Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: Mark of Athena

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly event held by Jill at Breaking the Spine so we can spotlight upcoming releases we're anticipating.

The book I can't wait for is Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan, which is coming out on October 2, 2012. 

Rick Riordan will also be on book tour soon, and he's coming to MIAMI on October 7!! I'm going to try my best to be there, and hope to see other Percy Jackson Floridian Fans there as well. Maybe I'll even dress up as a Daughter of Apollo, since that's the cabin I would be in if I went to Camp Half-Blood ;)

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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. . . .

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 prophesy 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.

12 comments:

  1. We're next to each other on the links list haha

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    1. I SAW!! Haha I was about to tweet that to you :)

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  2. I love Rick Riordan! I only read the first book in this series so I need to catch up before I can be waiting with you!
    My WOW

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  3. Sounds lovely! I hope you enjoy it when it comes out :)

    Here is my WoW post. Check it out? ;)

    -Maxine @ Teenage Fiction

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  4. I need to start this series. I have been dying to read a book of his for the longest. Thanks so much for sharing :)

    Jennifer @ Dream Reads

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  5. I'm looking forward to this one too! He just released his tour dates, but doesn't come anywhere close to me :( but it's going to be great just the same!

    Courtney @ Fuzzy.Coffee.Books

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  6. Sounds like a good choice, enjoy!

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2012/09/waiting-on-wednesday_19.html

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  7. I am SO EXCITED for this book because I'm basically a Rick Riordan fan girl! LOVE this series especially :)

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  8. I really need to read his books! I've got the box set for the Percy Jackson books and am dying to start this series! Need more time! Great pick! Thanks for sharing :) Loving the Timeless cover, chicky!

    MaryAnn @ Chapter by Chapter
    Our WoW this week

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  9. Wow! I have seen this one around a lot lately. I can understand why though. It's Riordan...what's not to love.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Here's mine

    Enjoy!

    ~Danica Page
    Taking it One Page at a Time

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