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The Heroes of Olympus: The Demigod Diaries

Review

The Heroes of Olympus: The Demigod Diaries

If you’ve ever enjoyed Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson and the Olympians or The Heroes of Olympus series, then you no doubt have some burning questions. For example, you’ve probably always wondered about the Mist, the mysterious veil that separates humans from seeing any of the Olympian gods and monsters. Who or what created the Mist, and why do monsters have an innate ability to locate demigods? This question and more are answered in this great companion novel to Riordan’s beloved series.

"You might pick up THE DEMIGOD DIARIES for the short stories, but stay for all the additional bonus features.... Test your wits with some word searches and scrambles, and laugh along with snakes George and Martha in an exclusive interview!"

Luke Castellan is a notorious name for anyone who has ever read the Percy Jackson and the Olympians books. How could a promising young demigod turn out to be the ultimate traitor? The first story in THE DEMIGOD DIARIES examines young Luke’s upbringing and backstory of his adventures with Thalia and Annabeth before --- well, you know --- everything went wrong. You might be surprised that when faced with impossible circumstances, Luke’s eventual betrayal is not too far-fetched.

THE DEMIGOD DIARIES also includes short stories that feature Percy Jackson and Leo, Piper and Jason from The Heroes of Olympus books. In the first story, Percy has to locate Hermes' missing staff, made up from snakes George and Martha. The story takes place soon after Percy and Annabeth start dating and shows how often the demigods save the day from the mishaps of the gods. In the second story, readers finally get to see Leo’s Bunker 9. Leo, Piper and Jason must save the day from --- you guessed it --- utter annihilation. There’s a crazy party involved, but it might not be one you would want to attend.

Rick Riordan started writing the Percy Jackson books for his son, Haley, as a way to keep him interested in reading. Haley wrote the last short story in the book, entitled “Son of Magic,” and explains the origins of the Mist and also looks at the many demigods that were on the losing end of the battle in THE LAST OLYMPIAN. Naturally, there are monsters involved and some wicked fights.

You might pick up THE DEMIGOD DIARIES for the short stories, but stay for all the additional bonus features. There are full-color photos of your favorite characters, including, for the first time, the character of Thalia. There is also a full diagram of Bunker 9 as well as many additional sketches and drawings from the stories. Test your wits with some word searches and scrambles, and laugh along with snakes George and Martha in an exclusive interview!

Reviewed by Benjamin Boche on August 25, 2012

The Heroes of Olympus: The Demigod Diaries
by Rick Riordan