How is it that our favorite hero of Olympus isn’t technically an official hero of Olympus? It isn’t easy to pull this Praetor away from her duties at Camp Jupiter. Yet we can’t help but think that the quest to defeat Gaea would have gone more smoothly with her on the frontlines. It’s a good thing she’s coming to Lester’s aid in the Trials of Apollo: The Tryant’s Tomb. Gods know he’s going to need it.
Of all the demigods across the world, Reyna’s origin may perhaps be the most tragic (sorry, Leo). When her mortal father grew so paranoid that he attacked her sister, Hylla, Reyna stabbed him with an Imperial Gold saber, not realizing it would obliterate the guy. This is why it’s so so so important to keep mystical artifacts of doom and destruction out of the reach of children.
Kicking Some Pirate Booty
Turns out Reyna was going to need all the weapons expertise she could get, because shortly after her father’s disintegration, her home island of Circe was invaded by a band of pirates. We hate when that happens. The Ramírez-Arellano sisters proved their mettle in battle—so much so that Hylla became Queen of the Amazons. If you can achieve that after dropping out, kind of makes you wonder why anyone needs to go to demigod camp at all. . . .
Dabbing on the Praetors
But it’s a good thing Reyna ended up at Camp Jupiter, because she quickly rose to the ranks of Praetor alongside her good friend and forever crush, Jason Grace. It’s a fitting accomplishment for the daughter of Bellona, the Roman goddess of war. Especially considering that Bellona blessed the Arellano bloodline with enhanced strength and fighting prowess. You know what they say, though: Lucky in battle, unlucky in love. Unfortunately for Reyna, she was never much of a dater, especially after learning in The Mark of Athena about Jason falling for Piper.
When One Door Closes . . .
But what’s a little heartbreak for someone who knows how to break every bone in the human body? These days it seems the call of war is unceasing for Reyna. And, judging by the most recent prophecy given to Apollo, she’s about to have her work cut out for her making sure this god-turned-mortal doesn’t meet his end at the hands of the Triumvirate. We suspect she’ll enjoy the role of protector—as long as Lester doesn’t let his emotions get the best of him.
But based on what happened in The Burning Maze, there’s probably going to be enough heartbreak, anxiety, and turmoil to go around the entire camp.