Well, I’m dealing with the heap-load of unexpected tasks on my plate after my recent unfortunate news, but I’m at last ready to get back to Michael Reads Percy Jackson. It’s time for the final book in the series!
But before I get going on The Last Olympian, it’s time for a look back at how accurate my pre-Battle of the Labyrinth guesses were…
- There’s going to be a labyrinth (that’s not a prediction), and so the minotaur Percy killed will be back. You can’t have a labyrinth without a minotaur, it’s a union rule! His rapid return will be explained as a side-effect of the monsters rising.
Well, it seems you CAN have a labyrinth without a minotaur. I’m not entirely sure it’s legal, though. Somebody notify the AFL-CIO about this, eh? Taking jobs away from hard-working minotaurs. It’s a shame, really. But no points for me on this prediction.
- What Grover thinks is Pan will actually turn out to be a trick of Kronos, trying to play to Grover’s weakness.
Nope again! We got actual Pan! …And then he died. Poor guy needed more Teflon coating.
- Tyson will have a medium-sized part.
Ooh, score one for Michael! That was medium-sized, right?
- Nico will get over his anger with Percy before the end of the book, but not before it gets him (and everyone else) into some major trouble.
Definitely on the first part, and…at least arguably so on the second, I’d say. Though it’s really not so much his anger with Percy that does it as it is just his general need to bring Bianca back to life. And speaking of which…
- Bianca will be revealed to be alive.
Yeah, yeah, okay. So at this point I realize I was clearly in denial about the whole Bianca business.
- The reason why Luke survived his plummet will be revealed.
I think so…wasn’t it? Kinda? I confess I forget the specifics, but wasn’t it to do with him being prepared as a vessel for Kronos?
- Bessie will be mentioned, but not seen.
To my recollection, nary a word. Oops.
- Hera will have the largest role of all the gods & goddesses in this one. (Shot in the dark here.)
Holy crap, my shot in the dark actually hit! Hephaestus did have something of a role, but I’d say Hera beat him out on this one, right? Am I forgetting something?
Hey, I didn’t do too badly on those, huh? (I’m as shocked as you are.) But on I go to The Last Olympian! I know, I know. Finally, right?
Oh, and if you’re just joining me, here’s why I embarked on this journey in the first place.
And as always, no spoilers, please!
So here’s what I know about The Last Olympian:
- It’s called The Last Olympian.
- It’s the final book in the series (ack!), but there are more in Riordan’s universe.
- The Kindle version is $6.99 on Amazon.
And my guesses, educated and otherwise:
- Percy will find a way to defeat Kronos but also somehow put the Olympians in their place, not fully helping them, but letting them continue to exist in some fashion.
- As much as it pains me to predict this, Tyson will die.
- Tantalus will come back.
- Nico will play a major part, but will either sacrifice himself or become a major bigwig in the Underworld. (Am I hedging?)
- Zeus and Poseidon will both play the biggest parts of all the gods/goddesses.
- Dionysus will get released from his duties at Camp Halfblood.
- Camp Halfblood will be destroyed.
- A huge battle will take place in one major American city.
- Percy will discover something previously unknown to him about riptide.
- There will be many, many harpies. (Shot in the dark.)
- Medusa will be back. (Probably not, given my minotaur prediction before, but…)
- Percy and Annabeth will wind up together.
- Apollo will show up and do some inappropriately-timed haiku.