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

Read Chapter One

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. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. 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. 🙁

  6. @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!

  7. @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!!!!!!!!

  8. @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.

  9. 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.


  11. 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!!

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

  13. 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 🙂

  14. @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!!!” 😉

  15. @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!!!”.

  16. @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.

  17. 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.

  18. @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 :/

  19. @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.


  21. 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!

  22. 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.

  23. 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

  24. 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.

  25. 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

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

  27. 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*…

  28. 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.

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

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