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. Very soon, Disney will be launching a new site, GreeksvsRomans.com, which will let you choose your side — Camp Half-Blood or Camp Jupiter. More on that soon!”

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

  2. i cant believe i was the second one here it makes me sooooooooooooooo happy :)

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

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

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

  8. 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!

  9. 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.

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

  11. 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??

  12. 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!

  13. 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. . . .

  14. did you guys go to GreeksvsRomans.com? i just can’t! who do i chose

  15. @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

  16. 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

  17. 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? :)

  18. @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!!!!!!!!!!!

  19. @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……

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

  21. 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

  22. @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.

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

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

  25. 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!!!

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