So having finished (and, of course, enjoyed) Rick Riordan’s The Lightning Thief, I’m ready to plunge ahead into book two of the Percy Jackson series: The Sea of Monsters! Thank you to those of you who’ve told me how much you liked my posts on TLT. I can’t wait to start in on this one!
As I did with The Lightning Thief, I want to go through what little I DO know about this book. I’ve never read it before, but I have picked up a few minor tidbits of information. This time I also want to try my hand at predicting what I think might happen before I read so that you can all laugh at me.
But even more first:
Just a quick rundown/reminder of a few things about this blog series…
- NO SPOILERS PLEASE! 🙂 This is the first time I’ve read this series, after all. Comments are encouraged (seriously, I love comments!) but please leave them spoiler free – or at least blatantly spoiler-tagged to give me some warning.
- Do NOT talk about Fight Club! (It’s a good rule.)
- Talk about Michael Reads Percy Jackson as much as you want. Tell your friends if you like. And your family. And Rick Riordan if you know him. In fact, why not hit one of the “share” buttons down at the bottom right now? (Yeah, I’m still shameless.)
What I KNOW About The Sea of Monsters
- Not much.
- Um…it’s the second book in the series! Percy Jackson is in it again, and there are gods!
- Oh! And I do know that Hermes is in it. I know this because I heard that Nathan Fillion would play Hermes in the movie, and–not having read the series at all at the time–I was thinking he was miscast and should have played Dionysus, since I actually pictured Fillion as Dionysus when I was writing Zeus Is Dead. (Given the differences between Riordan’s Dionysus and mine, however, Fillion wouldn’t quite have been right for Riordan-Dionysus. So now I’m really curious to meet Riordan-Hermes…)
- I’ll learn more about how the Olympian mist works. (People done told me this. Though they could be lying…)
(I’m sure I’m going to make a fool out of myself here…)
- Percy’s 9 months out in the world before returning to Camp Halfblood will only comprise two or three chapters at most at the start of the book. A few ominous things may occur, but he won’t run into Luke.
- We won’t see Luke until, oh, halfway through the book at least. (This is a complete guess.)
- Dionysus will continue to be a crank.
- There will be a new camper at Camp Halfblood who will have something mysterious about him/her.
- Said camper will turn out to be a good guy.
- We’ll see harpies and a hydra at some point in the book. Also a hippocampus. (Note: I searched for the cover image above after I made my predictions, so I guess I’m at least right about the hydra, now…)
- A kraken will be mentioned, but dismissed as not real, since it’s not actually Greek.
- Grover will return, but will refuse (at least at first) to talk about what he found. He’ll also show up at the perfect time to rescue someone.
- Not only will we see Hermes, we’ll see Poseidon again (probably not until the end of the book), along with Apollo and Artemis. Mostly because I like Apollo.
- Another Titan will play a role.
Most of those are complete guesses. We’ll see. Time to start reading! 😀