Thursday, 25 October 2012


Book: The Mark of Athena
Author: Rick Riordan
Publisher: Puffin
ISBN: 9780141335742
Rating: A

The phenomenally successful Rick Riordan is back with the next thrilling installment of the "Heroes of Olympus series". Can "Percy Jackson" and the "Half-blood" Heroes succeed on their quest to find "The Doors of Death" or will the Greek Gods of chaos win their battle to stop them? Percy and his fellow demi-gods face the most important quest of all - the Prophecy of Seven.

Hear my screams of pain as I long for the next book. Riordan has taken the world cliffhanger quite literally and I need the House of Hades. No really, this book swept me of my pegasus! Such a fantastic book, and after waiting for it for a year it did not disappoint. I adore Rirodan and all of his writing and he just seems to get better all the time!

This book picks up pretty much from where the last one left off, with the gang on their way to meet the roman camp. However, Gaia as she is, did everything in her power to start a way and she did. Then Nico is dying, annabeth has to follow the park of athena and the quest begins. The face many monsters and challenged all the way to the end when...

The plot of this one s a lot more complex that the other book in this series because it follows to main stories this time, because within one quest their are too separate quests! Hazel's and annabeths. This plot definitely had a lot of time put into making it perfect and spectacular. The plot was so refined and perfect it was practically squealing with delight!

The writing in this book is the same as ever with Riordan. Perfect. Her has such a way of building magical worlds and pictures in our mind. He has the amazing ability to spin the fantastic stories together with mythology to create these beautiful masterpieces. The Writing was just perfect, a balance of dialogue and description to build up vivd pictures in your mind.

The characters were all already known so it was really a case of building them up in your mind. You got a sense of them all and became closer to them learning more and more about them all, especially some rather unexpected history to certain characters. You felt closer to the characters in the book and they became your friends.

M favourite characters would have to be Annabeth. It's mainly because i felt she really had a chance to shine in this book, because for as long as we can remember she has always been in the sidelines in every single Percy Jackson or HOO book and in this one it's her turn to be the main role. Her turn to take the lead and it was really nice to take a look at a annabeth and get to know her better.

My favourite scene it more a collection, but it's definitely when Annabeth starts the quest for the Mark of Athena in greece. It's just such a tense, suspenseful part of the book and it totally hooks you. Rioridan has mastered to art of enthralling a reader, because annoyingly, he seems to know exactly where leave a cliffhanger...

Overall I absolutely adored this book and it was just such a beautiful yet fiercer thrill ride to read. I need the next one now.


  1. I recently finished the Mark of Athena after a whole year of waiting. Seriously, the Son of Neptune had left us with a huge cliffhanger. In the Mark of Athena, Percy and Annabeth finally meet. And after an awesome reunion the book takes us to a whole new dimension where our heroes travel on the Argo II to save Nico di Angelo who has been trapped somewhere in Rome. What I liked about the book were the small adventures that the seven demigod would have individually (or in groups). And after that they would report on the ship and tell everyone about them. Character development was a major plot of this book and Rick Riordan did that with perfection. This author seriously knows what he's doing. All the major mysterious of the Doors of Death, Mark of Athena, the Sammy-Leo thing are tied together in MoA while some other are developed. And the end. The end of the book is a major cliffhanger. It is even greater than the one we got to see in SoN. It is a REAL cliffhanger. So, climb aboard the Argo II, if you dare.

  2. Rick Riordan is, indeed, a master. And I also really loved that all of the demigods and their abilities were shown to be useful--especially Annabeth and Piper's.

  3. Rick Riordan is, indeed, a master. And I also really loved that all of the demigods and their abilities were shown to be useful--especially Annabeth and Piper's.