I have decided to combined The Son of Sobek and The Staff of Serapis by Rick Riordan, for review. I know that this review is a little late, but I wanted to get these books reviewed before it became Feburary comes. These two books were the first books that I have read this year, and I enjoyed them. I gave both of these books five out of five stars on Goodreads.
The Son of Sobek, is Percy and Carter having to work together to destroy a giant alligator. This book was done in the perspective of Carter. The Staff of Serapis looks at Annabeth and Sadie working together to destroy a god. This book takes the perspective of Annabeth as she tells the story.
I really enjoyed both books. Even though they were short, the adventures were fun and exciting. In addition, it is fun to see the reactions of the characters to multiple gods and religions being in existence, especially in Carter’s and Annabeth’s perspectives. I really enjoy reading The Staff of Serapis. I loved how Annabeth and Sadie works together, and are willing to try new ideas out to help save the world.
Sadly there are a few things that I wish for this novella series. The first one is Percy’s and Carter’s argument with each other before they decided to work together to get rid of the giant alligator. I felt as though the start of the argument was pointless, and was not in character for both of these leaders. I get why the argument had to exist, but before taking on a giant alligator was not the time or place, and that both of them would never do such a thing with a monster terrorizing the area. The other problem that I had was that I wish we got to see the story in the perspective from Percy and Sadie. It would have been really nice to know their thoughts and responses to these problems.
In all, I really did enjoy these novellas and wish for more. I do recommend these novellas to everyone who has read both the Percy Jackson series and the Kane Chronicles. There are little to no reviews in these novellas, so you need to know these worlds before reading them. In all, it is a great way to combine two separate series together, and I cannot wait to see what will happen next.
See you next time, and Happy Reading!