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the mark of athena (edition 2012)

by rick riordan

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Title:the mark of athena
Authors:rick riordan
Info:Puffin Books (2012), Edition: First Edition, Hardcover
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The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan



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Entertaining, but not quite as enjoyable as I'd hoped. This is thanks to a continued trend in this series: the demigods taking turns feeling like outsiders, doubting their abilities, and in general experiencing the adolescent angst that marred some of Harry Potter. (Not to mention being ticked off at their godly parents for being manipulative and unhelpful.) Fortunately, when the pace picks up, particularly later in the book, the interior monologues take a back seat to quick thinking, snappy comebacks, and some literally explosive action. And the story did capture me in the end, so much so that I had to order the last two books of the series right after reading this one's cliffhanger ending. Damn you, Riordan! ( )
  bostonian71 | Sep 21, 2015 |
This third book in the Heroes of Olympus series sees two quests undertaken - Annabeth's to search and find the cause and resolve the animosity between the Greeks and the Romans and the assembled demigods efforts to prevent GIA from taking over the world.

The writing was a bit different from previous installments but the story still moved along and captured this reader's imagination. ( )
  cyderry | Aug 21, 2015 |
It was great! I absolutely adore Leo. Can't wait for House of Hades! ( )
  KillerCorp | Jul 27, 2015 |
This volume of The Heroes of Olympus series regresses a great deal. It goes for slapstick humor rather than wit, spends several hundred pages ping-ponging from one monster of the day to another, and, worst of all, treats all nine protagonists as one-dimensional caricatures of the well-defined characters they were in previous books. ( )
  wanack | May 18, 2015 |
I really enjoyed reading the next installment of Percy's story. I was surprised by how little I know about the Roman Gods and Goddesses. ( )
  mlake | Apr 28, 2015 |
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In the mark of Athena percy and his friends have to find the statue of athena. They try to make friends with camp jupiter and ghosts control Leo into starting war for camp jupiter. These same ghosts in the story control Percy and Jason into a big fight with each other. Percy and jason feel useless in one point of the book, cause golden boy is way to good for them in a sword fight. They meet hercales to get into the ancient lands and they have to tear a bulls horn off. Then as thy are leaving annabeth shoots food out of the horn and traps heracules in food.
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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 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 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 form Camp Half-Blood are coming in peace.

And that's only one of her worries. IN her pocket, Annabeth carries a gift form her mother that came from an unnerving command: Follow the Mark of Athena. Avenge me. Annabeth already feels weighted 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 may 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...

From jacket cover. Putting it back on, discovered there's a cut out of the Argos II under the back flap with instructions on how to build your very own Argos II.
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"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--Greece itself--to find the Doors of Death"--

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