The Son of Neptune (Heroes of Olympus, Book 2)

By Rick Riordan

Percy is confused. whilst he woke up after his lengthy sleep, he did not recognize even more than his identify. His brain-fuzz is lingering, even after the wolf Lupa instructed him he's a demigod and proficient him to struggle. in some way Percy controlled to make it to the camp for half-bloods, even though he needed to consistently kill monsters that, annoyingly, wouldn't remain useless. however the camp does not ring any bells with him.

Hazel is meant to be dead. while she lived sooner than, she did not do a good activity of it. whilst the Voice took over her mom and commanded Hazel to exploit her "gift" for an evil function, Hazel could not say no. Now, due to her mistake, the way forward for the area is in danger.

Frank is a klutz. His grandmother claims he's descended from historic heroes, yet he does not even comprehend who his father is. He retains hoping Apollo will declare him, as the in basic terms factor he's stable at is archery. His massive and ponderous body makes him believe like an ungainly ox, particularly in entrance of Hazel, his closest buddy at camp. He trusts her completely-enough, even, to percentage the key he holds as regards to his middle.

Beginning on the "other" camp for half-bloods and lengthening as a ways north because the land past the gods, this breathtaking moment installment within the Heroes of Olympus sequence introduces new demigods, revives fearsome monsters, and contours different amazing creatures, all of whom are destined to play an element within the most vital quest of all: the Prophecy of 7.

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Co-op – an employee-run cooperative selling fit replacement life and natural meals. ’ Frank stared at her. ‘But you throw chocolate truffles at monsters. ’ Iris regarded horrified. ‘Oh, they’re not only chocolate cakes. ’ She rummaged less than the counter and taken out a package deal of chocolate-covered tarts that regarded precisely like truffles. ‘These are gluten-free, no-sugar-added, vitamin-enriched, soy-free, goat-milk-and-seaweed-based cupcake simulations. ’ ‘All traditional! ’ Fleecy chimed in. ‘I stand corrected. ’ Frank unexpectedly felt as queasy as Percy. Iris smiled. ‘You may still test one, Frank. You’re lactose illiberal, aren’t you? ’ ‘How did you –’ ‘I recognize these items. Being the messenger goddess … good, I do examine much, listening to the entire communications from the gods and so forth. ’ She tossed the brownies at the counter. ‘Besides, these monsters may be completely satisfied to have a few fit snacks. consistently consuming junk meals and heroes. They’re so unenlightened. I couldn’t have them tromping via my shop, tearing up issues and anxious our feng shui. ’ Percy leaned opposed to the counter. He gave the impression of he used to be going to throw up everywhere in the goddess’s feng shui. ‘Monsters marching south,’ he stated with trouble. ‘Going to wreck our camp. Couldn’t you cease them? ’ ‘Oh, I’m strictly non-violent,’ Iris acknowledged. ‘I can act in self-defence, yet I won’t be drawn into any further Olympian aggression, thanks a great deal. I’ve been interpreting approximately Buddhism. And Taoism. I haven’t made up our minds among them. ’ ‘But …’ Hazel seemed mystified. ‘Aren’t you a Greek goddess? ’ Iris crossed her palms. ‘Don’t attempt to positioned me in a field, demigod! I’m no longer outlined via my previous. ’ ‘Um, okay,’ Hazel acknowledged. ‘Could you no less than aid our buddy the following? i feel he’s ailing. ’ Percy reached around the counter. For a moment Frank used to be afraid he sought after the cupcakes. ‘Iris-message,’ he stated. ‘Can you ship one? ’ Frank wasn’t yes he’d heard correct. ‘Iris-message? ’ ‘It’s …’ Percy faltered. ‘Isn’t that whatever you do? ’ Iris studied Percy extra heavily. ‘Interesting. You’re from Camp Jupiter, and but … Oh, I see. Juno is as much as her tips. ’ ‘What? ’ Hazel requested. Iris glanced at her assistant, Fleecy. They looked as if it would have a silent dialog. Then the goddess pulled a vial from at the back of the counter and sprayed a few honeysuckle-smelling oil round Percy’s face. ‘There, that are supposed to stability your chakra. As for Iris-messages – that’s an historical means of conversation. The Greeks used it. The Romans by no means took to it – continuously counting on their highway platforms and monstrous eagles and whatnot. yet definite, I think … Fleecy, may possibly you supply it a test? ’ ‘Sure, boss! ’ Iris winked at Frank. ‘Don’t inform the opposite gods, yet Fleecy handles such a lot of my messages nowadays. She’s outstanding at it, fairly, and that i don’t have time to respond to all these requests individually. It messes up my wa. ’ ‘Your wa? ’ Frank requested. ‘Mmm. Fleecy, why don’t you are taking Percy and Hazel into the again? you may get them anything to devour once you manage their messages. And for Percy … definite, reminiscence disorder.

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