The Heroes of Olympus, Book Four: The House of Hades by Rick Riordan

The Heroes of Olympus, Book Four: The House of Hades

byRick Riordan

Kobo ebook | October 8, 2013

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At the conclusion of The Mark of Athena, Annabeth and Percy tumble into a pit leading straight to the Underworld. The other five demigods have to put aside their grief and follow Percy's instructions to find the mortal side of the Doors of Death. If they can fight their way through the Gaea's forces, and Percy and Annabeth can survive the House of Hades, then the Seven will be able to seal the Doors from both sides and prevent the giants from raising Gaea. But, Leo wonders, if the Doors are sealed, how will Percy and Annabeth be able to escape? They have no choice. If the demigods don't succeed, Gaea's armies will never die. They have no time. In about a month, the Romans will march on Camp Half-Blood. The stakes are higher than ever in this adventure that dives into the depths of Tartarus.
Title:The Heroes of Olympus, Book Four: The House of HadesFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:October 8, 2013Publisher:Disney Book GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1423155157

ISBN - 13:9781423155157


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! Another epic adventure! One of the better books in this series.
Date published: 2017-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful **spoilers ahead** This book I can say is my favourite of the series. The moments between Annabeth and Percy in Tartarus were as painful as they were beautiful. I also enjoyed the part when the crew went to Venice and Frank got his blessing from Mars/Ares. Butttttt what really made me surprised was Nico. Ok so starting of, I hate Jason. I hated him from the start and still do. He always comes at the wrong time to actually be useful, and those time where he actually can help, he doesn't even do anything! Anyway back to Nico. When he and Jason went to see cupid and met that wind god who was telling a story about his boyfriend, I had a really strong feeling that something was going to happen. When they finally met Cupid, who can I say I did not imagine him as a 'Hottie-With-A-Body' but as that typical baby with the wings and diaper. He was pushing Nico to come out which I kind of felt for and what really triggered me was that when it was just SO OBVIOUS that Nico was in love with Percy, Jason just continued to be unless and ignore ANY hint shown at him in this situation. Scratch that, Jason doesn't take hints for ANYTHING I got all the feels with what happened with Leo. When Calypso met him for the first time I swear it was love at first sight! Even though the hated each other, the way that their relationship grew from those small things like Calypso giving Leo clean clothes till sharing the same dreams. I was crying with joy and heartbreak from the way they parted and I couldn't wait top see what happens in the next book! Its a good thing this book has a happy ending which I am so thankful for! Also that dedication was hilarious!
Date published: 2017-10-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Heartbreaking, But A Beautiful Story I would say this book has to be the most heart-rending of all five, but as I have not read yet the conclusion to the series, I'll reserve judgement on that end (and will be biting my nails in the meantime). My one complaint about this book is how Nico is always painted as the odd man out; he is constantly punishing himself, refusing to become one of the crew, and it really annoyed me. I understand he's had a lot on his plate, and still struggles to open up, but the constant moping around and putting himself down was extremely aggravating. I'm hoping his character will see improvement in the next book. It seems like everyone else's has, so it's very unfair that Nico's hasn't. Other than this, I did enjoy the novel, and found there to be many cute, bittersweet moments scattered throughout to balance out the horrid moments spent in Tartarus.
Date published: 2017-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic! A fantastic story and chapter of the demigod's adventure. Percy and Annabeth have a dangerous journey to make through Tartarus, while the rest of them travel through Greece to find the House of Hades. Exciting and never dull, this is a great installment to the series.
Date published: 2017-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved this book Great book! I couldn't not put down this book until I finished it
Date published: 2017-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great!! This was so interesting! I loved this book!
Date published: 2017-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Epic! Terrific, can't wait to read the conclusion
Date published: 2017-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! This book had so many emotional scenes, I loved it! There were some heartbreaking moments and really hilarious ones! Perfect combination :)
Date published: 2016-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Will they survive????? During an epic journey to Epirus the demigods [and goat] battle through many hardships and realize the true meaning of leadership.
Date published: 2015-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from the house of hades I loved this book! This book is full of adventures, Mythology, and comedy! Everybody should rate this book 5 stars!
Date published: 2015-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AWESOME Awesome book totally recomend this book to anyone who likes mythology and action ........... Ps.derp
Date published: 2015-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from House of hades I luv the books soo much.i have read them 4 times in total.I Heart Percy Jackson.greek and romams.woohoo
Date published: 2015-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 5 MILLION STARS I thought this was the best mix of Adventure and acient myths defisnetly sugjest this to friends,family members and random people.
Date published: 2015-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loving Rick Riordan I loed ths book so much because it is just one advntue after another and yo do not get that in every book that and Rick is a very skilled writer so to him i say wite on!!
Date published: 2015-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The house of hades Great book i would recomend it to evry single person on the face of the whole entire planet earth. awsome!
Date published: 2015-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing!! I absolutely loved this book. It was amazingly written, and everything was perfectly ordered out. No doubt about it, this was my favorite book of the whole series. I recommend this book for sure.
Date published: 2015-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from House Of Hades A wonderful cliff-hanger follow-up. I was glad to finally see what happens after Mark of Athena! •-•
Date published: 2015-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 5 starer Best book i ever read, if u love greek mythology this is TOTALY the book to get, most awsome book in the series!!!!!
Date published: 2014-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow. Great book! This was a good story, it would be had to undersrand some references without reading the other books in the series and the oher series.
Date published: 2014-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rick Riordan does it again! This book is amazing. It continues the story of the second great prophecy, and i cant wait to start on the last book.
Date published: 2014-12-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not the best in the series I bought this after reading it at the library, so I knew what to expect. However, I am still disappointed in one part of the book (involving a scepter and Nico) and I wish he (Riordan) could of done otherwise. However, if you ignore that one part the book was amazing and a great continuation of the series. I love how Riordan gradually links all the characters and events together and shows how one affects the other. I am only giving it 4/5 because of the one part, but seriously, ignore that, and it was amazing.
Date published: 2014-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book I think this is a great book. Rick riordon is my favorite auther and he is really good at suspense. I got angry when i finished this book because i want to know what happens next
Date published: 2014-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from awesome book I've read the other books but this one tops it i loved everything about it
Date published: 2014-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! This book was sooooo awesome! The very progressive surprise with Nico? WOW! I did not expect that! It's amazing to see that in a book. Leo's solo adventure, Hazel and Frank's growth, and Percy and Anabeth's journey were all such a joy to read. They all had great depth, meaning and heart. Coach Hedge's little part was touching too, and just icing on the cake! It was such a thrilling and fulfilling adventure to read. Rick Riordan is a masterful wordsmith, a wizard with words, a Hephaestus among the wordcraft! Highly recommended!
Date published: 2014-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The House of Hades Gripping until the very end! Full of action but not overloaded unnecessarily. I also love that the author is growing as a writer with his audience and exploring more adult themes. Great book, I can't wait for the conclusion!!
Date published: 2014-09-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book This is a great book and a good sequel to Mark of Athena. The story is interesting but it feels much longer just because it had so many chapters. There could have been fewer chapters with more pages, but other than that the book is great.
Date published: 2014-08-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It was pretty good I don't know why, but I stopped reading the book for a while. I was getting bored of it I suppose. But the story is still good
Date published: 2014-08-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Can't wait for the movies
Date published: 2014-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The House of Hades Best on be yet! Riordan proves his mastery. The character development, above and beyond my expectations. He successfully blended the worries, fears, hopes, and dreams of today's teens with the fantastical story of seven demi-gods. I can' t wait for the final book...
Date published: 2014-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cool!! I really liked this book!! Can't wait until The Blood of Olympus comes out! I'm ready to read!!
Date published: 2014-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AWESOME! I read this book a while ago and I'm still fantasizing over it! I sort of felt that it was a filler book that had a few of important details about the characters past, but I still love the book!
Date published: 2014-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Book! I picked this up on the day it was released. I've been waiting for the release of this book since last year when The Mark of Athena came out. That book ended with a cliffhanger which made all fans of the series mad. But, Rick Riordan is now back with an amazing continuation of the series which will, if you will, make up for that cliffhanger. This Is an awesome book and to all greek mythology fans like me, you are going to LOVE it!
Date published: 2013-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The House Of Hades Excellent read!  Couldn't put it down!  Highly recommend!  Can't wait for the next book in the series!!!
Date published: 2013-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Book I bought this few days ago..... couldn't put the book down even after 6 hours of reading. Just amazing. My favorite Heroes of Olympus Book. :)
Date published: 2013-12-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from was good as all of the others it was a very good book all of his books are good
Date published: 2013-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The House Of Hades AWESOME!!!!! So disappointed that we have to wait until Fall 2014 for the next one.  Would HIGHLY recommend all Riordan books.  We read and reread and reread......
Date published: 2013-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from a brilliant addition to the series I love how Riordan takes actual Greek myths and continues them into the present day. He paints a picture that brings the old and the new together into a single, seamless reality. This story has some good laughs, some thoughtful moments, a few times that tug at your heart, and lots of adventure and suspense.  This novel is much more emotionally intense with more real life growing pains for the characters than its predecessors. Riordan works just enough allusion to the previous novel to jog your memory without recapping the entire story. He continues his tale in a very vivid manner. Riordan’s descriptions make you feel like you’re watching a movie, rather than reading a novel. You are able to visualise each and every element of this phenomenal tale. He incorporates brilliant battle scenes into the novel are exciting without being gory.  Seeing the views of the different characters means that there isn’t 1 or 2 main characters, but rather many. Each is equally important and uniquely developed. You really get to know the various characters in depth throughout the series. I love how they continue to grow both as individuals and as a team. Through his brilliant character development Riordan shows that even the gods have a touch of humanity.  The way that Riordan writes you don’t have to try to immerse yourself in the story. Riordan’s fun, approachable writing style draws you in. Overall, this is a brilliant read for pre-teens and up. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to anyone. It is a phenomenal addition to the series, but you’ll really enjoy it more if you read the rest of the series first. I completely enjoyed this riveting tale and can’t wait for more from this brilliant author.
Date published: 2013-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Riordan does not disappoint! You do not understand how long i've waited for this book. Every year i go out on the day that the next book in the series is released and buy it, usually reading it pretty fast. It was hard with Mark of Athena's LITERAL cliff-hanger, and thank the gods that House of Hades ending isn't that unbearable. I can wait... i think. Hopefully. My point is that the House of Hades is worth the wait, because Riordan has created another intriguing, awesome, thrilling book! The plot is pretty straightforward: Annabeth and Percy are seperated from the rest of the group and on their own, facing hell like never before, and the rest of the group is racing towards the House of Hades to close the Doors of Death-assuming Percy and Annabeth can help, too. The House of Hades is great. Its funny and fun and entertaining and engaging but also kinda real. It contains actual problems amoung the monsters and titans, and faces loyality and wisdom and how hard it can be to leave something behind. A certain titan from the Battle of the Labyrinth makes a reappearance, totally adding to the story and enhancing it, making it SO much better... Is it possible that there may be a couple in this book i like more then Annabeth and Percy? Well, probably not, but this one that develops is definitely a close second. Speaking of romance, i wish that Riordan wrote for teens, not 9-12s, because we dont get any details! I get it, how its in the 9-12 age group and it appeals to a larger audience, but cant a teenage girl get some REAL action? Either way, i know that it isnt about the romance, and that even without the details, this series is freaking fantastic. At first i didnt like how we get everyones POVs - everyone except Nico, UGH - but it grew on me... i still dont like Piper or Jason, and Hazel and Frank are okay. The only ones i actually LOVE: Percy and Annabeth, of course, are still my favourite characters, and Leo is awesome, too. Nico is definitely high up there! And he goes through some crap in this book, i really appreciate him and see how strong he is now that we know more about his personal life. Frank is sweet and stuff, but Hazel seems so... i dont know. I dont like her, though i dont hate her. She does grow throughout the book and by the end shes more likeable. Maybe i dont like Piper and Jason cuz i already know and love Annabeth and Percy, but Piper seems kind of like shes better then the rest, maybe has a bit of an attitude, and Jason seems so golden-boy-ish. I agree with Hazel when she says shes wary of him. He doesnt seems friendly or warm, just a straight-up fighter. Almost no emotions. Only my opinion, of course, but its a strong one... Riordan writes this one amazingly, like always, and captures and keeps readers attention. The different POV are written well, too-each is different, but they all have the same foundation, which i guess is a good thing. There could've been more uniqueness for each character, but when you're writing in seven different POVs i imagine its hard. Dont miss this book. I love it, the Heroes of Olympus series, and the origional Percy Jackson series is still my all time favourite. I appreciate Riordan and his writing and the time and effort he puts into his writing. The House of Hades is impressive and full of action and adventure, theres never a dull moment, and Riordan definitely keeps you on the edge of your seat. 5/5 stars, even with the annoying characters. The storyline is brilliant - i just cant wait for the Blood of Olympus, the next book. (that title!!) So yeah. If you haven't already, definitely check out this (and the Percy J. series!) out!
Date published: 2013-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thank You Kobo for screwing up September 27th, i searched thr kob site for House of Hades, and would you beleive it i was able to buy the book a good 14 days before it actually released it, man was i so happy, I loved this book the Many POV's were great, espically he ones in Tartarus, but when you get to Cupid/Eros, TMI (too weird to write down), when your kids get there in the story get ready for a lot of questions, because this is a part of Greek Mythology we could do without knowing about.(male lovers of greek gods) But overall great story, ot cliff hangery, no major character loss, you will also get tosee appareances from characters from the first series and old titans (Hyperion, Krios,Koios,Iapetus) and those wondering what happened to the peaceful titans and if they are free, that will get answered by Calypso
Date published: 2013-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Thank you Kobo for goofing and releasing this on September 27th (Seriously, how did I manage to get so lucky?) Just as I was longing for a new book to keep me riveted while I waited for HoH to be released, i get an email saying my pre-ordered purchase is in my Library. And I absolutely devoured this book, much to the chagrin of my Boyfriend, another Heroes of Olympus fan. Every page was a new adventure, and Riordan, while cruel in his use of cliff-hangers, kept my interest piqued and made me wish for more hours in the day so I could read that much longer (alas, Hypnos is a cruel master and doth beckon one to sleep) Each different perspective within the book gave unique insight on the characters, and I truly loved the growth we saw in each of our 7 Heroes of Prophasy, literal and mental. My one regret? Another year until book 5! Keep up the amazing work Rick, and we can't wait for the next one!!
Date published: 2013-10-05