Warning Might contain spoilers.

Easy to recognize as a cousin of Percy Jackson and the Olympians: it has the same authentic young voices. It does feel darker and heavier, even if the humour is just as strong. The romances are a bit unnecessary. It’s good throughout, but it becomes great towards the end. Bast’s return brought a lump to my throat.[1]

I’ve only read this once before, so I enjoyed rediscovering everything. It’s nice that Rick Riordan created a very different set of characters to overcome the limitations of his past work. That sort of growth is rare.


  1. Not an uncommon occurrence, to be fair.