Episode #63 – First of Her Name

Prophecy Radio episode #63 takes a look back on the last year to reminisce about all the announcements we witnessed and all we’ve accomplished in 2022! We also talk about the most recent news in the Riordanverse, including the livestream and the winner of our art giveaway, as well as reread and discuss Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian chapter 17. New episodes of Prophecy Radio air weekly, and all ages are welcome to tune in.

News and Updates (00:01:45)

End of the year round-up and reflection (00:10:26)

  • Once again we really love that we switched over to one chapter an episode.
  • We’re very proud of our episode titles, but which ones are our favorites?
  • What’s the most interesting thing we learned in our pursuit of increasing our knowledge of mythology?
  • Our memories are so bad, but we did think of a couple fun facts we enjoyed learning.
  • And it’s not just Greek mythology that fascinated us!
  • The books Karen was talking about were Skin of the Sea and Soul of the Deep by Natasha Bowen.
  • It’s so hard to pick a favorite interview since everyone has been lovely, and we managed to talk about pretty much all of them.
  • In particular, make sure you go back and listen to our chat with Roseanne A. Brown and Roshani Chokshi but also Daniel José Older.
  • There are so many talented people in the Percy Jackson fandom, but we have to shout-out a couple of our favorite artists we’ve discovered this year.
  • There’s definitely been an Annabeth Chase art renaissance, and we are so here for it.
  • All of the Sun and the Star artwork has been incredible, but a special shout-out to @AlessiaTrunfio (Kristen’s choice picks: here and here).
  • Obviously Sarah (@Hellredsky) is one of our favorites, and Soia also has a special place in our hearts. And how could we forget about @Velinxi.
  • Were you as surprised by the length of our longest episode as we were?
  • What about our shortest episode? Did we ever get under an hour?
  • We got a lot of big announcements this year, but which ones stick out in our minds the most?
  • It’s so hard to concentrate when there’s so much awesome Percy Jackson news in the world.
  • Chalice of the Gods was a really shocking announcement, and we’re still recovering.
  • Surprise, surprise, we had a lot to talk about this episode.
  • Percy Jackson and the Olympians is truly the gift that keeps on giving.

Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian (00:54:21)

  • We’re here to talk about The Last Olympian chapter 17.
  • We’re coming up on the end of this book pretty quickly!!
  • We don’t want to talk about Silena dying OR the fact that she was the traitor, but we have to.
  • This was a great twist to the book, and it would’ve been hard to guess.
  • Are we upset with Silena for being the traitor?
  • The Blessing of Ares is super interesting, especially because it makes Clarisse momentarily invulnerable.
  • Who does Percy summon with Mrs. O’Leary?
  • Okay, why was Leneus’ death so sad???
  • Aryan is going to be so great as Grover. We can see it so clearly.
  • That elevator ride was a beautiful full circle moment.
  • Is the Empire State Building guard mortal?
  • We have another Will Solace sighting!
  • How do we feel about Annabeth’s confession that she no longer thinks Luke can be saved?
  • Okay, hear us out: Rachel is Jacob. Percy is Bella. Mount Olympus is Renesmee.
  • It would’ve been nice to see a conversation between Annabeth and Rachel after this moment.
  • The moment at the hearth is what the sand dollar scene should’ve been like!
  • Thank goodness Poseidon decided to listen to Percy.
  • Kronos is near!

Feedback (01:38:09)

Thanks for listening, and tune in next time for episode 64, which will take a look ahead at everything coming in 2023!

This episode’s hosts are: Karen Rought and Kristen Kranz.

Each episode, our Prophecy Radio hosts and their guests will keep you up to date on the latest information coming out of Camp Half-Blood, including upcoming books and adaptation news, discuss a topic of choice, and do a chapter by chapter reread of the Percy Jackson series.

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