Friday, July 22, 2011

Wake Me Up When September Ends

It's that time again, folks! Yes, it's......RANT TIME! But this time I need to get something off my chest that has been bugging me since roughly October 25th. PERCY JACKSONITES, UNITE! Yup. The Lost Hero.

This post contains spoilers, and I do not suggest reading it if you are reading The Lost Hero, or plan to. If you have read it, I hope you will agree with me on my views. If you do not plan on reading The Lost Hero, you may read it anyway, though you wont get the references.

Hey, don't say I didn't warn you! Now if you'll exuse me while I do my best Rachel Elizabeth Dare impression. *ahem*

In the final book in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, The Last Olympian, Rachel became the new Oracle of Delphi and predicted the next great prohpecy:

"Seven half-bloods shall answer the call
To storm or fire the world must fall
An oath to keep with a final breath
And foes bear arms to the Doors of Death"

We know four of those half-bloods already; Jason Grace, Piper McLean, Leo Valdez, and Percy Jackson.

Now this next line is seriously bothering me. "To storm or fire the world must fall" I just thought about it this morning, and it clicked. Jason is a son of Jupiter, Roman god of the sky, right? He can ride on winds, create lightning, and STORMS. Leo is a son of Hepheastus, Greek god of metal work and fire. Leo can create FIRE. Thus, the fate of the world is on one of their shoulders. (Great, we all have to rely on a total goof ball. "See ya later guys, I'll be in the Leo cave!" Scared yet?) One of them might die, and they might have to fight each other. But that's just a guess, though the first part I'm pretty sure about.

The next two lines we don't have much information about. "An oath to keep with a final breath" I don't know why, but I have a nagging feeling that that line is talking about Piper dying, but I doubt that's gonna happen. Then again, it's Rick Riordan. When you think you know where he's going with something, he pulls a fast one and it goes in a totally different direction.

And then there's the last line. "And foes bear arms to the doors of death" Normally I would say the Underworld, but with all the Roman mythology, I'm going to go with Pluto's Realm. This might also have to do with Nico. (Speaking of Nico, has anyone else noticed what a massive fanbase he has? I mean geez, these people! Why do all the girls fall for the emo kid? A kid starts acting depressed, and suddenly he's a teen heart throb.)

Now regarding the name of this post, besides the fact that it's a GreenDay song, The Son of Neptune, sequal to The Lost Hero, is schedualed to come out this October. Can we wait 3 more months without our heads exploding? Maybe. Just maybe. But honestly, I could wait for the rest of the Kane Chronicles to come out. Though they're still good, they can wait until later. GIVE US THE HEROES OF OLYMPUS NOW!!!!!

And you know what I'm really afraid of happening? The Son of Neptune ending with something like "Percy watched as three white vans pulled up, the words Delphi Strawberry Serviced painted on the side. A girl with blond hair and storm grey eyes stepped out." Yea, wouldn't that be horrible?


p.s. I apologize if you find any spelling errors, spell check wasn't working.

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