Book Review: The Mark of Athena

Book Review: The Mark of Athena

Taylor Ward, Reporter

I, for one, was extremely looking forward to the reunion of Percy and Annabeth.  They are my favorite characters, and when they finally got to be together again after so long, it was really touching. At the very end of the Percy Jackson & The Olympians series by Rick Riordan, the prophet spoke of seven demigod children who would save the world if the two camps, Roman and Greek, could work together.

The first book in the Heroes of Olympus series, “The Lost Hero” brings in some of the Greek aspects, while the second book, “Heroes of Olympus: The Son of Neptune”, brought in the Roman aspects.

“The Mark of Athena’, the third installment from the Heroes of Olympus series, brought the demigods together.  They embark on a perilous journey in which they must save Rome, follow the mark of Athena, and save their other demigod friend Nico.  Part of the prophecy is that Wisdom’s daughter would walk alone, so for part of their quest, Annabeth will be on her own.

The gang goes on several mini quests that are crucial to the main journey and their lives are in  peril many times.  But this is Percy and Annabeth, so what else should we expect?  These demigods fight tooth and nail for their friends and survival and I promise that whoever decides to read this book will not be disappointed.

Talk about a cliffhanger type of book! I was so upset when it ended but I’m super excited for the next book. ‘The Mark of Athena” kept you on the edge of your seat and made you never want to put it down. The pages basically turn themselves and I have to say, anyone who reads the series and makes their way to this book is going to feel the same. There is no way you can read this book and not like it. It’s a classic tale of adventure and romance and personally I couldn’t get enough.