending of Blood of Olympus. He didn’t directly help or be present in the ending, which was disappointing. He has to internally go against his fatal flaw of unwavering loyalty (when letting Leo, Jason and Piper fight Gaea) but this goes unnoticed and doesn’t come up. Two amazing, three dimensional characters seem to have somewhat gone to waste during the ending. Seeing the characters I followed and rooted for the most in the first series become flat characters wasn’t fun, though the rest of the book was great.
  • Great title

    5
    By god&godesseslover88
    This book series is great i recommend it to all that like greek and roman gods and goddesses
  • AMAZING!!!

    5
    By Nannielps
    this book always had me on edge at the end of a characters point of view as i kept wanting more and more. i am100% recommending this to everyone i know hahaha
  • Eh book *spoilers*

    2
    By Gilbert195
    Truly dissatisfied and disappointed. I totally agree with Doubletap over there. This book was like, what happened to all of the build up, the rising action of all of these 5 books? All this build up, then, nope! This book should’ve been an epic climax. But no! It was boring and dull, I really didn’t like how only 3 OF 7 demigods were battling Gaea. 3 of 7! Seriously?! You spend all this time making these characters all powerful? It’s a waste of talent. To much teenage drama/romance. Jason and Piper: “We suddenly love each other and have know each other for a month!” What happened there? Two stars, only for Nico and Reyna. Annabeth and Percy are suddenly the weakest couple in the group of seven! They where the most experienced demigods in the whole ship, but then they are the weakest always need saving? I really didn’t like Physians cure, because if made Annabeth a wimp, and with Jason and Percy in the storm with Polybotes and that other sea god? That’s just wrong. I am very disappointed. Rick Roirdan could’ve done SO MUCH MORE!
  • AAAAAAAAAAAH

    5
    By anymonoes
    This book is so good I’m screaming -a very calm guy.
  • Addicting

    5
    By slade bohannan
    I’ve been reviews on those books so sorry for annoying you Rick but I can’t stop reading still waiting for the fourth book of trials of Apollo BTW I finished he this entire series in less than a week OK OK OK you took about a week but still great book . But to me it seems like Octavian is about 15 shouldn’t he be to be to young to claim war? But I still think he should go rot in Tartarus. Not to be a spoiler anything but the way he ties is hilarious LOL
  • (Sigh)

    3
    By Doubletap2008
    HoO, in my opinion, was not as good as Percy Jackson in the first place. It just focuses way too much on teenage romance, and a lot of the ships are underdeveloped and very rushed anyway. You are welcome to disagree, of course, but Jiper, Frazel, and Caleo-the main ships of the series-developed over a few weeks at most. Besides, these kids are only like 15, so why do they ALL need a significant other? At least Percabeth knew and grew to trust each other over 5 years. On to the other problems in this book. While I was perfectly fine with Rick Riordan saying, "Okay, well, Percy and Annabeth had their chance, time for Piper, Jason, and Leo to step up and save the day!" The way they defeated Gaea made so little sense and was very anticlimactic. I won't spoil it, but she took about 4 pages to be defeated, despite being built up as this HUGE villian for 5 whole books. Rick basically gave Piper abilities she should not have had and made two of the most powerful demigods, Percy and Annabeth, pretty much helpless the whole book, always needing to be saved. I don't care that the didn't get a POV—I LOVE Nico and Reyna, and being treated to their points of view, their separate problems and personalities, was my favorite part of the book. However, why replace two main demigods (Percabeth again) with two demigods who are, er, underdeveloped (Jason and Piper). Or, why not include Frank and Hazel? We have seen how powerful Hazel can be when she puts her mind to it—yet she has only gotten the spotlight once or twice. But suddenly Piper can use her charmspeak for everything and everyone, and we can just accept that?
  • Fan Fiction (Olympian’s Curse Book one: Eros’s Arrow)

    5
    By wingsoffire FANATIC
    (This chapter includes: The Will Solace x Nick di Angelo ship, possible bad grammar, and many ideas in a small space. Read at your own risk.) CHAPTER 1 Nico Nico di Angelo stood at the edge of a gash in the ground, remembering the moment when it had appeared. Percy Jackson had returned from a quest with everyone who had gone on it except some Hunter of Artemis named Zoë Nightshade, and his sister. Percy had said that Bianca had died. He took out a small figurine of Hades, from a game he used to like called Mytho Magic. (or something like that.) Percy had handed to him, saying that his sister has wanted him to have it. He has asked where she was. Percy had grimaced, and said that she had given her life for them. He said he had tried to talk her out of it, and that it was her choice. Nico had yelled at him “You promised to protect her!” He had called Percy a liar. Almost immediately after that, three skeleton warriors had come stumbling out of the dark, and Percy had tried to get Nico to run. He hadn’t run. He had controlled them, causing the earth to swallow them whole. This crevasse was what was left of that incident. No matter how many times Nico had tried to shake this away, He knew he couldn’t have let the skeletons harm Percy, who had been his old crush. A loud voice a way behind him snapped him out of his (Was it a flashback? Or just a memory?) “Where did he go though?” The voice was anxious, worried. “If I knew I would tell you, Will.” That voice...that voice was Percy’s. “Do you think he shadow travelled again? It could still kill him!” said Will Solace, a son of Apollo. “Will, I said I don’t know.” Replied Percy, calmly. “He probably just wanted a break. Big parties aren’t his thing. And I have to go. Annabeth wants to talk to me about something.” Will was grumbling audibly. A moment after that, there were running footsteps, coming closer. ‘Will probably spotted me..’ Nico had a moment to think, before Will said “Why did you disappear? I thought you had shadow travelled, for a moment. But surely, you wouldn’t be that stupid. It really could kill you.” (End of preview see you next time! -ARandomDragonArtist)
  • Love it

    5
    By ccsugerglider
    I love this book!
  • One of the best from Rick Riordan

    5
    By Cameron Raacke
    I love the boys but the ending made me cry

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