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The Mark of Athena
by Rick Riordan
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This was a great installment to this long series! I loved the amount of bonding that this team went through. They are all such strong characters each in their own special way and I can't wait to see how the rest of their journey goes!
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 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 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. . . .
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The Mark of Athena is a spiritual trail of clues leading the demigod children of the goddess Athena to her sacred statue, Athena Parthenos, which had been stolen by the Romans and guarded by Arachne. The first part of the Mark of Athena is a silver drachma given by the goddess to her children.
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.
Belongs to Series
Camp Half-Blood (8)
Riordan's Demi-Gods (2.3)
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Percy Jackson Collection. Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, the Last Olympian, the Titans Curse, the Sea of Monsters, the Battle of the Labyrinth, the Demigod Files and the Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan (indirect)
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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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Melvil Decimal System (DDC)813.6 — Literature English (North America) American fiction 21st Century
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An edition of this book was published by Penguin Australia.
And so I started here (thought after another reread I'll mark up shortly) -- and boy howdy, okay, so I must have wanted to start with a bang, because I started this, got halfway through, started reading Days of Blood and Starlight at the same time, and just sat down to read the second half of this one in the last hour and half of this Sunday, and my brain is still reeling from just finishing it.
I love how all the demigods slowly knit together into a unit. That it takes time and there are issues, between whole scores of people figuring out how to work together and how to pull away and work alone. I love the Mark of Athena road. I love the further delving into the psychitzophrenic Roman/Greek gods, how everything is different, how some history layers. And, yeah, it's not perfect. My History minor cried a little, but it was so fun.
I am dying for the next book and what happens next to everyone. ( )