Percy Jackson Series by Rick Riordan: The Review

Percy Jackson Series by Rick Riordan

 

This book series by Rick Riordan consists of five books; The Lightning Thief, The Sea of Monsters, The Titan’s Curse, The Battle of the Labyrinth and The Last Olympian. As the title suggests, it is all about Percy and his quests, who he is, where he came from, what he will be encountering, what will be the challenges he should overcome as the protagonist of the story, whom he will meet and so on and so forth. The series, obviously, is also about the Greek gods and goddesses, their offspring, how they have evolved in the modern age. When discussed in schools, they become part of our mythology studies, fictions, stories form the ancient times but in the series, they exist even as of today, overseeing us, guiding us and helping as since it has become their delight to be needed by the people, or mortals as they would call the human race. The things that happen around us as well as everything around us are influenced by the gods and whatever takes place all around us, may it be about the weather, calamities, accidents or perhaps unexplainable events may be attributed to them. We never get to see it on what it really is because of the Mist, as they call it. It is somewhat like a veil that hides reality from the mortals and in our perspective, it becomes how we want to perceive reality and not the actual one. So the series starts with Percy’s life as a young teenage mortal without any idea who he really is, attributing his inability to read and his difficulty to stay put as someone who has ADHD. His life as a mortal has never been easy. He gets into fight so easily, or accident perhaps. He has been suspended from a lot of schools and he has been into a lot of trouble as long as he can remember.

 

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