“The Crown of Ptolemy” by Rick Riordan is the crossover short story featuring Percy Jackson, Annabeth Chase, and Sadie and Carter Kane. Check out our review!
“The Crown of Ptolemy” is the final short story in the trio of crossover tales from Percy Jackson author Rick Riordan. This one brings together all four heroes from the previous two installments and has them fighting together using both Egyptian magic and Greek power to defeat their enemy.
Setne, an ancient Egyptian magician, is determined to become a god, and in order to do so he’s decided to blend Greek and Egyptian magic for the ultimate power trip. Percy and Annabeth’s demigod powers won’t be enough on their own, and neither will Sadie and Carter’s magical knowledge. The four will have to band together and make their own powerful cocktail to send this one back where he belongs.
‘The Crown of Ptolemy’ review
First and foremost, anytime we can return to Percy Jackson’s point of view, it’s like a rush of nostalgia comforting us as much as a big batch of Sally Jackson’s blue cookies. While Riordan has given us more than our fair share of wonderful characters, both new and old, we can’t help but always have a soft spot for Percy.
While previous installations, like “The Son of Sobek” and “The Staff of Serapis,” have given us one small pairing at a time, “The Crown of Ptolemy” unites all four of our heroes, and it’s brilliant. Sadie and Percy bond over their shared impatience, while Carter and Annabeth practically roll their eyes in synchronization. It’s nice to see such a myriad of heroes joining together with little resistance, more than happy to work in conjunction in order to defeat the bad guy.
Last, but most definitely not least, “The Crown of Ptolemy” offers Percabeth shippers plenty to fawn over. We won’t give anything away, but just know that Percy has been thinking about the future, and when his life is on the line, he has a tendency to wonder what kind of future he and Annabeth will have. The little moments are subtle and sweet, but Percy’s deep love of Annabeth leaves us wanting more of this pairing.
That’s not too much to ask, is it?
“The Crown of Ptolemy” is available now in eBook form. In the back of the book you’ll find the first chapter for Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard’s initial installment, The Sword of Summer. Read our analysis.