Published in: 2009
Edition read: E-book
How do you handle an encounter with Medusa on the New Jersey interstate? What’s the best way to take down a minotaur? Become an expert on everything in Percy’s world with this must-have guide to the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. Complete with interviews, puzzles, games, and original short stories by Rick Riordan.
So I read this just to finish off the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series- as this book has three short stories that fit in within the series. Honestly, this book adds nothing to the overall series. Sure, there are three adventures and some ‘background’ information on the characters etc, but I could have done without it.
There is a short story where Percy and Clarisse search for Ares’ lost chariot and have to fight against Deimos and Phobos, Ares other sons. Then there is a story where Percy, Annabeth, and Selene reactivate an old bronze automaton to save Beckendorf from a maniac ant-hill. Finally, the children of the three big gods- Percy, Thalia, and Nico- travel to the underworld to rescue Hades sword from the bad guys.
While they were fun little stories, they weren’t really anything special.
The demigod files rating: 4/10. Stories were okay, but I don’t think it needed to be in a book. The book contained ‘interviews’ with characters that just rehashes info you already know, and has a few word puzzles at the back, that I doubt anyone would actually do. Kinda pointless really.
Would I re-read it? Meh. Once was enough.
Who would I recommend it to? Hardcore fans of the series will enjoy the three short stories and possibly the background info that they already knew, but I don’t think anyone else will really nejoy this book.
Author’s website: http://www.rickriordan.com/books/percy-jacksons-world/percy-jackson-and-the-olympians/the-demigod-files