Thursday, January 28, 2016

The Last Olympian

The Last Olympian is the fifth book in Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. It has been several months since I read the previous books in the series so my memory was a little rusty on some of the small plot points.

Percy is approaching his sixteenth birthday and the time of the prophecy is coming close. Having no choice but to accept his destiny Percy does not run from his duty but instead tries to embrace it. Despite Percy having aged four years he still acts like a twelve year old at times. While a lot is going on around him I was expecting to see some fear from Percy. Having dealt with many threats I was expecting Percy to realize he was mortal and could die. Sadly I never really saw that side of Percy. Overall I was left wanting more development and growth from Percy.

All in all I felt like The Last Olympian was a weak ending to Percy Jackson and the Olympians. As far as I know no other full novels just some shorter stories. Things were just left open ended and I was not a huge fan of how things ended.


  1. There's kind of a sequel series. The Heroes of Olympus, that;s kind of a continuation with these characters. I never finished Percy Jackson series, I read about 2 chapters of the final book before I realized I just didn't care about what happened to any of them.

    1. Thank you I had no clue that a sequel series existed. It ended with lots of plot lines left open. At least that is how it felt to me. Overall I am not sure I enjoyed it enough to purse another series.