The Mark of Athena

The Third book in The Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan

Synopsis: 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…

This one was really good! The story is picking up, I’m very interested and invested in finding out what’s going to happen and how it’s all going to end —even though I can safely assume that they’re gonna get through it and win.

There were still a few unbelievable and awkward dialogue parts where it’s just so forced, but that’s fine.. you kind of get used to that, I guess. Another incredibly unrealistic part that bugged me is that these dang kids can hear a random poem/prophecy once and remember every line perfectly.. like… no. I can’t even remember a 3 item grocery list.

The characters in this one are starting to make personal discoveries and starting to realize that they don’t all need to be amazing at everything. Which is a nice change because I feel like that’s always been quite an issue with them.

Also… ALSO!!! It bothers me so much that Percy hasn’t freaking contacted his mom to let her know he’s going on a quest to Rome… he called her on his way to Alaska to let her know he was alive.. but hasn’t updated her with the fact that Annabeth found him, or that he’s okay, or that he’s going on another quest… such a damn inconsiderate child. I would be so freaking pissed if I was his mom.

But overall it was a good story, and towards the end shit got real. It ended on quite the cliffhanger with some of the characters being in an unfortunate position. So I am going to immediately pick up the next book to see what happens with that situation.

I rate this book




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  1. “I can’t even remember a 3 item grocery list.” – literally me XD If I walk into Target without a list I’m coming back with a ton of things I don’t need and none of the things that I went for in the first place.

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