Rick Riordan rarely disappoints and the third installment of the Heroes of Olympus series, The Mark of Athena, is just as action packed as his previous books. Plus I feel like I know all things Roman and Greek history now. My freshman year Language Arts teacher would be so proud.
In The Son of Neptune, Percy, Hazel, and Frank met in Camp Jupiter, the Roman equivalent of Camp Halfblood, and traveled to the land beyond the gods to complete a dangerous quest. The third book in the Heroes of Olympus series will unite them with Jason, Piper, and Leo. But they number only six–who will complete the Prophecy of Seven?
The Greek and Roman demigods will have to cooperate in order to defeat the giants released by the Earth Mother, Gaea. Then they will have to sail together to the ancient land to find the Doors of Death. What exactly are the Doors of Death? Much of the prophecy remains a mystery. . . .
With old friends and new friends joining forces, a marvelous ship, fearsome foes, and an exotic setting, The Mark of Athena promises to be another unforgettable adventure by master storyteller Rick Riordan.
I’ve enjoyed Riordan’s work from the beginning, so I was excited to have Percy and friends continue in adventures and mishaps with mythological gods, creatures and villains. His work is entertaining, fast paced and great for young adults (but also enjoyable for adults). He really is a masterful storyteller and I’d recommend any of his work!
The only thing that stinks, as is so often the case (I’m talking to you Lunar Chronicles), is the release dates. The House of Hades came out in October, but I haven’t decided if I want to read it yet, seeing as how the final installment comes out next October…decisions, decisions..