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The Mark of Athena ( Heroes of Olympus) (Hardcover) by Rick Riordan

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The third book in the Heroes of Olympus series will unite all of the beloved characters, but they number only six--who will complete the Prophecy of Seven? With a marvelous ship, fearsome foes, and an exotic setting, "The Mark of Athena" promises to be another unforgettable adventure by a master storyteller.



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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 prophecy 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.



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After waging two separate quests (The Lost Hero, 2010; The Son of Neptune, 2011), the Greek and Roman demigods of Riordan's Heroes of Olympus quintet join forces. With his now-trademark zero-to-60 acceleration, the author engineers a ghostly possession to set Greeks and Romans at odds and initiates the Prophecy of the Seven, hurtling Annabeth, Percy, Piper, Leo, Hazel, Frank and Jason into a pell-mell flight on the magical trireme Argo II. They seek the titular Mark of Athena, which they hope will provide the key to defeating the vengeful Earth mother, Gaea, or at least some of her giant offspring. As the trireme crosses the country, the pace drags while the demigods sort out relationships and work to figure out both cryptic prophecy and nightmare visions. With sweethearts Annabeth and Percy once again united, much of the tension that powered earlier books is gone. Once the Argo II leaves the United States, though, the pace picks up, and the comically instructive set pieces Riordan's so good at emerge. A Luddite god rails against what he calls the "b-book," which displaced the far superior scroll technology; Annabeth gets a crash course in the cult of Mithros far below the streets of Rome. Here, Riordan's infectious love for his subject matter really comes through, even as he takes some real risks with his characters. A literal cliffhanger leaves eager readers hanging; next stop: Greece-and Tartarus. (glossary) (Fantasy. 10-14) Kirkus"

Terrifying dreams and enigmatic prophecies mean danger for seven teen demigods, but also good times for fans of The Heroes of Olympus series. This third volume thrusts Percy, Jason, Annabeth, Hazel, Leo, Frank, and Piper into action once again. Representing both Greek and Roman camps, the seven companions undertake a mission to prevent the imminent destruction of Rome, the awakening of Gaea, and the end of the world. Meanwhile, they help Annabeth in her quest to recover the ancient statue of Athena stolen from the Parthenon. Along the way, they encounter Nemesis in Utah, Bacchus in Kansas, Phorcys in Atlanta, Aphrodite in Charleston, and Hercules at the Strait of Gibraltar. Throughout the novel, the juxtaposition of humor and terror makes both aspects of the writing more vivid. The demigods use their wits and their weapons skillfully in a string of encounters, and their insecurities make the characters all the more appealing. With a true storyteller's sense of pacing, Riordan creates another compelling adventure, right down to the cliff-hanger at the end. Stay tuned for volume four. - Carolyn Phelan Booklist Online"



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Rick Riordan (www.rickriordan.com) is the author of the # 1 New York Times best-selling The Heroes of Olympus, Book One: The Lost Hero; The Heroes of Olympus, Book Two: The Son of Neptune; The Heroes of Olympus Book Three: The Mark of Athena; the #1 New York Times best-selling The Kane Chronicles, Book One: The Red Pyramid; The Kane Chronicles, Book Two: The Throne of Fire; The Kane Chronicles, Book Three: The Serpent's Shadow; as well as the five books in the #1 New York Times best-selling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. His previous novels for adults include the hugely popular Tres Navarre series, winner of the top three awards in the mystery genre. He lives in San Antonio, Texas, with his wife and two sons.
Dimensions (Overall): 8.4 Inches (H) x 5.7 Inches (W) x 1.7 Inches (D)
Weight: 1.75 Pounds
Suggested Age: 9-12 Years
Number of Pages: 586
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: General
Series Title: Heroes of Olympus
Publisher: Disney Pr
Format: Hardcover
Author: Rick Riordan
Language: English
Street Date: October 2, 2012
TCIN: 14248008
UPC: 9781423140603
Item Number (DPCI): 059-12-0636
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 8.5 inches length x 5.75 inches width x 1.75 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 1.76 pounds
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4.8 out of 5 stars with 5 reviews

done well

4 out of 5 stars
sivaranjani - 10 years ago
good item to get it. very good to share my good experience. thank you..
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I love it!

5 out of 5 stars
Emily - 10 years ago
It was the best book ever! I am basically obsessed with this series. I can't wait for the 5th book to come out in October ( this is the 3rd book in the series). I love all of Rick Riordan's books! If you like this one you should totally read the Percy Jackson series. It explains some refrences in the book and the series is just really good in all.
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Great series!

5 out of 5 stars
KA - 11 years ago
The entire series is awesome! Be sure to read the Percy Jackson series, then the Heroes of Olympus series. This is the 3rd book in the Heroes of Olympus series. I wish we didn't have to wait a whole year for book 4!
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