Percy Jackson and the Titans Curse
By Rick Riordan
Book #3 (of 5) in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series
Publisher: Puffin Books UK
Publish Date: 2013
Series: Percy Jackson and the Olympians book #3; Camp Half-Blood Chronicles book #3
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
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It’s not everyday you find yourself in combat with a half-lion, half-human.
But when you’re the son of a Greek god, it happens. And now my friend Annabeth is missing, a goddess is in chains and only five half-blood heroes can join the quest to defeat the doomsday monster.
Oh, and guess what? The Oracle has predicted that not all of us will survive.
** May Contain Spoilers **
In ‘The Titans Curse’ We pick up with Percy about six months after the end of ‘Sea of Monsters’ with Percy, Annabeth, Thalia and Grover already on a mission. Which I’m not going to lie, I actually loved. I feel as though at book number three Rick Riordan is doing less of a Summary to begin the story as was in ‘Sea of Monsters’ which seems pretty understandable. I mean if you’ve made it to book three you are definitely committed to the series, and if you read books out of order… I don’t know what to tell you except HOW?!
During the beginning chapters of ‘The Titans Curse’ we get introduced to a myriad of new characters including mysterious Half-Blood siblings Nico and Bianca Di Angelo, a Manticore, the Goddess Artemis and her hunters and her twin brother Apollo.
I absolutely love when a new god or goddess is introduced into the Percy Jackson series. I really enjoy how the myths of the gods are incorporated into the 21st century. It was no different with Artemis and Apollo whose tales were seamlessly intertwined into a science based society.
So the first few chapters are off with a bang, and the story doesn’t slow down much from there. There is only a small portion of the story set at camp Half-Blood and almost immediately they are off on a new quest. This time to find Artemis and Annabeth both who have gone missing in the first few chapters. Once again the quest is shadowed with the riddle from the Oracle, which made me spend half the time trying to guess what happened!
The quest is filled with twists and turns as always and the final battle is pretty intense with it involving a Titan and Luke.
The story ends ominously with another mention of Pan, setting up for another crazy adventure in the fourth book ‘Battle of the Labyrinth’.