Sunday, May 14, 2017

Book Review: Heroes of Olympus: House of Hades

                                      Heroes of Olympus: House of Hades Review
This book starts shortly after the last one ended with Percy and Annabeth falling through the Tartarus and with Jason, Leo, Piper, Hazel, Frank and Nico heading towards the doors of death in hopes that Percy and Annabeth will survive the Tartarus and that they will be able to close the doors. Since the Tartatus is the place where monsters are reformed it is a place that no mortal should be able to survive so through out the book Percy and Annabeth must do their best survive a place that was not meant for their kind and one where the monsters can't really die. The situation that Percy and Annabeth faced is one that often felt hopeless to them and without their determination to see the other survive they very easily could have given up on any hopes of making it through.

The rest of the group are having trouble getting to the doors of death because of the usually monsters trying to kill them and such things and I felt like although that group had a clear goal they're wasn't just one or two clear plot lines we followed but rather a lot of smaller ones. One of the plots is that Hazel must learn to manipulate the mist in order to defeat someone who is guarding the doors of death, another plot is Frank having to fully embrace that he is a son of Mars in order to protect his friends, there's also Piper having to use her wits in order to defeat Khione and the Boreads all by herself, Leo getting sent to Calypso island and promising that he will one day come back for her, Jason finally deciding whether he feels like he belongs more with the Roman or the Greek camp and we even learn more about how Nico really thinks about Percy.

Overall I thought that this was a great book with great characters and felt like all of the characters learned something along the way of completing their adventures which is always a good thing when it comes to storytelling. I continue to love pretty much everything about this series, I love the way it's written, the stories that are being told, the characters and the relationships that they have with each other. Please tell me your thoughts on this book in the comments.

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