The Heroes Of Olympus - Book Three The Mark Of Athena

Hardcover | October 2, 2012

byRick Riordan

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InThe 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,The Mark of Athenapromises to be another unforgettable adventure by master storyteller Rick Riordan.

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InThe 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?T...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:608 pages, 8.5 × 6 × 2 inPublished:October 2, 2012Publisher:Disney-HyperionLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9781423140603


Rated 3 out of 5 by from Amazing Bought it the first it came out and finished it in a week. Excellent book
Date published: 2014-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from the heroes of olympus I bought the set of four books, read the fourth thinking it was the last. To my surprise their will be a fifth. Really injoyed all the books, will be giving them to our library as prize for their summer reading program. Hope someone injoyed them as much as I did. I have started on his next series.
Date published: 2013-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Why I Like this Book Seven demigods go on a quest to win over Gaea, the earth goddess. In this heart stopping book, seven demigods escape giants, burning mansions, and an army of Romans. Anabeth wins the statue of her mom, Athena. After the statue is loaded on the ship, Percy and Anabeth fall into a hole leading into the underworld. Absolutely great! From Cyan (Sharon's son).
Date published: 2013-10-13
Rated out of 5 by from My grandson is totally loving this series and can't wait for book 4 to come out in the spring....I can't wait to pre-order it for him.
Date published: 2012-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from as amazing, if not better, then the other books in this series! Im going to keep it plain and simple. The Mark of Athena is, well... it's fantastic! If you are a fan of the Percy Jackson Series, you won't be disappointed! I'm a HUGE fan of Percy and Annabeth, and, if you are to, you will most likely be very happy with this book. The ending is very heartwarming, and i can not wait until the next book in this series is released! The cliffhanger ending (i guess you could say that) is keeping me on the edge of my seat. My only complaint about this series is that the forth book (ninth, if you include the Percy Jackson Series, which I do!) is not being released until 2014! but, as i am satisfied with the ending of this book, i can wait.
Date published: 2012-10-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING This series is a must read! Rick Riordan has done it again! I couldnt put it down! The only downside is that we have to wait for the next book that comes out next year in the fall!
Date published: 2012-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from CAN'T WAIT 4 THIS i read all of rick's books and had a collection of them.. THEY R AWESOME, i really look forward to this book, and i m going TO BUY IF FOR SURE! lol
Date published: 2012-10-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Eager but Hesitant (pre-release review) Oh god I am SO looking forward to this book, I am literally counting the days until this and Demigod Diaries(August 2nd people!!!!!!!!) comes out, with the ending in Son of Neptune and the sneak-peek chapter on the website I am beside myself with excitement. However I am hesitant to pre-order my copy of MoA, I did for SoN and ended up having to wait over a week after it had appear in stores for my copy to be shipped to me – needless to say I was VERY annoyed and it made me reluctant to do it again.
Date published: 2012-07-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This is my pre-release Review I'm so excited for this book to come out. I love Rick Riordan, and while the last two books were superb in setting up the main conflict of the new series I really feel this is where everything is going to come together into the amazing storylines I've come to expect from him. The cover was just everything I could possible hope for. Disney has released a sneak peek at the first chapter on their website, which I tortured myself by reading. All I'm going to say (to avoid spoilers, in case you want to wait until October) is that Rick is still the master of cliff hangers to keep you turning the pages. While this novel series is targeted at a younger audience, I truly feel that they are an enjoyable read for anyone who loves Mythology. Rick writes in a manner that engaged me as a young adult without watering down the original mythos and making me feel like he's trying to "write down" to his target market now that I'm not longer a part of it. He also keeps a great balance between lighthearted moments and serious 'make you think' concepts which can come off a little preachy (I adore how he handled Grover/Pan in Battle of the Labyrinth.) I don’t even mind having to wait the year for it. But we're on the home stretch now guys! I'm absolutely, impatiently, and enthusiastically waiting for October 2nd, and I love every second.
Date published: 2012-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can't wait I'm officially going to explode with the anticipation of waiting for the release of this book. I NEED MORE PERCY JACKSON!
Date published: 2012-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Excited I just finished the third book in the Kane Chronicles and have already read all of his other books. Now I have nothing to read and I am SOOO looking forward to this.
Date published: 2012-05-05
Rated out of 5 by from I already pre-ordered my copy of this but man this takingso long to come out
Date published: 2012-04-08

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After waging two separate quests (The Lost Hero, 2010; The Son of Neptune, 2011), the Greek and Roman demigods of Riordan's Heroes of Olympus quintet join forces. 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. They seek the titular Mark of Athena, which they hope will provide the key to defeating the vengeful Earth mother, Gaea, or at least some of her giant offspring. As the trireme crosses the country, the pace drags while the demigods sort out relationships and work to figure out both cryptic prophecy and nightmare visions. With sweethearts Annabeth and Percy once again united, much of the tension that powered earlier books is gone. Once the Argo II leaves the United States, though, the pace picks up, and the comically instructive set pieces Riordan's so good at emerge. A Luddite god rails against what he calls the "b-book," which displaced the far superior scroll technology; Annabeth gets a crash course in the cult of Mithros far below the streets of Rome. 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. (glossary) (Fantasy. 10-14)-Kirkus