So, the series came to an end. I was sorry to say goodbye to the idiots — by which I mean Percy and Grover because Annabeth is too smart. But I am also glad that it ended on the right note. The source of all the trouble on Earth and the reason why the Titans had been able to tap into the demi-gods’ insecurity was because the kids’ parents refused to acknowledge their existence — or even claim them, in some cases. Percy finds a way to improve matters once he is done saving the world that is. The humor and the daring that only teenagers possess has made all the books in this series really shine. This one wasn’t different!
There is a scene where the main baddie, Kronos, gets sat upon:
Stop running, you fools!” Kronos yelled. “Stand and ACKK!”
That last part was because a panicked Hyperborean giant stumbled backwards and sat on top of him. The lord of time disappeared under a giant blue butt.
And there’s this one where Percy dares to sit in his Dad’s, Poseidon, chair on Mount Olympus:
The throne rumbled. A wave of gale-force anger slammed into me.
The voice stopped abruptly, The anger retreated, which was a good thing, because just those two words had almost blasted my mind to shreds.
Percy. My father’s voice was still angry but more controlled. What-exactly-are you doing on my throne?
“I’m sorry, Father,” I said. “I needed to get your attention.”
This was a very dangerous thing to do. Even for you. If I hadn’t looked before I blasted, you would now be a puddle of seawater.