I did end up liking this series ender. As up and down as I’ve been with this series, it could have gone either way for me. This book definitely got the closest to my preferred version of the series, which had Apollo actually realizing the consequences of his actions and not just joking his way through some pretty serious stuff.
Although, it still never gelled for me that Apollo the God and Lester the Teenager were the same character. There was some moves towards that that helped me sort of see them as the same character at the end, but I still wasn’t quite able to make the leap. The rest of the gods are so uncaring and inhuman seeming, Apollo also doesn’t really fit in with them anymore. That one is probably on purpose, though.
I’m unsure of if I’ll keep reading Riordan’s work, and I feel like I’ve been saying that for the last five years. Halfway through this series, and after finishing the last book in this series, I swore I would stop after reading this book, but in the end it redeemed the series enough in my mind that I might consider reading more books from him. I hope he does shake up his formula though. I might wait to see what he does in the future and just take a break. I won’t say never, and maybe I’ll get curious in the future, but it may also be time for me to move on. (I can always re-read the first two Percy Jackson series.) I guess we’ll see!