My rating: ❤❤❤❤❤ of 5!
Please note, as this book is #2.5 it should be read after “The Son of Neptune”, but before “The Mark of Athena”. Otherwise there will be a few spoilers.
This bonus book contains the following short stories:
The Diary of Luke Castellan:
It was great to get a bit more insight into what drove Luke to make the choices he made, through out the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. However, I did feel like this was a little late in the game to bring this out, as Luke isn’t part of the Heroes of the Olympus series. Nonetheless, it’s still a great read!
Percy Jackson and the Staff of Hermes:
A simple and great read about what happens when you forget date night with your girlfriend.
Leo Valdez and the Quest for Buford:
This story is features Leo, Piper and Jason on one of their adventures before they embark on the Argo II. Personally, I could have been without it, but that’s probably just because I never warmed as much to Leo and Jason as I could have.
Son of Magic:
This story was the best! This is Rick’s son offering up his answers to questions about the mist, among other things. The best part about it? It’s a story about one of the demigods that sided with Kronos, and what happened to them afterwards. As far as I’ve understood it, Rick created Percy Jackson and this universe in an attempt to help his son who battles ADHD and dyslexia. Now said son put pen to paper himself, which I think is all kinds of cool.
While it’s by no means necessary to read this book in order to follow the main storyline, I really enjoyed it. The only negative thing I can say about it is, that it would have been nicer to have Luke Castellan’s story a bit earlier on, while it was still relevant.
Have you read this book or anything like it? Comment and let me know.