Percy Jackson’s back! For those of you who don’t know who Percy Jackson is, he is the demigod son of Poseidon and my second favorite fast-action hero of all time (the first is Harry Potter, but that’s a whole other discussion). I’ve read and reviewed all the Percy Jackson books (GO HERE) as well as the brother and sister team of Carter and Sadie Kane. It’s been a year since I read Percy and this was a fun refresher and a reminder of how much I enjoyed reading him.
So, here’s the story, plus a little background. Percy Jackson and his cohorts are all about the Greek gods (you know, Zeus, Athena, Hades, etc.); the Kanes’ are all about the Egyptian gods –still important if not as well known (Isis, Osiris, Horus, etc.). In this book, a compilation of 3 previously published short stories, the Greek heroes and the Egyptian heroes are brought to together to help defeat a mortal who raised himself from the dead and is now bent on combining the power of the Greek gods and the magic of the Egyptian gods to become a god himself and devour all the other gods, thereby increasing his own power. The book also has the first chapter of the author’s series on the Norse gods – but I didn’t read it. I want to save all of that fun for when the whole book comes in at the library and I get to read all of it.
The book is small, a really fast and fun read – a great way to introduce these heroes in to the lives of some adolescents you may know – giving them fun, action, a smidge of history, a teensy bit of romance and heroes with sound, moral values. Highly recommended!