exciting and funny
by GoluxGirl on March 10, 2010Riordan is fast becoming a solidly respected author for me, if not one of my favorites. I'm very likely to look for other titles by him, based on the strength of the Percy Jackson series. He uses archetypes, but fleshes them out beyond stereotypes. He sends his heroes on interesting quests that are both familiar and new. I like the way he integrates almost-obscure mythological elements and creatures (like the hundred-handed ones) into his modern re-tellings. I also like that all of his main characters get to be the heroes in their own stories, even if Percy is still the focus of narration. Also, the part with the Sphinx was hilariously pointed.
Bully for you, Mr. Riordan; two thumbs up from me once again.
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