Friday, August 1, 2014

For The Spiders Friday

The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan


Annabeth is terrified. Just when she's about to be reunited with Percy—after six months of being apart, thanks to Hera—it looks like Camp Jupiter is preparing for war. As Annabeth and her friends Jason, Piper, and Leo fly in on the Argo II, she can’t blame the Roman demigods for thinking the ship is a Greek weapon. With its steaming bronze dragon masthead, Leo's fantastical creation doesn't appear friendly. Annabeth hopes that the sight of their praetor Jason on deck will reassure the Romans that the visitors from Camp Half-Blood are coming in peace.

And that's only one of her worries. In her pocket Annabeth carries a gift from her mother that came with an unnerving demand: Follow the Mark of Athena. Avenge me. Annabeth already feels weighed down by the prophecy that will send seven demigods on a quest to find—and close—the Doors of Death. What more does Athena want from her?

Annabeth's biggest fear, though, is that Percy might have changed. What if he's now attached to Roman ways? Does he still need his old friends? As the daughter of the goddess of war and wisdom, Annabeth knows she was born to be a leader, but never again does she want to be without Seaweed Brain by her side.

Narrated by four different demigods, The Mark of Athena is an unforgettable journey across land and sea to Rome, where important discoveries, surprising sacrifices, and unspeakable horrors await. Climb aboard the Argo II, if you dare….



REVIEW: I am one book away from dancing around my daughter in victory because I will have completed the reading list that she gave me. I am so very behind in my own to be read list but I have to say I have enjoyed this series and have enjoyed even more being able to chat with her and her friend about the books. Well worth getting behind on my own list. As I've said before this is a series that any school age person would enjoy (or greek geek adult like myself). I even believe there is a lesson to be learned as well. That lesson being nobody is perfect, everyone has weaknesses, stick together and you don't have to be blood to be family.


I give this book 4 lighting bolts.

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