Publisher's Note:  
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 prophecy 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.

The Mark of Athena

by Rick Riordan

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Overall Review:  

The Mark of Athena, Book 3 in The Heroes of Olympus Series, has a curse on it that makes you keep reading.  This would be really annoying if it wasn't such a good book.  Riordan once again delivers a wonderful tale full of action, mythology, and humor.  He sends heroes to explore new ground for the series, as well as giving the readers a refreshing change of scenery.  In addition to this, Riordan does manage to have a modestly unpredictable plot that keeps readers thoroughly engaged through a combination of distinct characters and comic combinations of old mythology and the modern era.  Lovers of the Percy Jackson Series will not be disappointed!

Content Analysis:  

Profanity/Language: 1 religious exclamation.


Violence/Gore: Characters threaten each other multiple times; there are several battles involving swords, bows, miscellaneous weapons, and several mythological monsters that result in injury, death (mythical creatures), and explosions, but no descriptions of blood or gore.


Sex/Nudity:  Characters kiss and cuddle on several occasions.

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Authority, relationships

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There is a god of wine, but he drinks Coke and Pepsi.

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