Title: The Last Olympian
Author: Rick Riordan
Narrator: Jesse Bernstein
Series: Percy Jackson and the Olympians #5
Length: 11 hours
Well this was a wonderful ending for this series! This is the final book of the series which means the prophecy is finally fulfilled and Olympus is in danger. This book started with a bang and never slowed down! Percy and the gang go from one dangerous situation to another and it all leads to the Empire State Building, aka Olympus.
This series is addictive. I have listened to each of these audiobooks in a day and haven’t wanted to put them down. This last book was intense and I didn’t stop listening at all. I was hooked on the story from the very beginning and couldn’t wait to see how the prophecy worked out. I was extremely surprised by what it actually meant in the end, which I also appreciate any time a prophecy is in a fantasy novel.
The final battle for Olympus was intense and violence. We see a lot of death and injuries. A lot of campers don’t make it but we also see a lot of them become heroes. One of my favorite things about this series is the character development of these kids. They have changed and matured so much since that first book, especially Percy. Percy has learned to rely on his friends and that winning doesn’t make you a hero. In this book he really embraced everything he learned from previous missions and used that experience to win against the Titans. Also, Clarisse is one of my favorite side characters and I love how much she has grown since the first book.
While I am sad that this is the last book, I know these guys will probably pop up in the spin-off series. One of the great things about reading a series years later is that I can now binge all of the books and spin-off series without having to wait. Riordan really has made a fascinating world that is perfect for everyone. I regret waiting so long to read this series.
Trigger Warnings: death, violence, physical injuries, grief
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