When the goddess Artemis disappears while hunting a rare, ancient monster, a group of her followers joins Percy and his friends in an attempt to find and rescue her before the winter solstice, when her influence is needed to sway the Olympian Council regarding the war with the Titans.
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I still wouldn't say these are the best youth fiction books around, but they're decent. Being a college graduate student, these "silly" books are all that keeps me sane sometimes so I'm going to continue reading the series. Having already read a couple chapters of the fourth book, I can say that one looks like it's going to be excellent!
But then, the huntress found out that Artemis went missing. Five people among the campers and huntress were chosen to go through the quest – to find Artemis before the winter solstice, excluding Percy. Determined to save Annabeth, Percy went out and followed the group on his own.
I found the third book of Percy Jackson and the Olympians series is much better than the second one. I like the storyline much better than the previous one. I thoroughly enjoyed Percy’s and his friends’ adventure to save Annabeth and Artemis. It was definitely fast-paced and entertaining. I have to say that I am definitely surprised with the twist at the end of the book. I look forward to read Percy’s next adventure.
I'm not generally a series person, but this series has definitely gotten me hooked. It's funny, action-packed, and brings mythology to life. This third book ends on a total cliffhanger, so I really can't wait to get my hands on the next one!
Artemis, goddess of the hunt, is captured by the Titans, the gods who existed before Zeus and Mt. Olympus.
Percy has to gang up with Artemis' hunters and save Artemis. Bianca
The Titan's Curse is a very good addition to this series.
It's a fun read and there's enough monster action to choke a Pegasus. It's exactly the stuff of heroic adventure. There's still plenty to share about the difficulties of parents (mortal and god alike), as well as the mysterious backgrounds of newer quest members. But Riordan has hit a stride in this third volume; the sharing enhances and pushes the story forward instead of feeling like a drain on the action where you push through it just so you can get to the next battle or snark-off with Ares. I'm looking forward to the next volume.
I particularly enjoyed the council of the gods and seeing the characters develop as individuals and as friends. In the first couple of chapters I was afraid that I had already figured out the plot, but was pleased to be surprised by unexpected twists later in the book. Overall, I found this to be an exciting addition to the Olympian series.
Anyway, Percy & friends face an ominous prophecy and work with suspicious companions to rescue Artemis from the evil plans of Kronos and other Titans.
Well written. I cannot wait to dig into book 4!