Tuesday, April 15, 2014

M for he Mark of Athena

Day 13 of the A to Z Challenge. Today's offering:


M is for The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan

BOOK BLURB:
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.

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....
COVER RATING: On a scale of 1-9
LETS FACE IT, AS LONG AS THEY STAY TRUE TO THE STYLE OF RICK RIORDAN THE PUBLISHERS CAN DO NO WRONG WITH THE COVERS. MUCH LINK WITH HARRY POTTER.
TO BE READ:

Okay, okay. You can smack me if you want, but I have only read the first book of the Heroes of Olympus series. **Ducks books thrown at my head** But you have to understand why. I started reading the Percy Jackson series while waiting on book 4 and book 5 to be released, and like with Harry Potter and the Tigers Curse series, I lost my freaking mind going crazy with anticipation. The reason I’ve not read book 2 3 or 4 yet is because I want the whole series to be out first. That way I’m not chomping at the bit as much waiting. That said, the Percy Jackson and Heroes of Olympus series have created one heck of a dedicated and amazing fandom. I’m bringing this up because I love looking at fanart and there is this one artist who does AMAZING fanart for both of these amazing series. So today I want to bring you Burge-bug and a small sampling of her amazing fanart. All images I post today belong to Burge, were created and brought to life by Burge! I’m just sharing her awesomeness with all of you.
 




There you go, come back tomorrow for day 14!
Later lovelies!
<3 L.H.
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