The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan

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Book 3 (Book 1: The Lost Hero, Book 2: The Son of Neptune)

Novel Summation:

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 prophecy remains a mystery. . . . With old friends and new friends joining forces, a marvelous ship, fearsome foes, and an exotic setting.

My Thoughts:

I love this series. It is full of interesting characters, a mixture between real mythology and the author’s own plot, and the plot itself is great. It has romance, tragedy, action, and more. The writing style has been criticized as being juvenile but I barely notice it. The story has so much depth that you don’t pay attention to the writing. I liked the dynamic relationship between Percy and Jason. Both are strong and leaders that need to learn to share the leadership role. I liked how the whole story was about how everyone has their special talent and they each bring something different. Only together can they succeed. I feel sorry for Leo and Piper because their gifts aren’t as evident. I really miss Luke. I liked the perspective he brought and I kept hoping he would appear. There are some mentions of him but that wasn’t nearly enough). The book ended with a big cliffhanger and I can’t wait to find out what happens next.

Future Books:

The next book in the series is called The House of Hades and it will come out next year.

My Character:

This is the character that I created for the Percy Jackson series http://shortstuff2511.tumblr.com/post/35101992305/percy-jackson-series-novel-character

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