The Blood of Olympus - Wikipedia
This is the last book in The Heroes of Olympus series (and the Percy I loved Percy's reaction to Nico telling him about his crush at the end, it was I would have liked to have seen more of Frank and Hazel's relationship too. The Blood of Olympus is an American fantasy-adventure novel written by Rick Riordan, based As Jason recuperates, the three demigods use Odysseus' marriage bed to summon Juno who tells them to seek Nike at Olympia and reach out to Artemis Reyna reveals the Athena Parthenos, ending the warfare and rivalry. Kane Chronicles and Heroes of Olympus series. 'Almost to the end of the Roman Empire,' Frank agreed. 'Romans Story of our relationship, Nico thought.
I was a little disappointed that the fight with Gaia was so short, all it took was Piper charming her to sleep and then Leo blasting her into oblivion. She had been built up as an enemy worse than the titans yet it took far less time to get rid of her than to get rid of Kronos. The humour in this book was as ever perfect, Rick Riordan has such a distinctive style of humour and he places it so well, the humour is always in such well selected places so that it breaks up the slightly darker parts of the book and it was especially needed here as some parts of the book were particularly dark.
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It would have been cool to see them talking about it together or maybe seeing nightmares they have or just something more than just them talking to other people about it. Whilst I would have liked his moment to be a little longer, I thought it was great.
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I wish Leo had come back to Camp Half-Blood after he came back to life so he could have let Piper and Jason see that he was okay, I feel he owes them that much at least. I was glad that in the end, he got his happy ending with Calypso.
I liked seeing all the characters from the PJO series back even if it was only in little moments and it seemed fitting that the final battle against Gaea would take place there as the books started off with Camp Half-Blood, it only felt right they should end there too.
I also would have liked to see more of Percy with Poseidon, we only really get a short glimpse of the two of them fighting together and I love their relationship so I wish we could have seen some of that as well. I think considering this was the last book and there was a huge battle, more people should have died.
Having said that, I thought the fact that the blood from Percy came from an unintentional nosebleed was hilarious and so very Percy.
Still I think not having many people die was a bit of a cop out considering how much death there was in The Last Olympian.The Blood of Olympus
I thought it was quite cool how the Amazons and the Hunters were shown together, since they both have similar outlooks on men, it was great to see them fighting together.
Will can make a sharp whistle-like sound that can temporarily stun his opponents, making them to clutch their ears in confusion.
Since Apollo is god of music, Will is a natural musician. Will can curse others to only speak in rhyming couplets that can take days or even weeks to wear off, as seen in The Last Olympian. When Nico arrives at the camp near Thalia's tree he is surprised to see Will planning on stalling the Roman camp. He told Nico he was doing this to get fresh air after helping Mellie give birth to her satyr baby boy and held Nico's hand to show how he was still nervous about helping her give birth, which "sent an electric current" down Nico's spine to his shock and he withdrew his hand.
Will immediately notices Nico's condition and nags him on not using shadow traveling or Underworld-ly stuff anymore on his orders as a doctor. The two continue to bicker through their mission to at least make sure the onagers would not fire on Camp Half Blood.
When Nico stated that he was leaving both Camp Jupiter and Half-Blood, Will became upset and demanded a reason and berated him for thinking he didn't belong, saying that Nico has a lot of friends or at least people who'd like to be his friends at camp.
Another blatant hint of a possible attraction is Will asking for his company in the infirmary. When Nico confessed his feelings to Percy, he walked away towards Will. This can be seen as symbolic of Nico ultimately choosing Will over Percy. After meeting Will outside the camp, Nico remembers his arrival with Apollo at the camp years before and how Thalia had referred to him as "hot.
Nico also notes that in comparison to Will, Octavian looks like a watered-down, unhealthy version of Will, without anything in him that makes a child of Apollo special. In The Hidden Oracle it is revealed that shortly after Gaea's defeat, Nico finally comes out and confesses to Will about having a strong crush on the latter, and the two begin dating, with Will at one point affectionately referring to Nico as his boyfriend.
Will's father, the former god Apollois completely supportive of their relationship, due to him having had several mortal boyfriends himself. They continue their playful banter with each other, and are usually seen sitting close by, holding hands. In fact, Apollo claims that Nico and Will are so cute together as a couple, that it made him feel desolate, jogging his memories of the time he had spent with his mortal boyfriend Hyacinthus, one of Apollo's two all-time favorite lovers the other being Daphne.
Nico on his part, is always ready to help and support Will, such as when he tirelessly helped him tend to wounded campers notably Paolo Montes and Valentina Diaz.
Nico also showed some jealousy when he caught Will staring at Paolo. Will stated that it was nothing and that he was merely admiring how well Paolo's arms were functioning after surgery. Leo considers Will "pretty cool" and the tour itself "amazing". Clarisse She gave him back the flying chariot after the battle of Manhatten, so that shows that they might be friends. Their POV's were left out, and it barely seemed like they were there.
This removed some of the draw of the book to me, Percy and Annabeth being about half of why I was reading the series. I only clearly remember one time when Percy spoke. In this book,they were used more as supporting characters. I didn't like it, as it took away the constants of old characters, and replaced them with some who weren't my favorites.
I thought that the ending was horribly unsatisfying. Normally I'm OK with Rick's cliffhangers, but this was the last book in the series.
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I could have lived without knowing about Will and Nico, but not knowing if Leo was coming back? I also found it incredibly cheesy and dulled down that none of the demigods actually died. I mean, I can handle it.
I thought that it was a disappointing end.