Study Guide

The Blood of Olympus Chapter XVI

By Rick Riordan

Chapter XVI


  • The man is Lycaon, the first werewolf.
  • Nico summons a wall of bones to guard them from the wolves as the wolves attack.
  • In order to shadow-travel, Nico needs a shadow. But he has a plan.
  • He taunts Lycaon, who transforms into a wolf and lunges at Nico.
  • Nico stabs the wolf and he dissolves into a shadow.
  • Suddenly, a voice booms out, "STOP THEM!" (16.73), and Nico hears a large bow being drawn.
  • It's probably Orion, but before we can find out, Nico uses the shadow to take Reyna, Coach, and the statue away.