This was such a wonderful continuation to the series, I don’t think that this ended up being my favorite book in the series, there were some things that I really enjoyed, but sadly there were some things that ended up disappointing me.
The characters were fantastic in this book, it was great getting to know more about Mallory, Halfborn, and TJ in this book. I feel like we got to know them better. Going into this book I feel like we know only the basics about them and their past, but this really expanded on their past and how they ultimately ended up in Vahallah. I do feel that Mallory’s did come into play and was expanded on more than the others, and I wish that TJ and Halfborn’s could have played a bigger part that they did.
I feel like this quest was a little more complex than the others in the previous books, and had more layers with the side quest that were happening, and then ended up feeding in the main plot of the book. I feel like this book did have some slow pasting at the beginning, which is why I feel I had some issues staying interested, but did pick up at an early point in the story.
The ending being as it was I think was perfect for Magnus (who’s not really fighter) and I was really excited to see it play out, but I don’t think the ending lived up to its full potential. The final showdown just didn’t end up being what I thought it would be, and there some questions that were left unanswered, and some things that were introduced in this book and I thought would come into play, but never did. This does let me hope for a potential spin-off series, possibly with some of the Percy Jackson characters. In all, I did really enjoy this book and I can’t wait to read more of Rick’s book in the future and see what he has in store.