Title: Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters
Author: Rick Riordan
Publisher: the Penguin Group
Number of pages: 265
Second book, new quest!
Camp half blood was supposed to be a safe haven for demi-gods, but now it is in danger. Ever since Thalia´s tree has been poisoned, monsters from hell keep attacking the campers. Because of a dream Percy knows what he has to do to help his camp.
He, his new friend Tyson and his old friend Annabeth break the orders of the god Dionysus by leaving camp in search of the Golden Fleece. The Golden Fleece, famous of its revitalizing powers to the land, is the only thing that can save Camp half blood from being destroyed. At the same time they have to help their old friend Grover escape from the clutches of the Cyclops Polyphemeus.
Just like on his other quest Percy gets help, but this time from his father the God Poseidon and the God Hermes.
The second in the Percy Jackson series didn’t in the least disappoint me. There was an equal amount of action, but it has even more humor. Annabeth got to play a larger role in this book which I like and you can sense some tender feelings coming to the surface between Percy and Annabeth. Grover on the other hand was more in the background, but still an important character.
I like the new myths and the characters used in this book: Hermes, the messenger of the gods; Poseidon’s evolving fatherly feelings; Polyphemeus, the Cyclops who was once defeated by Odysseus; the sirens and the enchantress Circe.
The second book in the series deserves 4 stars as well.