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The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson & the Olympians, Book 5)

By Rick Riordan

The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson & the Olympians, Book 5)
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  • Published in USA  May 2009,
    400 pages.
    Age range: Children


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All year the half-bloods have been preparing for battle against the Titans, knowing the odds of victory are grim. Kronos's army is stronger than ever, and with every god and half-blood he recruits, the evil Titan's power only grows. While the Olympians struggle to contain the rampaging monster Typhon, Kronos begins his advance on New York City, where Mount Olympus stands virtually unguarded. Now it's up to Percy Jackson and an army of young demigods to stop the Lord of Time.

In this momentous final book in the New York Times best-selling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, the long-awaited prophecy surrounding Percy's sixteenth birthday unfolds. And as the battle for Western civilization rages on the streets of Manhattan, Percy faces a terrifying suspicion that he may be fighting against his own fate.

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"Percy Jackson’s fifth and final adventure begins with a blast and gets increasingly more explosive." - Publishers Weekly

"The book's message that the Greek gods will die unless we remember them might be a bit simplistic, but the fact is that the "Percy Jackson" books have done a great deal to revitalize interest in mythology." - School Library Journal

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Rated 5 of 5 of 5 by cory cockrum
the best book ever
This book was one of the best books I have ever read, and Rick Riodan is possibly the best writer of his time - even better then the author of the Twlight books.

Rated 5 of 5 of 5 by kate kelley
this is a great book
You will love this and the hole series because it is so intense!

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Rick Riordan Author Biography

Rick Riordan is the multi-award-winning author of the Tres Navarre mystery series for adults and the #1 New York Times bestselling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series for children.

For fifteen years, Rick taught English and history at public and private middle schools in the San Francisco Bay Area and in Texas. In 2002, Saint Mary’s Hall honored him with the school’s first Master Teacher Award.

His adult fiction has won the top three national awards in the mystery genre – the Edgar, the Anthony and the Shamus. He has presented workshops for such organizations as the International Reading Association, the California Association of Independent Schools, the National Council for Teachers of English, the Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute and ...

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Rick Riordan: RYE-r-don (first syllable is pronounced like rye bread)

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