Wednesday, January 29, 2014

The House of Hades (The Heroes of Olympus #4)

At the conclusion of The Mark of Athena, Annabeth and Percy tumble into a pit leading straight to the Underworld. The other five demigods have to put aside their grief and follow Percy’s instructions to find the mortal side of the Doors of Death. If they can fight their way through the Gaea’s forces, and Percy and Annabeth can survive the House of Hades, then the Seven will be able to seal the Doors both sides and prevent the giants from raising Gaea. But, Leo wonders, if the Doors are sealed, how will Percy and Annabeth be able to escape?

They have no choice. If the demigods don’t succeed, Gaea’s armies will never die. They have no time. In about a month, the Romans will march on Camp Half-Blood. The stakes are higher than ever in this adventure that dives into the depths of Tartarus.

Oh Rick! How you kill me. 

This book is the next to last in this series. Gaea is close to waking and the demigods have to stop her at the Doors of Death. We see all seven travel the ancient world, while Rick seems to be closing a lot of old plot points as this story develops. 


The son a Ares. We see him grow into a leader, and lead a critical mission towards the end of the book. Also, Leo helps him over come his fear of fire. Oh, how I wish I could tell you.

Percy and Annabeth,

Yes they are in love and sometimes, I could gag on the mush, but it is sweet as we seem them travel through Tartarus and we meet some new foes and a lot of old ones. Also, we get to see Bob again. 


Hecate visits her and gives her a unique ability to help in the final battle. 


We see him fall in love. 


We learn why he has isolated himself. Jason attempts to be his friend.


Makes a critical decision. This decision is critical in the final battle in this book. 

Folks, I will tell you that this book was hard to get into. With all the books that I read, sometimes it takes a moment for my mind to allow the memories come back. 

Outside of some of the character developments, we get no real resolution. In true Rick fashion, we are left at the end with a finality that leaves you begging for more. 

The final book, I assume will be the final battle. Hopefully, we get more books with these demigods as adults....We shall see, 


Until Next Time,

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