Thursday, June 12, 2008
The Titan's Curse (book review)
The Titan's Curse, by Rick Riordan, is a sequel to The Lightning Thief and Sea of Monsters. In it, Perseus Jackson and his friends Annabeth and Thalia, all three of whom are demigods, receive an urgent distress call from their satyr friend, Grover. He has found two new powerful demigods whose origins are unknown! Percy, Annabeth, and Thalia race to the rescue, only to find not only Grover, but also a deadly manticore! The four friends fight to protect themselves and the other young demigods, but in the battle that ensues, Annabeth is carried off by the manticore.
Percy, Thalia, Grover, and the others return to the only place where demigod children are safe, Camp Half-blood, and tell the camp director (who just happens to be the wine god, Dionysus) about their problem. He and his helper, Chiron, send them on a quest to find Annabeth, along with two other girls, Zoe Nightshade and Bianca DiAngelo.
The journey that follows will test each member individually, and two of their number will die. Can they stick together during the hard journey which faces them?
This is definitely one of my favorite series!