This is our chance to tell the world about a character that we love in whichever way we want. More information about this meme can be found on Jen's blog here.
So it suddenly came to me yesterday that I had not put a certain demigod in my blog's spotlight. A traversty of justice, I hear you cry. I agree. So everybody say hello to the one and only Percy Jackson!
The book: Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief
The series: The Olympians
The author: Rick Riordan
The character: Percy Jackson, half-God, half-human, ALL hero!
I am a huge fan of Camp Half Blood. Those of you who think I am speaking in Ancient Greek right now are absolutely correct. You may wish to go to Amazon to get a translation. After Harry Potter and Twilight, Percy Jackson is the next big thing. In my last job I had two students (we will call them T and B) who were absolutely Camp Half Blood crazy. So much so that they begged me to read PJ and the Lightning Thief. Back then the cover looked like this:
I read the book and I too was hooked. Thank you T and B. You are excellent at recommending books! We are talking an all out Bookette obsession here. Hubby could tell you a few things about me and this particular obsession, I'm sure. Luckily he does not have access to my blog.
So anyway, T and B set up a Camp Half Blood RPG forum thingy which was like understanding rocket science for me. But they were very patient and taught me all about RPGs and in return I ran a creative writing club for them and others after school on a Friday. I have very fond memories of T and B. I expect that they will both be published authors at some point. They were the most inspiring creative kids that I have had the privilege of working with.
Time flies. I leave that job. I get this job. And some time in between Percy starts to look like this:
Very commercial indeed. And then it is confirmed, my favourite demigod is going to be on the big screen. Cue fangirl screams and a lot of excited dancing to hubby's dismay. Time ticks by...And wow, now Percy looks like this:
I do love this cover but I thought the film was totally lame.
So yesterday I got my hands on The Red Pyramid (The Kane Chronicles) which is why you didn't get a post from me because I was reading. I'm not going to post a review until the book is out because if you are a Riordan fan like me, you will not want spoilers.
So why do I love Percy Jackson?
Hello! He is a demigod! He could give Hercules a run for his money. His best friend is a Satyr and he has the hots for one serious kickass chick.
Percy has one of the best voices in current tween fiction.
Kids everywhere love him. I love him. He rocks!
So today while I was washing up, I was thinking if I was half-God, half-Human, who would my Godly parent be? This is not an easy call. I'm thinking maybe Apollo. He was the sun God and seeming as I do not like going out at night this seems to make sense to me.
So if you are a Percy nut like me which Greek god would you be a son/ daughter of and why?
If you are not a Percy nut, go and read this series now! You will not be disappointed.