The Heroes of Olympus #3: The Mark of Athena Cover & Chapter One!

The Heroes of Olympus #3: The Mark of Athena Cover & Chapter One!

The Mark of Athena

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On his Blog: Myth & Mystery Rick Riordan says this, which is pretty exciting:

“What is the scene on the cover? Is that who you think it is, about to fight??  Can’t tell you, but yes, that is an actual scene from the book, and the meaning will be clear when you read it. 

Well, it’s finally October 2nd – I hope my copy comes in today! If you like to talk about the Heroes of Olympus; the characters, the book covers, the prophecy and who might date who, you might like looking at the comments that have accumulated so far about the first two books. Over 1700 for each of them!

After you finish The Mark of Athena, come back and tell us what you thought.


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  1. @Lovey143 the title of book four (Fall 2013) is “The House of Hades”. I can’t remember if he said there would be four or five books though…so not sure if that is the last.

  2. Hey guys how have you been? Sorry i haven’t been on but i haven’t forgotten about percy jackson! If any of you have an instagram follow me and my friends percy jackson account camphalfblood0. Also does anyone know what the last book is going to be called?

  3. im back and i actually don mind the mysterious ending last night i had a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a ……………………………………………… DREAM ABOUT IT CREEPY im gonna get the house of hades on my kind too if your voting for obama say i if your voting for mitt romney say obama is awesome hahahabye please say it

  4. (sob) im a fool i complained how i didn’t like the book now there gone (sob) a year of worrying but face front true believers they’ll conquer this i know they will the pit will send something back

  5. finished it like on the 10 ocotober (finished it in 2 days eek) really good but i hate when it ends with A mysterious ending ugh cant wait until the house of hades comes out in 2013 thanks for the good review lovely143 it helped i think so tony fave person:percy,leo and not piper she was a little spoiled princess brat drama type thing lol ahaha (:

  6. @danny i kinda get what you’re saying but **SPOILER** i think the owl symbolized the mark of athena because annabeth followed the owls as but keep reading maybe it will get better

  7. @ lovey i mean i was hoping for a epic meeting of the geeks and romans but it was kinda casual like uniting the camps to save the world was no big deal plus the battle between jason and percy was so lack luster SPOILER annabeth wasn’t even there when they fought so i have no idea what the owl is supposed to mean and i wish they would have stayed at the camp longer they only get to get toannabeth’s pov before the thing happens and the quest starts and back to the percy vs jason thing it’s obvious the two have tension so why didn’t they let it build up so at the end of the book it could have been the ultimate duel but alas im on page 202 i haven’t read in 2 days plus rick got the keto thing wrong he the ttic she was a giant moster but in this she’s a monster god

  8. @ every one im at page 114 and honestly i am annoyed everyone’s saying oh it’s such a good book well it has not got of to a good start it feels rushed and i do not like the beginning at all i hope it gets better

  9. I just finished the book and I can not believe Rick did that I was staring at that page for almost 15 minutes with tears streaming down my face. It made me want to scream really loud but my parents were sleeping.


    @carrie i love leoo! I feel so bad for him in the MoA and his chapters were always really deep and meaningful

  11. i ordered my book last saturday and it still ain’t here can you guys tell me how long it took you guys to get youre books from amazon

  12. Done. Loved it, even the cliff hanger – great set-up for The House of Hades. I think Leo is my favorite character in this one – I liked how he is having to figure out his part to play and get comfortable with it. He seems like not a main player and yet there he is…a main player.

  13. Yea the SoN made me go like “NOOOOOOOO Annabeth is supposed to be here!!!” I still can’t wait for the House of Hades though. 🙁

  14. @Cabin6girl The Rick-hanger in MoA was nothing compared to the one in SoN but it still left me wanting to be Octavian so that I could read the will of RR to know what’s coming next.

    P.S. If you don’t like Angry Birds, that’s fine, but the Kindle has internet and any other book that I’ve bought so, HA!

  15. @PJO WEll I totally understand about the whole imploding about the ending thing. But who cares if about Angry Birds. Angry Birds has nothing on Percy and Annabeth who are so epic when they are together. (I hope you caught my meaning when I alluded to the Rick-hanger ending that left me paralyzed for ten minutes.) 🙂
    Everyone read the book!!!!!!!!

  16. @Cabin6girl Of course that he put a Rick-hanger on us, he does it on every Heroes of Olympus books and it’s kinda pissing me off. By the way I may not be able to feel the fuzzy cover on my Kindle but call me when you can play Angry Birds on the book, not that I prefer reading it on the Kindle, but, I loves me some Angry Birds!

    P.S. Can someone tell me when I can finally put spoilers ’cause I’m basically imploding right ’bout now.

  17. The book blew my mind. I am literally speechless. I can’t even describe to you the feeling I got when I finished…
    Rick pulled a Rick-hanger on us. And it was the best Rick-hanger he could have done cuz it was so amazingly sad and awesome at the same time. He really does get better at writing books.


  19. Ok im not going to spoil the whole book (i read it) but THERES A TWIST AT THE END THAT LEFT ME IN TEARS. IVE BEEN SOBING FOR DAYS!!

  20. no spoilers im getting the book in at least two days so please just tell me if you liked the book

  21. OMG I got the book!!!!!!!! I can’t wait to start!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    @PJO the cover is amazing!!! It feels kinda fuzzy. But you wouldn’t know that because you have a kindle.

    (No offense) its just a joke 🙂

  22. @Cabin6girl Thanks and also sorry I guess, that was kind of bipolarity, ha hah. Well actually I bought it for kindle that’s why I didn’t have to wait, but still, sorry.

    P.S. “YES!!!” 😉

  23. @PJO I also hate you for getting the book and me having to wait til Saturday for my mom to buy it. 🙁 Is it good?!?!?!?!!? I really hope your going to give me a really “duh” answer like “YES!!!”.

  24. @PJO I remember you!!! You were one of the only people who had like a normal thought about Percy Jackson other than those other people who would like talk about random things.

    You did exactly what I did!!! I counted down the number of hours minutes and possibly seconds until the book came out.

  25. Just finished reading it and it was awesome! I cant wait untill you guys read it so I can give spoilers, MWAHAHAH.

    P.S. For all the people that bought it in amazon and it didn’t come, that’s because there was a server problem and all the orders were cancelled, check your emails to see if the gave you a message.

  26. @carrie they didnt say a problem or anything it just said the book will be shipped out between october 9th and october 12th and i dont wanna wait that long but my parents wont bring me to buy it :/

  27. @Lovey143 What do they say the problem is? Mine hasn’t come either. I figured it was delayed because I’m not an Amazon Prime memeber. I bet they gave those orders a higher priority. That’s what happened to me with the last one…it came a couple days late.


  29. Haha I got it on my Nook at 10 p.m. mountain time, midnight eastern. Just finished it! So great! A year for the next, though…he should make a new Kane Chronicles series!

  30. How can it possibly be Octavian? They already put Jason’s, Leo’s, Piper’s, Percy’s, Hazel’s, Frank’s and Annabeth’s POVs, thats all 7, besides Octavian was a secondary character, RR said so.

  31. It still might be Octavian and Percy cuz he also has blonde hair and wears a camp Jupiter shirt .o. WHAT IF HE Sneaked on. THE SHIP WHILE THEY WERE GOING OMG

  32. I read that The Mark of Athena is already Amazon’s #40 bestselling book of 2012…and it isn’t even out yet. That’s how many people pre-ordered it.

  33. Or well not as much as me instead of… I don’t know I just wanted at least a welcome back… Man, I have abandonment issues. Cool. I wonder… since when? oO

  34. I guess everybody is waiting to read The Mark of Athena. Did you pre-order it? Oct. 2 isn’t very far away now.

  35. Sooo uhhh… yeah… I’m uh… back for the first time in months… Have I scared you all ‘cuz you guys seem to be neglecting me 🙁 … *sob*…

  36. Hey guys, haven’t posted anything for a long time, but thats because my laptop broke and it took 2 months to fix it 🙁 , but I’m back and better than ever! So, back to the book, I cant believe it’s coming out in just NINE DAYS!!! with my birthday along too ;). Well anyway, like I told you guys Percy and Jason ARE fighting, ’cause the kindle and brazillian covers of the book SHOW them fighting so haw haw. By the way what did they do to this page did they change it, or is my computer damaged, haha.

  37. Woah they changed everything…but i would just like to say… 11 DAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I CANT WAIT!!

  38. @lily aphrodite? Whaat? And idk i think maybe they are under a spell of the mark of athena and thats what the owl is. Also its released october 2 in the U.S but idk other countries.

  39. I’M baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaccccccccccccccccccccckkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk sorry i’ve been sorta busy with school

  40. 1 month left!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  41. I honestly think that its Rick’s fault because the Son of Neptune had a lot more clues and had more ike new characters

  42. @Danny – maybe the conversation will get interesting again after the book actually comes out and people have a chance to read it.



    Also known as the goddess of revenge.   This is one lady you do NOT want to run into in a dark alley (or anywhere else, for that matter).
    What does SHE do?  This woman can shape-shift into any imposing figure you can imagine, if you’re her target.  Which you don’t want to be.  Ever.
    Noteworthy: Imposing as she is, Nemesis can be bargained with, as demigod Leo will learn…but at what cost?


  45. Well I’m back!!! I read the Demigod Diaries and it was AMAZING!!! Percy and Annabeth are so sweet as a couple. They HAVE to be together forever. So I’m assuming everyone already knows who the 7 are. I can’t wait for the Mark of Athena!!!!!!!!!!!! So I’ll probably not be back until when the book comes out. So good-bye to all of you. I still miss all of the original people like Son of Neptune and etc…

  46. Guys rick released a drawing of coach hedge and he said that Coach was going on the Argo II with themmm!

  47. i am like 100% sure it’s PERCY and jason fighting, but why????????????
    BTW i am dying to get the 3rd book!!!!!
    wish that rick can post chapter 2!!!! i mean come on, right people????


    did you guys get the Demigod Diaries yet? I haven't yet but i can't wait to read it!

  49. hey guys!! havent been on in awhile!!! got alot of dance goin on! everyday of the week cept wednesday!!

  50. @Danny well you have think of it like this no matter how much you don’t want to Zeus Hades and Poseidon are the three most powerful gods in existence so far if you put them in a fight against each other (one on one of course) it would literally go on forever because they are equally matched now their children only have a small amount of their parents power and Jason and Percy both have trained under both Lupa and Chiron so they r equally matched no matter where they are sorry but it’s true

  51. @dancer* i dont know if they’re going to do character reveals because i feel like all the important characters are already introduced. But if they are then it would probably be right before the Mark of Athena comes out, like the son of Neptune. And the only other date i know is when the Mark of Athena comes out, which is October 2nd

    @danny lol good answer.

    Does anyone know when the Demigod Diaries come out?

  52. Are none if the comments anyone sends showing up or is no one sending any comments?

  53. this is the description from a canadian bookseller:
    In The Son of Neptune, Percy, Hazel, and Frank met in Camp Jupiter, the Roman equivalent of Camp Halfblood, and traveled to the land beyond the gods to complete a dangerous quest. The third book in the Heroes of Olympus series will unite them with Jason, Piper, and Leo. But they number only six–who will complete the Prophecy of Seven?
    The Greek and Roman demigods will have to cooperate in order to defeat the giants released by the Earth Mother, Gaea. Then they will have to sail together to the ancient land to find the Doors of Death. What exactly are the Doors of Death? Much of the prophesy remains a mystery. . . . With old friends and new friends joining forces, a marvelous ship, fearsome foes, and an exotic setting, The Mark of Athena promises to be another unforgettable adventure by master storyteller Rick Riordan.

  54. i havent been on in sooo long! and i fell guilty!! sorry guys ive been seriously busy, if someone would be polite enough to post and get me up to date on everything? new characters plit ect ect?? please 🙂

  55. @PJO naahh jason doesnt get exhausted with one strike. He can cause many but making a large bolt tires him out because of the strength of it and he has greek and roman training.

    Everyone needs to cut jason a break. Jason had no idea who he was or where he came frome in tLH until the end. How was he supposed to fight if he barely knew who he was. And if you say that percy had no memories, he drank the gorgon blood before battling any giants or the other threatening groups. Im sure that if jason had his memories he could fight better than he had.

  56. Percy Jackson Taught me you can die hero or live long enough to become the villain….

    Katniss Everdeen Taught me That All the world is a stage…

    Artemis fowl taught me things are not always as they seem….

    And the kanes taught me that Family is forever…

    Number 4 taught me United we stand…

  57. oh percy no contest jason been training longer but percy has ha sfar better use of his powers jason however is tired easily

  58. @Danny Here’s how I view their powers: Percy can control water and ice, can cause earthquakes, can heal himself, can talk to horses and he’s the best swordsman in Camp Half-Blood in 300 years. Now here’s all of the “powers” that Jason has: can float, can make one lightning bolt even though it exhausts him to no measure and is a pretty good swordsman. Now, tell me, of both those people, who do you think is going to win…!!!!!!!!!!!!!PEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  59. Duo date soon percy vs Jason
    Percy’s Attributes: Super stength Master swordsmen (Greatest in over 300 years)HydroKenesis
    (the ability to control water) Healing Factor (can heal bones and some poisons when near water) Water force has the ability to use his own energy to summon water for his whirlwind/Hurricane Attack Slight Cryokenesis (the Ability to control ice as seen in the SON)Celestial bronze sword (one of the strongest in history)telepathy with fish and horses demigod sense (ADHD)Somewhat Geokenesis the Ability to cause tremors and or Earthquakes and fire resistance that surpasses that of any other demigod except for leo

  60. Duo date Percy Vs jason
    Jason’s Attributes: Super strength (surpasses that of percy’s) Enhanced sword prowess As (much as i hate to say it Jason’s skils either match or Surpass that of percy’s) Aerokenesis ( acn control wind currents and tame venti) Electrokenesis can control thunder and lightting and create small storms)

  61. @lovey143 I LOVE KIM KARDASHIAN Also PJO is right
    some fans have 4-gotten that percy’s THE BEST and like i said earlier don’t get me wrong jason’s strong But PERCY’S THE STRONGEST THERE IS

  62. @pjo im fond of percy but i also really like jason and i dont understand why everyone hates him.

    Also if they made a movie with Aphrodite i think that Kim Kardashian should play her. You all might hate her but i think that it would be perfect…lol (:

  63. I swear, if Jason beats Percy then I am not going to read the fourth book.

    @Lovey143 I for one want Percy and Jason to fight because I (and I think everyone who’s read the Percy Jackson series) have grown fond of Percy, and since everyone keeps saying how good a fighter Jason is I want to see Percy show them that… HE IS THE BEST!!!!!!!

  64. @Danny not necesserily. Jasob could very well beat (or come close to beating) percy.

    And why does everyone want them to fight so bad? If they do fight than they wont be able to work together to defeat Gaea.

  65. Its possible thhat they are going to fight because on the cover for like brazil or something they are sword fighting on the Argo II but seriously RR needs to just give me this book or i might die.

  66. I don’t care what anyone else thinks Percy and Jason ARE going to fight and when the book comes out I’m going to show you. !!!!!!!SHOW YOU ALL!!!!!!

  67. Percy Champion of the gods Bane of the Titans Hero of olympus son of posidon faces his greatest threat JASON GRACE

  68. @kdadk thats what im saying. Like rick probably wouldnt make it like that.

    @PJO i guess we lost some fans. -_- sucks to be them

  69. How come the book is out in 3 months and we only got about 90 comments while in Son blog when it was 3 months we already hit our 1k mark colsing in on 1.5 . Actually the comments in that blog went slower after I left you guys didn’t even hit 2k 🙁

  70. Danny ur saying you cant wait to see what happens when certain characters meet but you didnt mention reyna meeting piper wich is pretty important because (SPOILER ALERT for TLH and SON)in the lost hero piper and jason get really close and both say that they like each other but in the son of neptune reyna says to percy that herself and jason were really close

  71. i dont think percy and jason are fighting thats probobly what they want us to assume and all you people are taking the cover way too litteral jason and percy are most likly going to be fighting something together

  72. I dont mean to be irrevlevant but i have a question about the novel A Walk To Remember by Nicholas Sparks that i need answered. Heres my question (*SPOILER ALERT*): Did Jamie Sullivan die at the end of the book?

  73. well ican’t wait to see how they interact Frank meets leo Hazel Meets Leo Reyna meets leo Reyna meets annabeth Annabeth meets frank Annabeth meets hazel and wait for it…………………………………………………….. PERCY MEETS JASON

  74. Oh and pjo don’t mean to be rude but I’ll envy u when hades freezes over

  75. Having to wait 4 the book is torture what do y’all think will happen be specific not vague

  76. Have any of you guys heard about or listebd to the band black veil brides and if so what do y’all think of them

  77. Pjo I remember you mistúer and don’t laugh I if I misspelled that french word

  78. @son of gods what does everyone else’s bacon taste like? isn’t the same

  79. My bday is july 22nd a month and somthin days after the summer solstice

  80. @lovey143 i am canadian so we call it rememberance day and it is on november the 11th because that is when world world 1 ended

  81. @MeMyselfAndI you dont know what memorial day is? Well in USA its the day when we celebrate all the soldiers and how much they have done for our country and we thank them for sacrificing their lives.

    @PJO looks like you got me there (:

  82. @PJO wow u live in the dominican republic?? i used 2 live there. hehe

    im sorry i havent bee on as much as i want to. i got a busy summer

  83. @Lovey143 I live in Dominican Republic so I count Memorial Day like it’s just another day, but the book is the reason were all commenting so… WHO’S THE SUCKER NOW? OH YEAH! 🙂

  84. I JUST checked out the release date for the book (October 2nd), and guess what? That’s my birthday SUCKERS!!!!!!. Plus it’s also Mahattma Ghandi’s (may he rest in peace) birthday too! Yeah thats right my birthday celebrates Ghandi’s AND the books birthday AND also it was the release day of the first PEANUTS comic strip 🙂 . Yeah that’s right you all envy me MUAHAHAHAHHAHA MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  85. @Loki probably not because the book will most likely involve all the characters we know. But maybe he’ll release clues…?

  86. CHECK OUT RICKS BLOG!!!!!!!! Did you know Drew from The Serpants shadow is the same drew for The Lost Hero!!! Rick said so himself!!! Cool! It might be a hint at a future crossover!!!!!!! WOAH

  87. the book version of the avengers would be

    Percy Jackson-Thor
    Artemis Fowl-Iron Man
    Katniss Everdeen-Hawkeye
    Alex Rider-Black Widow
    Maximum Ride-Captain America
    Number 4-Hulk

  88. Maauaauauuauauauaua @Pjo great minds think alike ahahahahahhahahahand Lovey although hes don ewith with kane chronicles for Know hes probably started his norse mythos series which like the kane chornicle swill take place in the same world as Pjo soon there shall be a crossover like the avengers sortov

  89. I heard that RR was done with the Kane series so if he’s done it is possible that after MoA the books will be released alot quicker which is good (:

  90. ok its obviously percy and jason, percy on black jack and jason on his ventus.

    and welcome all you newbies 2 this blog!!!!

  91. @Loki Thats what I said!

    @annabeth 2 I don’t really think that anyones going to be that jealous in a children’s book plusthose aren’t really good reasons to fight each other unless ther being hypnotized or something.

  92. @loki and Blood of Eumolpus hey guys nice 2 meet you
    ok what if jason was jealous of percy because percy defeated more titans and he got jason’s praetor postition so he kinda might be really jealous of percy because he might be getting all the attention

  93. you guys are looking at all wrong see you guys are saying there either fight ing each other or the owl what if there under spell and possibly the mark of athena is there to free them right before they kill each othet just guessing thou Teeheeee

  94. @Lovey143 They can’t be fighting the mark of Athena because in the cover they’re about to clash with their swords raised, of course the illustrator probably made it like that to fool us but I really don’t think that their really going to FIGHT the mark of Athena. Actually I think that the mark of Athena is the gift in her pocket that Annabeth said her mother had given her.

  95. hello friends im new but i would love to to join LOL LOL LOL LOL aahhahahahahahhahahahaha

  96. ooooooooooooooh its good to be back hero leo is my favorite side from percy

  97. @PJo i remeber you im pretty sure everyone does oh and Loki welcome to the party oooooooooooh and percy jackson live sin the same world as the kane chronicles why because lacy from aphrodite cabin danced with carter and drew was there plus sadie said the lacy told they b oth went to a camp

  98. Hi im new! anyways the two people on there aren’t facing the owl so they’re probably not fighting it. The POVs have to be new people because otherwise RR might risk some people getting bored. It’s probably going to be annabeth, reyna, octavian, and someone who’s a red herring and is going to be on the Argo II but dies later on. OMG I can’t wait for the book to come out.

  99. why would they being fighting the owl. and i hope the four are annabeth, percy, jason and wither hazel or frank

  100. @PJO i remember you! And um i dont think they are fighting each other. I think they’re fighting the owl which is the mark of athena as i’ve already said many times but i dont really know.

  101. Wow it’s been a long time since I’ve been here. I bet none of you remember me. For those who don’t remember me (which I don’t think ANY of you do) I’m from the Son of Neptune blog you know PJO the one, the really charming guy with a way with words created from Athena herself 😉 . Just kidding, but I hope you all remember me as almost all of you have been in the other blog. Anyway about the cover, Percy and Jason are definitely fighting but their probably in a trance like when Jason and Leo almost fought in The Lost Hero when Medea charmspeaked them. Also about the steeds Percy is obviously riding Blackjack as he is famously remarked as Percy’s “private” pegasus, and Jason IS riding his ventus from The Lost Hero because it doesn’t have wings yet it is flying and it is also generating lightning, both of which are key characteristics to the ventus horse. I once again apologize for the inner nerd in me that likes to come out in these types of blogs and bore you poor people by making you read a paragraph this long and, that reminds me, I once again hold the first place trophy for longest comment. HHAHAHAHAAHHAH I’VE BEAT YOU ALL I’M BEATING YOU RIGHT NOW AND I’LL DO IT AGAIN NO MATTER WHO WISHES TO MAKE IT LONGER, I SHALL STAY AS THE WORLD CHAMPION!!!

  102. @percabeth sorry i didn’t know it could only be the 7 from the prophecy’s pov

  103. @dancer* i really like piper jason and leo but percy and annabeth will always be in my heart.

  104. @Danny – after you click on the t-shirt and get to the map, there is a button on the map like the kind that point out a city. Hover over the button with your mouse and the button will radiate white circles. Click on the button and a video of Rick Riordan talking appears.

  105. i got to greeksvsromans and all i saw were wo t shirts one was orange on ewas purple and when i clicked orange it just showed ocean did they put all the content in yet P.s i hope leo has pov

  106. i love frank he is the only canadian character how come americans don’t know canada was in afkanistan?

  107. @annabeth 2 It cannot I mean CANNOT be Octavian or Reyna. You want to know why? The POVs will only be those of the Seven of the Prophecy. So yeah……

  108. @carrie i mean greeks vs romans and annabeth2 Percy because he has better training more powers than jason he is much smarter and jason may be strong but PERCY IS THE STRONGEST THEIR IS!!!!!!!!!!!

  109. hey guys i think the pov’s will be annabeth (obviously) percy jason reyna or maybe even octivian who do you guys think would win if percy and jason fought? 🙂

  110. how do you get to the website i tried but all that comes is bunch of fansites talking about it some on egive me a link

  111. @memyselfandi where did you find that? And no i think four if good. I hope the persepctives are Annabeth, Percy, Jason,
    and Leo or Piper

  112. did you guys go to i just can’t! who do i chose

  113. 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. . . .

  114. This link to chapter one IS broken … from Riordan’s blog too. Disney has done something to change the link… Hopefully they will correct it soon. Sorry!

  115. im gonna red SoN first b4 the 1st chapter of MoA cuz i wanna feel prepared 😉

  116. when i click on read chapter one it says the webpage cannot be found (from this site). and that i need 2 “email the webmaster”. wat the crap??? who else has this problem??

  117. What if jason is on Tempest From the lost hero CAN”T Wait GREEK VS ROMAN

  118. This is what i think. I think Jason is riding the storm spirit he found named tempest because skippy is like brown. And i think they are fighting the owl which is the mark…idk though. This probs isnt right but i dont think jason and percy would fight.

  119. JASON AND PERCY HOW COULD YOU FIGHT LIKE THAT! I’m guessing that Percy is on Blackjack and Jason is on whatever Reyna’s pagasus is. POST THE NEXT CHAPTER RICK! PLEEEEEAAAAAAAASSSSSSE!

  120. the owl is totally athena’s thing- purple shirt is roman, orange:greek
    it looks like Jason is going against Percy

  121. I cant even describe my hate for RR. He legit needs to release this book now..

  122. cant wait till the demigod diaries comes out i am soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo getting it and percabeth did you un-friend me on facebook cuz i cant find you in my friends list any more

  123. Okay. The owl HAS to do with Athena or Annabeth. Maybe a referance to her finding Percy or maybe some owl in rome that is the MARK since the Sacred animal for Athena is the OWL

  124. O.M.Gods Yeah that IS Percy vs Jason Look at the Water and Lightning under it! Also Look at BlackJack WOAH! I am SO buying The Demigod Diaries

  125. i cant believe i was the second one here it makes me sooooooooooooooo happy 🙂

  126. the cover is so pretty! but why ae jadon and percy fighting they should be friends not enemies

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