The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan
Release Date: October 2, 2012
Publisher: Hyperion Books
Genre: YA Fantasy
Challenge: 100 Books in 2012
Annabeth 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 firneds Jason, Piper, and Leo fly in on the Argo II, she cant blame the Roman demigods for thinking the ship is a Greek weapon. With its steaming bronze dragon figurehead, 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 command: 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 or war and wisdom, Annabeth knows she was born to be a leader-but never again does she want to be without Seawood 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 Argo II, if you dare.
Rick Riordan is one of my absolute favorite authors. I love all of his books. This one has been preordered for quite some time. I couldn’t wait to get it. I wasn’t disappointed either.
Once again the characters are well developed. Annabeth has always been hard to relate to in previous books but in this one you will constantly cheer for her and you will love her. Piper is an amazing character. I really enjoyed getting to know her better. I just wished her chapters focused more on the tasks at hand then her relationship with Jason. Each of the 7 main characters will have you cheering for each of them.
The Mark of Athena is full of non stop action. It will keep you turning the pages until the very end.
Rick Riordan is an amazing writer and he wont disappoint.