Book Two of Percy Jackson and the Olympians published in 2006 continues the breakneck pace of The Lightning Thief. Percy (Perseus) returns as do most of his wonderful in several senses of the word friends. Including a cyclops who turns out to be his half-brother, Tyson, another son of Poseidon. Plus Annabeth, daughter of Athena, from the first book. And Grover the son of Pan, who keeps his goat feet covered with fake shoes.
One of their major problems to solve in this book is the actual Cyclops, the one who wanted to kill Odysseus. Circe and the Sirens pop up, too. The real problem, though, is Luke, son of Hermes, who wants to wipe out Olympus, stone by stone.
This is good, fun, interesting, well-tangled writing. I know it says it’s a kids book. You don’t have to believe that. : >