The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Awesome book! I couldn’t put it down.
The characters were fabulous, the plot was detailed and engaging, and the conflict exciting. I have great respect for Rick Riordan, who skillfully writes about characters from a previous series while keeping these new books different and original.
Although I also loved the first two books in the Heroes of Olympus series, The Mark of Athena is my favorite because the Greek demigods and the Roman demigods have finally come together. While I love Percy Jackson and Annabeth Chase because of the Percy Jackson series, I also have a love for Riordan’s new characters, Jason, Piper, Leo, Hazel, and Frank.
The seven demigods have united to complete the Prophecy of Seven, to embark on a quest putting an end to Gaea’s plans. However, things do not exactly go as intended (when have they ever??), and the quest takes on new severity. Narrated by Annabeth, Leo, Percy and Piper, the book is fast-paced and exciting. The stakes are higher than ever, as help from the gods is scarce because the gods are torn between their Greek and Roman identities.
I love the mythology, and enjoy learning about the Greeks and Romans through these books.
My only complaint…I must now wait another year for the release of The House of Hades.