27 May 2020
I could have been a god, Percy thinks bitterly, on the bad nights.
Thoughts on godhood, when Tartarus rises in Percy's dreams and he’s done things the Olympians don’t dare to, things no child should have to do; when Annabeth pulls him from the darkness.
- Part 1 of the perseid
31 Jul 2020
Percy's taught to kill at twelve and is the child of the Great Prophecy twice over, a survivor of Tartarus without knowing exactly what he's lost in the process.
And he’s running out of excuses for the Olympians.
- Part 2 of the perseid
21 Sep 2020
I made them swear, Percy tells himself, tells Ethan, as he gets up to burn a silken shroud.
"It’s gonna be fine," they tell fourteen-year-old veterans, quick to draw swords and slow to trust; when the reason for their reluctance to return doesn't need to be spoken aloud.
No one promises that anything is fine when Percy is snatched away overnight.
The gods keep their promise until they don't.
- Part 3 of the perseid