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The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson & the Olympians # 5)
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Rick Riordan (www.rickriordan.com) is the author of The Heroes of Olympus, Book One: The Lost Hero; the New York Times #1 best-selling The Kane Chronicles, Book One: The Red Pyramid; as well as all the books in the New York Times #1 best-selling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series: The Lightning Thief; The Sea of Monsters; The Titan's Curse; The Battle of the Labyrinth; and The Last Olympian. His previous novels for adults include the hugely popular Tres Navarre series, winner of the top three awards in the mystery genre. He lives in San Antonio, Texas, with his wife and two sons.

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Percy Jackson's fifth and final adventure begins with a blast and gets increasingly more explosive. It reads less like a novel than a 400-page battle scene set in Manhattan, pitting Percy, Annabeth, Grover & Co. against a pantheon of monsters intent on reaching the portal to Mount Olympus (located on the 600th floor of the Empire State Building). In other words: fans will not be disappointed. All the action takes place in the days before Percy's 16th birthday, on which a prophecy has foretold "a single choice shall end his days." Readers who have watched their dyslexic hero grow into his considerable powers since age 12 will not be surprised by his brave leadership. Or as Percy, facing the Minotaur's army, puts it in typically wry fashion: "It was now roughly one hundred and ninety-nine to one. I did the natural thing. I charged them." Details about Luke's childhood explain his traitorous allegiance to Kronos; Annabeth and Rachel Dare vie for Percy's attention; and the final clash would keep a Hollywood special effects team busy for years. As the capstone to this beloved series, this story satisfies. And a surprise character takes on the mantle of Oracle, instantly issuing a new prophecy that suggests, happily, there's more fun with the demigods to come. Ages 10-up. (May) Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.

Gr 5-8-Percy Jackson is back in another adventure and so is Jesse Bernstein, who masterfully voices all the characters. He captures their individual inflections and perfectly conveys their annoyance, arrogance, innocence, and even humor. In the final book (Hyperion/Disney, 2009) in Rick Riordan's series, Percy is pitted against his old nemesis Luke who has been transformed into Kronos, the Lord of Time. An attack on New York City is planned so that Kronos can destroy Mount Olympus. Percy ultimately gets all of the cabins from Camp Half-Blood to participate in the battle which is intense and deadly for both sides. There are a number of prophecies resolved in this tale (including what will happen when Percy turns 16) and new ones to ponder as the story closes. Romance is in Percy's life, with his relationships with Annabeth and Rachel, and much is disclosed about Luke's early life and his relationship with Annabeth. This is a more emotional journey than some of the earlier books, and Bernstein lingers over some of the moments of loss and grief, but picks up the pace during the many ferocious battle scenes. An exciting addition for Jackson fans.-Edie Ching, Washington Latin Public Charter School, DC Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.

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