The Son of Neptune (Heroes of Olympus Series #2)
by Rick Riordan
In The Lost Hero, three demigods named Jason, Piper, and Leo made their first visit to Camp Half-Blood, where they inherited a blood-chilling quest:
Seven half-bloods shall answer the call,
To storm or fire the world must fall.
An oath to keep with a final breath,
And foes bear arms to the Doors of Death.
Who are the other four mentioned in the prophesy? The answer may lie in another camp thousands of miles away, where a new camper has shown up and appears to be the son of Neptune, god of the sea...
Gaea is raising an army of giants to defeat the gods, and Juno has switched heroes Percy Jackson (son of Poseidon) and Jason Grace (son of Jupiter) in order to unite Greek and Roman gods and demigods in battle against Gaea. Percy, his memory wiped, and two intriguing companions undertake a quest to defeat the giant Alcyoneus and free Thanatos.
With an ever-expanding cast of brave-hearted heroes and formidable foes, this second book in The Heroes of Olympus series offers all of the action, pathos, and humor that Rick Riordan fans crave.
"Riordan achieves freshness ... by giving characters and readers a new environment... pell-mell pacing ... As with all of Riordan's mythological tales, the details that bring the legends into the 21st century delight" — Kirkus Reviews