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The Blood of Olympus Chapter XVIII

By Rick Riordan

Chapter XVIII


  • Jason is still sick from the sword wound, and Piper is worried about him.
  • After chatting with him for a bit, Piper falls asleep, right into a nightmare vision.
  • In this vision, Piper flies to Acropolis, where the giant king Porphyrion is. Porphyrion wears a velour tracksuit like a "thirty-foot-tall mobster" (18.53) or your average resident of Atlanta.
  • The giantess Periboia says that when "the blood of the last heroes is spilled here" (18.71), Gaea shall be raised.
  • That doesn't sound good.