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The House of Hades (Heroes of Olympus, The, Book Four: The House of Hades) (The Heroes of Olympus, 4) Paperback – March 31, 2015
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"In this adventure, victories are hard-won and the essence of bravery nuanced, making the journey as satisfying as it is entertaining."―<EM>Kirkus</EM>
PRAISE FOR THE HOUSE OF HADES
"Fans won’t be disappointed as the cliff-hanger ending from the previous book, The Mark of Athena, leads to further exciting adventures by the intrepid demigods. . . As Annabeth and Percy struggle to survive Tantarus’s poisonous atmosphere and creatures, the other demigods must undergo harsh trials. . . but they learn and grow mentally and physically from their experiences. The heroes realize that they cannot change their parentage but they can control their legacy. Fans will be thrilled to know the series continues with The Blood of Olympus in 2014."―<EM>School Library Journal</EM>
PRAISE FOR THE LOST HERO
"Readers longing for a return to Camp Half-Blood will get their wish . . . the action scenes come frequently as the three heroic teens fight monstrous enemies in North American locales . . . Flashes of humor lighten the mood at times, but a tone of urgency and imminent danger seems as integral to this series as the last. With appealing new characters within a familiar framework, this spin-off will satisfy the demand for more."―<EM>Booklist</EM>
PRAISE FOR THE MARK OF ATHENA
"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</EM>
PRAISE FOR THE HOUSE OF HADES
"Adventure fans will relish the action as their heroes confront formidable foes, while readers who have come to love the characters will enjoy following the different individuals as they take the stage in scenes that are usually dramatic, often witty, and occasionally surprising. A satisfying, penultimate entry in the Heroes of Olympus series."―<EM>Booklist Online</EM>
PRAISE FOR THE MARK OF ATHENA
PRAISE FOR THE SON OF NEPTUNE
PRAISE FOR THE SON OF NEPTUNE
"Fans will find plenty to cheer about as Percy and his allies move slowly toward fulfilling the mysterious Prophecy of Seven."―<EM>Kirkus Reviews</EM>
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- Publisher : Disney-Hyperion (March 31, 2015)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 720 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1423146778
- ISBN-13 : 978-1423146773
- Reading age : 10 - 14 years
- Grade level : 5 - 9
- Item Weight : 1 pounds
- Dimensions : 5.25 x 1.75 x 7.75 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #9,456 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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For all the people saying that homosexuality is being aimed inappropriately at children, have you considered that heterosexually is being taught to them from infancy? Homosexuality only seems wrong to you because in some misguided way, you’ve declared it taboo.
These books will stand the test of time and undoubtedly give more young people the courage to live their lives with as true selves.
All emotions, all tension , (almost) all expectations and thrills and drama are included in this one.
I almost forgot to breathe myself.
The story took you to the peak position and keep you there, it's really wonderful.
Since My favourite character always be Percy, I'm so thrilled that he had a chance to take a tour in Tartarus..(^_-)-☆
Because after all, he had already met and negotiated and fight with nearly most of the gods and Titans on the land, I thought it must be a good experience for him to challenge the big boss of Tartarus to enhance his power, and utilize it when the time comes.
All the chapters about his and Annabeth in Tartarus journey were so good.
And I'm so glad I had a chance to meet Bob, Small Bob and Damasen.
He was so sweet, so gentle and a very wonderful character.
His word 'say hello to the stars for me' was so powerful it still makes my eyes full of tears and squeeze my chest so tightly every time I thought about this book, even after more than a month since I finished it.
You will love Bob and small Bob so dearly, I guarantee you.
Anyway, cause I wrote this review after I finished all the books in this series, and because this 4th book is really great as I told you, I don't know whether I should make some caution for you to not expecting much for the next (final) book or not.
Of course, you've come this far you should finish it for good, but some times I wondered it might be better if I had stopped reading at this book and let my imagination end the series.
Especially if you are Percy Jackson's fan like me.
One of my favorite parts about this series is that there is an Asian character as one of the main characters. He's not the stereotypical, nerdy Asian. He's a complete boss with awesome powers. He is so awesome that he is given a huge weakness to make things fair for the others.
Most fictional books I have read very rarely incorporate races other than white as the main characters. Even if they are, they are often side, very minimal characters to the point where they can be killed off. (Except for Minho in the maze runner! Which is another interesting read btw). Here we have, Leo Valdez (Hispanic), Frank Zhang (Canadian/Chinese), and Hazel Levesque (African American). None of them die! They are all super important characters and each have a unique personality that many young adults can relate to.
Overall, I think this is a great book which is a part of a great series! I look forward to more of Riordans work!
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PERCY JACKSON, SON OF POSEIDON
Percy was reallllllly awesome in this book. Really he was just fantastic, though I'm not sure if he'll have a POV in the next book since he had one in this book. He and Annabeth's experience in Tartarus obviously brought them closer than ever before, and I found Percy's "death scene" so dramatic!!!!!
ANNABETH CHASE, DAUGHTER OF ATHENA
My gurl Anna was great in Tartarus, but if she had her knife she would'nt have been the damsel in distress. Poor Annabeth was isolated from her mother,who, like a couple other gods and goddesses, is torn between her Greek and Roman sides. Overall she was amazing and a worthy daughter of the wisdom goddess. Also, after this book I realized she has LONG hair not SHORT hair. Darn fanfictions!
JASON GRACE, SON OF JUPITER
Jason... oh..... uh....... Sorry fans of Jason....... I gotta be honest.
HE IS A RIDICULOUS BLONDE SUPERMAN WHO IS FULL OF HIMSELF!!! HE HAAAAAATES PERCY BECAUSE HE KNOWS THAT PERCY IS MORE POWERFUL!!! HE TOYED WITH REYNA'S HEART! HE MADE HER FEEL LIKE HE LOVED HER THAN STARTED DATING PIPER!! AGHHHHHH I HATE YOU JASON GRACE!!!!!!
PIPER MCLEAN, DAUGHTER OF APHRODITE
I know what I said about Jason, but I actually like Piper. She's not really like children, especially daughters, of the love goddess are portrayed most of the time. In the previous book, I enjoyed how Piper was torn between saving herself and Jason, or herself and Percy. It's the usual "one-girl-two-boys" situation that you'd find in most of these type of books. Piper slays with that charmspeak too!
LEO VALDEZ, SON OF HEPHAESTUS
The only thing I didn't like about Leo: He nearly got in the way of my precious Frank/Hazel ship, and that was pure EVIL....... anyway, I think he will succeed in getting back to Ogygia to find Calypso (how cute!) and Caleo will come true! Not much more to say about this joker, except......
DON'T EVER GET IN THE WAY OF MY FRANK/HAZEL SHIP AGAIN!!!!!!!
FRANK ZHANG, SON OF MARS
Thanks for reading this very long review
I loved that there were characters that appeared in the previous books briefly mentioned, in some cases like Grover, but also sort of a main character like Bob. I loved Bob he was so cute. I also loved how we got more information from Nico and eveything made much more sense when his secret came out. It was brilliant.
Just like the rest of the series this book was completely and totally brilliant. It grabbed you from the first page and did not let you go until the very end. It was fantastic with its twists that I just did not see coming and it really makes you excited and impatient for the last book in the series because you just cannot wait to find out what will happen with these heroes.
The adventures feature exotic creatures, including a magical farting polecat, a stealth turtle and a bunch of dwarf monkeys. Not to mention all the hell-monsters from Tartarus, which Riordan describes with his usual dry humour, exemplified by Bob the amnesiac Titan janitor's description of his job: "Bob, mop up these tortured souls. Bob, a zombie exploded in the dining room ...'
'The House of Hades' gives a truly original portrayal of love and of the love god Cupid. AT LAST Leo (one of my favourite characters) gets a love story, and the tale of the developing feelings between the two of them is incredibly sweet. My one issue with Riordan's exploration of feelings between characters is that his presentation of Nico's crush as some kind of life-shattering, shameful secret is probably not helpful to kids in similar positions.
Moving on from the lovey-dovey /tortured-soul stuff, there are some fantastic fight scenes in which Rick Riordan masterfully builds his characters through their actions and decisions. Frank grows in stature when he takes the lead of the ghostly Roman army; and Annabeth's luring of Nix's children into a 'darkness competition' so she and Percy can slip away, is a brilliant illustration of her smart thinking.
All in all, a well-written, hilarious, 5 star-tastic tale of adventure.
I was genuinely sad when "The Argo II sailed into the night," knowing that I won't be able to find out what happens next for another year.