Thursday, November 21, 2013

The House of Hades by Rick Riordan

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 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.
From Goodreads.

This series is really good. I liked The Mark of Athena slightly better than this one but it still scores a high 4 Polar bears. I like how each of the demigods in turn shows their strong sides and also how nobody can be the sole hero of a quest, they only succeed by working together. It feels like a long time to October 2014 when the last book is scheduled to be published.

This book qualifies for:
Goodreads 2013 Reading Challenge
Serious Readers 2013
2013 Sequel Reading Challenge
2013 Paranormal Reading Challenge (mythological beings) 

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