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The Heroes of Olympus, Book Three The Mark of Athena (Heroes of Olympus, The Book Three) (The Heroes of Olympus, 3) Paperback – April 8, 2014
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"Terrifying dreams and enigmatic prophecies mean danger for seven teen demigods, but also good times for fans of The Heroes of Olympus series. This third volume thrusts Percy, Jason, Annabeth, Hazel, Leo, Frank, and Piper into action once again. Throughout the novel, the juxtaposition of humor and terror makes both aspects of the writing more vivid. The demigods use their wits and their weapons skillfully in a string of encounters, and their insecurities make the characters all the more appealing. With a true storyteller’s sense of pacing, Riordan creates another compelling adventure, right down to the cliff-hanger at the end. Stay tuned for volume four."―<EM>Booklist Online</EM>
PRAISE FOR THE MARK OF ATHENA
"With his now-trademark zero-to-60 acceleration, the author engineers a ghostly possession to set Greeks and Romans at odds and initiates the Prophecy of the Seven, hurtling Annabeth, Percy, Piper, Leo, Hazel, Frank and Jason into a pell-mell flight on the magical trireme Argo II. Here, Riordan’s infectious love for his subject matter really comes through, even as he takes some real risks with his characters. A literal cliffhanger leaves eager readers hanging; next stop: Greece―and Tartarus."―<EM>Kirkus Reviews</EM>
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- Publisher : Disney-Hyperion; Reprint edition (April 8, 2014)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 672 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1423142004
- ISBN-13 : 978-1423142003
- Reading age : 10 - 14 years
- Grade level : 5 - 9
- Item Weight : 15.2 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.25 x 1.5 x 7.75 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #7,205 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Riordan has created another great book series that has sparked the LOVE of reading in my child and it's priceless to me! I will buy anything he writes to keep my 10 year old son engaged in reading for the love of it. I love this author's work with all of my heart. If I ever meet Rick Riordan in person, I'm going to shake his hand and thank him for writing outstanding books LOVED by my son. I'll of course ask for an autograph in one of books too! (OR "Please take a sharpie to this Kindle cover! You're THE MAN!")
This school year, my son has become highly competitive by earning AR points in school (Accelerated Reader points). There's a donut party kids may attend if they achieve 100 AR Points in a semester. He's going to easily reach this goal since he's tearing through these books!!! Do I love that my boy WANTS to be a super reader?!! Yes, of course!!! I am in two book clubs, and I was bitten by the book bug at that age, and I could not be happier!
This momma is really, really happy! I may even have to start reading these to see what all the fuss is about. I enjoy reading young adult books sometimes. I'll just borrow my sons books when he's done.
Riordan continues to blow me away with these books and I'm really not sure what I'm going to do when I finish this series. But luckily for me, I have almost a thousand pages before I need to worry about that. However, I digress, let's move on to the good stuff!
This book! Ahhhhhh!!!!! That covers it pretty accurately.
The Percabeth reunion! Perfection. It was done in true Percabeth form. "Hi, sweetheart, I'm sorry I went missing for six months after a nutty goddess stole my memory. Give me a kiss and then we'll go stop the vicious goddess of Earth from rising." I mean, what else did I expect?
Coach Hedge. I freaking love Coach Hedge; he's the perfect non chaperone chaperone to have on the "Argo II."
I loved seeing the "Big Seven" together for the first time (even if it wasn't the great first meeting) and I really enjoyed watching them grow as a team as the book went on.
I love each of the "Big Seven" but seriously, how can anyone not love Leo Valdez? The part with Leo and Echo and Narcissus had me laughing out loud. Oh goodness. Such a great moment.
The performing giants! Glad to see that the monsters are broadening their horizons a bit. Killing demigods just doesn't pay the bills, you know.
Annabeth is such a boss! I was literally cheering for her when she was on her journey, and she came out victorious! (Kind of, but we'll get to that in a minute.)
Thank you, Rick Riordan, for writing a kick butt female heroine that is smart, strong, and brave. I love that Annabeth was/is kind of the leader of the team; everyone looks to her because of her wisdom and knowledge. The feminist in me did a fist pump for that.
Ok, that freaking cliff hanger. What the what?! Rick! How could you do that to my babies? Ugh. I knew it was coming, but it was like my stomach dropped down with them.
This book was phenomenal! I'm loving this adventure with the gang, no matter how hazardous it is to my emotional health. :o)
Onward to the next one!
I'm not sure he would have been talked into reading the first Percy Jackson book himself, but his teacher at school read it to them, and then he was hooked. We are now re-reading the Percy Jackson series together and then our plans are to read The Heroes of Olympus series together as well. Overall I am pleased because he is reading and the material is appropriate for his age and he is pleased because he found some books he really likes.
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I have just written a review for the ouse of Hades-yes, ik what ur thiking"why have u written a review about the house of hades before this one (the mark of athena ; which i loved!!!) ??? If ur wondering what the house of hades post was about it was about Jason and Percy there personal-fighting-not norml!-demi-god life! The reason why i posted that one before this one is bc i just found out that can semd reviews amd post them for other people to see!!
Anyway i would just like to say that Percies and Annabeths love is impecible when Annabeth is about to fall and make her way down to tartuarus *idk how to spell that*percy risks his LIFE just to be with her and make sure she isnt aloane!!!! Leave a comment if ur love is that strong for idk ur mum ur dad hr brother ur sister ur nan ur grandad- speaking of nans amd grandads i am half colombian colombia is in south america quater english and quater ireish im colombian from my dads side and well my abuela and abuelo (which in spanish is granmar and grandad) live all they way tere and iive ikn england so its hard to see them alot during covid it rlly hasnt been different between them and usbut i still holda colossal amount of love for them bjt anyway the piont is that u can obvi see that nothing would get in the way of there relationship
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JASON GRACE, SON OF JUPITER
Suuuuuuuuure, he's just a Roman demigod, but I'm not really fond of this guy. Ever since we were first introduced to him in The Lost Hero, I just felt like RR was trying to create a new Percy & it's not going so well, and it's kinda reflected in this book. He picks a fight with Percy Jackson (and I know he was possesed but listen to this second part), AND HE ACTS BITTER AFTERWARDS!! LIKE,BOIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII!!!!!!!!!!!
PIPER MCLEAN, DAUGHTER OF APHRODITE
In The Mark of Athena, it's clear that the goddess of love and the demigod of love don't really have that "bond". One of the very few times Piper met her mother, she literally ignored her like she was a backup dancer in a show. Aside from that, I felt like Piper had to choose between
I loved the fact that Annabeth and Percy were reunited, in fact I kept re-reading that scene over and over again because it was just too perfect. Plus the whole group of demigods finally meeting and starting the quest was also perfect. I simply just loved it.
All in all this book screamed intense action and perfect characters. It seemed to me that everything just clicked into place and we were finally seeing the dangers of what this quest and prophecy actually holds. It was just a brilliant book in a fantastic series.