The Son of Neptune is the second book in The Heroes of Olympus series. You can find the review for the first one right below!
When Percy Jackson, Neptune’s son, woke up, he didn’t remember anything from his life, but he still manages to arrive at Camp Jupiter. Where he’ll be designated, along with Hazel and Frank, for a dangerous mission in Alaska. Up there, monsters are rising, one by one, with the help of Gaia.
The three of them will have to fight the coming chaos and rescue one of their most vital ally, a god, Thanatos himself, the god of death.
The Son of Neptune is the first book that is almost entirely about Roman mythology and Camp Jupiter. I was so excited when I started reading it, mostly because: Percy’s back! And I have to say that Hazel and Frank are my favorites from all the bunch of new characters.
If you read my review for The Lost Hero, you must have seen that even though I really enjoyed reading it, it wasn’t all I expected it to be, mainly because there isn’t Annabeth and Percy. Well, in The Son of Neptune, Percy is here, but still, no Annabeth.
However, it doesn’t mean that I didn’t like the book. On the contrary, I really loved it. In this book, we finally get to learn everything there is to know about the Roman demigods and what they were up to until now.
So, this is where I can let loose and tell you exactly what I think about the book. As I said before, I was really disappointed that Annabeth wasn’t in the book. But it more than made up for it by featuring the Romans. Ever since I’ve started reading up on mythology, I was always way more interested in Greek mythology. For me, Roman mythology is just more or less the same, with the war-aspect way more prominent.
And this is what I enjoyed in the book, the fact that we get to see that, even though it is more or less the same, it is still highly different. I also loved when they connected both universes with the fight against Kronos, even if we didn’t know at that time that the Romans were there.
Should you read The Son of Neptune?
Yes, of course. As for all Rick Riordan books, I highly recommend that you read it! I’ve been obsessed with his universe for the better part of 2020. And it’s one of the only things that made me not lose my sanity this year.