The Mark of Athena (Heroes of Olympus #3)

ImageAnnabeth 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? (http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12127750-the-mark-of-athena)

At last! After the long wait, The Mark of Athena is already out!

I was very excited when I saw in Goodreads that it was already published but was a bit disappointed when I can’t find a .jar. There was a .epub but it will only work if my ancient phone have an e-book reader (which it don’t). So I resorted in borrowing my classmate’s (homeless boy Darren) phone.

But life was kind and I was lucky to download a .pdf file and I put it immediately in my brother’s phone (his was one of the newest models). And eureka, a I-can’t-put-it-down book to read.

I was very happy for Annabeth and Percy’s reunion. They deserve it. After all, they were on their best when they’re together. As they say, two is better than one.

The conflict between the Romans and the Greeks grew deeper after the Leo incident. It was stupid, yes, but the Romans were very strict in following their traditions (it made them safe for eons so I guess they’ll be very strict about it).

Anyways, I will not spoil the fun. Read it. You will not be sorry.

But when I finished it, I immediately craved The House of Hades which will be published next fall.

I really hate waiting.

“I was born for hurt.” –Coach Hedge

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