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The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan Audio Book CD

The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan Audio Book CD

The Last Olympian

by Rick Riordan

Book 5 in the series

Unabridged AudioBook

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In order to try to head away Kronos' approach by sea, Percy and Beckendorf try to destroy his ship, the Princess Andromeda. However, Kronos, still possessing Luke Castellan, is not caught off guard, and Beckendorf sacrifices his life to destroy the ship, while Percy dives overboard and passes out from contact with Kronos' scythe when battling him on the ship. Percy is awakened by his half-brother Tyson, the cyclops. He confirms that he is in his father Poseidon's underwater palace, which is under siege by the forces of the Titan Oceanus. Percy wants to stay and help deal with with his parent, but Poseidon sends Percy back to Camp Half-Blood. At Camp Half-Blood, Chiron decides it is time for Percy to hear the "Great Prophecy." Percy informs the camp that there is a spy among them, someone who has been informing the Titans for years, but they put it aside until the bigger issues at hand tend to be dealt with, really as the impending war against Kronos. Soon after arriving, Percy leaves again with Nico di Angelo, son of Hades, to find out Nico's plan for Percy to survive the battle, as mentioned at the end of The Battle of the Labyrinth. After visiting Luke's mother in Westport, Connecticut, and talking with Hestia, goddess of the hearth and home, Percy procures a true blessing from his mummy, which will allow him to descend into the Underworld for the second time. Here, Nico betrays Percy for information on his past, but then helps Percy to escape from confinement. The two boys then follow through with the original plan, which had been for Percy to bathe in the River Styx and gain Achilles' power.

Percy emerges from the Underworld in New York City, leaving Nico at the rear of. Percy contacts Annabeth and tells her it's time for the battle to begin. The campers, alongside Chiron, arrive and Percy organizes them (minus the Ares cabin, which refused to fight), and prepares them for an urban battle. They enter Olympus through the Empire State Building to prepare and meet Hermes, which is furious with Annabeth. He believes that she could have stopped the war by helping Luke before he was possessed, suggesting he would have listened to her. Before the battle begins, Brand new York City is silenced by method of a powerful sleeping spell from Morpheus, the god of dreams, that puts all mortals to sleep. Despite being joined by the Hunters of Artemis; satyrs; naiads; dryads and different tree nymphs; Chiron's centaur cousins the Party Ponies, automatons fashioned by the belated Daedalus; and the hellhound Mrs. O'Leary; Percy's forces are consistently forced back by sheer numbers. Kronos is not without losses, as Percy buffets the Titan Lord's brother, Hyperion, into submission, from where Grover's nature powers encase the Titan of than eastern in a massive maple tree. Annabeth is badly injured when she saves Percy from a blade thrown by Ethan, son of Nemesis, that would have hit Percy in his Achilles point and would have most likely been a fatal injury. Percy tells Annabeth this, informing the lady that his weak spot is the small of his back. Upon falling asleep, Percy has desires of Kronos questioning Ethan about where Percy's Achilles spot was, but Ethan doesn't know.Rachel, a mortal which can observe through the Mist, flies from a family island vacation to Brand new York to tell Percy that he is not the hero of the Great Prophecy, and that it will influence his solution when he turns 16. More than that, she doesn't understand which the hero mentioned in the Great Prophecy is. She also informs Percy that the Titans have a monster on their side that only a youngster of Ares could destroy, but the Ares cabin remains at camp.

The monster arrives, and the campers learn that it is actually a drakon, a monster similar to, but more destructive than, a dragon. Appropriate when all hope tends lost, an unknown camper posing as Clarisse attempts to slaughter it but is badly wounded. The legitimate Clarisse arrives on a flying chariot and kills the drakon by herself. The campers find out that the first "Clarisse" had been Silena. She admits that she pretended to feel Clarisse because that had been the exclusive method she could convince the rest of the Ares cabin to come and fight. With her last few breaths, Silena confesses she was the spy all along. She dies a hero, and not a traitor.Driven back to the blocks surrounding the Empire State building, Percy and his friends beat in a last stand to safeguard Mount Olympus from the massive army Kronos has amassed. Even when Hades arrives with his army, Kronos nevertheless manages to break through and enter Olympus.

Percy and Kronos, in Luke's body, battle in the throne room of Olympus, without either side gaining a significant advantage. Ethan rebels against Kronos at the last minute, trying to kill him, but his sword ricochets back into his stomach. With his perishing breath, he tells Percy that minor gods deserve better before falling into a fissure created by Kronos. Luke is shocked back into his non-evil self when Annabeth helps him keep in mind his promise of family to her when he brutally smashes her across the throne room. The Great Prophecy hinges on Percy's choice to give Luke Annabeth's dagger rather than try to kill Luke himself. Luke injures himself at his mortal point (under his left armpit) and makes use of all his power in one strike on Kronos. Luke sacrifices himself for Olympus and becomes the hero of the prophecy. Percy becomes the half-blood of the prophecy that would "reach sixteen against all odds," ending the war on the dawn of his 16th birthday. Before Luke dies, he informs Percy to promise to make sure that demigods wouldn't live unclaimed anymore.With Poseidon ambushing Typhon at the Hudson River, the Olympians handle to defeat him. Returning to the throne room, they grant Percy, Grover, Annabeth, Thalia, and Tyson rewards at the conclusion of their various quests. Percy, refusing godhood for himself, forces the gods to swear on the River Styx that they will accept all of their children by the occasion they turn thirteen, Luke's dying wish. At camp, new cabins are built for every god, including Hades and all the minor gods. Rachel Elizabeth Dare becomes the new Oracle and speaks the next Great Prophecy-

Seven half-bloods shall answer the call. To storm or flames, the world must fall. An oath to keep with the final breath, and foes bear arms to the Doors of DeathAthena promises Annabeth that she will be the architect that redesigns a decimated Mount Olympus. Grover becomes a Lord of the Wild and a member of the Council of the Cloven Elders. Tyson is rewarded because well, by becoming general of the Cyclopes' military and being given a "stick" (i.e. a new club). Percy is given the choice to become immortal, and a god, but he refuses.At the end of the story, Percy again meets with Hestia, and she gives him a smile and a wink, showing that she is proud of her young nephew. In return at camp, Annabeth and Percy are dumped into the lake by their friends before they share a kiss, but Percy forms an air bubble in the lake and the couple kisses underwater. They operate into the mortal world with Percy narrating, "For once, I didn't look back."

About the Author: Rick Riordan is the author of six previous Tres Navarre novels—Big Red Tequila, winner of the Shamus and Anthony Awards; The Widowers Two-Step, winner of the Edgar Award; The Last King of Texas; The Devil Went Down to Austin; Southtown; and Mission Road. He is also the author of the acclaimed thriller Cold Springs and the young adult novel The Lightning Thief. Rick Riordan lives with his family in San Antonio, Texas.

The Lightning Thief
The Sea of Monsters
The Titan's Curse
The Battle of the Labyrinth
The Last Olympian

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