The Titan’s Curse
Author: Rick Riordan
Read at your own risk, this review may contain spoilers.
The book starts with Percy, Thalia, Annabeth, and Grover saving two potential half blood kids, Bianca and Nico di Angelo, from a private military style school. As they were escaping, they were thwarted by Mr. Thorn, a hideous manticore who was under the direct supervision of the General. The Hunters led by the goddess Artemis arrived and shot arrows towards the monster however, the manticore fell off the cliff together with Annabeth. They all returned to Camp Half Blood including the Hunters but excluding Annabeth and Artemis who was supposed to seek for the rare monster who could destroy Olympus. Artemis haven’t returned yet so the Hunters including Bianca, and Thalia and Grover decided to find Artemis. With no one’s knowledge, Percy followed the group. From his quest, Percy met a cow serpent whom he helped escape from the net and towards the end it turned out that this cow was the monster Artemis was looking for, the monster who could destroy Olympus. After some gruelling events, Percy, Thalia, Grover, and the Hunters met the General who turned out to be Zoe’s (one of the Hunters) father, Atlas, Luke, Artemis, and Annabeth. After the group won in the battle they visited Mt. Olympus then returned back to the Camp. Percy delivered to Nico that her sister Bianca died in their quest, Nico was so angry to Percy. At that same time skeleton monsters suddenly appeared but to Percy’s surprised Nico easily took care of them. He was shocked to know that Bianca and Nico di Angelo were Hades’ children.
Favorite Character: In this third installment of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, my favorite character is Blackjack, the flying pegasus who helped Percy in his journey in saving Annabeth and Artemis. I think Blackjack is so funny, he was written with the touch of humor. I also like Dionysus or Mr. D for short. Though it looks he doesn’t care about the half bloods and the activities in the camp, in truth, he does. He even saved Percy in his life and death situation. He’s also a bit funny especially when he’s called the wine dude.
“There is always a way out for those clever enough to find it.” ~Rick Riordan, The Titan’s Curse