Usually, I listen to Rick Riordan's books, but I read this one instead. I think I prefer this series in print.
The Mark of Athena, in which:
Percy and Annabeth are finally reunited
We don't see nearly enough of Ella (I love that harpy!)
Seven demigods set forth on a quest
Leo is odd man out
The end is a real cliffhanger
Here's the plot, according to Ella,
Wisdom’s daughter walks aloneThe Mark of Athena burns through Rome,Twins snuff out the angel’s breath,Who holds the key to endless death.Giant’s bane stands cold and pale,Won through pain from a woven jail.
Some odds and ends:
- 586 pages or 15 hrs, 9 min in audiobook version
- Read the first chapter of The Mark of Athena here.
- Listen to an audiobook excerpt of The Mark of Athena.
- A Teacher's Guide to Rick Riordan's books is available on his site.
- Fans will love it.
- I'm in the Greek camp.
Next up: The House of Hades, due out in October 2013.