Saturday, October 13, 2012

BOOK REVIEW: The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan


BLURB FROM BACK OF BOOK:

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. . . .
 
With old friends and new friends joining forces, a marvelous ship, fearsome foes, and an exotic setting, The Mark of Athena promises to be another unforgettable adventure by master storyteller Rick Riordan.

REVIEW BY: Arianna, age 9 years, 10 months

SPOILER ALERT:

Annebeth, Percy, Jason, Piper, Hazel, Leo and Frank go on a quest to make sure there is not another war that starts with the Romans and the Greeks. Then a bad spirit who is one of Gaea's forces takes over Leo and makes the Romans want to destroy them so they flee and the Romans go after them. They go half-way around the world. When they go into The Pillars of Hercules, it becomes more and more dangerous. When they get to Rome they rescue Nico, Hazel's brother, while Annebeth is following the mark of Athena. When Annebeth succeeds following the mark of Athena, her and Percy fall into the underworld and the crew must close the doors of death.

My favorite part was when they beat the giants because they completed their quest. I recommend this book for ages 7 and up and I give it 5 out of 5 stars.