DIKSIA.COM - Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a son of Neptune, the Roman god of the sea? If you are a fan of fantasy and adventure, you might enjoy reading The Son of Neptune, a novel by Rick Riordan that is based on Greek and Roman mythology. In this article, we will give you a brief overview of the book, its main characters, and its plot.
What is The Son of Neptune?
The Son of Neptune is the second book in The Heroes of Olympus series, which is a sequel to the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. The book was published in 2011 and has won the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Middle Grade and Children's Book.
The book is set in a world where the ancient gods and goddesses still exist and have children with mortals, called demigods. These demigods have special abilities and often face dangers from mythical creatures and enemies.
There are two camps where demigods can train and find refuge: Camp Half-Blood for the Greek demigods and Camp Jupiter for the Roman demigods.
The book follows the adventures of Percy Jackson, a demigod son of Neptune (also known as Poseidon, the Greek god of the sea), who has lost his memory and finds himself in Camp Jupiter. He meets two new friends, Hazel Levesque and Frank Zhang, who are also demigods with mysterious pasts.
Together, they embark on a quest to free Thanatos, the Greek god of death, from the clutches of Gaea, the primordial goddess of the earth, who is planning to destroy the world.
Who are the main characters?
A demigod son of Neptune (Poseidon), who is the main protagonist in the first Camp Half-Blood series. He and Jason Grace have been swapped, because Hera (Juno in Roman form) has wiped their memories away to unite the two demigod camps. Percy is sent from Camp Half-Blood to Camp Jupiter, Jason's home.
A demigod daughter of Pluto (Hades), who was born in 1928 and died in 1942. She was brought back to life by her half-brother Nico di Angelo and taken to Camp Jupiter.
She has the ability to manipulate precious metals and stones, as well as control the Mist, a magical force that can alter reality. She also has a curse that makes everything she touches turn into gold or jewels. She has a crush on Percy.
A demigod son of Mars (Ares), who is also a descendant of Poseidon through his mother's side. He has the power to shapeshift into any animal he wants, but his life is tied to a piece of wood that can burn up at any moment. He is insecure about his appearance and his abilities, but he proves to be brave and loyal. He has feelings for Hazel.
What is the plot?
Going to Camp Jupiter
Percy arrives at Camp Jupiter, a place where Roman demigods live and train. He is attacked by two gorgons who are after his blood, but he manages to escape with the help of Hazel and Frank, who are members of the Fifth Cohort, the least respected unit in the camp.