THIS AUTHOR. He just about killed me with the very literal cliff-hanger in the previous book. Rick Riordan has written many great books, and with this one, he managed to do it again. I love the characters and the plots, and well, I think this is my favorite book in his Heroes of Olympus series. Each character had their moment to shine, and the book led me on an adventure. It was a little sad at times, but there was humor to lighten up the mood! Like I said, I loved this book, and I love every single other book that Rick Riordan has written!