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Currently reading The Red Pyramid, Rick Riordan's venture into another mythology, in this case the Egyptian gods. Recently finished Riordan's spin-off from Percy Jackson, The Lost Hero, which looks as if it will deal with the Roman gods.

I have only three words for these books. Riordan. Doesn't. Disappoint.

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I read "The Red Pyramid" back when it came out in May. I liked it well enough, but I don't have the grasp on Egyptian Mythology that I have on Greek/Roman and upon doing a little research, I discovered that's because it's impossibly convoluted. Still, it was a fun adventure and I'm definitely going to continue on with the series.

Lost Hero on the other hand I absolutely loved. Did you guess where Percy was before it was revealed? It hit me like a ton of bricks slightly late in the game when there was the mention of, "A Swap of Leaders" and I was all, "Goddamn, Riordan is GOOD." And then when I saw that the next book is going to be called, "The Son of Neptune", I was just over the moon with how awesome this series is going to be. I can't believe we have to wait a whole year for the next one.

I'm so glad you're enjoying them. :-)

Edited at 2010-12-15 03:54 pm (UTC)
I don't have the courage to tackle Egyptian mythology. I'm just reading the book and going with it.

I guessed where Percy was long before it was revealed. I don't remember exactly where, but someone mentioned an "exchange", and then I knew. But I kept thinking it might be another dimension, and I'm glad it wasn't. I didn't know about "The Son of Neptune", and now I can't wait! I'm dying to know how Percy got along with the Romans!! And I'm dying to know more about the Romans, period.
It's wise not to try to tackle it. I barely made it through the Wikipedia entry before I was like, "Yeah... this is way too complicated. I'm just gonna go with it." I loved Bast. She's one of those classic Riordan characters that make his books so entertaining.

I think we probably guessed about Percy at around the same time and it was like the whole story opened up to the next level in that moment of realization. Cause, as much as I love Jason, Leo, and Piper, Percy's still my boy. I don't know what it is about him, but he's just such a great hero. I missed him this time around and eagerly look forward to his adventures with the Romans. I'd say he did alright. Percy gets a long with just about everyone in the end. Well, maybe not Ares... ;-D
I think the whole Egyptian god mess might have been caused by the fact that they were around so many thousands of years, much longer than the Romans, Greeks, or Christians. And I think each strong dynasty put their own spin on the mythology as well.

I love Bast, too. She is cool.

As for Percy, YES, the story did open up at another level then! Also, I was relieved. I mean, I'm sure that Riordan wouldn't kill Percy off, but still...!

Leo was my favorite of the trio from the very first scene on the bus, but I love Jason and Piper, too. I'm happy with them, but like you, Percy's my hero of choice, and I can't wait to read about him again. When Jason indicated that the Romans would test him in battle and/or as a leader, I just smiled smugly. I have no doubt he handled himself well. If he's screwed, it's because Mars got into it. *g*