The Blood of Olympus is the fifth and last book of the Heroes of Olympus series. If you’re interested in the rest of the “Riordanverse,” check out my other reviews at the end of this article!
Camp Half-Blood is attacked from all sides: first, Octavian and his legions are rapidly approaching. Then, Gaia and her army of Giants want to destroy the world. The Seven will have to stop her before it is too late, in Athenes, where the final sacrifice will happen.
A terrible battle is brewing, and whatever the outcome will be, one this is certain, it will be a legendary one.
The Blood of Olympus is one of my favorite Rick Riordan books because of how packed with action it is! We get to see the final showdown between the Seven and Gaia’s army in Greece and the battle between Greek and Roman demigods in Camp Half-Blood. And both those battles are epic ones!
One of the stuff I most liked in The Blood of Olympus is the resolution of the prophecy. Like with all the final novels or books that start with a prophecy is the fact that we get to see how the prophecy unfolds. And it’s one of my favorite parts of all the Rick Riordan greek mythology books, the way he crafted a prophecy that makes you guess at first what the outcome will be. But in the end, you can see perfectly that it was precise all along.
Like I said before, I really loved the battle between the Seven and Gaia’s army in Athenes. It was the most epic battle in all the Rick Riordan books I’ve read so far! Not only do we get to see the Seven fighting together, but then, all of the gods show up and fight alongside their children.
But then, the battle between the Roman and the Greek demigods comes along, and it’s just as great. They manage to reconcile just before being attacked by Gaia, and they fight together to defeat her. Which kind of makes the perfect ending to the series.
Most of the stories are tied up, but there is still a little cliff-hanger that will be resolved in The Trials of Apollo series.
Should you read The Blood of Olympus?
To sum up everything, of course, you should read it! It’s a great book, and I can’t see how you could not want to read it, having read the rest of the series!