“Waiting” on Wednesday: Mark of Athena

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine. The purpose is to spotlight upcoming releases that we are excited for.

Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan

Hardcover: 608 pages
Publication date: October 2, 2012
Publisher: Hyperion
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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.

I’m absolutely enamored with Riordan’s Percy Jackson and Heroes of Olympus series. They’re so fantastic and easy to get into.

Author: Kim

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0 Replies to ““Waiting” on Wednesday: Mark of Athena”

  1. This looks interesting. WoW.

  2. Oh wow, I know my nephew will be dying to get his hands on this one. He loved the Percy Jackson series! Thanks for the heads-up 🙂 I’ll be on the look-out for this one.

    Here’s my WoW

  3. Yay! I’m excited about this one too!!! I think it’s the last book though, and that makes me sad!


  4. I really need to start Heroes of Olympus, I have it sitting on my shelf for months maybe over a year now. Great pick. I always enjoy Rick’s covers 🙂

    Shortskie’s WoW

  5. I love this series! I can’t wait to read this book. I’m glad we’re going to get to read Annabeth’s POV.

    My WOW: http://breathofbooks.blogspot.com/

  6. I haven’t read this series yet but I so want too. Great pick. My WOW

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