The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan
(Heroes of Olympus, Book 3)

77%

15 Critic Reviews

This book is the best in the series so far, and the series is for any Greek and Roman myth lover like myself.
-Guardian

Synopsis

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.
 

About Rick Riordan

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Author Bio: Rick Riordan (www.rickriordan.com) is the author of three different mythology-based series for Disney-Hyperion: the best-selling Percy Jackson series, the Kane Chronicles, and The Heroes of Olympus series. The first book in the Kane Chronicles, The Red Pyramid, was a number 1 New York Times bestseller. The five books in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series have sold millions of copies, been published in more than thirty countries, and inspired a major motion picture. Rick's 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 2, 2012 by Disney Hyperion. 604 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Critic reviews for The Mark of Athena
All: 15 | Positive: 12 | Negative: 3

Kirkus

Above average
on Oct 09 2012

Here, Riordan’s infectious love for his subject matter really comes through, even as he takes some real risks with his characters.

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Guardian

Good
on Nov 22 2012

This book is the best in the series so far, and the series is for any Greek and Roman myth lover like myself.

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Examiner

Good
on Oct 02 2012

Rich with mythological elements that are twisted and presented in an engaging and interesting point of view.

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Booklist Online

Excellent
on Oct 01 2012

With a true storyteller’s sense of pacing, Riordan creates another compelling adventure, right down to the cliff-hanger at the end.

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Common Sense Media

Above average
on Oct 02 2012

Sometimes the action stops and readers will want to get back to their old pal Percy again.

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SF Signal

Good
on Jan 09 2013

Rick Riordan gets my vote (and my family’s vote) to fill the void left by the end of the Harry Potter series.

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KidsReads

Good
on Oct 25 2012

THE HEROES OF OLYMPUS series has grown in depth and complexity, and Rick Riordan has handled it like a pro.

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KidsReads

Above average
on Oct 02 2012

THE MARK OF ATHENA promises to be another unforgettable adventure by master storyteller Rick Riordan.

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Shiny Book Review

Above average
Reviewed by Shiny Book Review on Oct 17 2012

Better than the previous installments of the series, though not quite to par with the original five books.

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HSJ

Below average
on Oct 29 2012

Riordan, however, does leave his fans a bit dissatisfied. He is a master of cliffhangers after all.

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Hypable

Excellent
on Oct 08 2012

Riordan doesn’t need Hazel in order to strike gold.

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Bookalicious

Excellent
on Oct 28 2012

The Mark of Athena is one of the best Percy Jackson books I’ve read.

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Teen Ink

Good
on Jan 04 2013

His amazing twists and agonizing cliffhangers make readers beg for more.

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Teen Ink

Above average
Reviewed by AnubhutiKumar on Mar 24 2014

Pick up a copy of Mark of Athena and experience the roller coaster ride that the Prophecy of Seven leads Percy, Annabeth, and all their friends through!

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Teen Ink

Good

If I had to recommend a book to someone it would be this one. This book is full of suspense and a bit of romance.

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