The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #5)

Rating: 4 stars

“I hate this place,” Kronos growled. “United Nations. As if mankind could ever unite. Remind me to tear down this building after we destroy Olympus.”

In the final book in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, the long-awaited prophecy surrounding Percy’s sixteenth birthday unfolds.

Kronos’s power only grows with every god and half-blood he recruits and his army is stronger than ever. Kronos and his army advance on New York City and it’s up to Percy Jackson and an army of young demigods to stop the Lord of Time even when their chance of victory is grim, while the Olympians struggle to contain the rampaging monster Typhon.

In the last instalment, Riordan presents a well written, intriguing, action-packed and fast-paced final battle, combined with elements of delight and tragedy, which occupies a major part of the story. Like in his previous books, Riordan’s writing style is intricate and his humour is ever present which in times of battle and tension was a relief to read.

“It’s hard to enjoy practical jokes when your whole life feels like one.”

The only reason I gave it one less star is I didn’t like the conclusion (of the battle). Riordan wrote an easy way out for Luke and I thought it was quite lazy and convenient.

When I first began reading this series I didn’t expect to enjoy it as much as I did. I had a great time reading the series and I hope to re-read it sometime in future. It is often compared to the Harry Potter series and I must say I agree to some extent. It explores similar themes: friendship, sacrifice, courage and family; and I loved the characters from the Percy Jackson and the Olympian series as much as from the Harry Potter series.

“I open my eyes to the future and embrace the past.”


Have you read Percy Jackson and the Olympians series? How did you like The Last Olympians?  Let me know in the comments below!

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17 thoughts on “PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS (#5): THE LAST OLYMPIAN by RICK RIORDAN

  1. Enjoyed your series reviews. I never finished this series but you made me want to 🙂 I’ve also heard good things about his Trials of Apollo series. So many good books to read it’s hard to keep track of them all sometimes!

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    1. Thank you! I think you should complete the series, you’ll really enjoy it! I’m really looking forward to the ‘Trials of Apollo’ and ‘Heroes of Olympus’ series! I whole-heartedly agree. I can’t even decide whether I should read the good old books while keeping up with the new releases.

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  2. I have to admit that I didn’t enjoy the action-packed scenes in the book and felt they could have been executed better in terms of its writing. At least more clearly. BUT I’m sure it’s executed well in the film & I have no idea what’s going on with Luke so I’m going to throw any assumptions out the window. I want to be surprised.

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      1. The first film is quite rushed and a lot of stuff is changed, Grover’s personality is the complete opposite of who he is… but I loved Grover both ways. I liked the film, it was funny and action-packed and did the action better than the books tbh.

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