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Percy is confused. When he awoke after his long sleep, he didn't know much more than his name. His brain-fuzz is lingering, even after the wolf Lupa told him he is a demigod and trained him to fight. Somehow Percy manages to make it to the camp for half-bloods, despite the fact that he had to continually kill monsters that, annoyingly, would not stay dead. But the camp doe Percy is confused. When he awoke after his long sleep, he didn't know much more than his name. His brain-fuzz is lingering, even after the wolf Lupa told him he is a demigod and trained him to fight. Somehow Percy manages to make it to the camp for half-bloods, despite the fact that he had to continually kill monsters that, annoyingly, would not stay dead. But the camp doesn't ring any bells with him. Hazel is supposed to be dead. When she lived before, she didn't do a very good job of it. When the Voice took over her mother and commanded Hazel to use her "gift" for an evil purpose, Hazel couldn't say no. Now, because of her mistake, the future of the world is at risk. Frank is a klutz. His grandmother claims he is descended from ancient heroes and can be anything he wants to be, but he doesn't see it. He doesn't even know who his father is. He keeps hoping Apollo will claim him, because the only thing he is good at is archery-although not good enough to help the Fifth Cohort win at war games. His big and bulky physique makes him feel like a clumsy ox, especially in front of Hazel, his closest friend at camp. He trusts her completely-enough, even, to share the secret he holds close to his heart. Featuring a faithful adaptation by Robert Venditti, and incredible artwork by Antoine Dod and Orpheus Collar, Rick Riordan's blockbuster book comes to life in The Son of Neptune, The Graphic Novel.


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Percy is confused. When he awoke after his long sleep, he didn't know much more than his name. His brain-fuzz is lingering, even after the wolf Lupa told him he is a demigod and trained him to fight. Somehow Percy manages to make it to the camp for half-bloods, despite the fact that he had to continually kill monsters that, annoyingly, would not stay dead. But the camp doe Percy is confused. When he awoke after his long sleep, he didn't know much more than his name. His brain-fuzz is lingering, even after the wolf Lupa told him he is a demigod and trained him to fight. Somehow Percy manages to make it to the camp for half-bloods, despite the fact that he had to continually kill monsters that, annoyingly, would not stay dead. But the camp doesn't ring any bells with him. Hazel is supposed to be dead. When she lived before, she didn't do a very good job of it. When the Voice took over her mother and commanded Hazel to use her "gift" for an evil purpose, Hazel couldn't say no. Now, because of her mistake, the future of the world is at risk. Frank is a klutz. His grandmother claims he is descended from ancient heroes and can be anything he wants to be, but he doesn't see it. He doesn't even know who his father is. He keeps hoping Apollo will claim him, because the only thing he is good at is archery-although not good enough to help the Fifth Cohort win at war games. His big and bulky physique makes him feel like a clumsy ox, especially in front of Hazel, his closest friend at camp. He trusts her completely-enough, even, to share the secret he holds close to his heart. Featuring a faithful adaptation by Robert Venditti, and incredible artwork by Antoine Dod and Orpheus Collar, Rick Riordan's blockbuster book comes to life in The Son of Neptune, The Graphic Novel.

30 review for The Son of Neptune: The Graphic Novel

  1. 4 out of 5

    May

    I enjoyed this graphic adaptation of The Son of Neptune! Since the original novel is long, this graphic novel couldn't include everything. Still, I wish some parts were included because it felt rushed. In general, I like the illustrations and hope to read the rest of the series later! I enjoyed this graphic adaptation of The Son of Neptune! Since the original novel is long, this graphic novel couldn't include everything. Still, I wish some parts were included because it felt rushed. In general, I like the illustrations and hope to read the rest of the series later!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Mandy

    Okay, not as bad as the other graphic novels for Percy Jackson. Some of the images and characters were still quite a bit strange and not what I had in mine, but overall, I thought this was such a solid improvement in art. I actually really liked it most of the time. I thought the story was very well done, too. They kept a lot of the important parts, but they did take a few things out that I did love (especially concerning the ending). However, it was a good rendition of the novel, and it kept mo Okay, not as bad as the other graphic novels for Percy Jackson. Some of the images and characters were still quite a bit strange and not what I had in mine, but overall, I thought this was such a solid improvement in art. I actually really liked it most of the time. I thought the story was very well done, too. They kept a lot of the important parts, but they did take a few things out that I did love (especially concerning the ending). However, it was a good rendition of the novel, and it kept moving along wonderfully. Also, I see what you did there with the stuffed animals, Disney, and I wholeheartedly approve. Love it. Four crowns and an Ariel rating, because what else could I do for the son of Neptune?

  3. 5 out of 5

    Nancy The book junkie

    As usual this one didn't disappoint. Considering the book is massive some part were missing but it was summed up really good. Anyone reading the graphic novel without reading the book can easily follow the storyline. The art was great as usual and i'm looking forward to read the rest of the series (as well as the PJ graphic novels!) As usual this one didn't disappoint. Considering the book is massive some part were missing but it was summed up really good. Anyone reading the graphic novel without reading the book can easily follow the storyline. The art was great as usual and i'm looking forward to read the rest of the series (as well as the PJ graphic novels!)

  4. 4 out of 5

    Kat

    4 out of 5 stars Loved it. I enjoy reading graphic novels for books I have already read, because they bring a story I already love to life. I will say this though. The guy who illustrated this graphic novel must be a huge Nico fan, because he drew him hella sexy. Meanwhile, Percy just seemed like your average joe hero (and he's supposed to be older then him by a couple of years), while Nico is walking around with these sexy bangs, always shrouded in broody shadows, and sounding ominous. I lived fo 4 out of 5 stars Loved it. I enjoy reading graphic novels for books I have already read, because they bring a story I already love to life. I will say this though. The guy who illustrated this graphic novel must be a huge Nico fan, because he drew him hella sexy. Meanwhile, Percy just seemed like your average joe hero (and he's supposed to be older then him by a couple of years), while Nico is walking around with these sexy bangs, always shrouded in broody shadows, and sounding ominous. I lived for it.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Leroy Thom

    Well first off I wanna say this is actually the way I had pictured Percy Jackson to look. I won't say i'm a big fan of Rick Riordan`s work but I did enjoy this action novel. I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a quick read to clear their mind and get lost in the world of Demi-gods. I started to read this book as part of my school assignment but now i'm sad that i started this book series from the second book. I'm going to finish the entire series this summer. Well first off I wanna say this is actually the way I had pictured Percy Jackson to look. I won't say i'm a big fan of Rick Riordan`s work but I did enjoy this action novel. I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a quick read to clear their mind and get lost in the world of Demi-gods. I started to read this book as part of my school assignment but now i'm sad that i started this book series from the second book. I'm going to finish the entire series this summer.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Isabella Ferraro

    Good Good, but to truly enjoy the hero's of Olympus story you have to read the word for word books because you miss out on the emotions and jokes at certain parts. I recommend using the graphic novels as a way of rereading the series without actually rereading the thousands of pages. Good Good, but to truly enjoy the hero's of Olympus story you have to read the word for word books because you miss out on the emotions and jokes at certain parts. I recommend using the graphic novels as a way of rereading the series without actually rereading the thousands of pages.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Mariana

    I really enjoyed this version of the book! There is a slight difference from the books but I won't complain, I know not everything can make it to the books and I enjoyed more the art of this version than the previous novels. I really enjoyed this version of the book! There is a slight difference from the books but I won't complain, I know not everything can make it to the books and I enjoyed more the art of this version than the previous novels.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Jackie Bach

    Really good I can't wait to see the next book imagined as a graphic novel...I bet that it will be really amazing!!! Really good I can't wait to see the next book imagined as a graphic novel...I bet that it will be really amazing!!!

  9. 4 out of 5

    misskaelyn14

    I finally finished the 2nd book in the Heroes of Olympus series! I started reading this book last summer and I just couldn't get past the first 100 pages since it was just like The Lost Hero but with different characters. If I didn't pick up this graphic novel I wouldn't have continued on with the series. ANYWHO... I thought this was alright. The artwork was completely different from how I originally thought out the characters to be like but it wasn't that bad. But to me, this book lacked the ma I finally finished the 2nd book in the Heroes of Olympus series! I started reading this book last summer and I just couldn't get past the first 100 pages since it was just like The Lost Hero but with different characters. If I didn't pick up this graphic novel I wouldn't have continued on with the series. ANYWHO... I thought this was alright. The artwork was completely different from how I originally thought out the characters to be like but it wasn't that bad. But to me, this book lacked the magic that once had me hooked to Riordan's work. While I enjoy his work, the same setup is in every single book (something happens, our characters need to go on an adventure/quest, fight off the bad guy, save the day, happy ending, and repeat), and I'm just hoping the 3rd book in this series can break this spell. While the graphic novel may have left out some details, this version gave me a quicker way to read it and actually finish it when I didn't think I'd even continue on with this series. I ended up giving this graphic novel 3/5 stars for it just being alright.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Sheila

    How could this came from the book with the same title???!!! Ugh. So dissapointing. I never liked the artwork from the first time, But THE STORY WASN'T EVEN IDENTICAL. There are some parts in this graphic novel that was LITERALLY the opposite of what the novel described. I know, because I read them together. That was fatal. Don't you think a graphic novel adapted from a novel should be identical ??? The 2 stars are for the effort and the graphic that helps me imagining the descriptions from the boo How could this came from the book with the same title???!!! Ugh. So dissapointing. I never liked the artwork from the first time, But THE STORY WASN'T EVEN IDENTICAL. There are some parts in this graphic novel that was LITERALLY the opposite of what the novel described. I know, because I read them together. That was fatal. Don't you think a graphic novel adapted from a novel should be identical ??? The 2 stars are for the effort and the graphic that helps me imagining the descriptions from the book. I would recommend this to no one.

  11. 4 out of 5

    hi

    ms o'leary is sooo cutee than I expected! Fun book. ms o'leary is sooo cutee than I expected! Fun book.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Emily Peddle

    Great, easy read. Especially if you like PJO. Good adaption of the book by Riordan overall, although, a few MAJOR puzzle pieces were left out that set up the story for later. Would have liked to see those included.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Drewthereader20

    I loved this graphic novel. It was a second in a series. And I hope they do the rest of them. Because I really enjoyed this! It was my last book for April! FIVE OUT OF FIVE STARS!(:

  14. 4 out of 5

    Katy Plsi

    They skipped too many things from the book.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Ranee Babu

    I don't really like the way Percy is drawn, not to mention that there are some scenes which I really wanted to be in here. I don't really like the way Percy is drawn, not to mention that there are some scenes which I really wanted to be in here.

  16. 5 out of 5

    C

    It cut way to much from the actual book. It left out some events that would help explain parts of the story.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Meadow

    I really like the art style of this one more than the last. I also felt the pacing was better.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Haya

    4.5 Stars!! Loved it just like the book!

  19. 5 out of 5

    Cornstalk_Rules

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this book. It's my favorite in the series... The reason the first book is not the best is that I HATE Hera/Juno and I wouldn't have saved her. The third book is super creepy about Aradne and the Mark of Athena. I also have arachniphobia. How do you spell it? The fourth book...If Rick Riordan EVER does this again I will absolutely KILL HIM!!! Poor Percy and Annabeth... getting trapped into Tartarus... This is probably my most unfavorite book in the series. And about Bob... H I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this book. It's my favorite in the series... The reason the first book is not the best is that I HATE Hera/Juno and I wouldn't have saved her. The third book is super creepy about Aradne and the Mark of Athena. I also have arachniphobia. How do you spell it? The fourth book...If Rick Riordan EVER does this again I will absolutely KILL HIM!!! Poor Percy and Annabeth... getting trapped into Tartarus... This is probably my most unfavorite book in the series. And about Bob... He is a character that I would have loved seeing more of. And the Blood of Olympus is a little ridiculous. How did Percy and Annabeth get captured? That was too easy. And I'm glad Octavian died. I would have killed him earlier. And Gaea/Gaia... She was lulled back to sleep WAY too easily. I would rate the series, most disliked to most loved: #4, #3, #1, #5, #2. This is a more action-packed and colorful interpretation, though I personally like the original more, with beautiful descriptions and lots of imagining space. Just count this as my favorite in the Heroes of Olympus. P.S. Percy Jackson and the Olympians: My favorite is probably the Last Olympian, since I hate Kronos/Cronos as much as I hate Gaea/Gaia. Just love how noble Luke is. The third book is really beautiful because Percy went really to save Annabeth and that's just really sweet. The first book is endearing and a big boost of self-esteem someone like me, I feel small, insignificant and useless when the bullies at school torment me. It tells the story of a so-called "freak" in middle school and his way to success and a new career as a hero. The fourth book is so sad, how Percy had to massacre his own evil brother (don't blame him, I would have done the same, still...), how Tyson/Grover and Percy/Annabeth parted ways, how Luke became Kronos/Cronos... I feel sad for Annabeth. The Sea of Monsters is totally my most unfavorite. I loath Circe's Island and the humiliation of being turned into the ultimate rodent. I dislike Poly-whatsoever the Cyclops. I like Tyson, though. I would rate the series, most disliked to most loved: #5, #3, #1, #4, #2. P.P.S. The Trails of Apollo have not yet been completed, have not read Tyrant's Tomb and Tower of Nero, my favorite so far is the Hidden Oracle, because I really love Apollo's failures that need to be fixed. That's his duty, right? Also, the star of the book is when Mrs. O'Leary peed on the automaton's head (no details, no spoilers). I would say the third is my next favorite. When Jason sacrificed himself, I cried for a long time, I liked Jason and his kind nature. My least favorite so far is the Dark Prophecy. WHY DOES APOLLO'S DESCENDANTS HAVE TO SWEAR MURDER??? Yeah, right. Meg, the Dark Bees, Trifonious, or however you spell it... Blemmyaie, or however you spell it... Yeah. And Festus... Wahhhhhhhhhhhh, wahhhhhhhhhhh! Festus was my favorite character in the Dark Prophecy and pretty much every book that included him. Hope we build an Argo III with him as the figurehead again. Sigh... Just forget it. I would rate the series, so far, most disliked to most loved: #1, #3, #4 ... Hope you found this review helpful on which books to brace yourself for if you are not willing to give up a character well cared for sacrifice him/herself knowing that they might be doomed. Some survive, some do not. But if you are willing to, grab some popcorn and snacks and your favorite plush toy and settle in for the ride of Percy Jackson, Frank Zhang and Hazel Levesque as they journey to the land beyond the gods to free Death and defeat two impossibly powerful giants, and save (temporarily) the world from destruction. Discover Juno's plan of peace between Rome and the Greeks, unite two enemies that have fought over eons, recover a lost memory and find your friends. --Cornstalk_Rules Crazy reader Snake breeder Fifth Grader Science Schematic Lover Spelling Bee Flunker Minecrafter Find my YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8su... Hope the link works!! (Access to the channel from my side has been lost, I will be inactive for a while longer.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Abel

    Story Plot- A Illustration- A+ Color-A+ Layout-A Lettering-A Grade-A+ Man, I did read this after I finished an actual novel of the same name. This was Very Good Much Better Than a first graphic novel adaptation and Done Well by the Collaboration of Robert Venditti (Percy Jackson & the Olympians GN) And Orpheus Collar (The Kane Chronicles GN) with another new artist Antoine Dode. All 3 bring Riordan’s Blockbuster back to life in the comic-Style Pages To See our friend Percy Jackson who had no memory o Story Plot- A Illustration- A+ Color-A+ Layout-A Lettering-A Grade-A+ Man, I did read this after I finished an actual novel of the same name. This was Very Good Much Better Than a first graphic novel adaptation and Done Well by the Collaboration of Robert Venditti (Percy Jackson & the Olympians GN) And Orpheus Collar (The Kane Chronicles GN) with another new artist Antoine Dode. All 3 bring Riordan’s Blockbuster back to life in the comic-Style Pages To See our friend Percy Jackson who had no memory of who he is or where he come from and discover the Roman camp that must need really help from the Worse than the titans and gods. My Opinion of This was Good. -This Story is about Percy who lost his memory and find the Roman camp called Camp Jupiter and 2 Gods receives a new Prophecy to Demigods That Camp is in trouble in 4 days before the Feast of Fortuna so it up to Percy And His 2 New Roman Demigods To goes to the Land Beyond the Gods To Find Thanatos And Fight Against 2 Gigantese. Much like the 1st, Both Novel And Graphic Novel Are remain the same, but not 100% Perfect. Some Scenes Are Omitted Including Train Attacked by Griffins, Julia And Terminus Are not Appear until the end, Leo does not send a send to Camp Jupiter Until Argo 2 appears in the end, and more. But it did the follow the source material. -The Illustration was quite Did better than the 1st GN by the New drawer Antoine Dode. When look at the 192 pages was actually did the different version of each installment of GN adaptation of the source material, this was solid improvement filled with great color by Orpheus Collar. When I look at the pages of a version story that I see was like children cartoon that adults loved. The Drawing was highlight with black ink and color in funny, action, and emotion are really good. The Buildings of Settings was great with details, Characters are slightly different than I imagined them from the novel, atmosphere was amazing to see 100 different places in one. Although, still a little blurry or unfinished or incorrect when you see something on the pages. The Combination of Artwork by Dode And Collar was Great to start Collaborators before they continued their art style with 4th and 5th Installment Adaptation of Percy Jackson, The Battle of the Labyrinth and The Last Olympian. -Characters’s Appear On Dode/Collar Version Artwork From Riordan’s Original Version is bit strange what I imagined them from the novel. Percy Jackson is Greek-Caucasian American Boy with Jet Black Hair And Green Eyes (His Wide Face is seem doesn’t recognize and different), Hazel is African-American Girl (Her Appear is Great), Frank is Chinese-Canadian Boy (His Baby Face is True from Novel), Reyna is Tough And Young Hispanic Leader (Her Armor, Her Cape, And her Pegasus is Great alook), Octavian (Is it right Jawline and Pointy Chin), Harpy (Her Appearance is a Little sketchy), And Others. -The Layout is what is like an animated television. 521 pages of Novel into 192 pages of GN in Length and Pace on Focus of Characters, Actions, And Goal Are Good. Maybe a little rush and little skip from the scenes of moments from the novel. But the images of Camp Jupiter is very impressive and much like in the Book that we get to see the modern camp of Rome in America. This is great for follow the story with different style of artwork on the wild adventures. -The Cover of Percy Hold the sword and carry the Golden Eagle lighting strike, Hazel ride a horse and raise a sword, and Frank aim with bow and arrow in the Land Beyond the Gods is amazing. Much like the first, but better. Our Main Protagonist is Back And with 2 New Roman Demigods with their perspective. Amazing, Again! I praised Adapt Story, Illustration, Color, Worldbuilding, Layout And Much Better Than the 1st, but criticized Some Scenes Omitted, Little Sketchy, And Some little odd. It was Much improvement to introduces to put the Main Hero discover the introduction of the Roman Camp In Comic-Style Adaptation To Life. I hope to wait the announcement of GN Adaptation of the 3rd Installment, The Mark of Athena.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Dannielle

    I think I just need to give up on these graphic novels. While the illustrations weren't the worst I've seen, they're pretty awful. I was not a fan of the art style, for sure, and I think I'm going to scream bloody murder if I have to see Percy without green eyes again. Hazel's eyes are also never gold. What's the point of making a graphic novel if the art isn't going to accurately represent the characters? I know everyone has a different art style (and this artist obviously had a thing for weird I think I just need to give up on these graphic novels. While the illustrations weren't the worst I've seen, they're pretty awful. I was not a fan of the art style, for sure, and I think I'm going to scream bloody murder if I have to see Percy without green eyes again. Hazel's eyes are also never gold. What's the point of making a graphic novel if the art isn't going to accurately represent the characters? I know everyone has a different art style (and this artist obviously had a thing for weird bangs), but there's some things that should always remain consistent. Drawing characters with the characteristics that canon repeats and repeats is definitely one of them! You're either going to be okay with the art style or you're not, and if you're like me, that will either make or break your ability to enjoy this graphic novel. I always feel conflicted about how the story gets chopped up for graphic novelizations. They will always miss the majority of the plot, lose plenty of the things that make one enjoy the book, and just generally lack so much that you're always thinking something's off about the story. That's exactly what happened here. I feel like it missed out on much of the humor found in the original text, which is a massive shame. With any of the books from The Heroes of Olympus, I think you're going to be hard pressed to be able to include everything you need to include to make a faithful adaption. Unless they make multi-part graphic novels for each book, it's just not going to happen. Still, I believe they failed here. I feel like you should skip these unless you've read each book at least twice; otherwise you're going to be missing much of what is integral to the plot. And please, please don't do yourself a disservice by reading this first. Go find Riordan's actual books and read them instead!!!

  22. 5 out of 5

    Mariana

    So I will copy and past what I wrote about the first graphic novel I read in this series and that explains what I think in general about these new graphic novels and their use. "So I'm definitely a Percy Jackson fan, having read (and re-read) all of the books in the first series and also having read the books that constitute this second series. I wanted to re-read these ones, but they are a bit heavier than the first installments of the Percy Jackson series and I didn't think I could fit them in So I will copy and past what I wrote about the first graphic novel I read in this series and that explains what I think in general about these new graphic novels and their use. "So I'm definitely a Percy Jackson fan, having read (and re-read) all of the books in the first series and also having read the books that constitute this second series. I wanted to re-read these ones, but they are a bit heavier than the first installments of the Percy Jackson series and I didn't think I could fit them in my reading challenge this year, so I decided to finally give the graphic novels a chance and I'm glad I did it! It was a very nice and fast away of remembering the basic details of the series, all complemented by the visual aspect, which was very good." In what concerns this specif graphic novel, I felt is was a lot more rushed than the first one, with lots of new information popping up and lacking some connection between all the action. Having read the full book version some time ago and being aware of its size I can understand somethings being cut for the graphic version. As I used this as a quick away to re-read the series and remember the basics, I still found it achieved its goal, but I would recommend a new reader to peak up the full version, as the descriptions Rick Riordan gives are amazing and filled with magic and details that will imprint in your mind. Although, if you're into graphic novels this might just be the perfect way to immense yourself in this world and not feel desperate by the size of the books. A little side note on the art: I do feel it is a bit dark in color for my taste and I don't really like how Percy's face is portrait, not because it is inaccurate but because it is very dark and strange, almost inhuman.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Harvey Edward

    'Son of Neptune' knocks it out of the park. Not only did the most graphic of novels reignite my childhood love of Percy Jackson but- even more impressively, it made me fall for an entirely new universe of demi-god heroes and villains that I scarcely even knew existed. I zoned out of Percy and co after the original series- never clicked with Jason and at was at that 'too old for this crap anyway' age- so my decision to pick this book up was soaked in a tweeny nostalgia. Now I feel like I've been 'Son of Neptune' knocks it out of the park. Not only did the most graphic of novels reignite my childhood love of Percy Jackson but- even more impressively, it made me fall for an entirely new universe of demi-god heroes and villains that I scarcely even knew existed. I zoned out of Percy and co after the original series- never clicked with Jason and at was at that 'too old for this crap anyway' age- so my decision to pick this book up was soaked in a tweeny nostalgia. Now I feel like I've been missing out for years. The basic plotline is that Death has lost its hold- and this is NOT a good thing. As Ares explains, "What good is death when you can't win?" 'Neptune' brings the PJ world to life in a way the films never managed. Every Arion moment is especially thrilling, as the lighting horse bolts with such a velocity you feel like he'll fly from the confines of the page at any moment. The premise of PJ losing his memory is smart, allowing the author to reinvent Percy and for fans to realise just why they liked their flowing haired hero so much in the first place. It's simply very cool to watch him defy expectations and blitz the war games, for example. Like knowing a really good secret, sitting back cigar in mouth and just watching the action unfold. If you're thinking about reading- do it. The best complement I can pay is that it stands alone as a superb read having never read the Riordan original. Now- by the gods- I must read another...

  24. 5 out of 5

    Harvey Ellerby

    'Son of Neptune' knocks it out of the park. Not only did the most graphic of novels reignite my childhood love of Percy Jackson but- even more impressively, it made me fall for an entirely new universe of demi-god heroes and villains that I scarcely even knew existed. I zoned out of Percy and co after the original series- never clicked with Jason and at was at that 'too old for this crap anyway' age- so my decision to pick this book up was soaked in a tweeny nostalgia. Now I feel like I've been 'Son of Neptune' knocks it out of the park. Not only did the most graphic of novels reignite my childhood love of Percy Jackson but- even more impressively, it made me fall for an entirely new universe of demi-god heroes and villains that I scarcely even knew existed. I zoned out of Percy and co after the original series- never clicked with Jason and at was at that 'too old for this crap anyway' age- so my decision to pick this book up was soaked in a tweeny nostalgia. Now I feel like I've been missing out for years. The basic plotline is that Death has lost its hold- and this is NOT a good thing. As Ares explains, "What good is death when you can't win?" 'Neptune' brings the PJ world to life in a way the films never managed. Every Arion moment is especially thrilling, as the lighting horse bolts with such a velocity you feel like he'll fly from the confines of the page at any moment. The premise of PJ losing his memory is smart, allowing the author to reinvent Percy and for fans to realise just why they liked their flowing haired hero so much in the first place. It's simply very cool to watch him defy expectations and blitz the war games, for example. Like knowing a really good secret, sitting back cigar in mouth and just watching the action unfold. If you're thinking about reading- do it. The best complement I can pay is that it stands alone as a superb read having never read the Riordan original. Now- by the gods- I must read another...

  25. 4 out of 5

    Bohdana

    I don't know. 3.5 stars. It's good but graphic novels I guess are just not my thing. The artwork isn't bad, it might be better than the Lost Hero graphic novel. There were just certain things that were kind of important that kind of weren't given enough representation. Like Terminus. Kind of important but initially he's just mentioned... but he's kind of important. One of the other significances of the scene is how Percy could see a life for himself there in the city. The scene that's on the cove I don't know. 3.5 stars. It's good but graphic novels I guess are just not my thing. The artwork isn't bad, it might be better than the Lost Hero graphic novel. There were just certain things that were kind of important that kind of weren't given enough representation. Like Terminus. Kind of important but initially he's just mentioned... but he's kind of important. One of the other significances of the scene is how Percy could see a life for himself there in the city. The scene that's on the cover of the hardcover edition of the novel isn't even shown, it's just mentioned off-hand. Iconic scenes should not be changed. Some scenes that were skipped were fine (like the whale...), but for some, it makes it more disjointed. Is it me or are the giant's feet represented wrong? When I think serpent feet, I think of them more like dracaena. If you look at Greek reliefs of the Gigantomachy, you can clearly see they have tails (though they are nude so kids who search up images of reliefs of "Gigantomachy" beware). I guess I misread the description initially. Other scenes actually worked better than in the novel (Like in the novel: Percy, stop antagonizing the gods already. This is why Frank is told to babysit you). Also, I'm kind of salty because they go to Canada and they don't even point out when they cross the border or that Frank is Canadian, the only mention of Canada is the Alcyoneus scene.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Maria

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Strange things conspire when one tries to cheat fate. I think they did a good job with this one! I like the illustration and I think those who haven't read the novel could still follow the storyline. Furthermore, I can understand the fact that this is a graphic novel and hence not every detail from the *real* novel could be made here and not everything would be 100% the same as it is in the novel. I guess that's just - how it works with every adaptation? However, there are a few things (that I Strange things conspire when one tries to cheat fate. I think they did a good job with this one! I like the illustration and I think those who haven't read the novel could still follow the storyline. Furthermore, I can understand the fact that this is a graphic novel and hence not every detail from the *real* novel could be made here and not everything would be 100% the same as it is in the novel. I guess that's just - how it works with every adaptation? However, there are a few things (that I think are important and) I wish they should've done: 1. The image of Hazel. I actually hope they would draw her with darker skin and curlier hair the way she was depicted in the novel as she is a Black woman. They really robbed us from the depiction of everyone's beloved character, a Black representation, and this really let me down :( 2. There was no mention of Sammy. At all. Like, how would they depict Hazel and Leo's strained relationship later in MoA? 😶 Overall, I enjoy this!

  27. 4 out of 5

    Lucía Tamez

    I loved it. It is a really good way to re-read the book if you don't want to go through the whole five-hundred novel again, it has the general idea but there were some things skipped that I would have liked to see. I don't know if it's me or Frank and Hazel are more protagonists in the story than Percy, I don't know but still REALLY good. The art is amazing, my fav character is Frank he looks exactly as I imagined, Percy looked younger though, and Hazel looks a LITTLE BIT older. And Nico... OMG H I loved it. It is a really good way to re-read the book if you don't want to go through the whole five-hundred novel again, it has the general idea but there were some things skipped that I would have liked to see. I don't know if it's me or Frank and Hazel are more protagonists in the story than Percy, I don't know but still REALLY good. The art is amazing, my fav character is Frank he looks exactly as I imagined, Percy looked younger though, and Hazel looks a LITTLE BIT older. And Nico... OMG HE IS SO HOT. I wanted to see him more. In general I think it is a great adaptation, AMAZING! (Though not recommended to people who haven't read the NOVEL yet) I really hope a Mark of Athena Graphic Novel it's published cause I NEED IT

  28. 5 out of 5

    Mar

    Warning. If you haven't read the book already, proceed with caution. There may or may not be spoilers. Depends on what you qualify as "spoilers". Well. It was pretty good overall. But there's one thing that really bothered me. Percy didn't fall off the glacier. There was no "oh no, he's gonna die!" feeling. I wanted to see the faces of Hazel and Frank when they find him, safe and sound and proclaims "that that was nothing, I fell off the Saint Lois Arch on time". And. And! There was no introducti Warning. If you haven't read the book already, proceed with caution. There may or may not be spoilers. Depends on what you qualify as "spoilers". Well. It was pretty good overall. But there's one thing that really bothered me. Percy didn't fall off the glacier. There was no "oh no, he's gonna die!" feeling. I wanted to see the faces of Hazel and Frank when they find him, safe and sound and proclaims "that that was nothing, I fell off the Saint Lois Arch on time". And. And! There was no introduction with the Gorgans where he prays to the Roman god of going down large hills on serving plates or something like that. Well, I get the whole "have to shorten it 'cause budget and stuff. Overall, it was good. I really did like it. Definitely not as bad as the movies. *laughs hysterically*

  29. 5 out of 5

    Ayra

    I definitely recommend the graphic novels to everyone like me who loves the Percy Jackson world! It's a quick way to make yourself happy by immersing yourself in the world of the Greek (and Roman) Gods and heroes in like 30 minutes. If you're already familiar with the story, you'll flew through this like I did. A very good read to someone who misses the gang but doesn't want to commit to rereading the series again. But, beware, you'll end up wanting to reread the novels again because, obviously, I definitely recommend the graphic novels to everyone like me who loves the Percy Jackson world! It's a quick way to make yourself happy by immersing yourself in the world of the Greek (and Roman) Gods and heroes in like 30 minutes. If you're already familiar with the story, you'll flew through this like I did. A very good read to someone who misses the gang but doesn't want to commit to rereading the series again. But, beware, you'll end up wanting to reread the novels again because, obviously, you'll miss loads of details while reading this. Still, a highly enjoyable way to spend an afternoon.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Ian C

    I thought this book was good, but I would recommend reading the real book first. My favorite part of the graphic novel is when Percy, Frank, and Hazel win the war games for the fifth, and then Mars shows up and tells Octavian he's idiot when he was saying something stupid. The graphics are good and feature all the important parts of the story, but compared to the Lost Hero graphic novel it wasn't as amazing. I rate this book three stars because the picture quality wasn't as good as the last grap I thought this book was good, but I would recommend reading the real book first. My favorite part of the graphic novel is when Percy, Frank, and Hazel win the war games for the fifth, and then Mars shows up and tells Octavian he's idiot when he was saying something stupid. The graphics are good and feature all the important parts of the story, but compared to the Lost Hero graphic novel it wasn't as amazing. I rate this book three stars because the picture quality wasn't as good as the last graphic novel in the series and because the book didn't capture all the things from the real book as I would've hoped.

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