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Friday, November 2, 2012

The Mark of Athena


Annabeth is terrified. Just when she’s about to be reunited with Percy—after six months of being apart, thanks to Hera—it looks like Camp Jupiter is preparing for war. As Annabeth and her friends Jason, Piper, and Leo fly in on the Argo II, she can’t blame the Roman demigods for thinking the ship is a Greek weapon. With its steaming bronze dragon masthead, Leo’s fantastical creation doesn’t appear friendly. Annabeth hopes that the sight of their praetor Jason on deck will reassure the Romans that the visitors from Camp Half-Blood are coming in peace.

And that’s only one of her worries. In her pocket Annabeth carries a gift from her mother that came with an unnerving demand: Follow the Mark of Athena. Avenge me. Annabeth already feels weighed down by the prophecy that will send seven demigods on a quest to find—and close— the Doors of Death. What more does Athena want from her?

Annabeth’s biggest fear, though, is that Percy might have changed. What if he’s now attached to Roman ways? Does he still need his old friends? As the daughter of the goddess of war and wisdom, Annabeth knows she was born to be a leader, but never again does she want to be without Seaweed Brain by her side.

Narrated by four different demigods, The Mark of Athena is an unforgettable journey across land and sea to Rome, where important discoveries, surprising sacrifices, and unspeakable horrors await. Climb aboard the Argo II, if you dare. . . .



The Mark of Athena is the third book in the Heroes of Olympus series, which is the continuation of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. Rick Riordan is a pure genius. I found the Percy Jackson series about 3 years ago in 7th grade and I continue to read this series now as a sophomore (10th grade). I love this series, it's one of my all time favorites. If you have not read Percy Jackson you really should try it, no matter how old you are. I  guarantee you will love it! Except for the fact that every book ends with a cliff hanger, or a 'life ruiner'  as CassJayTuck on youtube describes it. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qr7AdxrJ-N0&feature=g-user-u). 

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