The Son of Neptune

The Son of Neptune

Book - 2013
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Demigod Percy Jackson, still with no memory, and his new friends from Camp Jupiter, Hazel and Frank, go on a quest to free Death, but their bigger task is to unite the Greek and Roman camps so that the Prophecy of Seven can be fulfilled.
Publisher: New York : Disney/Hyperion Books, 2013, c2011
Edition: 1st DisneyHyperion Books US pbk. ed. --
ISBN: 9781423141990
Characteristics: 521 p. :,map. --


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Jul 12, 2018

This book is action-packed and full of excitement I have finished the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series and I had no trouble at all starting this series

Jun 10, 2018


May 29, 2018

best book in the series

Mar 12, 2018

Have not read the 2nd book yet...

Dec 24, 2017

Still not as good as the Percy Jackson or Magnus Chase series, I liked the first person narrator better than second person. Second person makes it not as, fun. And it was rather slow...

Sep 13, 2017

The Son of Neptune is one of my favourites in the Olympian series, because it’s a strong asset to the saga. Honestly speaking, without this book I would not feel any particular emotions for Hazel or Frank; but because this book is mainly focused on these two demigods and Percy, I learnt to love them as much as the original characters. Rick Riordan really hits the mark in this novel because he gives us so much to think about in relation to these characters and why all seven are a part of the Final Prophecy to defeat Mother Earth, Gaea. Although you miss Annabeth, you see her in glimpses in places where she makes more effect despite not being in physical form during this book. Leo, Piper and Jason are in sections that help the reader connect the two camps as being in one time period. So what is this book all about? Percy Jackson, tired and rattled by the two monsters that have been tracking him for days, arrives at a crossroad where the goddess Juno (disguised as an old hag) directs him to Camp Jupiter. But the Romans here are wary of his Greek background and nobody knows who to trust. Suddenly, Percy is thrust into a new mission alongside the only two people who really care about him; Hazel and Frank. Hazel has her own problems, coming from decades before and granted a second chance at life; while Frank doesn’t realize his full potential and suffers from lack of confidence. All together they head to the land beyond the help of the gods; Alaska. Action packed, funny and interesting all in one book!
- @jewelreader of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

Rick Riordan never fails to amaze me with his formidable writing. Starting with the “other” camp, our favourite character Percy comes back with a bang! This fast-paced, page turning book can get me staying up until three in the morning. Percy will be going on yet another dangerous, but not impossible quest with new characters, Frank and Hazel. This book introduced the Roman ways and of course the two new characters. Seeing the scenes through their perspectives very much got us adoring Frank and Hazel. This is also the book I go to when I need something to laugh at. Myths suddenly turned into something more after I read this series.
- @bookobsession of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Aug 30, 2017

Percy Jackson returns, with a whole host of new characters and stories. Percy arrives at the Roman camp and goes on a quest to retrieve the legion's source of power - the golden legion eagle. His new friends Frank and Hazel accompany him on the quest, as he faces many dangers on the journey. I would recommend this book for ages 12-16, because there are lots of battles, and it wouldn't be suitable. I would recommend this book for lots of people.

Aug 17, 2017

I really loved how Hazel was a strong, intelligent girl. She used her voice, was willing to stand up for herself, and actually used her weapon when necessary. I also liked the Amazons. They were pretty cool.

Aug 10, 2017

This book was pretty good, but not as great as the other books by Rick Riordian. The plot was not the best, but the way this book was written really impressed me. I would give this book a 8/10.

Jun 27, 2017

The Son of Neptune is a fantastic read for not only those who read the first Heroes of Olympus book but those who are new to the series as well. It keeps its charm from the previous book and the Percy Jackson series while still adding new elements to the series. It develops new characters and their backstories while adding on to the older characters of the series. The battles throughout this book are also made interesting as they add new monsters to fight and with them new ways to see how the main characters deal with them.
The finale of this book is spectacular as it uses the information of a character being unable to be defeated in Alaska to use as the main characters have to move the character away to defeat them.
As a fan of this series myself I was not disappointed as this book exceeded expectations and was an amazing read. I would give this book an easy 5/5 due to it going way over my high expectations of the book.
- @TheBookieMonster of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

“The Son of Neptune” definitely went in an interesting direction. The protagonist, Percy Jackson returns and this time the roles are switched between him and Jason. There was a bit of a slow start in the beginning of the book but towards the middle it got a lot better. The ending didn’t fail to disappoint me. The plot was amazing and as per usual, well written by Rick Riordan. In “The Son of Neptune”, Rick Riordan not only included Greek mythology again, but he also included Roman mythology. I felt like this just made the book twice as good. In the first Percy Jackson series, I got some background knowledge about gods and goddesses and so I understood a lot of “The Son of Neptune”. If you’re planning to read this series and haven’t read the “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” series, I would suggest reading that first as it may be easier to understand “The Heroes of Olympus series”. I would totally recommend reading “The Son of Neptune”. 5/5 stars.
- @Riddikulus of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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Jul 16, 2016

"They want to cook you and eat you," she said distastefully, "which is ridiculous. You'd taste terrible."

Frank's Grandmother

Jul 16, 2016

I know a bunch of people put this but...

Life is only precious because it ends, kid.

Mars (Roman, Ares in Greek)

Jul 16, 2016

He had an idea, but it seemed crazy- even crazier than a family moving from Greece to Rome to China to Canada...


Jul 16, 2016

A villainous laugh is hard to pull off when you're wearing pink bunny slippers, but Phineas gave it his best shot.

Jul 21, 2015

“Life is only precious because it ends, kid.”

Jul 14, 2015

"Life is special because it ends, kid." -Mars talking to Frank

Jun 30, 2015

"Ghosts?" Hazel turned, She had startling eyes, like fourteen karat-gold.

Jun 28, 2015

“I'm fine!" Percy yelled out as he ran by, followed by a giant screaming bloody murder.”

Jun 28, 2015

They're Lares. House gods."
"House gods," Percy said. "Like...smaller than real gods, but larger than apartment gods?”

Jun 28, 2015

This is Leo. I'm the... What's my title? Am I like, admiral, or captain, or..."
"Repair boy."
"Very funny, Piper.”

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Feb 02, 2016

deez nuts

Aug 09, 2015

Percy goes to Alaska and kills a giant

Jul 10, 2014

it is about the son of neptune

Jul 03, 2014

This book finally has Percy in it. Percy has finally woken up from being in a coma like state.

white_lion_84 Aug 19, 2013

This book is the next book after The Lost Hero and Percy Jackson is back with new friends,a new quest,new camps and a new enemy!!!

Dec 26, 2012

Hera exchanges Percy to Camp Jupiter and Jason to camp half blood to untie both camps together, and work as a team to fight against Gaea. Both Percy and Jason lost memory.
The doors of death are open, so monsters will not ever be defeated. They keep on reforming because the death god is captured. Percy, Hazel and Frank are on a quest to unleash the death god in Alaska,(a land beyond the gods)....

May 30, 2012

This book comes next, following “The Lost Hero”, in Rick Riordan's new series. It has two new characters, Frank and Hazel, and the main character from “The Last of the Olympians” series, Percy Jackson! The characters attend the Roman Camp first mentioned in the in “The Lost Hero”. They attend the camp until they are granted a quest, in which they travel to Alaska and battle a giant.

May 26, 2012

Juno or Hera has put the hero Percy Jackson in to a deep sleep and has put him in a situation which i wud never want to be in.... Then just as he thought things could get no worse Thanatos aka death, gets captured by the earth goddess that has been trapped in the earth for millenia! Percy and his newly found friends from camp jupiter, Hazel and Frank to go on an epic adventure to the lands beyond the gods Alaska to free Death and get back to camp jupiter before it is destroyed by Gaea's crazy giant sons in just four days! Will they even get to Alaska with every moster imaginable after them? And if they do will they be able to get back in time?

Eärendil Feb 17, 2012

Juno, (Hera), has put Percy Jackson into a deep sleep for months, and when he wakes up the only thin he can remember is his own name: Percy Jackson, and another name: Annabeth. He manages to fight his way through Medusa's two sisters to an unexpected refuge, Camp Jupiter, the Roman Camp. When Thanatos, or Death, gets captured by Gaea, Percy Jackson, Hazel Levesque, and Frank Zhang are called on a quest to the land beyond the gods, Alaska, to break the chains of death and then return to Camp Jupiter in time to rescue it from imminent danger.

Feb 06, 2012

Juno or Hera puts Percy in a deep sleep and steals his memories.When Percy wakes up he finds his way to Camp Jupiter.There he meets Frank Zhang and Hazel Levesque.The trio are soon called on a quest to free Thanatos and possibly retrieve the golden eagle.With only 2 days to complete this quest ,will they succeed????????

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Apr 09, 2014

Other: CLIFFHANGER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Apr 25, 2013

Violence: sooooooooo very mild

Apr 25, 2013

Other: crapy book

Cutepip Sep 20, 2012

Other: This book should have a warning of extreme cliffhanger. I WILL die without being able to read the next book NOW!!!!

Jul 12, 2012

Other: To much awesomeness was put into this book

May 26, 2012

Other: Just plain greatness and alot of amazing fighting!!

Apr 28, 2012

Violence: Just the normal fights, running away not gory type

Mar 24, 2012

Other: Awesomeness!

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