After the The Demigod Files
, a companion to the best-selling series Percy Jackson & the Olympians
, took us to the inside world of demigods. Here comes another great book that would surely love by every avid fans of the series out there. If you've totally read the first series and reading the next one, I know that there are still some questions on your mind that remained unanswered. And I think this one did a great job to get all those things out of our minds that will give answers to our bucket of questions. And in my opinion, I think Rick really assured that this would appeal to the readers because he included the stuff that what most fans really wanted to see. Yes, there is Percabeth celebrating their first monthsary but with a little twist (yeah, that includes helping another god), the diary of Luke's early life which I think everyone is curious about and of course our dude, Leo Valdez! Who doesn't like that guy?
Okay. There are still few games included in this book that as easy as before, an interview with Hermes's snakes, and also a debut story from Rick Riordan's son, Haley, entitled Son of Magic
that will let us know what happened to the demigods who fought in Krono's army, how the mist works, and why monsters can smell demigods. Those are just some of our questions waiting to be unveiled in this book. And I'm assuring you this gonna be a fun read.
Yes, at last! We got a chance to see a small part of Luke Castellan's early life, in his own perspective, with Thalia the way how they struggled to keep themselves alive after running away from their own families. And also how they met such a promising little girl who shared with the same fate named, Annabeth. The short story allows us to see the hardships Luke endured in his life, how he lost his faith to the gods and why he started hating them even his godly father Hermes. But the story focuses more on the day they met Halycon Green, a son of Apollo, and how they managed to escape from his house.
Seeing one of Luke's adventures is great, because I really wanted to know what happenend to him in his own point of view. And I think despite of his wrong deeds, we still like this guy. And as to the other stories, they are still the same as before, like fighting with the most dangerous monsters and managed to keep themselves alive. Since this is a special book like the first one, I really wish to see the heroes in a normal
day, I mean a day with NO quest, fighting monsters, or doing another favor from a god. I know I'm not the only one who wants the same thing. Because sometimes it gets tiring, seeing them doing the same thing all over again. Isn't that good to see Percabeth enjoying their date without a quest to think about? Or the other demigods to do their own stuff without worrying about how to kill an annoying earth goddess? That would be really great even in just a day.
And about the debut story of Haley, considering his age at 16, at that moment of writing this book, it is good that he was abled to explain some things to us despite of some flaws and gave us another a new demigod to love. All in all, this is good.