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Poseidon’s son is back! What is Percy Jackson and The Chalice of the Gods about?

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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Casper Libero chapter.

After nearly nine years without the sarcasm of the half-blood son of Poseidon narrations, Rick Riordan finally released The Chalice of The Gods on September 26th, reuniting our favorite trio in a new trilogy: Percy Jackson (Walker Scobell), Annabeth Chase (Leah Jeffries), and Grover Underwood (Aryan Simhadri). The book series is back on the scene, more famous than ever, with the announcement of the new series to be released in December on Disney+.

Alongside the release of the new book, Riordan also announced that there are going to be another two sequels, one of them called Wrath of The Triple Goddess. The title is a reference to the goddess and has a release date of September 24, 2024.

The new challenge

In this new adventure of The Chalice of The Gods, which takes place after the Heroes of Olympus series, an older Percy is struggling to finish High School and get into college. Just for being the son of one of the “Big Three” (Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades), which breaks the rule of not having children established by them, he needs to receive three recommendation letters from three different gods by fulfilling quests for them, so he can go to New Rome University with his girlfriend, Annabeth.

She and Grover offer to help him get those letters and when the first quest appears, they don’t hesitate to go wherever Percy needs to go. This time, they need to retrieve Ganymede’s (Zeus’ cupbearer) goblet, which was stolen by someone. Of course, they have a deadline for retrieving the chalice, but first, they have to discover who stole it and where it is located.


That makes the trio meet monsters and deities such as Hebe, Iris, Geras, and the river god: Elisson, in order to get the divine object back to Ganymede, so he can serve drinks for the bigger gods in a brunch organized by Zeus for his mother, Rhea.

Grover, Percy, and Annabeth

After facing challenges like becoming kids again turning back to children, doing favors for other gods, and even fighting elderness in person, Percy, Annabeth, and Grover accomplish the quest and the son of Poseidon gets his first recommendation letter.

The last letters are probably to be achieved in the next two books to be released, where he’s probably not going to get his well-deserved rest from the last series’ war, as always.


This book has a really different proposal than the other ones, even though Jackson is still fulfilling quests and fighting monsters, the readers get to see a bit of his normal life at home with his mom, his stepfather, and his girlfriend, as he’s no longer staying at Camp Half-Blood. It’s a really great experience to read and get to know more about his mortal life, while also having the good old-fashioned Percy Jackson style at the same time.

It’s a fun, light, and fast reading, as we know from the already-released series “The Trials of Apollo”- which takes place after the Chalice of the Gods events – he survives his battles, so there’s no tension in the reading at all.

The readers who grew up with the Riordanverse will surely get emotional to see the original trio all grown up and having to let go of each other while still facing the challenges of living the lives of demigods.

The article above was edited bBeatriz Gatz.
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Gabriella Andrade, from São Paulo, Brazil. Currently at college, studying Journalism at Casper Líbero. I am very passionate about books and entertainment in general, but specially when it comes to writing. Looking forward to always spread information and represent the people through the news.