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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday : The Mark of Athena

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Heroes of Olympus Book 2
Hardcover, 608 pages
Young Adult, Mythology, Fantasy
Publisher: Hyperion Book CH
October 2nd 2012

From Goodread:

          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. . . .

            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 prophesy 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.

To learn about Rick Riordan and his books please visit his website


  1. Sounds lovely! I hope you enjoy it when it comes out :)

    Here is my WoW post. Check it out? ;)

    -Maxine @ Teenage Fiction

  2. OH HAPPY DANCE! It's just around the corner! Really, really love this series. Well, actually, anything Rick Riordan!

    Nikki @ Books Most Wanted

  3. I haven't read something like this in a long time. Maybe I should read this one. We'll see! Thanks for sharing!

    Here is my WoW post

  4. Blargghhh I really need to catch up on all the books in this universe - I left off somewhere half-way through Percy and they're all looking at me from my Kindle like 'read meeeee!!'. Thanks for giving me motivation to get on with them already, as this sounds fun!

    Rywn @ Book Brats

  5. I need to catch up with these books. I love the Percy Jackson series & Rick's a great writer. Thanks for sharing.

  6. I hope that you enjoy! your pick.


  7. I still need to read these books! Thanks for sharing :)
    new follower :)

    here's our WOW
    Janhvi @ The Readdicts

  8. I am a new follower, nice choice, its a good series. :)

    WoW Post

  9. I have been waiting for this one too, thanks for sharing follow link to my WOW .... http://sonythebooklover.com/2012/10/waiting-on-wednesday-75/