The Mark of Athena Kindle Fire by Rick Riordan Click Here to Download the Book 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...
Reviews From Rick Riordan, the author of Percy Jackson and the Olympians, The Mark of Athena is the third book in the Heroes of Olympus series. According to the Great Prophecy, there are seven demigods who must join together to be successful in stopping Gaea, the ancient goddess of the Earth, from awakening. The Greeks and the Romans must learn to put aside their history if they are to save the world. Riordan weaves a superb tale of mythology, adventure and wit. Reminiscent of Percy Jackson and the Olympians, The Mark of Athena is a fast-paced story filled with humour, action, and gripping allusions to Greek and Roman mythology. There is attention-grabbing character development in the main characters, such as with Percy Jackson and Leo Valdez, which adds an intriguing twist to the story. By the time you finish this novel, you will be cursing Riordan for one of his all-too-familiar cliff-hangers (or as I like to call them, Rick-hangers) and you will be foaming at the mouth waiting for the next instalment. I cannot recommend this book highly enough. I am definitely Team Leo!
This, is one fantastic book. I read it for hours a day and did not want to stop because the story was so engrossing. It is a great fiction book and is the third in one of the best series I ever read. It continues the epic story with the seven demigods(Percy,Annabeth,Jason,Piper,Leo,Frank and Hazel) uniting and trying to get to Rome to stop the giants from awaking the Earth giant Gaia. But getting there is dangerous and they have six days to get there because Rome will be destroyed after six days. It is a funny action adventure worthy 5 stars. The book had many strengths because of the amazing plot and because there are many twists and turns in the story. Another is that the author does a great job making you really feel like you are there. One time is when Annabeth is in an underground maze and the author describes it so well that you can easily picture your self there with the detail. I thought this was an amazing book because of how the author mixed the greek mythology with modern time things in the book so well it made it very creative and interesting. He does a great job describing the characters too. The main characters are not believable considering that they can control water and fire and other stuff with their will. The author does very well describing them though because when a chapter comes with a certain character's point of veiw they say how they feel and you can understand what type of people they are. In the end, This is one of the best books I ever read.
This book, like the previous installments, is a WINNER! There's no way fans of the Percy Jackson series can dislike any part of this. Told from the perspective of four characters (Annabeth, Percy, Piper, and Leo), this book explores the journey of the 7 Heroes of the 2nd Great Prophecy to the seat of the old empire- Rome- in
their quest to save the world from Gaea, the psycho earth goddess, and to close the doors of death. Along the way, they meet monsters, gods (including a very whacked up goddess of revenge, Nemesis), other demigods, and of course, giants. The references to ancient Greek myths are tastefully done; the reader can see parallels between the deeds of the demigods in this book and heroes from myths (like Percy/Theseus slaying the minotaur). The readers will be rooting for the 7 and the cliffhanger ending will leave fans dying to get their hands on the fourth book, The House of Hades (which I am planning to raid Barnes and Noble to get as soon as it is released!). Do read this!
The Mark of Athena was a suspensful, dramatic, action-packed, romantic novel. I personally thought it was Rick Riordan's best novel yet, and also his greatest, most infuriating cliffhanger yet. But more on that later. This book had me sometimes on the edge of my seat, sometimes laughing out loud, sometimes crying, and sometimes in moments of pure fantasy. I got so absorbed in the book,I did not even realize when the bell rang for me to go to Spanish class. My favorite action moment would have to be Piper, Percy and Jason trying to save the nymphs in the hypogeum, or Percy and Jason finally deciding to work together against the giants. Many fans badmouth Piper; I personally think she is an admirably strong character, not as shallow and silly as her brethren, and definitely brave and beautiful. My favorite romance moment is a toss up between the night Percy and Annabeth spent in the stables, and the very end, when Percy and Annabeth fell to their deaths, still holding hands. I am surprised that Rick Riordan chose to doom his two strongest characters like that, but I have a feeling he will pull through. Percy and Annabeth will survive. I really like the balance of emotions in this book. Rick Riordan does not make it too dark or suspenseful, not too action-packed, not too romantic and sappy, just the perfect amount of everything. The book was definitely a deep, developed, layered novel, and I cannot wait for the next one.
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