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Its not easy picking between two books by the same author much less two series by the same author However one can attempt to do it Rick Riordan is best known for his two series featuring Percy Jackson These two series are worlds apart and hugely different Each has five books to the series and each has its own merits The first series that Riordan wrote Percy Jackson and The Heroes of Olympus was the superior of the two The second series The Heroes of Olympus Riordan wrote is just too scattered There are just too many points of views Sometimes this is a good thing but when you have seven points of views being represented in one book it can be a bit confusing and slightly frustrating Its especially annoying when the reader has to wade through five or six other view points five or six other chapters until you get back to the view points of the characters you really care about Whereas in the series Percy Jackson and The Heroes of Olympus there is only one view point Percy Jacksons You stick with this main character throughout the entire series Its easier to follow and whole lot less vexing than the multiple switching of viewpoints The new characters in The Heroes of Olympus are also harder to empathize with For example Jason Grace in the new series seems to perfect like he has no flaws Piper Jasons girlfriend is too infatuated with Jason putting him on such a high pedestal Leo from The Heroes of Olympus is also extremely annoying The only redeeming quality about the changing prospectives in The Heroes of Olympus series is that the audience gets to see both Percy Jacksons and Annebeth Chases points of view In the first series Percy Jackson and the Olympians the characters were more likable A lot of that had to do with the fact that the readers were experiencing it from
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