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WIP Son of the Western Sea by Mac Calleach - T - Percy Jackson

Discussion in 'Books' started by Probellum, Mar 19, 2014.

  1. Xion

    Xion Robot Overlord Admin

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    Son of the Western Sea has been updated with a new chapter.

    Story Stats
    Chapters: 7
    Words: 104,561
    Updated: 2020-04-27 14:52:26 UTC
    Published: 2014-01-22 04:15:24 UTC
    Previously updated: 9 months ago

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  2. raobuntu

    raobuntu Fourth Year

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    It looks like we're finally heading into the Gaea arc. I've interested to see how this happens with most of the characters 19-21 instead of 14-16. Not to mention, the author said earlier on that Hazel would still be 13/14 as Nico would rescue her whenever the Doors of Death were left open. I enjoyed the exploration of various myths, but the overarching story is what I was really here for and I can't wait for it to get started.
     
  3. Gaius

    Gaius Third Year

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    I’m glad the note said the story will remain Percy-centric, but I thought Jason was a bit bland in HoO, so not as excited about his introduction to the story. I suppose that maybe Percy is more separate from the heroes in this fic since he isn’t in CA or NY full time (?). Maybe he’ll be doing other things?

    In this most recent ch., I liked the use of Alexios V’s hatred of Latins to bring up the Roman/Greek distinction. He was a fun ghost.

    I am really impressed by this fic and its use of multiple mythologies. I found it through DLP a month ago and I’m glad to see it updated. I can’t wait for when we’re in the same narrative time though and finally see Percy’s apotheosis.
     
  4. CrackedMind

    CrackedMind Headmaster

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    Im not sure how I feel about this update. It feels a little too much like a filler chapter, which wouldnt be bad if it werent for the fact that this story probably won’t update for another 9 months.
     
  5. M.L.

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    I get the feeling that the author is stuck at home rn, based on the an. Let’s hope that the next chapter comes quicker.
     
  6. Republic

    Republic The Snow Queen ~ Prestige ~ DLP Supporter

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    I tend to agree, but it's mostly because it's been nine months. Otherwise the chapter was fine. It feels a bit unfair to expect it to be somehow more special because it's been a while.
     
  7. CrackedMind

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    It’s not so much that I’m expecting it to be more special, it’s more that I hoped it’d be more... impactful, maybe?

    It’s just that nothing really happens in this chapter. We get a short scene of the Irish sea god scheming(?) but it’s over before it really starts. Suggests that there’s going to be some fighting over Percy, but the last few chapters about Percy’s begrudging godhood have already made that clear.

    We get a scene at the end with Jason, which was fine.

    Maybe it’s just the glacial update speed, but so much seems like it’s on the horizon that’s exciting- a war, godhood, space, etc- and I really hope they eventually get to it.

    But you’re right, wanting the story to go a particular way is unfair of me when it’s something I get to read for free and the author doesn’t profit from. It felt like a reasonable complaint to make in a review thread for it, though.
     
  8. Republic

    Republic The Snow Queen ~ Prestige ~ DLP Supporter

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    It's more like I don't believe the pace or impact of the story has to differ based on the time between updates. If you think it's been a while, maybe it's a good time for a re-read.
     
  9. Nazgus

    Nazgus Dark Lord DLP Supporter DLP Gold Supporter

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    Yeah I reread this ever time it updates lol. Chapter felt fine in terms of pacing taken as part of the whole.
     
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