Other Books in Series
This is book number 4 in the The Heroes of Olympus series.
- #1: Heroes of Olympus, The, Book One The Lost Hero (Heroes of Olympus, The, Book One) (The Heroes of Olympus #1) (Hardcover): $19.99
- #2: The Heroes of Olympus The Demigod Diaries (The Heroes of Olympus, Book 2) (Hardcover): $12.99
- #3: The Heroes of Olympus - Book Three The Mark of Athena (Hardcover): $19.99
- #5: Heroes of Olympus, The, Book Five The Blood of Olympus (The Heroes of Olympus #5) (Hardcover): $19.99
House of Hades
By Rick Riordan
To begin, his dedication page was to his readers:
“To my wonderful readers:
Sorry about that last cliff-hanger.
Well, no not really. HAHAHAHA.
But seriously, I love you guys.”
I love Rick Riordan’s sense of humor in his books, and The House of Hades is no exception. There are plenty of serious moments, but the light-hearted moments make it so much more entertaining.
In the previous book, The Mark of Athena, we are left with Percy and Annabeth plunging into the depths of Tartarus. They must reach the doors of Death from Hades’ side, while others meet them on the other side of the doors. Together, the doors must be closed to prevent Gaea’s minions from raising her and ruling the earth. Bob the Titan is back and Percy and Annabeth would not have survived Tartarus if not for him. While Percy and Annabeth face their own challenges head-on in the Underworld, the other demigods must each face their own…and they do so amazingly. Each one grows, some of them you can literally see physical changes. Frank undergoes a tremendous growth spurt, both in stature and as a leader. It was nice to see him step it up. I also especially liked that Leo had some time with Calypso; it would be nice to see them back together. And Nico’s surprising revelation was totally unexpected; did not see that one coming! The subject matter was handled very well by Riordan. I cannot wait for the next, and final installment of the Heroes of Olympus. Here’s hoping that Riordan continues with Percy and the group in another series.— Sherry
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 from 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.
About the Author
Rick Riordan (www.rickriordan.com) is the author of the # 1 New York Times best-selling The Heroes of Olympus, Book One: The Lost Hero; The Heroes of Olympus, Book Two: The Son of Neptune; The Heroes of Olympus, Book Three: The Mark of Athena; the #1 New York Times best-selling Kane Chronicles; andthe five books in the #1 New York Times best-selling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. His previous novels for adults include the hugely popular Tres Navarre series, winner of the top three awards in the mystery genre. He lives in San Antonio, Texas, with his wife and two sons.