"The end of the world started when a pegasus landed on the hood of my car." WOW. What a journey this had been. All the time I was reading this series, I admit that I can't help compare it with the Harry Potter ones. There are similarities on their plot but I can't say that it's a rip-off.I fell in love with Percy and the gang and I think that it was a good read after missing the anticipation I get every time I wait for the next Potter book.Percy in a lot of ways like Harry, caught between adolescence and a big responsibility. They both have friends who helped them a LOT and forces that will keep them alive throughout the series. What I love about this book is the drama behind the gods and their children. Somehow we always knew deep down that bad parenting and being absent on special occasions during childhood are reasons for rebellion. (it could happen in real life, right??) For the last time, Percy, Annabeth and Grover along with the demigods of Camp Half Blood and few other reinforcements of the Greek myth fight to save Olympus and the human race. The battle in Manhattan is exciting, dark and funny at times. I don't expect much from a middle grade book but this is as good as it gonna get. I'm not complaining. I think [a:Rick Riordan|15872|Rick Riordan|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/authors/1204641046p2/15872.jpg] did an amazing job.The characters are all essential, the lines are funny and your imagination will run wild. I was just a bit disappointed that Percy did not play the GREATEST role that can be given on any hero in the series, but it was a good plot twist anyway. Acceptable, is the right term. I have a feeling that this will be a series with no end, much like the ahem, ahem Mortal Instruments *cough.