Sunday, August 11, 2013

Short Story Sunday: The Son of Sobek

Title: The Son of Sobek
Author: Rick Riordan
Series: Percy Jackson & Kane Chronicles crossover #1
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

In this e-book short story by Rick Riordan, Carter Kane is investigating rumored sightings of a monster on Long Island when he runs into something else: a mysterious boy named Percy Jackson. And their meeting isn't exactly friendly. . . .


As if Carter or Percy by themselves wasn't enough sarcastic humor and witty banter, put them together and you get...even more sarcastic humor and witty banter. I loved the crossover of both of these characters. They live almost in two separate worlds, but it was only a matter of time before they somehow met. Both Carter and Percy are used to being the one in charge, and now, suddenly their turf is being invaded. They have to put aside their distrust of each other to fight next to each other.

Like all three series, (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, The Kane Chronicles, and The Heroes of Olympus) this short story was filled with the humorous though processes and easy banter that make up who Percy and Carter are. It was a fun, easy read. Although it was (too) short, it still held true to who Percy and Carter are. It was filled the kind of sayings that Carter and Percy are known for:

"Getting eaten twice in one day would be very embarrassing." -Carter

"Not exactly my finest tactical move; but having a hippo shoved up your nose must have been sufficiently distracting." -Carter

"If nothing else, we would die knowing we had confused this monster many, many times." -Carter

And boy, did it leave a lot of questions! The only thing I didn't like was the fact that we didn't get any of the story from Percy's point of view, only Carter's. (Well, that and all the unanswered question!) This is definitely a must-read for any fans of either series. 

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