I Make a Dangerous Promise
I’m honestly not really sure just what to say about his chapter, so this one’s likely to be pretty short. I’ll have to wait and see to find out if the undersea sea-cow rescue has something to do with the grander picture, or if it was simply a way to demonstrate a bit of character and get Percy in a position to overhear Zoe and Bianca when he was coming back.
I don’t particularly have much to say about the sea cow rescue, aside from the fact that dealing with hippocampi sounds like it could get exhausting, and kudos to Percy for being a good son-of-a-sea god. I do wonder if the sea cow creature is connected to anything, or just a manifestation of strange things stirring lately.
Meanwhile, back at the ranch…
Phoebe’s out, already. But she didn’t die horribly, she’s just out of action from the Stoll boys’ acid shirt prank. Speaking of which, the Stoll boys are dicks. Acid should generally be left out of pranks. That’s just basic courtesy that most people either know from kindergarten or the ABC after school special “The Dissolving of Billy’s Brother.” But the most important thing here is that it seems that I was wrong about my prediction of Phoebe’s impending grizzly death.
So Percy’s headed on the quest after all, and there’s something about Zoe’s dreams that she hasn’t shared with everyone. I’m sure Thalia won’t be angry with her when the truth comes out. Heavens no.
I’m sorry to hear that Nico will be left behind at the camp, though. Looks like I won’t get to see much of him for the rest of the book, but I’m hoping he’s got larger parts in later books…