One thing about growing up in the barracks: he gets what a leader is supposed to do. As opposed to Percy -- and I love this about Percy -- in the last battle, doing the lone hero thing and just shouting, "Let's kill stuff!" The boy is a great hero, but not the world's best leader. Jason is much better at understanding how to command. That may be a Jupiter vs. Poseidon thing, too. The ocean is chaotic. The sky is too, but Jupiter is a king as well as a sky god.
ETA: And yes, it's the Amazons. In Seattle. One of Riordan's better extended mythos jokes.
Edited at 2016-09-20 12:37 am (UTC)