Monday, September 20, 2010

The Titan’s Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #3) by Rick Riordan

Product Details
Pub. Date: May 2009
Series: Percy Jackson and the Olympians , #3
ISBN-13: 9781423131977
ISBN: 1423131975


Percy Jackson returns in another modern-day adventure with a Greek mythology twist—this time he must find a goddess kidnapped from Mount Olympus!

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. 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.

My thoughts:
As I mentioned in the last review I ended up listening to this audio book at the same time I was reading the second book aloud to my children which was a bit confusing, but we needed enough time to listen to this one before it was due at the library. Once we finished the other one it made it easier to keep track. Also there were a few periods of time that I wasn’t able to pay as good attention as usual so I feel like I should reread this one at some point.
In this one we were introduced to Riordan’s version of Artemis and Apollo. The sun chariot was interesting and Artemis’s hunters were a nice element of the story. In the last book Percy, Anabeth and Grover end up on the quest even though they weren’t selected for it and it made me wonder how, out of all the heroes or demigods, Percy keeps ending up on quests. Last time it was Clarice’s quest and she did end up getting to end it. This time having Thalia in the mix changed the balance of things. It will be interesting to see how the series ultimately wraps up.
Zoe, Nico and Bianca were interesting to get to know. I liked how they ended up in Las Vegas again since my husband and I spent seven years living there. In this book they end up at Hoover Dam, so they aren’t quite all the way to Las Vegas, but having visited the Dam while we lived there it made it easy to picture the setting. Meeting Anabeth’s family as well was nice because they were not as I had pictured them based on her descriptions of her past interactions with her father and stepmother.

Again new myths were woven in that opened my eyes to how much I don’t know about Greek Mythology and made me want to learn more. Somehow I will find the time to fit them into my reading, hopefully sooner rather than later.


  1. I love Las Vegas! My sister lived there for years.

    I know my little cousins love this series.

  2. We haven't been back for 5 years and I would love to go back to see how much it has changed and to see all of our friends!