The Last Olympian (Book Five of Percy Jackson and the Olympians): A Review by Alec Pasternak

LastOlympianCoverThe Last Olympian is the fifth and final installment of the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan. Being that it is the grand finale of the Percy Jackson series, we would expect a huge and spectacular finish for the series and Rick Riordan certainly provides us with that amazing ending. This time around it certainly doesn’t keep you waiting for it to get into the good stuff the book has to offer, almost within the first few pages the action begins.

 

As for characters, I’m very pleased that instead of adding new important characters Riordan builds on existing ones and all of them play a key role in the grand finale that is the books’ amazing ending. Another thing Riordan did well is handling invincibility. I don’t want to give away too many spoilers, but a main character becomes somewhat invincible and rather than making him overpowered in comparison to the other characters, he still remains very mortal in combat. Now I’m not saying the book is without flaws, because there are indeed some. But all in all, there wasn’t anything I hugely disliked about this book. It was very well written. All of the important characters remained important and relevant to the story and the action scenes are very nicely detailed so we can very easily picture what’s going on in each fight.

 

Overall, this book is a beautiful finale to the Percy Jackson Series and is just a great read. I highly recommend The Last Olympian to fans of the series, and to those who have not read the series I recommend you read it from start to finish because it is an excellent book series.

 

Rating : 10/10

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