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Old October 30 2013, 03:41 PM   #1
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Any Percy Jackson / Heroes of Olympus / Kane Fans here?

I love those books. Please note that I´m right in the middle of the last Kane one....so no spoilers please.
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Old October 31 2013, 03:59 AM   #2
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Re: Any Percy Jackson / Heroes of Olympus / Kane Fans here?

FreddyE wrote: View Post
I love those books. Please note that I´m right in the middle of the last Kane one....so no spoilers please.
Absolutely! My wife and I are reading right along with our kids. We love Rick Riordan. Finished the first Percy Jackson series, plus the Kane Chronicles. Now we're passing around House of Hades, his latest.

He's obviously done his research into the various mythologies, incorporating them into the storylines in innovative ways. The books are fun to read, and capture the speech patterns of teens very well. And the chapter titles are some of the best parts. My daughters' favorite is, "Men Ask for Directions, and Other Signs of the Apocolypse". And they absolutely adored Sadie Kane. Not sure whether I should worry or not...
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Old October 31 2013, 09:17 AM   #3
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Re: Any Percy Jackson / Heroes of Olympus / Kane Fans here?

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Absolutely! My wife and I are reading right along with our kids. We love Rick Riordan. Finished the first Percy Jackson series, plus the Kane Chronicles. Now we're passing around House of Hades, his latest.

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I finished House of Hades...wow what a ride. Loved "The Son of Sobek"...I hope he will write a full Kane/Percy Crossover sometime. Next in line is a project just called "Norse series" for now. I hope it´s going to be "Modern day kids + mythological figures"...again.
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Old October 31 2013, 11:09 AM   #4
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Re: Any Percy Jackson / Heroes of Olympus / Kane Fans here?

I'm eagerly awaiting House of Hades, I just need my 9 year old to finish it, so I can read it! I've loved all of the Percy Jackson & The Olympians/Heroes of Olympus books. They are a great mix of mythology, adventure, and humor.

I do miss the humorous chapter titles in The Heroes of Olympus books.

The Kane Chronicles, to be honest, hasn't grabbed me. Red Pyramid was just okay for me and I put down The Throne of Fire a while ago and never felt the need to pick it up again. I can't tell if it's the dueling narration, the plot, or the use of Egyptian mythology that makes me feel this way.

That being said, if he's next working on a series of novels with Norse mythology, I'll definitely give them a shot!
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