Percy Jackson:Sea of Monsters

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Percy Jackson:Sea of Monsters

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In Percy Jackson,the Sea of Monsters, Percy becomes aware of his half-immortal status and his super-powers, and confronts Luke, the son of Hermes, who stole a lightning bolt that would have allowed the evil Titans to break out of their prison. The novel opens on a peaceful year at Camp Half-Blood, the school for demigods where Percy is in the 7th grade.His friend from the first novel, 13-year-old Annabeth brings some bad news that an unknown enemy has weakened the protective walls of Camp Half-Blood by poisoning the tree of the demi-goddess Thalia. Time is of the essence,ticking as the protective layer about to extirpate. Percy has a dream that suggests that the Golden Fleece, a powerful object in Greek mythology, can cure the poisoned tree of Thalia. It doesn’t take long for Annabeth to realize that Grover, a satyr who was sent by the Gods to guard Percy, has the fleece.

The trio of Annabeth,Percy and Tyson escape on an emergency lifeboat to find the fleece in the midst of the bermuda triangle where it is located. Later, while sailing through the sea, an intimidating,multi-headed creature called a hydra finds and attacks them, but fortunately, Clarisse,the girl who Luke(the new camp counselor) originally sent to find the fleece is nearby and defends them from her ship, the CSS Birmingham.

Annabeth, Percy, and Tyson journey on the CSS Birmingham to the Bermuda triangle (aka the Sea of Monsters). Unfortunately, a terrible whirlpool destroys the ship. It appears that Tyson and Clarisse are killed in action, so Percy and Annabeth board another life raft and head toward the nearest island.The two land on the island of the queen-witch Circe. Realizing she is not to be trusted, and seeing that she has turned dozens of men into guinea pigs, they rush to leave the island. They escape on the famous Queen Anne’s Revenge, a former pirate ship. Percy and Annabeth pass the Sirens, and Annabeth confesses her insecurities to Percy. Before journeying to the center of the island, Percy and Annabeth meet Grover and learn that Clarisse and Tyson are alive. They also have the fleece! The group returns to the mainland. Clarisse, in possession of the Golden Fleece, takes a plane to Camp Half-Blood, but the others are soon captured by fellow cruel camp member, Luke . However, Percy manages to send a message to Camp Half-Blood in which Luke admits to poisoning the tree of Thalia. When Luke finds out about the message, he challenges Percy to a duel. As Luke is one of the best sword masters in the world, he succeeds easily. He’s about to go on a rampage and murder the rest of the group, but the centaurs(cross between horse and man), led by Chiron, appear and whisk the group away. Back at Camp Half-Blood, Chiron’s position as camp counselor is officially restored. The Golden Fleece is applied to the tree of Thalia, and the poison is reversed. Camp Half-Blood is safe.
An extremely addicting book,in which many of times I have immersed in this fake world of demi-gods and monsters!

 

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