Please excuse the lateness of this post, and my Percy Jackson terminology, but....Oh My GODS! It's unbelieveable! When I saw it I just started jumping up and down, practically screaming my head off like a banshee. (Believe me you do NOT want to make a Banshee angry, the screams are still ringing in my ears!) I called my best friend, who also loves the books, and just began talking in barely coherent words. "It's here! Holy Olympus it's here!" That's what I said to her, but in more rapid-fire speech that was severely accented with feverish Irish. (Blame it my great-grandmother.) I can't wait to read it, I'm already so jittery I'm surprised that I can write on this keyboard!