Monday, October 20, 2014

Sentence Sneak Peek - The Blood of Olympus

The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan

The first sentence from each chapter of The Blood of Olympus, it's a mini summary of what you can expect to read.

* Spoilers are highlighted like so :)

“JASON HATED BEING OLD.”

“NATURALLY, the situation was worse than Jason expected.

“SOMEHOW HE KNEW HER.”

“THE FIGHT WAS GOING GREATuntil he got stabbed.

“DIVE-BOMBING A VOLCANO was not on Reyna’s bucket list.

“MOST OF THE TIME, Reyna could control her nightmares.

“THE HORDES HAD ARRIVED”

“THERE ARE TOO MANY OF THEM.”

“LEO DIDN’T WANT TO COME OUT OF THE WALL.”

“SMART CALL BACK THERE,” Percy said, “choosing the air-conditioning.”

“THE GOLD WINGS WERE OVERKILL.”

“TWO MINUTES WASN’T NEARLY ENOUGH TIME.”

“THE LAST THING NICO HEARD was Coach Hedge grumbling, “Well, this isn’t good.

“NICO SAT UP SO QUICKLY he head-butted the satyr in the nose.

“WOLVES?”

“YOU’RE NOT ORION,” NICO BLURTED.”

“PIPER COULDN’T BELIEVE how hard it was to find deadly poison.

“PIPER DIDN’T WANT TO get yelled at by a three-legged table.

“WHEN SHE RECOUNTED her dream for Percy, the ship’s toilets exploded.

“PIPER KNEW FEAR, BUT THIS WAS DIFFERENT.”

“AT LEAST THEY DIDN’T END UP ON ANOTHER CRUISE SHIP.”

“THE ANSWER CAME TO HER before she was fully conscious.

“REYNA’S FEELINGS WEREN’T SO MUCH MIXED.

“REYNA REACHED FOR HER SWORDthen realized she didn’t have one.

“JASON ROSE FROM HIS DEATHBED so he could drown with the rest of the crew.

“JASON SAW TWO OPTIONS: FIGHT OR TALK.”

“JASON HATED BASILISKS.”

“POISON IS A NASTY HABIT.”

“GIVEN A CHOICE between death and the Buford Zippy Mart, Nico would’ve had a tough time deciding.

“COACH HEDGE CHOSE THAT MOMENT to burst into the clearing, waving a paper airplane and yelling, “Good news, everyone!

“LATER, THEY TOLD HIM WHAT HAPPENED.”

THREE DAYS?

“TYPICAL.”

“A BARGAIN.”

“LEO SPOTTED THE SECRET ENTRANCE IMMEDIATELY.”

“AT THE END OF THE HALL stood a walnut door with a bronze plaque:
ASCLEPIUS
MD, DMD, DME, DC, DVS, FAAN, OMG, EMT, TTYL, FRCP, ME, IOU, OD, OT, PHARMD, BAMF, RN, PHD, INC., SMH
There may have been more acronyms in the list, but by that point Leo’s brain had exploded.

“TURN BACK!”

“REYNA HAD NEVER BEEN SO GLAD to see a Cyclops, at least until Tyson set them down and wheeled on Leila and Dakota.

“I WOULDN’T MOVE, PRAETOR!”

“NO TIME FOR ENJOYING HER VICTORY OVER ORION.”

“PIPER WASN’T SURPRISED when the snake people arrived.

“PIPER’S DAD USED TO SAY that being in the airport didn’t count as visiting a city.

“PIPER WATCHED IN HORROR as the giant king rose to his full height—almost as tall as the temple columns.

“FOR THE NEXT THREE MINUTES, LIFE WAS GREAT.”

“ABOUT FIVE MILES EAST OF CAMP, a black SUV was parked on the beach.

“THEY MADE IT TO THE FIRST ONAGER just as chaos broke loose in the legion.

“NICO WASN’T SURE whether to kick himself or Will Solace.

“NICO WANTED TO YELL: Time out!

“JASON HAD HEARD OF someone’s life flashing before his eyes.

“NOTHING WAS LEFT OF THE GIANTS except heaps of ash, a few spears, and some burning dreadlocks.

“SO MUCH FOR A TENDER FAREWELL.”

“AS SOON AS GAEA ACHIEVED LIFTOFF, the ground solidified.

“NICO HAD WITNESSED MANY FORMS OF DEATH.”

“THE NEXT DAY, THERE WEREN’T MANY ANSWERS.”

“THAT NIGHT, NICO SLEPT IN THE HADES CABIN.”

“AT DAWN, HE WAS STILL AWAKE when someone rapped at the door.

“PIPER WISHED SHE COULD CHARM HERSELF TO SLEEP.”

LEO WAS DEAD.”

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