Much like the first two books in the series, the author weaves in humor and cultural references in unexpected places to keep the plot interesting. Even the smallest details of dialogue and description are carefully put together to achieve a balance of action and entertainment for the reader. Again, this is a masterful interpretation of Greek mythology, which in an amateur's hands could easily become overwhelming, but in this series keeps being interesting and relatable in the real world.
The young protagonist Percy Jackson continues on his third journey to the reaches of the mythological world, this time heading to California in his effort to save his friends from the clutches of escaped Titans. As he faces obstacles all over the country, he realizes the importance of valuing and treasuring friendships.
I'd recommend this book for anyone looking for a decent-length novel filled with literary humor and an entire mythological universe condensed into just a few hundred pages.