Welcome back for part two of the Fiction Friday’s Heroes of Olympus! For this week’s edition, we tackle the latest two installments of the newest series by Rick Riordan.
The Mark of Athena is the third book in this series. This leg of the adventure starts with Annabeth, Jason, Piper, and Leo on board of the Argo II approaching the Roman strong hold, Camp Jupiter. With a warship on the horizon, the Romans prepare for war with the Greeks. Annabeth is distraught, over the reunion with Percy, who has just come back from a memory problem triggered by the mother goddess, Hera, and over a mission given to her by her mother, Athena. Annabeth must fulfill the demand of her mother, “Follow the Mark of Athena. Avenge me!” The only catch is Annabeth may go mad trying to solve the quest.
The latest installment, The House of Hades, Percy and Annabeth are stuck in a place worse than Hades. After rescuing the Athena Parthenos, they dive into the depths of Tartarus. Their journey brings them face to face with the rising monster forces of the earth goddess, Gaea and some old enemies they sent to the pit. While Percy and Annabeth fight their way through Tartarus, Leo and the others wonder how they will ever get the Doors of Death reopened to come back to our world.
If you want to read any of the titles from the Heroes of Olympus series, they are available from the Midlothian campus library. Visit the library homepage to request these items.
Want to know what happens to the crew of the Argo II? Find out with the final installment, The Blood of Olympus, on October 7, 2014. If you want to read more about this title before it is published, visit the Good Read site: