Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Waiting On Wednesday: The Mark of Athena

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

I'm a little slow out of the gate sometimes, so I have no idea how long ago this was actually announced, but I just saw it yesterday and I'm EXCITED! Rick Riordan is, hands down, my favorite middle grade author and his Percy Jackson series, and now this second companion series, do an excellent job of riding the line between enjoyment and education. (I also really love the covers.)

The Mark of Athena Rick Riordan

Expected publication: October 2, 2012

Summary from Goodreads:

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.

Narrated by four different demigods, The Mark of Athena is an unforgettable journey across land and sea to Rome, where important discoveries, surprising sacrifices, and unspeakable horrors await. Climb aboard the Argo II, if you dare. . . .


  1. Great pick! Even though I haven't read any of Rick Riordan's novels, I only hear good things about them :) Can't wait to actually read one!

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  2. Sounds interesting. I haven't anything by Riordan yet.

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  3. Ooh that looks good! I read the Percy Jackson series and started the Kane Chronicles but haven't read any of his others. Of course, I think all his books look good though!