Thursday, 28 March 2013

The Titan's Curse

Title : The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #3)
Writer : Rick Riordan
Number of Page : 213
Ebook Publisher : Disney Book Group

When the goddess Artemis goes missing, she is believed to have been kidnapped. And now it's up to Percy and his friends to find out what happened. Who is powerful enough to kidnap a goddess? They must find Artemis before the winter solstice, when her influence on the Olympian Council could swing an important vote on the war with the titans. Not only that, but first Percy will have to solve the mystery of a rare monster that Artemis was hunting when she disappeared—a monster rumored to be so powerful it could destroy Olympus forever.

In my opinion:
Thalia, the protector tree in the Camp Half-Blood was cured by the Golden Fleece. She was alive. Therefore, the prophecy could now be either Thalia or Percy. The child of Big Three (Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades) who could determine the fate of Olympus in his/her sixteenth birthday was not only Percy. Thalia, the daughter of Zeus was going to turn 16 soon and Luke had planned to use her to destroy Olympus.

Annabeth, Thalia, Percy, and Grover were assigned to search for demigods in the outside world and protect them. While they were in mission to save Bianca and Nico, two orphaned siblings, they were attacked by monsters. During the battle, Annabeth fell down the cliff. Percy thought that she had been dead and felt upset. At the end, they could defeat the monster because Artemis and her huntress came along to help. And Apollo appeared with his cool carriage! Why were all gods so ridiculous? LOL

As always, I like all the new characters introduced by Rick Riordan. The cool Thalia with her lightning strike, the cold Zoe who talked like ancients, and Nico. He was so funny. 

"SO COOL!" Nico yelled, holding his hands out to Chiron. "You're… you're a centaur!"
Chiron managed a nervous smile. "Yes, Mr. di Angelo, if you please. Though, I prefer 
to stay in human form in this wheelchair for, ah, first encounters."

"And, whoa!" He looked at Mr. D. "You're the wine dude? No way!"
Mr. D turned his eyes away from me and gave Nico a look of loathing. "The wine 

"Dionysus, right? Oh, wow! I've got your figurine."
"My figurine."
"In my game, Mythomagic. And a holofoil card, too! And even though you've only got like five hundred attack points and everybody thinks you're the lamest god card, I totally think your powers are sweet!" (500 attack points *rolling eyes)

The quest in this book was to save Artemis who was kidnapped by the General of Lord Kronos. Only five people were allowed to go. Grover, Bianca, Zoe, Thalia, and another Artemis huntress. Percy wanted to go. But Zoe didn't want him in her team because she hated men. Unfortunately, someone poisoned one of the Artemis huntress so she could not go. Only four went while Percy followed behind invisibly.

This third installment is very good. I might not like the writing style (it's horrible!), but I love all the characters. Rick Riordan mentioned the past and the previous life of every single characters. I knew why Dionysus hated heroes, why Zoe hated men (it was so sad), the dilemmas of Thalia and Annabeth to kill Luke, the reason Bianca joined Artemis huntress... And of course, I like all the gods. They were sometimes unbelievably ridiculous.

Ah, I haven't mentioned two things. Annabeth's fate and who Nico and Bianca's parent was. Interesting revelation, hmmm...

Catatan: Review ini ditulis dalam rangka baca bareng BBI bulan Maret dengan tema fantasi.


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