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The Mark of Athena (Heroes of Olympus Book 3) [Hardcover]

Rick Riordan
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (320 customer reviews)

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Book Description

2 Oct 2012 Heroes of Olympus

The phenomenally successful Rick Riordan is back with the next thrilling installment of the Heroes of Olympus series.

Can Percy Jackson and the Half-blood Heroes succeed on their quest to find The Doors of Death or will the Greek Gods of chaos win their battle to stop them?

Percy and his fellow demi-gods face the most important quest of all - the Prophecy of Seven.

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  • Hardcover: 592 pages
  • Publisher: Puffin (2 Oct 2012)
  • Language: Unknown
  • ISBN-10: 0141335742
  • ISBN-13: 978-0141335742
  • Product Dimensions: 24.1 x 16 x 5.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (320 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 46,412 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

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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A cracking read (Sunday Express)

Explosive (Big Issue)

Action-packed (Telegraph) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

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.

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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 4.5 stars 30 Oct 2012
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I have been a Percy Jackson fan for a few years now and always look forward to the new releases. It always seems like a long time between books but when you get them the wait is so worth while and they are always big. This book is a hefty 572 pages, but that's over 500 pages of sheer awesomeness!!!
It did take me a little while to get back into the story and remember what had happened in the previous books but once I was there, i was right back into the book.
I'm not even sure where to start with this, this book just had so much to it that I'm finding it hard to sum it up.
I suppose characters are a big thing, after all - no characters, no story!
So Annabeth is kind of a main player in this book and she has grown a lot since that little twelve year old we first met. She is smart, feisty, passionate, logical, head-strong and vulnerable. She has moments of pure awesomeness, a really butt-kicker, but where Percy is involved she can be weak at the knees, that is when she isn't fighting to be with him, or protect him. I loved their connection and relationship. Their reunion just makes my heart melt!
And her whole solo quest thing, wow, that girl has some serious pressure on her and steps straight into the face of danger and the unknown. You got to admire the girl's courage.
Percy, ah Percy! Man I love that boy. He's cheeky and arrogant and boastful, yet insecure and sometimes shy. He's a fighter and true hero, but with a heart, one heck of a heart and a fierce love for Annabeth and the urge to do the right thing. He also has some great one liners.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!!! 12 Oct 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Another amazing book by Rick Riordan! i have followed Rick Riordaan from the start (before the film). Amd i do not regret. Now i live to love Greek and Roman history!
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Riordan page-turner 3 Oct 2012
The Mark of Athena is the third book in the Heroes of Olympus series and is another page-turner by Riordan. The Mark of Athena sees the Roman and Greek demi-gods travelling around the US, battling sea monsters in the Atlantic before trying to prevent giants from destroying Rome and then the rest of the world. We learrn more about Leo and Hazel with Piper and Annabeth also receiving more narative time than the male characters. The writing is well-paced and the characters, as we are used to with Riordan, are well-drawn. I had mixed views about the ending - slightly disappointed that the story wasn't fully resolved but pleased that it means that there will be at keast one more book. Highly recommended for the children and adults alike. I do recommend, however, that you read the first two Heroes of Olympus to appreciate fully this book.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing! 2 Oct 2012
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I bought this book on Kindle the second I woke up on the 2nd, I read every free second, and even some not-so-free ones. Therefor I can say that this book has been written amazingly well. Whilst I think that Rick Riordan has possibly taken the easier way out in choosing Annabeth, she is also who I would have chosen given the desision.
There were two things I was looking forward to; the Reunion and Nico di Angelo.
I was not dissapointed.
I have given this book five stars as it has tied up a couple of loose ends that I needed to know about and created a few more.
Finally, we get to find out about Annabeth from inside her own head (an interesting place) and her love for her Seaweedbrain.
There are a couple of heart-breakingly romantic scenes but enough action to make this a book for both genders and I personally found Gleeston Hedge a real assent to the team of seven (if only for his way of stating the obvious).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cool book 4 Jan 2013
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It was interesting with a cliff hanger at the end and it was very exciting . It also used a lot of true myths
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Very Good Book 3 Jan 2013
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This is probably one of the best books Rick Riordan has ever written.
It's such a shame it's not a happy ending.
I can't wait for the next book and I just hope they all survive otherwise I'll go off Rick Riordan.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just fantastic like all his books! 12 Nov 2012
By Kieran
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It has a lot of suspence like all the other books, cute moments, angry moment, happy moments, just everything! This book I deffinitly would recommened to any fans of fantasy adventure and Rick Riordan fans will love it even more so! I'm just dying for the nest book to be released as i am a hge fan of his work and this book was amazing! :D
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5.0 out of 5 stars Den x 8 Nov 2012
By denx
I bought this book and all of the other books by Rick riordin, for my grandson. He can barely wait for the books to come out, they are read within days then, they are passed to me to read. As I'm 58 yes old, I think that's the best recommendation anyone can give.
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