The Mark of Athena
by Rick Riordan
I am so excited for this book, you don't even know. Rick Riordan is hands down one of my top 3 favorite authors. It all began with the very first book in the Olympian series.
I was perusing through the Middle Grade section of Chapters for some unknown reason when I saw the green spine of a book called "The Lightening Thief." The title of the book was enough to make me pull it out and read the back. At the time, I was on quite the Greek Mythology kick, so you can imagine my excitement when I found Riordan's book based completely and utterly around Greek Myth. It was definitely my lucky day.
Ever since then I have been a dedicated and fan-girling... Fan... of Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson series. And his Kane Chronicles... And his spin-off series, The Heroes of Olympus.
So, you can obviously imagine my excitement when the cover was released for Riordan's latest book The Mark of Athena a few days ago. I even have a post for it. There is a lot of unintelligible keyboard smashing, I was just so excited, haha.
Anyways, here's the synopsis:
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.-squeels- It sounds so EPIC! I am SO excited for this book! I have a feeling that the two sides might duke it out before they come to terms with one another.... And Annabeth and Percy are FINALLY going to be together again! And this time they;ll be together together. It'sgoingtobesoawesome.
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. . . .
I am dying to get my hands on this book. Maybe my blog will become popular enough by then that I'll get an ARC?! THAT WOULD BE SO AWESOME. Well, let's hope for the best. :)
What do you guys think is going to happen?
Are you as excited for this book as I am?!
Till next time,