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The Blood of Olympus: 05/26/19
The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan is the conclusion to the Heroes of Olympus series. The heroes of both Camp Half-Blood and Camp Jupiter are racing to face Gaea and save the world once again.
There are twelve main characters in this ensemble cast. It's enough for an entire zodiac. Even with the characters teamed up, there are too many points of view to tell a coherent and compelling story.
Added to the mix is Riordan's reliance on plot development through dreams. I've never been a fan of these dream sequences. I often just skim them but in this particular volume, it seems that nearly everyone is comatose.
The final blow for me (and this was a problem in the previous books, Mark of Athena and House of Hades is the choice of names. Specifically it's the inclusion of a Piper and a Leo. And here's where I show my age. Together, they reminded me of original Charmed and not in a good way.