Wednesday, December 5, 2012

100 Books in 2012: Book 94 THE MARK OF ATHENA

Rick Riordan's next installment in the Heroes of Olympus series doesn't disappoint!  These familiar characters are back and mashed together in a new quest.   But now the world doesn't just depend on a handful of demigods: to save the world, the crew must unite Greece and Rome and heal a centuries-old wound.  Is that even possible?  Even the heroes seem to have their doubts; Leo never passes up an opportunity to badmouth the Romans, and Percy and Jason struggle with their respective leadership roles while trying to forge an uneasy friendship.

And then there's Annabeth.  She's got a special job to do, a quest from Athena that she has to handle on her own.  Her instructions will bring division to the group, and Annabeth will have to face her worst fears alone if she has any hope of helping her mother.

The odds are impossible, the stakes are tremendous, and the characters are as vibrant as ever.  Fans of Percy Jackson will cheer for this book, although it ended a bit differently than Riordan's other works. 

Now, there's only one question left: are you Camp Half-Blood, or Camp Jupiter?

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