“Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Ultimate Guide” by Mary-Jane Knight
Summary from Goodreads:
It’s the handbook no half-blood should be without: a fully illustrated, in-depth guide to gods, monsters, and all things Percy. This novelty companion to the best-selling series comes complete with trading cards, full-color diagrams, and maps, all packaged in a handy, “manual-size” POB with a crisp, magnetic flap enclosure.
The book is enjoyable enough, I am a huge Percy Jackson fan though. As the title suggests, it’s more of a reference book than a stand alone book.
There was some information that was exactly from the books only in a more straightforward format.
I was surprised at how much was ‘new’ information. There was quite a bit on Greek mythology in the book that wasn’t in the books like more info about gods, goddesses, some myths, and creatures.
There were quite a few creatures/people mentioned that I didn’t remember from the books. Either they were only briefly mentioned or only referenced. I’m not sure. I’ve heard of them because I’ve taken a class on Greek mythology so I can’t keep straight what I know from the books and what I know from class.
This would be a good transition for younger readers into Greek mythology.
Enjoyable enough. It’s worth the read for those who like the Percy Jackson books. Unless you’re a diehard fan, I would suggest grabbing it from the library though.