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Title:
The son of Neptune
ISBN:
9780307916839
Edition:
Unabridged.
Publication Information:
New York : Random House Audio/Listening Library, p2011.
Physical Description:
11 sound discs (13 hrs., 28 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Compact discs.
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Summary:
After three demigods named Jason, Piper, and Leo visit Camp Half-Blood, they inherit a quest: to free Hera, a prisoner of Gaia. But who are the other four demigods mentioned in prophesy who will join them in their quest? The answer may lie in another camp miles away, where a new camper has shown up and appears to be the son of Neptune, god of the sea.
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Percy is confused. When he awoke from his long sleep, he didn't know much more than his name. His brain fuzz is lingering, even after the wolf Lupa told him he is a demigod and trained him to fight. Somehow Percy manages to make it to a camp for half-bloods. The only thing he can recall from his past is another name: Annabeth.

Hazel is supposed to be dead. When she lived before, she didn't do a very good job of it. Sure, she was an obedient daughter, even when her mother was possessed by greed. But that was the problem--when the Voice took over her mother and commanded Hazel to use her "gift" for an evil purpose, Hazel couldn't say no.

Frank is a klutz. His grandmother says he is descended from heroes and can be anything he wants to be, but he doesn't see it. His bulky physique makes him feel like an ox, especially in front of Hazel, his closest friend at camp. He trusts her completely--enough to share the secret he holds close to his heart.

This breathtaking second installment in the Heroes of Olympus series introduces new demigods, revives fearsome monsters, and features other remarkable creatures, all destined to play a part in the Prophecy of Seven.


Author Notes

Rick Riordan was born on June 5, 1964, in San Antonio, Texas. After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin with a double major in English and history, he taught in public and private middle schools for many years.

He writes several children's series including Percy Jackson and the Olympians, The Kane Chronicles, and The Heroes of Olympus, Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, and The Trials of Apollo. He also writes the Tres Navarre mystery series for adults. He has won Edgar, Anthony, and Shamus Awards for his mystery novels. .

(Bowker Author Biography)


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-9-Percy Jackson is back in the second book (Hyperion, 2011) in the series by Rick Riordan, still with no memory of his past. This time he is in the camp of the Romans. Faced with challenges posed by new gods, he finds himself paired with an unlikely duo, Hazel and Frank, two members of a "loser" cohort, both desperate to keep secrets about their past. When they are sent on a mission to Alaska to free Thanos, the god of death, they seem reconciled to failure. Joshua Swanson is adept at all the various voices, human and non-human. He a matter-of-factly conveys the bare bones of the story, but as he voices the characters, he captures Percy's confusion about where he is and what is expected of him, Frank's conviction that he has nothing to offer, and Hazel's sense of guilt about her role in the problems that her world faces. The story fluctuates between the characters, focusing primarily on Hazel and Frank's flashbacks about their past relationships with relatives (Hazel's mother, Frank's grandmother) and their unpredictable fathers, Pluto and Mars respectively. Listeners will relate to their vulnerabilities and insecurities, and their growing affection for each other has all of the awkwardness and confusion experienced by teenagers. Listeners will eagerly await the next volume.-Edie Ching, The University of Maryland, College Park (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.