Percy Jackson and the Olympians Prediction

May 27th, 2009 by Brian Leave a reply »

Prediction, not so much prophecy. (The Oracle doesn’t return my calls.)

Language Arts teachers and students have asked me if there are going to be any more Percy Jackson books in the series.

I figure that people have had enough time to read book five. I won’t give too many spoilers.

Just one. If you haven’t read it yet, stop here. If you want to hear more, join me after the book cover.

There is a new prophecy towards the middle of the book. Even Percy comments on how Camp Half-Blood is going to have to be around for a new group of heroes. Also, if you read the acknowledgments at the end of the book, Riordan mentions the end of the first series.

Meaning it’s a good bet that a new series will be coming out. My prediction is that it will be something along the lines of what DiTerlizzi did with Spiderwick and Beyond the Spiderwick Chronicles.

I really liked book five of Percy. It may even be my favorite (I love it when authors are gutsy enough to kill off characters – it’s something that John Flanagan stressed to our students about his decision with Morgarath…don’t just drag out a series to drag out a series.).

Right now I’m trying to make it through Forest of Hands and Teeth. I want to like it, I really do. I’m not done yet, so I’m reserving judgment.


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