The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan, 381 pages
Nico di Angelo is a half blood. He’s not just any half blood either, he’s a son of one of the big 3, which means he’s dangerous. He’s not a son of Zeus, nor a son of Poseidon. He’s a son of Hades, Lord of the dead. He is only 12 in this book, but in the end, he’s one of the heroes, bringing in undead soldiers when they are really needed. His father is harsh, but Nico tells him that he is needed and they both lead the army. Nico can control the dead, he can talk to them and get them to do stuff that he wants them to do.
This was, by far, the darkest book in the series. There was corruption and turmoil everywhere as the strengthening Titan lords are trying to attack New York, more specifically the Empire State Building. This is the focal point of attacks, because on the magical 600th floor, there is Olympus, the home of the gods. The gods move with the West. The gods are busy keeping one Titan at bay, but the need their sons’ and daughters’ help to guard Olympus from the advancing enemies.
I think that this book was a good end to the series. It solved the main problem. Olympus was saved from the rise to Kronos, all of the undetermined demigods were determined, and everyone was happy. Then they get a new Oracle, who bursts out a new prophecy. I don’t think the prophecies will ever end. What I liked about this series is that they weren’t focused on romance or anything like that, appealing to both boys and girls. I also liked how the books flowed together, and how they all lead up to the fulfilling of the great prophecy in the end. I also like how the great prophecy is always an underlying measure in all the books, but how each book still has their own prophecy.