Friendly reminder that Hades was going to prepare a room for Nico at his palace in case he died. Like, he wasn’t going to let his son’s soul wander around the Underworld.
On the other hand, let’s not forget that Hades/Pluto let Hazel be sentenced to the Fields of Asphodel and didn’t help her afterwards.
Just because you didn’t like Blood of Olympus, or were disappointed with it,does NOT mean it was bad. That’s just your personal opinion, not a fact. Many readers, myself included, LOVED that book and consider it to be great. My faith in Riordan has been restored with this book and let me explain why:
-It had Nico’s POV, which I had been hoping since this series started. Nico is my favorite character and I wanted him to play a major role in HOO. I was majorly disappointed when I found out that he wasn’t one of the seven, so imagine my happiness when RR announced that Nico was going to be one of the narrators in BOO. Fan service? Sure, but I don’t care. His POV did not disappoint, it was everything I wanted; I loved every minute of it. In fact, the majority of the fandom agree that Nico’s arc was one of the best parts of the book.
-It had a scene between Hades and Nico that was amazingly sweet, which was another thing I’ve been waiting for forever. Hades became my favorite god pretty much since I read The Lightning Thief. I was thrilled when it was revealed in The Titans Curse that he had demigod children. Then, The Last Olympiam came and his scenes in that book only made me love him more.
-Blood of Olympus made me love Jason and Piper. I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed reading their chapters. Jason is a sweet boy, I’ve liked him since Mark of Athena, but Blood of Olympus made me LOVE him. Now, up until this book, I didn’t like Piper very much, but now I do. She’s great. People complain that Jason and Piper took protagonism from Percy and Annabeth, but so what? This is The Heroes of Olympus series, not Percy Jackson and the Olympians. I understand that you love Percy and Annabeth very much, but they are NOT the main protagonists here. I repeat, they are not.
-You will probably kill me for saying this, but the lack of Hazel and Frank is a plus for me. I did not miss their POVs at all. Frank has always bored me, I never thought his chapters were interesting in the least. As for Hazel, yeah sure, I like her, she’s a likable character, but her backstory and the fact that she’s a child of Pluto sort of annoyed me. So yes, I am very glad that they were relegated to the background this time. That made me happy (sorry).
Anyway, those are some reasons why Blood of Olympus is my favorite book from Heroes of Olympus. I didn’t enjoy the other books from this series as much as this one.
*distant crying is heard because Hazel was never given enough credit for being a child of one of the Big Three Gods*
She’s not though. She’s a daughter of Pluto, not Hades’s. Pluto and Hades are not exactly the same god. See Blood of Olympus, in which Hades himself referred to his Roman aspect as “that other manifestation”. Also, only the Greeks have Big Three gods; the Romans don’t seem to share this concept. In HoO, it’s made clear that Jupiter and Mars are the most important gods for the Romans. Anyway, I only care about Nico so….
Just one of the reasons why I’ve always thought Hades is the best godly parent of all. Unlike the other gods, he actually tries to act as a real father.