Percy begins book two with a new friend, Tyson, who is rather slow but very loyal. After an uneventful year in seventh grade, Percy looks forward to spending another summer at Camp Half Blood, but disaster strikes on his last day of school. Percy and Tyson flee with Annabeth to Camp Half Blood only to find it under attack. Meanwhile, Percy’s dreams reveal his best friend Grover is a captive of Cyclops Polyphemus.
The second book in the Percy Jackson & The Olympians series matched the fast pace of the first book. Fans will be delighted in this much awaited sequel. I really enjoyed it, but again I would probably have an even greater appreciation if I followed the Greek Mythology side of the story. On his blog Rick Riodan says that he’s already received several emails from readers who have finished his second book and are ready for the third. I can’t spoil the plot but part of a prophecy about Percy that is mentioned in the first book is revealed in the second book, and I can’t wait to see what happens next!