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The Mark of Athena Nook Edition 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 I chose this book because it was the sequel to The Son of Neptune and I wanted to see how the Romans reacted to the Greek warship closing in on their camp. In this book, the Greek demigods try to unite with the long despised Roman demigods to close the doors of death opened by the evil Earth goddess Gaea. However, the flying ship they used to get there shot the Roman camp so now the Greeks have to close the Doors of Death themselves while being hunted down by the bloodthirsty Romans and free the son of Hades so he can lead them to their destination before the Earth goddess can fully wake from her sleep and take over the whole world. My favorite quote was "I try not to think. It interferes with being nuts" because it shows how funny Leo, the brains and engineer, is. The reader's point of view constantly kept changing every few chapters to different characters when really the only people i wanted to be "informed" on where Percy, Annabeth, and Leo. I would recommend this book to people who like fantasy and action books because it has those elements in this book.

Rick Riordan's next installment in the Heroes of Olympus series doesn't disappoint! These familiar characters are back and mashed together in a new quest. But now the world doesn't just depend on a handful of demigods: to save the world, the crew must unite Greece and Rome and heal a centuries-old wound. Is that even possible? Even the heroes seem to have their doubts; Leo never passes up an opportunity to badmouth the Romans, and Percy and Jason struggle with their respective leadership roles while trying to forge an uneasy friendship. And then there's Annabeth. She's got a special job to do, a quest from Athena that she has to handle on her own. Her instructions will bring division to the group, and Annabeth will have to face her worst fears alone if she has any hope of helping her mother. The odds are impossible, the stakes are tremendous, and the characters are as vibrant as ever. Fans of Percy Jackson will cheer for this book, although it ended a bit differently than Riordan's other works. Now, there's only one question left: are you Camp Half-Blood, or Camp Jupiter?

The Mark of Athena is the third book in the Heroes of Olympus series, which is a continuation of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. It contains many of the same main characters, but as always, has new and more interesting characters to spice things up. The Mark of Athena begins where the last book left off, with Annabeth and the others from Camp Half-Blood landing the Argo II in the Roman Camp. As always, the prophecy is introduced early on, letting your mind digest it for a while. As the story progresses, more and more of the prophecy is slowly revealed as the demigods make an acrossthe-world journey, meeting myths and legends along the way. Rick Riordan so perfectly voices these


characters, giving them a modern persona, while still keeping to their original personalities. As you begin to reach the climax, Riordan begins to show deeper feelings within the characters, adding even more depth to their already impressive back stories. With BIG reveals and a perfectly familiar story, The Mark of Athena is a great read. I love the depth that Riordan gives the characters, and how you begin to become so attached to them, wanting them so badly to succeed. I also love how Riordan makes the old myths come alive into the modern day. He has shown this in other books, such as the Kane Chronicles. An example being: The Red Pyramid The characters are fun-loving and at times very comical, making this book an absolute must for mythology lovers of all ages.

The Mark of Athena is the third book in the Percy Jackson, Heroes of Olympus and is set in modern times, that is to say the 21st century. There are seven main characters in total starting with Percy himself. The others are Anabeth, Leo, Piper, Jason, Hazel, and Frank. These characters make up the team of demigods that must travel in a flying warship to the Mediterranean to save the world from an army of evil giants. As always there are plenty of misadventures that happen along the way. Between Leo accidentally blowing up a good portion of New Rome and Hazel finding out that her brother is stuck in a canopic jar and is being held hostage by a couple of giants, our heroes can't seem to get a break. I have always been a huge fan of all the Percy Jackson books and this book has definitely not let me down. Riordan is, as always, very engaging and creates enough suspense to keep you on the edge of your seat through the entire book. Another thing that I think he does exceedingly well is the formation of his characters. He is awesome at being able to make you feel everything that character is feeling weather it be pride or a cracked rib. Lastly Riordan always has some prophesy or sideline action in the background that seems to hang over everything and this book is no different, but that's just one more factor that makes this book so great.

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