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Topic: The Son of Neptune - Rick Riordan

I have just begun reading the book, "The Son of Neptune" by Rick Riordan, which is book two of the "Hero's of Olympus" series. Percy Jackson has just carried an ugly, heavy, old lady through the gates of Camp Jupiter, who turned out to be the goddess of war. Percy has lost his memory, and doesn't remember anything except for Annabeth. I think the author is going to relate Percy to Jason a lot in this book, because Percy is a leader at his camp, and Jason was the co-leader of his. I like how Rick Riordan gave Percy and Jason similar weapons, Percy has a pen that turns into a sword, and Jason has a coin that turns into either a sword or spear. When Percy first arrived and the kids at camp realized it was Percy, they look disgusted, but he didn't know why. They thought he was an enemy, a very powerful enemy. Compared to the first book, this is very different because there Greeks had no idea about Jason, Camp Jupiter, and the Rivalry.

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Reyna (the camp leader) is taking Percy to the "Principia" so she can decide if Percy is a new recruit or an enemy to kill. While Reyna, Percy, and Hazel walked to the Principia, Percy saw a lot of, what he first believed were ghosts, called Lares that were at camp. They were whispering "Graceus" meaning Greek.  None of them know that Percy is Greek, and from the other camp, not even Percy. The way that everyone at Camp Jupiter is talking about the Greeks, I don't think they will be very happy if they realize Percy is Greek. I also don't think it will be easy for the Greeks to convince them to fight together to take down Gaea. I really like the way the author adds another conflict to the story, by making the camps work together to take down Gaea. When they got to the Principia Percy explained how he didn't remember anything. After Reyna questioned Percy she said that if Octavian approved he could stay.

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Today, I was introduced to Octavian. Hazel took Percy to Octavian so they could see if Percy was allowed to stay at camp. On their way, something strange happened. All of a sudden, a diamond popped up on the ground and Hazel freaked out, when her friend  tried to grab it. I wonder why, was there something wrong with the diamond, was it hers? Then she didn't speak to Percy until they got to the temple where Octavian was. Which makes me believe Hazel has secrets. When they went inside the temple Octavian was cutting open stuffed animals. He said he was "Reading the will of the Gods?" Percy thought that Octavian seemed farmiliar but he couldn't remember how, and Octavian seemed to not know Percy. The athour is doing a really good job at showing how confused Percy is in this book. Octavian and Percy talked, and then he told Percy about the message of how a Greek would arrive at camp, so he assumed Percy was the person in the message. Octavian also told Percy and Hazel about the prophecy. Percy knew, that the words, and meaning of the prophecy were familiar but he couldn't pin it down.

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Hazel's brother (Nico di Angelo) just arrived at camp, and as soon as Percy saw Nico when Hazel introduced them to each other, he had another feeling as if he knew him.  -This reminds me of when something is on the tip of my tongue, but I can't quite remember what is is. Although, I relate to Percy some about his memory loss, I can't relate, nor imagine if I couldn't remember anything about my past and who I was.-  As well as, for a split second when Nico first looked at Percy he looked shocked, and even panicked, as if he couldn't believe it was Percy. Have Nico and Percy met before, and if they have is it a good or a bad thing? I really hope that if they have encountered each other before that it was on good terms because if Percy has an enemy at camp, and they turn on him, the Greeks will never be able to convince the Romans to join them in fighting Gaea. Leading to destruction of our world.

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Today I learned about Hazels past. Hazel's memory was very clear and she could remember everything as if it was yesterday. It was December 17, 1941. This confuses me a lot, because Hazel has not aged since she turned 13 in 1941. It doesn't make sense. Demigods aren't immortal, so how could she not age? I am starting to wonder if it is because of her curse. They day of her most recent birthday when she turned 13. Hazel remembered the kids in her school making fun of her, and calling her cursed. I felt really bad for Hazel because she doesn't know what is wrong with her. She had went out to the stables with her best friend Sammy. They rode the horses and then had a picnic. When they were leaving, Hazel didn't know it was going to be their last goodbye. This reminds me of how you never know when you are going to lose someone, and you never know when it will be your last time seeing them.

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When Hazel had arrived back at the French Quater (her home) her happiness faded. Hazel and her mother lived in an old apartment above the jazz club. Many people from the club, would go upstairs to Hazel's mother to get their fortune read, or to buy charms, Hazles charms. At first the jewels weren't too bad. They only showed up once and a while, am ether helped Hazles mother pay the bills. Then rumours started spreading about all of the bad things that happened to the people who bought the precious stones. Less and less people came to see her mother, which angered her. Hazel walked up the stairs to the apartment and at first she thought her mother had a costumer, but then she realized it was only her mothers voice, except it didn't sound like Hazles mother. Her mother was talking about the gods, and how her and Hazel needed to go North. Hazel ran downstairs at at the jottom their was a man in a suit, her farther Pluto.

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Hazel was furious and she couldn't believe he was just now showing up, after 13 years. Then Hazel yelled at him, saying that it was her fault that she was cursed, and how he ruined her land her mothers lives. When Hazel said this Pluto looked confused. Then he asked Hazel if her mother had told her why she was born under a curse. Hazel was so upset she didn't say anything, so Pluto assumed it was a no. He told Hazel, "You were born to soon, but one day the son of Neptune will wash away your curse, and give you peace. Pluto then went upstairs to try to convince Hazel's mother not to go north, for it is too dangerous, and her and Hazel will not survive. Hazels mom yelled at him, and then told Hazel to pack her bags. I feel, like Hazel didn't know what to do because she was probably happy to finally meet her dad, but her anger had taken over.

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Hazel, Percy, Nico, and Frank went to the dinning hall for supper. Before supper Reyna introduced Percy as one of their new recruits. Then she asked if any of the 8 groups wanted to claim him, as part of their corhert. Everyone was silent and then Frank tried to claim him to his group, but he was not elible for he was new at camp. I felt sorry for  Frank because he probably felt embarrassed when people told him he couldn't claim Percy. Then Hazel claimed him, but she was barley eligible, because she got her first stripe a couple weeks ago. Percy thanked her, but her and Frank said that it's not something to be thankful for, because he is now part of the 5th group. They told Percy all about how the 5th group is looked down on because their leader a long time ago lost the powerful eagle which was very important to the Romans. They told him their status was getting better again when Jason was there but now that Jason disappeared it had gotten worse again.

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As I continue to read into my book, I discover Franks past. I think the Author does a good job in telling the reader about the characters past. He uses the characters memories, to let us know more about the characters. For example, when I read about Hazels past, she was remembering her past, when she was sitting on the rooftop with her brother. The Author also uses this technique when writing about Franks past. Frank remembered the day he was so close to dying. The day he was freezing cold, on Mount Hood. He took the piece of tinder out from his pocket and imagined how warm it would feel. Then the piece of tinder burst into flames, burning quickly. He felt as if his life was burning away. Quickly he threw the piece of tinder into the snow to stop it from burning. I am confused on why this piece of tinder is so important to Frank. Why did he feel his life slipping away when it started burning? Does it hold, control over Franks life? Is it not supposed to burn?

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Frank remembered the day of his mom's funeral. He was in the backyard shooting arrows at his grandmother porcelain collection, when she came outside and told him she needed to tell him something. Frank followed her inside at sat on the coach across from her. She said "Your mother wanted me to give this to you," and then pulled out a box. Inside was a piece of wood. At first Frank was confused on why his mother wanted him to have a stick, but then his grandmother explained. She told him that his life depended on that stick, and if it catches fire, and fully burns, then he will die. She asked him if he believed in prophecies, and gods. Frank wasn't sure where the conversation was going, until she told him. "Your father is a god," his grandmother explained. Frank was in disbelief, but it made sense to him now, why his father was gone, and how he had never met him. I can not imagine how shocked Frank must have been, to find out the truth about his father, and how he could easily die if the stick caught fire.

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Percy continues to say things that makes him sound like he is Greek. Percy asked Frank "How does a god, become Roman, if he is Greek wouldn't he stay Greek?" Frank told him that the Romans adopted the Greek ways and then, perfected them. This made Percy get defensive, and he said that there was nothing wrong with the Greek way. Frank wasn't sure why Percy said that, and how he even knew anything about the Greeks, but he decided to not say anything. I think that Percy being able to remember bits and pieces about his past, is very dangerous. If Percy remembers information, and says the wrong thing, it is not going to end well. The Romans will probably think that Percy was sent to spy on him, and there will be a war. Not the war they need to destroy Gaea, but a war that will mean destruction of the world.