Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan

For those of you who don't know "Waiting On" Wednesday is an event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. The purpose is to let others know which book you are anticipating and can't wait til it comes out to read it.
The Mark of Athena (Heroes of Olympus, #3)
Hardcover, 608 pages
Expected publication: October 2nd 2012 by Hyperion Book CH
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 masthead, 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 demand: 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. . . .

In The 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 prophesy remains a mystery. . . . With old friends and new friends joining forces, a marvelous ship, fearsome foes, and an exotic setting, The Mark of Athena promises to be another unforgettable adventure by master storyteller Rick Riordan.
Why I am Waiting:
Okay I have to admit I haven't read this series. But I really need to. Percy Jackson was just so good. I am hoping that I can kick my butt into gear and get this series started. I so really can't wait to read it. It sounds so amzaing. With each new book that comes out I want to read it more and more. That is why I need to read it soon. =]
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  1. OOoh nice! I'm not familiar with this one. Hope you enjoy it once you read it!

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  2. I loved Percy Jackson. I haven't got the chance to start Rick Riordan's new series, but I hope I'll soon!

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  3. Great pick. I really need to start this series. I loved the Percy Jackson books. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Still haven't read anything by Rick Riordan. I really need to read one soon! Great pick!
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  5. Sounds really good. I don't think I have read anything from Rick Riordan. I will have to look into them. Great pick..

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  6. I haven't been able to get into Riordan's books. Maybe one of these days...
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  7. I haven't read any of Riordan's books but this looks good.

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