Today is the publication date of the last book involving Percy Jackson, The Blood of Olympus. I’ve already said goodbye to him once, and I really don’t want to do it again. Percy Jackson has been a part of life for a long time. In fact, it’s one of the few children’s series that I read during my childhood and still read today. While I stopped reading series like the Warriors series by Erin Hunter as I grew older, I’ve never stopped reading Percy Jackson. And like any other post that involves me “saying goodbye” to a series, there will be spoilers. You have been warned.
I first started reading about Percy Jackson when I was in 4th or 5th grade, 6 or 7 years ago. It feels like ever since I started, a new book has been published every year. The series has been a part of my life for so long it seems a bit ridiculous and unbelievable that after today, there will be no more new Percy Jackson books. When the first series, Percy Jackson and the Olympians, ended, I was saddened, but willing to let it go. But now. Now that I’ve had an extra five years with the characters through the sequel series, Heroes of Olympus, it seems like I have a stronger connection to world and more unwilling to let it go.
While part of me wishes Rick Riordan will start another sequel series about Percy (though I’m not quite sure how that would work… Percy should be in his late teens / early twenties if there’s a follow up series and the series is aimed at middle schoolers so…), I know it’s probably for the best if he doesn’t. I already spend enough time complaining about series that were ruined because they were dragged out (and as some would say, milked for every dime), I really don’t want Percy Jackson to become one of those series. Now, granted, I haven’t read The Blood of Olympus yet, but here’s to hoping it contains a satisfying conclusion for our favorite heroes.
Some Good Times
- Learning about Percy’s trouble with school field trips
- Percy and Annabeth’s relationship (and their first underwater kiss)
- Annabeth correcting Percy’s er, um,… lack of knowledge and seaweed brain-ness
- the dam jokes
- Smelly Gabe’s demise
- Percy, Hazel, and Frank’s time at Amazon, or should I say with the Amazons?
- Percy telling off Octavian
- blue food!
- Blackjack’s role in the “final battle”
There are a whole lot more, but I thought it was best to stop before I started crying…
Are you ready to say goodbye?
How do you feel now that Percy Jackson is officially over?