Riordan doesn’t leave the reader waiting from the second they pick up the book. The action starts on the very first page of the story and never really slows down. That’s really my only problem with the book. It constantly feels like it’s going 100 MPH and even during “slow” times the story moves fast.At times, it’s a bit hard to process all the new information. There is a lot of information for this book and for the overall story of the series. I can see how things are starting to fall into place. (This is definitely one of those books you could re-read to help process the overall story and catch stuff you didn’t understand the first time through [very much like the Harry Potter books].)Check out the rest of my plot spoiler free review at The Cheap Reader.