THE HOUSE OF HADES (Heroes of Olympus, Book 4)

by Rick Riordan

Published by Disney Hyperion

A review by John Irvin


“During the third attack, Hazel almost ate a boulder.”

            From the back cover blurb:

            The demigod crew of the Argo II is standing at a crossroads. They a could return home with the Athena Parthenos statue and try to stop Camp Half-Blood and Camp Jupiter from going to war. Or they could continue on their quest to find the House of Hades, where they might be able to open the Doors of Death, rescue their friends Percy and Annabeth from Tartarus (if they have survived), and prevent monsters from being reincarnated in the mortal world. Whichever road they decide to take, they have to hurry, because time is running out. Gaea, the bloodthirsty Earth Mother, has set the date of August 1 for her rise to power.

            Join the demigods of the prophecy as they face their biggest challenges yet in the House of Hades, the hair-raising penultimate book in the bestselling Heroes of Olympus series.

The House of Hades by Rick Riordan. Fourth installment in the Heroes of Olympus series.

            After the gut-wrenching cliffhanger of The Mark of Athena, this fourth installation wasn’t better—it was superb. This is one of those books you can’t put down because it will grab your heart and drag you through Tartarus.

           That sounds like a horrible thing, I know. I’m just using the story’s plot and twisting it into a compliment for the book.

            If you’ve read The Mark of Athena, you know you have to continue with this!

            A young adult heroic quest adventure that verges on dark fantasy, The House of Hades is an intense reading, but delectable nonetheless.

            So, take my recommendation and click this link to go buy it: HOUSE OF HADES.

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