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Series: Heroes of Olympus


THE HOUSE OF HADES by Rick Riordan
Released: Oct. 8, 2013

Having plunged into Tartarus at the end of the last book, The Mark of Athena (2013), Percy and Annabeth struggle toward the Doors of Death, while their friends hurry to meet them on the other side at the titular House of Hades.

Riordan is most successful in his evocation of Tartarus and its hellish, monster-infested landscape. Read full book review >

THE MARK OF ATHENA by Rick Riordan
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"A literal cliffhanger leaves eager readers hanging; next stop: Greece—and Tartarus. (glossary) (Fantasy. 10-14)"
After waging two separate quests (The Lost Hero, 2010; The Son of Neptune, 2011), the Greek and Roman demigods of Riordan's Heroes of Olympus quintet join forces. Read full book review >
THE SON OF NEPTUNE by Rick Riordan
FANTASY
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

After spinning his wheels in series opener The Lost Hero (2010), Riordan regains his traction with book two of The Heroes of Olympus.

Gaea is raising an army of giants to defeat the gods, and Juno has switched heroes Percy Jackson (son of Poseidon) and Jason Grace (son of Jupiter) in order to unite Greek and Roman gods and demigods in battle against her. Read full book review >

THE LOST HERO by Rick Riordan
Released: Oct. 12, 2010

"Not again!" yells one of the three protagonists at one point in Rick Riordan's first installment of his second five-book series that fuses Classical mythology with everyday teen angst. Read full book review >