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Percy is confused. When he awoke after his long sleep, he didn't know much more than his name. His brain-fuzz is lingering, even after the wolf Lupa told him he is a demigod and trained him to fight. Somehow Percy manages to make it to the camp for half-bloods, despite the fact that he had to continually kill monsters that, annoyingly, would not stay dead. But the camp doesn't ring Percy is confused. When he awoke after his long sleep, he didn't know much more than his name. His brain-fuzz is lingering, even after the wolf Lupa told him he is a demigod and trained him to fight. Somehow Percy manages to make it to the camp for half-bloods, despite the fact that he had to continually kill monsters that, annoyingly, would not stay dead. But the camp doesn't ring any bells with him. Hazel is supposed to be dead. When she lived before, she didn't do a very good job of it. When the Voice took over her mother and commanded Hazel to use her "gift" for an evil purpose, Hazel couldn't say no. Now, because of her mistake, the future of the world is at risk. Frank is a klutz. His grandmother claims he is descended from ancient heroes and can be anything he wants to be, but he doesn't see it. He doesn't even know who his father is. He keeps hoping Apollo will claim him, because the only thing he is good at is archery-although not good enough to help the Fifth Cohort win at war games. His big and bulky physique makes him feel like a clumsy ox, especially in front of Hazel, his closest friend at camp. He trusts her completely-enough, even, to share the secret he holds close to his heart. Featuring a faithful adaptation by Robert Venditti, and incredible artwork by Antoine Dod and Orpheus Collar, Rick Riordan's blockbuster book comes to life in The Son of Neptune, The Graphic Novel.


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Percy is confused. When he awoke after his long sleep, he didn't know much more than his name. His brain-fuzz is lingering, even after the wolf Lupa told him he is a demigod and trained him to fight. Somehow Percy manages to make it to the camp for half-bloods, despite the fact that he had to continually kill monsters that, annoyingly, would not stay dead. But the camp doesn't ring Percy is confused. When he awoke after his long sleep, he didn't know much more than his name. His brain-fuzz is lingering, even after the wolf Lupa told him he is a demigod and trained him to fight. Somehow Percy manages to make it to the camp for half-bloods, despite the fact that he had to continually kill monsters that, annoyingly, would not stay dead. But the camp doesn't ring any bells with him. Hazel is supposed to be dead. When she lived before, she didn't do a very good job of it. When the Voice took over her mother and commanded Hazel to use her "gift" for an evil purpose, Hazel couldn't say no. Now, because of her mistake, the future of the world is at risk. Frank is a klutz. His grandmother claims he is descended from ancient heroes and can be anything he wants to be, but he doesn't see it. He doesn't even know who his father is. He keeps hoping Apollo will claim him, because the only thing he is good at is archery-although not good enough to help the Fifth Cohort win at war games. His big and bulky physique makes him feel like a clumsy ox, especially in front of Hazel, his closest friend at camp. He trusts her completely-enough, even, to share the secret he holds close to his heart. Featuring a faithful adaptation by Robert Venditti, and incredible artwork by Antoine Dod and Orpheus Collar, Rick Riordan's blockbuster book comes to life in The Son of Neptune, The Graphic Novel.

30 review for The Son of Neptune: The Graphic Novel

  1. 4 out of 5

    Mandy

    Okay, not as bad as the other graphic novels for Percy Jackson. Some of the images and characters were still quite a bit strange and not what I had in mine, but overall, I thought this was such a solid improvement in art. I actually really liked it most of the time. I thought the story was very well done, too. They kept a lot of the important parts, but they did take a few things out that I did love (especially concerning the ending). However, it was a good rendition of the novel, and it kept mo Okay, not as bad as the other graphic novels for Percy Jackson. Some of the images and characters were still quite a bit strange and not what I had in mine, but overall, I thought this was such a solid improvement in art. I actually really liked it most of the time. I thought the story was very well done, too. They kept a lot of the important parts, but they did take a few things out that I did love (especially concerning the ending). However, it was a good rendition of the novel, and it kept moving along wonderfully. Also, I see what you did there with the stuffed animals, Disney, and I wholeheartedly approve. Love it. Four crowns and an Ariel rating, because what else could I do for the son of Neptune?

  2. 5 out of 5

    Nancy The book junkie

    As usual this one didn't disappoint. Considering the book is massive some part were missing but it was summed up really good. Anyone reading the graphic novel without reading the book can easily follow the storyline. The art was great as usual and i'm looking forward to read the rest of the series (as well as the PJ graphic novels!)

  3. 5 out of 5

    misskaelyn14

    I finally finished the 2nd book in the Heroes of Olympus series! I started reading this book last summer and I just couldn't get past the first 100 pages since it was just like The Lost Hero but with different characters. If I didn't pick up this graphic novel I wouldn't have continued on with the series. ANYWHO... I thought this was alright. The artwork was completely different from how I originally thought out the characters to be like but it wasn't that bad. But to me, this book lacked the ma I finally finished the 2nd book in the Heroes of Olympus series! I started reading this book last summer and I just couldn't get past the first 100 pages since it was just like The Lost Hero but with different characters. If I didn't pick up this graphic novel I wouldn't have continued on with the series. ANYWHO... I thought this was alright. The artwork was completely different from how I originally thought out the characters to be like but it wasn't that bad. But to me, this book lacked the magic that once had me hooked to Riordan's work. While I enjoy his work, the same setup is in every single book (something happens, our characters need to go on an adventure/quest, fight off the bad guy, save the day, happy ending, and repeat), and I'm just hoping the 3rd book in this series can break this spell. While the graphic novel may have left out some details, this version gave me a quicker way to read it and actually finish it when I didn't think I'd even continue on with this series. I ended up giving this graphic novel 3/5 stars for it just being alright.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Leroy Thom

    Well first off I wanna say this is actually the way I had pictured Percy Jackson to look. I won't say i'm a big fan of Rick Riordan`s work but I did enjoy this action novel. I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a quick read to clear their mind and get lost in the world of Demi-gods. I started to read this book as part of my school assignment but now i'm sad that i started this book series from the second book. I'm going to finish the entire series this summer. Well first off I wanna say this is actually the way I had pictured Percy Jackson to look. I won't say i'm a big fan of Rick Riordan`s work but I did enjoy this action novel. I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a quick read to clear their mind and get lost in the world of Demi-gods. I started to read this book as part of my school assignment but now i'm sad that i started this book series from the second book. I'm going to finish the entire series this summer.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Mariana

    I really enjoyed this version of the book! There is a slight difference from the books but I won't complain, I know not everything can make it to the books and I enjoyed more the art of this version than the previous novels.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Emily Peddle

    Great, easy read. Especially if you like PJO. Good adaption of the book by Riordan overall, although, a few MAJOR puzzle pieces were left out that set up the story for later. Would have liked to see those included.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Jackie Bach

    Really good I can't wait to see the next book imagined as a graphic novel...I bet that it will be really amazing!!!

  8. 5 out of 5

    Isabella Ferraro

    Good Good, but to truly enjoy the hero's of Olympus story you have to read the word for word books because you miss out on the emotions and jokes at certain parts. I recommend using the graphic novels as a way of rereading the series without actually rereading the thousands of pages.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Kat

    4 out of 5 stars Loved it. I enjoy reading graphic novels for books I have already read, because they bring a story I already love to life. I will say this though. The guy who illustrated this graphic novel must be a huge Nico fan, because he drew him hella sexy. Meanwhile, Percy just seemed like your average joe hero (and he's supposed to be older then him by a couple of years), while Nico is walking around with these sexy bangs, always shrouded in broody shadows, and sounding omi 4 out of 5 stars Loved it. I enjoy reading graphic novels for books I have already read, because they bring a story I already love to life. I will say this though. The guy who illustrated this graphic novel must be a huge Nico fan, because he drew him hella sexy. Meanwhile, Percy just seemed like your average joe hero (and he's supposed to be older then him by a couple of years), while Nico is walking around with these sexy bangs, always shrouded in broody shadows, and sounding ominous. I lived for it.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Ranee Babu

    I don't really like the way Percy is drawn, not to mention that there are some scenes which I really wanted to be in here.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Catherine

    It cut way to much from the actual book. It left out some events that would help explain parts of the story.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Kat Plsi

    They skipped too many things from the book.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Haya

    4.5 Stars!! Loved it just like the book!

  14. 5 out of 5

    Dannielle

    I think I just need to give up on these graphic novels. While the illustrations weren't the worst I've seen, they're pretty awful. I was not a fan of the art style, for sure, and I think I'm going to scream bloody murder if I have to see Percy without green eyes again. Hazel's eyes are also never gold. What's the point of making a graphic novel if the art isn't going to accurately represent the characters? I know everyone has a different art style (and this artist obviously had a thing for weird I think I just need to give up on these graphic novels. While the illustrations weren't the worst I've seen, they're pretty awful. I was not a fan of the art style, for sure, and I think I'm going to scream bloody murder if I have to see Percy without green eyes again. Hazel's eyes are also never gold. What's the point of making a graphic novel if the art isn't going to accurately represent the characters? I know everyone has a different art style (and this artist obviously had a thing for weird bangs), but there's some things that should always remain consistent. Drawing characters with the characteristics that canon repeats and repeats is definitely one of them! You're either going to be okay with the art style or you're not, and if you're like me, that will either make or break your ability to enjoy this graphic novel. I always feel conflicted about how the story gets chopped up for graphic novelizations. They will always miss the majority of the plot, lose plenty of the things that make one enjoy the book, and just generally lack so much that you're always thinking something's off about the story. That's exactly what happened here. I feel like it missed out on much of the humor found in the original text, which is a massive shame. With any of the books from The Heroes of Olympus, I think you're going to be hard pressed to be able to include everything you need to include to make a faithful adaption. Unless they make multi-part graphic novels for each book, it's just not going to happen. Still, I believe they failed here. I feel like you should skip these unless you've read each book at least twice; otherwise you're going to be missing much of what is integral to the plot. And please, please don't do yourself a disservice by reading this first. Go find Riordan's actual books and read them instead!!!

  15. 4 out of 5

    Harvey Ellerby

    'Son of Neptune' knocks it out of the park. Not only did the most graphic of novels reignite my childhood love of Percy Jackson but- even more impressively, it made me fall for an entirely new universe of demi-god heroes and villains that I scarcely even knew existed. I zoned out of Percy and co after the original series- never clicked with Jason and at was at that 'too old for this crap anyway' age- so my decision to pick this book up was soaked in a tweeny nostalgia. Now I feel like I've been 'Son of Neptune' knocks it out of the park. Not only did the most graphic of novels reignite my childhood love of Percy Jackson but- even more impressively, it made me fall for an entirely new universe of demi-god heroes and villains that I scarcely even knew existed. I zoned out of Percy and co after the original series- never clicked with Jason and at was at that 'too old for this crap anyway' age- so my decision to pick this book up was soaked in a tweeny nostalgia. Now I feel like I've been missing out for years. The basic plotline is that Death has lost its hold- and this is NOT a good thing. As Ares explains, "What good is death when you can't win?" 'Neptune' brings the PJ world to life in a way the films never managed. Every Arion moment is especially thrilling, as the lighting horse bolts with such a velocity you feel like he'll fly from the confines of the page at any moment. The premise of PJ losing his memory is smart, allowing the author to reinvent Percy and for fans to realise just why they liked their flowing haired hero so much in the first place. It's simply very cool to watch him defy expectations and blitz the war games, for example. Like knowing a really good secret, sitting back cigar in mouth and just watching the action unfold. If you're thinking about reading- do it. The best complement I can pay is that it stands alone as a superb read having never read the Riordan original. Now- by the gods- I must read another...

  16. 4 out of 5

    Harvey Edward

    'Son of Neptune' knocks it out of the park. Not only did the most graphic of novels reignite my childhood love of Percy Jackson but- even more impressively, it made me fall for an entirely new universe of demi-god heroes and villains that I scarcely even knew existed. I zoned out of Percy and co after the original series- never clicked with Jason and at was at that 'too old for this crap anyway' age- so my decision to pick this book up was soaked in a tweeny nostalgia. Now I feel like I've been 'Son of Neptune' knocks it out of the park. Not only did the most graphic of novels reignite my childhood love of Percy Jackson but- even more impressively, it made me fall for an entirely new universe of demi-god heroes and villains that I scarcely even knew existed. I zoned out of Percy and co after the original series- never clicked with Jason and at was at that 'too old for this crap anyway' age- so my decision to pick this book up was soaked in a tweeny nostalgia. Now I feel like I've been missing out for years. The basic plotline is that Death has lost its hold- and this is NOT a good thing. As Ares explains, "What good is death when you can't win?" 'Neptune' brings the PJ world to life in a way the films never managed. Every Arion moment is especially thrilling, as the lighting horse bolts with such a velocity you feel like he'll fly from the confines of the page at any moment. The premise of PJ losing his memory is smart, allowing the author to reinvent Percy and for fans to realise just why they liked their flowing haired hero so much in the first place. It's simply very cool to watch him defy expectations and blitz the war games, for example. Like knowing a really good secret, sitting back cigar in mouth and just watching the action unfold. If you're thinking about reading- do it. The best complement I can pay is that it stands alone as a superb read having never read the Riordan original. Now- by the gods- I must read another...

  17. 5 out of 5

    Sofie

    Warning. If you haven't read the book already, proceed with caution. There may or may not be spoilers. Depends on what you qualify as "spoilers". Well. It was pretty good overall. But there's one thing that really bothered me. Percy didn't fall off the glacier. There was no "oh no, he's gonna die!" feeling. I wanted to see the faces of Hazel and Frank when they find him, safe and sound and proclaims "that that was nothing, I fell off the Saint Lois Arch on time". And. And! There Warning. If you haven't read the book already, proceed with caution. There may or may not be spoilers. Depends on what you qualify as "spoilers". Well. It was pretty good overall. But there's one thing that really bothered me. Percy didn't fall off the glacier. There was no "oh no, he's gonna die!" feeling. I wanted to see the faces of Hazel and Frank when they find him, safe and sound and proclaims "that that was nothing, I fell off the Saint Lois Arch on time". And. And! There was no introduction with the Gorgans where he prays to the Roman god of going down large hills on serving plates or something like that. Well, I get the whole "have to shorten it 'cause budget and stuff. Overall, it was good. I really did like it. Definitely not as bad as the movies. *laughs hysterically*

  18. 4 out of 5

    Lucia Dancer

    I loved it. It is a really good way to re-read the book if you don't want to go through the whole five-hundred novel again, it has the general idea but there were some things skipped that I would have liked to see. I don't know if it's me or Frank and Hazel are more protagonists in the story than Percy, I don't know but still REALLY good. The art is amazing, my fav character is Frank he looks exactly as I imagined, Percy looked younger though, and Hazel looks a LITTLE BIT older. And Nico... I loved it. It is a really good way to re-read the book if you don't want to go through the whole five-hundred novel again, it has the general idea but there were some things skipped that I would have liked to see. I don't know if it's me or Frank and Hazel are more protagonists in the story than Percy, I don't know but still REALLY good. The art is amazing, my fav character is Frank he looks exactly as I imagined, Percy looked younger though, and Hazel looks a LITTLE BIT older. And Nico... OMG HE IS SO HOT. I wanted to see him more. In general I think it is a great adaptation, AMAZING! (Though not recommended to people who haven't read the NOVEL yet) I really hope a Mark of Athena Graphic Novel it's published cause I NEED IT

  19. 4 out of 5

    Ian C

    I thought this book was good, but I would recommend reading the real book first. My favorite part of the graphic novel is when Percy, Frank, and Hazel win the war games for the fifth, and then Mars shows up and tells Octavian he's idiot when he was saying something stupid. The graphics are good and feature all the important parts of the story, but compared to the Lost Hero graphic novel it wasn't as amazing. I rate this book three stars because the picture quality wasn't as good as the last grap I thought this book was good, but I would recommend reading the real book first. My favorite part of the graphic novel is when Percy, Frank, and Hazel win the war games for the fifth, and then Mars shows up and tells Octavian he's idiot when he was saying something stupid. The graphics are good and feature all the important parts of the story, but compared to the Lost Hero graphic novel it wasn't as amazing. I rate this book three stars because the picture quality wasn't as good as the last graphic novel in the series and because the book didn't capture all the things from the real book as I would've hoped.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Ayra Pirante

    I definitely recommend the graphic novels to everyone like me who loves the Percy Jackson world! It's a quick way to make yourself happy by immersing yourself in the world of the Greek (and Roman) Gods and heroes in like 30 minutes. If you're already familiar with the story, you'll flew through this like I did. A very good read to someone who misses the gang but doesn't want to commit to rereading the series again. But, beware, you'll end up wanting to reread the novels again because, obviously, I definitely recommend the graphic novels to everyone like me who loves the Percy Jackson world! It's a quick way to make yourself happy by immersing yourself in the world of the Greek (and Roman) Gods and heroes in like 30 minutes. If you're already familiar with the story, you'll flew through this like I did. A very good read to someone who misses the gang but doesn't want to commit to rereading the series again. But, beware, you'll end up wanting to reread the novels again because, obviously, you'll miss loads of details while reading this. Still, a highly enjoyable way to spend an afternoon.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Courtney Hatcher

    First of BookTubeAThon 2018 is complete! This was a fun, quick and refreshing read! I honestly remembered nothing about Son of Neptune (except for every time that Percy mentions Annabeth...) But it was so much fun to be back in this world with these characters! I had forgotten how much I adore Frank and Hazel. They are wonderful!!! And Percy is wonderful too (but I hadn’t forgotten that lmao) I really hope they make a graphic novel for the Mark of Athena! I would love to First of BookTubeAThon 2018 is complete! This was a fun, quick and refreshing read! I honestly remembered nothing about Son of Neptune (except for every time that Percy mentions Annabeth...) But it was so much fun to be back in this world with these characters! I had forgotten how much I adore Frank and Hazel. They are wonderful!!! And Percy is wonderful too (but I hadn’t forgotten that lmao) I really hope they make a graphic novel for the Mark of Athena! I would love to see the Percabeth reunion drawn out because I love them <333

  22. 5 out of 5

    Gabriella

    I really liked this adaptation of the son of Neptune , however I think that it should have been longer for it leaves out a ton of important details that I only knew because I’ve read the actual book, I also thing that Percy could have been portrait as much better looking , but I’m not here to judge that since it’s such a subjective thing lol, but overall it’s pretty good. The book itself would amount to 3 stars but I loved not only the jacked which is it’s picture here on goodreads but also the I really liked this adaptation of the son of Neptune , however I think that it should have been longer for it leaves out a ton of important details that I only knew because I’ve read the actual book, I also thing that Percy could have been portrait as much better looking , but I’m not here to judge that since it’s such a subjective thing lol, but overall it’s pretty good. The book itself would amount to 3 stars but I loved not only the jacked which is it’s picture here on goodreads but also the hardcover that was really really cool.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Sophia

    Love it. I just finished this book again. There are many series in the Percy Jackson series in this order. Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Kane Chronicles, Heroes of Olympus, Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Trials of Apollo. The Trials of Apollo and Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard happen at the same time so you need to read them at the same time. But The Trials of Apollo is longer it and is still going on. There are also add ons to each series.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Gabrielle

    It was funny and helped me remember the plot so I can read the third book of the series. I was enjoying it so much that I just wanted more and was super tempted to just re-read the book. Overall, I’d recommend it to the fans of the series. It was interesting to see how certain things weren’t as I imagined.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Afifah Widya

    I like this book illustration the most compared to other PJTO&HOO graphic novels. Somehow it retains the wiry, humorous bearing of Percy. It is also able to capture the underlying toughness and sweet disposition of Hazel and Frank. However I think it rushes in the end and doesn't give its readers enough satisfaction with the Alaska & Canada scene.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Mia

    I loved this graphic novel. I'm a huge Rick Riordan fan, and I've read the actual book two times and I can tell you that there are only minor differences that make sense. The art style is pretty well done as well. All in all, the Heroes of Olympus graphic novels are coming along far better than the Percy Jackson ones and if you want a quick reread, this would not be a bad decision.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Mrs. Jones

    I have been resistant to reading these books for years. Although I believe I would like them, I just haven't been interested. However, when I saw the graphic novel, I thought it might give me a good insight into the storyline. I was pleasantly surprised. I knew of Percy Jackson but not the other characters. I think that I am more likely now to read the series. Well done!

  28. 5 out of 5

    reenie

    I love Rick Riordan and went through a Rick Riordan obsession three-four years ago when I tried to read every Rick Riordan book. It's been three years since I read The Son of Neptune, and I haven't reread it since. The illustrations were absolutely stunning, and somehow, the illustrator was able to capture the most interesting parts of the books into a beautiful graphic novel. I tore through this so fast, but the characters were exactly the way I imagined them, brought to life. I love graphic novel I love Rick Riordan and went through a Rick Riordan obsession three-four years ago when I tried to read every Rick Riordan book. It's been three years since I read The Son of Neptune, and I haven't reread it since. The illustrations were absolutely stunning, and somehow, the illustrator was able to capture the most interesting parts of the books into a beautiful graphic novel. I tore through this so fast, but the characters were exactly the way I imagined them, brought to life. I love graphic novels, but I'm never able to find one that I really like. This is the first graphic novel I read in years. The striking color contrast (#artistlife) and attention to detail added the admiration I had already for this book. Love, love, LOVE. ❤️️

  29. 4 out of 5

    Annabeth

    I liked reading it in the novel format better, there was more detail. However, it was really good for a comic adaption. Totally worth it if you just want to re-read the series without taking too long.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Erica

    Once again, any edition to the Percy Jackson world is a gift! This was great, however in my unpopular opinion I preferred the art in the last graphic novel to the art in this one, but I enjoyed it all the same!

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