Heroes of Olympus, The, Book Four The House of Hades (Special Limited Edition) (The Heroes of Olympus) (Hardcover)

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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

Description


Just in time for holiday gift-giving, this signed and numbered limited edition of The House of Hades is the perfect keepsake for fans of the #1 New York Times bestselling series. Each book is hand-signed by Rick Riordan and includes specially commissioned art from series illustrator John Rocco. The deluxe slipcase features a wrap-around illustration and makes an elegant centerpiece for any bookshelf.

About the Author


Rick Riordan (www.rickriordan.com) is the author of The Heroes of Olympus, Book One: The Lost Hero; the New York Times #1 best-selling The Kane Chronicles, Book One: The Red Pyramid; as well as all the books in the New York Times #1 best-selling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series: The Lightning Thief; The Sea of Monsters; The Titan's Curse; The Battle of the Labyrinth; and The Last Olympian. 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.




John Rocco (www.roccoart.com) studied illustration at Rhode Island School of Design and The School of Visual Arts. In addition to writing and illustrating four of his own picture books, including the Caldecott Honor-winning and New York Times bestselling Blackout, he has created all of the cover art for Rick Riordan's best-selling Percy Jackson, Kane Chronicles, and Heroes of Olympus series. He has also illustrated books by Whoopi Goldberg and Katherine Patterson. Before becoming a full-time children's book creator, he worked as an art director on "Shrek" for Dreamworks, and for Disney Imagineering. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and daughter.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781423170969
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Publication Date: October 22nd, 2013
Pages: 608
Language: English
Series: The Heroes of Olympus