Friday, September 30, 2016

Review: Demigods & Magicians (Percy Jackson & Kane Chronicles Crossover #1-3) by Rick Riordan

Demigods & Magicians: Percy and Annabeth Meet the Kanes
Title: Demigods & Magicians

Series: Percy Jackson & Kane Chronicles Crossover #1-3 | Percy Jackson and the Olympians | The Heroes of Olympus | The Kane Chronicles

Novellas in this book: The Son of Sobek (#1) | The Staff of Serapis (#2) | The Crown of Ptolemy (#3)

Author: Rick Riordan

Publication date: April 2016

Published by: Disney Hyperion

Source: Own hardcover

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Synopsis:

Magic, monsters, and mayhem abound when Percy Jackson and Annabeth Chase meet Carter and Sadie Kane for the first time. Weird creatures are appearing in unexpected places, and the demigods and magicians have to team up to take them down. As they battle with Celestial Bronze and glowing hieroglyphs, the four heroes find that they have a lot in common--and more power than they ever thought possible. But will their combined forces be enough to foil an ancient enemy who is mixing Greek and Egyptian incantations for an evil purpose? Rick Riordan wields his usual storytelling magic in this adrenaline-fueled adventure.

My rating: ★★★★★

First of all, yes, I do own each individual e-book plus this physical copy of the book that bundles together all three stories :)

[gif] I REGRET NOTHING - Swan Song 5x22


The Son of Sobek (Percy Jackson & Kane Chronicles Crossover #1)

Percy AND Carter? YAY!! Rick basically answered our prayers of a cross over and the result was pure freakin' awesomeness! I absolutely loved everything about it! And if you've got no idea what I am talking about, Percy Jackson from "Percy Jackson and the Olympians" and "Heroes of Olympus" AND Carter Kane from "The Kane Chronicles" meet in this clash of mythologies! This short story was told in Carter's POV, and was extremely funny! I love both Percy and Carter and them meeting each other... you just gotta read it!

For it being a short story, The Son of Sobek was pretty action-y, which I always love about Rick's novels. They're never slow going! The ending leaves us with a sort of cliffhanger... Is there a chance that Carter and Percy might meet again? Absolutely! Will Rick make it happen? Hopefully! But one never knows...

Rick, as always, has created a master piece for us to devour. It was fantastic! It is especially a MUST-read for those who are fans of Percy and/or Carter!


The Staff of Serapis (Percy Jackson & Kane Chronicles Crossover #2)

In The Staff of Serapis, we have Annabeth who is just minding her business in downtown NY, when all of a sudden she see a monster... that ignores her? And to top it off she has never seen anything like it! So she follows said monster and runs into a feisty British girl (Sadie!) who is also hunting a devious little creature. Without giving too much away, Annabeth and Sadie team up to fight this monster and something much bigger that they did not expect... they need to stop it before it destroys the world. But then again, these seems to be their normal ;)

I LOVED the novella, of course! It was a brilliant mix of Greek/Egyptian mythology and the Percy Jackson series/Kane Chronicles into one story! Some Big Big Things went down in this short story, so I was surprised that it was just a novella. But Sadie and Annabeth handled things amazingly!

Speaking of the Dream Team, Annabeth is so good at distracting enemies just by talking to them and throwing them off... she is such a clever girl! She is the daughter of Athena for a reason ;) And Sadie was sassy, as always. I really missed her! I mean, the Kane Chronicles has been over for a while now, so it was great to see her again :)

I loved that there were so many references to past books, making me go, "Ah, yes. I remember that." The Big Mother thing from The Mark of Athena, for example, that was so funny! And Rachel Dare, the oracle, throwing a blue brush at the Titan Kronos's eye... Oh, good times :) And Sadie and Annabeth telling each other about their lives... I was giddy with excitement to see their reaction! I mean, two of my favorite series together in one story? How freakin' great is that?!

This novella was made of pure awesomeness! It was a lot of fun, with so much humor, and mythology that was actually new to me. I mean, Serapis? I have never heard of him! But using him in this novella was SO clever! I really loved learning about this deity and the mythology of his creation. So cool! And I hear there's going to be another novella with Pery, Annabeth, Carter, and Sadie! So exciting! I really cant wait! And if you have not read the Percy Jackson, Heroes of Olympus, or the Kane Chronicles series, well I highly recommend them!!


The Crown of Ptolemy (Percy Jackson & Kane Chronicles Crossover #3)

This whole crossover was so epic that it felt like it could’ve been a whole series on it’s own, it was certainly complex enough. But at the same time, it was SO perfect just as short stories. It makes no sense, I know, but it was just great!

The plot was very interesting--I have never heard this Greek/Egyptian god before nor the magic, so that was very cool to read about. I mean, a god that is both Greek AND Egyptian? Mind = blown! I love mythology of any kind, so this was absolutely perfect for me! I learned something new!

And as always, I loved the characters. It’s been awhile since we last saw Sadie and Carter in The Kane Chronicles, so it was nice to see them again in this. And, of course, Annabeth and Percy! Yay! The interaction between these four was my favorite thing EVER! This last short story was told in the POV of Percy, YAY! While we got to see his POV in the Heroes of Olympus, that is in 3rd person POV while this was in 1st. And I much prefer 1st person POV.

This was so much fun, as always. Crossovers are just great! So if you love any/all of Rick Riordan’s series, I highly recommend you read these short stories! They are amazing!


Have you read this book? If so, what did you think about it? If not, what do you think? Does it sound like something you might want to read? Leave me a link to your review or comment below! :)

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