My 10-year-old son Cuba has read all three prior Percy Jackson
novels (The Lightning Thief, The Sea of Monsters, The Titan’s Curse
) and attests to the entertainment quotient of the fourth book. Rick Riordan, whose talents lie in recasting classic myths for this new millennium, leaves his young readers hungry for the fifth and final volume (the last showdown between gods and monsters). A result I can attest to.