“He stared up at the frowning statue of Zeus, mighty and proud, but the statue didn’t scare him anymore. It just made him feel sad.
“I know you can hear me,” Jason said to the statue.
The statue said nothing. Its painted eyes seemed to stare at him.
“I wish I could talk with you in person,” Jason continued, “but I understand you can’t do that. The Roman gods don’t like to interact with mortals so much, and—well, you’re the king. You’ve got to set an example.”
More silence. Jason had hoped for something—a bigger than usual rumble of thunder, a bright light, a smile. No, never mind. A smile would’ve been creepy.
“I remember some things,” he said. The more he talked, the less self-conscious he felt. “I remember that it’s hard being a son of Jupiter. Everyone is always looking at me to be a leader, but I always feel alone. I guess you feel the same way up on Olympus. The other gods challenge your decisions. Sometimes you’ve got to make hard choices, and the others criticize you. And you can’t come to my aid like other gods might. You’ve got to keep me at a distance so it doesn’t look like you’re playing favorites. I guess I just wanted to say …”
Jason took a deep breath. “I understand all that. It’s okay. I’m going to try to do my best. I’ll try to make you proud. But I could really use some guidance, Dad. If there’s anything you can do—help me so I can help my friends. I’m afraid I’ll get them killed. I don’t know how to protect them.””
— The Lost Hero (via redcoralpendant)

minuiko:

A long time ago we used to be friends, but I
haven’t thought of you lately at all… (x)

jasongraece-deactivated20140907 said: what do you think of jason and reyna's dynamic in the books as of HoH? Like they were friends for awhile and he just kinda doesn't acknowledge it??

minuiko:

I think it’s just awkward for him because while they were close friends/partners (they’ve clearly fought in a bunch of battles and done missions together), he’s just spent 8 months at another place that he’s really coming to see as home, and has left her to run the camp alone for all that time. For me, Reyna is a strong representation of Camp Jupiter itself, of everything in his old life, and his increasing desire to stay with the Greeks is almost like a betrayal of his friendship with Reyna (which it isn’t - it’s just a part of growing up and growing apart from the people in your old life. It’s like college friends vs. high school friends - if you don’t keep in touch with your high school friends (which I really haven’t, let me tell you), you’re going to feel that disconnect, and that guilt. You haven’t let go of your friendship, really, but you haven’t been there for them during some of the most trying times of their lives, and unless you decide to move back in town, you’re not really going to have a chance to reconnect. And in Jason’s case, he’s increasingly feeling like he doesn’t want to move back in town, which I imagine causes a good deal of guilt. It’s not something he’s going to bring up with her just yet, partly because it’s just a hard topic to bring up; partly because as far as HoH, Jason still doesn’t entirely know what he wants; partly because he doesn’t really owe it to her to tell her (she’s not his girlfriend, she’s his fellow praetor, and friends don’t have to tell each other everything); and partly because he just hasn’t had the chance, between the eidolon!Leo escalating Greek-Roman tensions the very day they’re reunited and trying to race against the clock to stop Gaea. Jason and Reyna are both people who put their duties first, and I think they know each other well enough that they have a silent understanding and acknowledgement of their changing circumstances and their changing relationship. I don’t know if it’s fair to say Jason “doesn’t acknowledge” their friendship, though I do admit it would be nice to see more in-text acknowledgement that they do care about one another. Because they do. 

Taylor Analyzes Blood of Olympus Clues! (Clues 1-4/9)

sevendemigodsanswerthecall:

So if you didn’t know, the publisher of the Heroes of Olympus sent nine lucky book-tubers boxes of PJO/HOO swag. In that swag are nine little clues from the Blood of Olympus.

Now I created a (playlist) I’ll try to keep it updated with all the recent clue videos so you see all the clues for yourself if you’d like or I’ll just link each video and a time skip. Just a little note that all the stuff that the book-tubers get are the same so you might want to skip to the clue part after you watch a couple.

Spoiler Warning: I will be spoiling any Heroes of Olympus books (…duh), the first preview chapter of the Blood of Olympus and the PJO/Kane Chronicles crossovers. You have been warned.

Let’s get analyzing!

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himeyuka:

This seems to be quite a popular theory for BoO and I need to vent because this pisses me off to an extreme. First of all SHUT UP! NO! Why should Reyna give up her life for Jason? What exactly did Jason do for her canon wise that she would sacrifice herself for him? It’s not even about bravery,…

boss-of-awesome-ness:

So i found out that Disney Hyperion has been sending clue boxes or “swag bags” to certain book you-tubers about Blood of Olympus *me screeching in the background* and decided to make a list of all the official clues from the videos that have been sent so far and I’ll try to update them as they…

"and remember, men fight great, but women are greater fighters."

slightlyignorant:

I totally relate. Reading a book for the first time is amazing.

slightlyignorant:

I totally relate. Reading a book for the first time is amazing.

IF WE BURN, YOU BURN WITH US!

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rrriordan:

Poseidon says thanks for putting his son’s book, Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods, on the New York Times bestseller list for three weeks running. Proud papa!

rrriordan:

Poseidon says thanks for putting his son’s book, Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods, on the New York Times bestseller list for three weeks running. Proud papa!

mariovevo:

be the person your dog thinks you are

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