"You shall go west and face the god who has turned
you shall find what was stolen and see it safely returned
you shall be betrayed by the one who calls you a friend
and fail to save what matters most at the end."""
1. You shall go west and face the god who has turned
Percy Jackson heads west with Grover Underwood and Annabeth Chase in order to meet Hades, thinking he is the god who betrayed the Olympians and took the Master Bolt from Zeus. However, it is later discovered that Ares had aided Luke in stealing the Master Bolt and the Helm of Darkness in hopes it would start a war.
2. You shall find what was stolen and see it safely returned
Percy later finds Zeus' Master Bolt in a backpack given to him by Ares. He returns it to Zeus, as well as Hades' Helm of Darkness, which was also in the possession of Ares.
3. You shall be betrayed by the one who calls you a friend
Luke Castellan, a son of Hermes, pretended to be Percy's friend when they first met, even supplying Percy with some winged shoes to aid him on his quest (which Percy gave to Grover). It is revealed however that the shoes were a trap for Percy. The shoes were meant to pull Percy into Tartarus with the Master Bolt for Kronos. When this fails, Luke tries to kill Percy with a Pit Scorpion before leaving the camp.
4. and fail to save what matters most at the end.
In the end, Percy failed to save Luke from going to the dark side.
The book is told in the first person and begins with Percy Jackson, a 12 year old boy with dyslexia and ADHD explaining that he has been expelled from every school he has ever attended. When his class of Yancy Academy takes a field trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, his pre-algebra teacher Mrs. Dodds transforms into one of the three Furies of Greek legend and attacks him. Percy's Latin teacher, Mr. Brunner, throws to him a magic sword named Anaklusmos, or Riptide, and sends Mrs. Dodds to Tartarus. When Percy comes out from the...