Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan

22 Nov

The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan, released October 2012

Just to recap, The Son of Neptune (book 2 in the Heroes of Olympus series) ends as the Argo II flying ship appears of the Roman camp.  I was waiting the whole book for the Argo II to arrive and the book ends at that point. (sigh)

The Mark of Athena starts with the arrival of the Argo II and moves away from camp at top speed.  Whose at fault?  Your best guess is to blame everything on Gaea.  But even with the Earth goddess waking, the gods and goddesses themselves are having problems.  What happens when your Greek side fights against your Roman side?  Zeus and Jupiter are the same, but not really.  And, with a prophecy in hand, the seven (plus satyr) follow their paths to save Olympus.

This book moves along with a great deal of action, cleverness and distractions.  It is highly enjoyable and its real fault lies in being book 3 in a quartet.  Next October will bring the anticipated, exciting end to another great series.

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