So, the third book in Percy Jackson and the Olympians is The Titan’s Curse, the story of a bunch of kids wandering the States, running from invincible zombies and trying to find their two friends, who have been captured by the baddies.
Percy, along with Grover and his new friends Thalia, daughter of Zeus; Zoë Nightshade, hunter of Artemis and Bianca Di Angelo, new found half blood with unknown parentage, must join forces to seek out a missing goddess and the deadly monster she was last known to be searching for. On their travels they also hope to rescue Annabeth, who vanished when she tumbled off a cliff with a manticore. The problem is, they have no idea where to look; alas, with the help of Apollo, they temporarily escape Kronos’ invincible zombies and begin to travel in the right direction. But they still have a long way to go, time is ticking and the prophecy of the Oracle seems to loom over them as it is destined that only three of the five heroes shall return. Who shall fall and who shall take up the Titan’s Curse? Can they save their friends and stop Kronos from rising before it’s too late?
I seriously think this might be my favourite book of the series. Despite the fact that Annabeth isn’t in most of it (*bursts into tears*), I adored the rest of the characters. Zoë and Thalia were actually very similar even though they didn’t get along until the end: they were both absolute babes, complete badasses and two of my favourite characters ever. Bianca was so loyal to her friends which made me respect her. She was also the youngest of the group, but no less courageous. The plot was so intriguing – as ever – and I enjoyed every chapter. Rick’s writing is just perfect in every way, am I right? I’ve heard people say they could understand any textbook if it was narrated by Percy, which I absolutely and wholly agree with. Fabulous characters, fabulous plot, fabulous author, fabulous book. That’s all I have to say.
Satyr Star rating: ***** (5 stars)