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The House of Hades (Heroes of Olympus Book 4)

The House of Hades (Heroes of Olympus Book 4) [Kindle Edition]

Rick Riordan
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A cracking read Sunday Express Explosive Big Issue Action-packed Telegraph

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The House of Hades is the fourth book in the bestselling Heroes of Olympus series, set in the action-packed world of Percy Jackson.

The stakes have never been higher. If Percy Jackson and Annabeth fail in their quest, there'll be hell on Earth. Literally.

Wandering the deadly realm of Tartarus, every step leads them further into danger. And, if by some miracle they do make it to the Doors of Death, there's a legion of bloodthirsty monsters waiting for them.

Meanwhile, Hazel and the crew of the Argo II have a choice: to stop a war or save their friends. Whichever road they take one thing is certain - in the Underworld, evil is inescapable.

Rick Riordan has now sold an incredible 55 million copies of his books worldwide.

'A cracking read' - Sunday Express

'Explosive' - Big Issue

'Action-packed' - Telegraph

Rick Riordan is an award-winning mystery writer. He lives in San Antonio, Texas, with his wife and two sons. Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, Rick's first novel featuring the heroic young demigod, was the overall winner of the Red House Children's Book Award in 2006 and is now a blockbuster film franchise, starring Logan Lerman.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3508 KB
  • Print Length: 609 pages
  • Publisher: Puffin (8 Oct 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (343 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,962 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Rick Riordan is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series for children and the multi-award-winning Tres Navarre mystery series for adults.

For fifteen years, Rick taught English and history at public and private middle schools in the San Francisco Bay Area and in Texas. In 2002, Saint Mary's Hall honored him with the school's first Master Teacher Award.

His adult fiction has won the top three national awards in the mystery genre -- the Edgar, the Anthony and the Shamus. His short fiction has appeared in Mary Higgins Clark Mystery Magazine and Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine.

His Percy Jackson series features a twelve-year-old dyslexic boy who discovers he is the modern-day son of a Greek god. The Lightning Thief was a New York Times Notable Book for 2005. Film rights have been purchased by Twentieth Century Fox and a feature film is in development. The Sea of Monsters was a Child Magazine Best Book for Children for 2006 and a Publishers Weekly and BookSense national bestseller. The third title, The Titan's Curse, made the series a #1 New York Times bestseller, and the fourth title, The Battle of the Labyrinth, had a first printing of one million copies. Rick is also the author of The 39 Clues: The Maze of Bones, another #1 New York Times bestseller. Film rights for The 39 Clues have been purchased by Steven Spielberg and DreamWorks.

Rick Riordan now writes full-time. He lives in San Antonio with his wife and two sons.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Blown Away 8 Oct 2013
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This is the quickest time I've read a book with this many pages and I am blown away. I've always been a big fan of Percy Jackson and have (im)patiently waited for HOH for a few months now and this doesn't disappoint. You get really attached to all of the characters which is uncommon and I found myself exclaiming out loud. Jordan also manages to keep a sense of realism and addresses issues and topics that most authors would dare not to. Adore this book and can't wait for the next.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Better and better. 11 Oct 2013
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This review is on my own behalf, and that of one grandson, one nephew and two godsons. Which in itself tells you why Rick Riordan rocks. He's got boys reading. And his books just keep getting better. We were all blown away by The House of Hades, for so many reasons. The story kicks in hard from the first line and never lets up; it's so exciting it leaves you breathless, none of us were able to put the book down. The descriptions of place are haunting, Riordan really does have a genius when it comes to the spirit of place, all described with his trademark simplicity. So this adventure delivers all any reader could ask of it - faultless plotting, atmosphere, shocks and surprises, just the right loose ends to make you long for the next in the series.

But Riordan has another gift; he knows young people. He knows what they worry about, what scares them, what makes them doubt themselves, what they care about, how they wish they could be. All his characters have an inner life that draws you to them; they may be demigod heroes, but they are recognisably real at heart. Riordan's kind and inclusive compassion for those in personal turmoil really comes to the fore - and the story of Nico di Angelo is the heart-stopper. Nico really does grow up in the most dramatic, honest and honourable way. The scene in which he opens up in front of one of his friends - because for all his friends' sakes he must - is one of the best, and most loving, scenes Riordan has ever written, and in getting it so right he has done a very great service to any young reader who identifies with this troubled yet courageous boy. It's beautifully done. And all the other characters grow just as much, just as bravely.
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing 8 Oct 2013
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Once again, Rick Riordan has made it so that hoards of fans will be screaming: "WHY?" at the top of their lungs. His way of combining witty dialoge with heartbreaking scenes and tragic stories has really brought The House of Hades to life. Imagery that lingers with you and makes you want to cry with these beautiful characters Riordan has brought to life. This is a world away from The Mark of Athena in so many ways, addressing important new issues and taking our demigods a step further in discovering themselves and the prophecy.
Jason has been developed and brought forward as a character and filled out so that his '2d personality' has become flawed and personal one I looked forward to reading. Piper, once more often accused of being 'flat' came into her own. This may have been because her POVs were few and far between, meaning she was described more from other perspectives and therefore, there was little - if any - tragic thoughts on her relationships. Frank... well Frank has grown up. In more than one ways in in so many directions that my heart swells when I think of him as if he's someone I can pat on the head. Hazel has struck me more in this book than she has in all the others, burstig from her normal role as a backing character and taking on important roles in the quest. Leo, everyone's favourite mechanic, has also changed although his range of inappropriate jokes are still wide, varied and flying all about the place.
Percy and Annabeth who left us hanging off the edge of our seats have grown to rely on more than each other, but on themselves and other people who help them.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Damn it, not again. 11 Oct 2013
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Heart wrenching and beautiful, so Riordan through and through. Loved every second of it, I hope to see a happy Nico at the end of the last book, as well as Leo, Calypso and Reyna. Somehow I doubt I'll see that. 5/5 would recommend.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved 10 Oct 2013
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Loved this book so much it was great had everything you want in a book it was amazing great read
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely fabulous 10 Oct 2013
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I had waited so long for this book and as soon as I picked it up I could not bear to put it down.
It was very long awaited and brilliantly written
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The story continues 9 Oct 2013
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This is the 4th book in this series and as with the previous books it is very hard to put down. I put this book down once because I had to sleep. The story flowed well and gripped you as you turned each page to see where the story would lead you next. Autumn 2014 is too long a wait for this series to continue, but to pass the time I will go back and read Percy Jackson and co., again and again. Another great book in this series.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just brilliant! 9 Oct 2013
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Great individual stories making up the next phase in this book series. More in sight in to the main characters with some great twists. Some old faces making a clever reappearance too. Makes a great read for all ages. Can't wait for the next one even though it is a 12 month wait....!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars The House of Hades
I bought this for my nephew's birthday present. He loved it and did not put it down till he finished reading it.
Published 5 days ago by B.F.
5.0 out of 5 stars AMAZIG
a great book and as always tbe myth master himself has done a superb job on thjs book a 5star rating and a another must read rick rordian
Published 5 days ago by J. Waxman
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great book
Published 7 days ago by A. Ward
5.0 out of 5 stars A review
Amazing,with a great plot twist and story line with fantastic continuation of the series, and of course, it has load of Percy chapters so it's a given that this book is incredible... Read more
Published 15 days ago by busy mum
5.0 out of 5 stars Delivered in very good condition. Good price
My 11 year old granddaughter adores Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson and Greek Gods series. Delivered in very good condition. Good price.
Published 17 days ago by C.
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Published 25 days ago by G F.
4.0 out of 5 stars Extraordinary
I think that the house of hades continues to shower you with suspense. Mostly at the end of each chapter their is a stunning cliff hanger which states that there is a lot of... Read more
Published 28 days ago by Mathis Marie
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great book, keeps you hooked until the end and leaves you wanting to know what will happen next.
Published 1 month ago by Miss Lesley Rowland
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
As always enjoyed very much
Published 1 month ago by Mrs t Swanson
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Absolutely fantastic, I never wanted it to end. It kept you on the edge of your seat the whole time!
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