after giving tyson permission to go to the camp and defeating the bulls percy finds out something strange about him. that tyson is actually a cyclops
after finding out about the old camp director chiron leaving, they are presented with a new leader tantalas which was really a punishment for him, and he is also not allowed to eat.
percy ended up having another dream about grover, an empathy link. he was in trouble and if grover goes down he goes down too.
percy wanted to talk to annabeth about his dream but anna beth didn't want to hear about it so she ignored him. into the chariot races a bunch of weird birds attacked the campers and they had to stop and take down the birds.
at the end all hard feelings were put away from annabeth and percy. they talked about his dream and they wanted to go on a quest. they brought it up at the camp fire and tantalas assigned the quest to clarissa and annabeth
that night percy decided to go to the beach to calm down. then he met his someone in his family named hermes. hermes said that percy should go anyways. hermes gave him some gifts to use for his trip, and he also wants him to try to get luke to come back.