The Heroes of Olympus, The, Book Four by Rick Riordan
House of Hades

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Overall, I would highly recommend the fourth installment in The Heroes of Olympus series to everyone who has ever read the Percy Jackson books, or anyone who wishes to. Just remember: you’re never too old for a good old well-written middle grade book!
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At the conclusion of The Mark of Athena, Annabeth and Percy tumble into a pit leading straight to the Underworld. The other five demigods have to put aside their grief and follow Percy's instructions to find the mortal side of the Doors of Death. If they can fight their way through the Gaea's forces, and Percy and Annabeth can survive the House of Hades, then the Seven will be able to seal the Doors from both sides and prevent the giants from raising Gaea. But, Leo wonders, if the Doors are sealed, how will Percy and Annabeth be able to escape?

They have no choice. If the demigods don't succeed, Gaea's armies will never die. They have no time. In about a month, the Romans will march on Camp Half-Blood. The stakes are higher than ever in this adventure that dives into the depths of Tartarus.
 

About Rick Riordan

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Rick Riordan (www.rickriordan.com) is the author of the # 1 New York Times best-selling The Heroes of Olympus, Book One: The Lost Hero; The Heroes of Olympus, Book Two: The Son of Neptune; The Heroes of Olympus Book Three: The Mark of Athena; the #1 New York Times best-selling The Kane Chronicles, Book One: The Red Pyramid; The Kane Chronicles, Book Two: The Throne of Fire; The Kane Chronicles, Book Three: The Serpent's Shadow; as well as the five books in the #1 New York Times best-selling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. His previous novels for adults include the hugely popular Tres Navarre series, winner of the top three awards in the mystery genre. He lives in San Antonio, Texas, with his wife and two sons.
 
Published October 8, 2013 by Disney Hyperion. 609 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Young Adult. Fiction
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Guardian

Excellent
Reviewed by Isaac260 on Nov 01 2014

I loved Rick Riordan's classic amazing mixture of great action, awesome mythological knowledge and brilliant dialogue.

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Guardian

Excellent
Reviewed by PearlyDewdrops on Mar 11 2014

This book is no less action-packed and thrilling than the others. Riordan continues to deliver with cracking wit, astonishing depth...I would definitely recommend it to anyone who has been keeping up with the series so far, and to anyone who hasn't – start!

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Novels Alive

Excellent
Reviewed by Tierney Linton on Oct 22 2013

Overall, this book is another fantastic example of Riordan’s brilliance. It is a solid continuation of the series that answers some questions and asks even more to set up the final book that I can already tell will be an epic finale. Do yourself a favor and read this book.

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Teen Ink

Above average
Reviewed by Teenage_Reads on Mar 28 2014

The House of Hades is the fourth of five books in the hero of Olympus series. Rick Riordan has not disappointed us in this book. His writing grasps you and pulls you into the demigod world.

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Excellent Reads

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on Dec 09 2016

Overall I absolutely adored this book and it was just such a beautiful yet fiercer thrill ride to read. I need the next one now.

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Mindful Musings

Above average
Reviewed by Amber Sumner on Apr 01 2014

Sure, there are exciting moments that help pull me back in, but they are few and far between. It just has a sense of monotony. This story could have been told in the same amount of pages as his last one. Now, don't worry! There are some redeeming qualities about the book.

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Good
Reviewed by Jaime G. on Jan 31 2014

Overall, I would highly recommend the fourth installment in The Heroes of Olympus series to everyone who has ever read the Percy Jackson books, or anyone who wishes to. Just remember: you’re never too old for a good old well-written middle grade book!

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