In this final installment of the Percy Jackson series, Percy and his friends at Camp Half-Blood must finally face off against Kronos and the Titans. The fate of Olympus and of the gods themselves is at stake, but Percy is horrified to realize that his beloved New York City is also under threat. At the same time, Percy must also cope with the oracle’s prophecy that he will be the one to face Kronos and that a choice of his will mean the difference between success and failure. As if that weren’t enough, he also has to deal with the typical problems of a 16-year-old boy, including trying to sort out his feelings for Rachel and Annabeth.
Since it had been a while since I’d read the previous books in this series, I don’t have too much to say about this last novel. I found it a satisfying conclusion to the series, and I think it’s a great read for elementary- or middle-school kids. However, I’ve come to the conclusion that I am just too old for these books. Some children’s literature is able to transcend its demographic and appeal to adults, but sadly this series is not of that caliber. I’m glad to have read it once, and I still think it’s a great way to teach kids about Greek mythology, but I’ll most likely never read these books again.