Last night I finished them. Well, actually I finished Rick Riordan's The Last Olympian, Friday night (late) and finished Whoever Fights Monsters by R.K. Ressler yesterday afternoon. The monsters have been routed.
Quick synopsis of Whoever Fights Monsters is that it is a heavy read. Reading about the likes of John Gacy, Edward Kemper, Jeffrey Dahmer, and other serial killers is chilling. The minds of serial killers are downright scary, but the amazing work of this former FBI profiler is impressive. Often from just viewing crimes scenes, he could accurately pinpoint the personality and traits of the killer. While I am usually a fast reader, it took weeks to read if only that it was just too much to comprehend evil-wise (I think I just made up a word there). I just had to take breaks!
As for Riordan's last book in his Olympian series, it was a satisfying ending for Percy and company, and yet, Riordan left open the door to another series with one of his characters proclaiming another (new) prophecy. While definitely written for a younger audience (tweens, teens, and above), I enjoyed the whole series and learned more Greek mythology than I had learned previously.
Now, back to some manuscripts as well as finding another good read. I guess a trip to the library is in order.
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