Hello everyone, and for this week for the Character Spotlight post the character I have chosen is Reyna from the Heroes of Olympus series (i.e. the follow up series to the Percy Jackson series). As far as underrated characters go the Percy Jackson series has a lot of underrated characters. Although this maybe because everyone knows that the film adaptations of the first two Percy Jackson books are rubbish, and every Percy Jackson fan knows to stay clear of the films. Anyway considering they’ve only adapted the first two PJ books, out of five it’s doubtful that they’ll be making the HOO series any time soon.
So here are just a few reasons why you should appreciate Reyna’s role in the Heroes of Olympus series. For those of you who don’t have a clue who she is, she is the praetor of the Twelfth legion in Camp Jupiter (it might be a good idea to read the HOO series before reading this, otherwise you’ll get very confused).
- She is very accepting of otherwise, she doesn’t judge Nico when she finds out about his crush on Percy.
- She makes sure to acknowledge Nico’s role in saving both camps. This leads to both Camp Half blood and Camp Jupiter accepting the son of Hades.
- In the House of Hades Octavian is determined that Camp Jupiter should attack Camp Half Blood however she gives strict orders for them not to attack until she returns.
- She flies to Greece on her Pegasus. She also transports the Athena Parthenos back to Camp Half-Blood along with Nico by shadow-travel. She also does this despite feeling betrayed by Jason and knowing that she may lose her rank as Praetor for breaking the rules.
- She also gives Nico her strength to help him shadow travel.
And if this still hasn’t convinced you then:
“She flung her cloak in front of her and fell on the explosive arrow, determined to shield Blackjack and the other pegasi, and hopefully protect the mortals sleeping below decks. She had no idea whether her body would contain the explosion whether her cloak could smother the flames, but it was her best chance to save her friends and her mission.”
And this one…
“Then she did something so unexpected Nico would later think he dreamed it. She walked up to Nico, who was standing to one side in the shadows, as usual. She grabbed his hand and pulled him gently into the firelight. ‘We had one home,’ she said. ‘Now we have two.’ She gave Nico a big hug and the crowd roared with approval. For once, Nico didn’t feel like pulling away. He buried his face in Reyna’s shoulder and blinked the tears out of his eyes.” – The Blood of Olympus.