The Blood of Olympus official cover.
I got to be honest. It was still early in the morning and I was already in front of one of my favorite bookstores to wait for its opening. The store will be opening by 11 AM and because of the excitement to read the new The House of Hades, I was already preparing by around 8.
It was a very tiring wait, much less a hunger-inflicting one, because I didn't take my breakfast early on. But the one thing I can tell you is that the wait and the hunger were worth it, and every negative vibes were gone when I had in my hands the much-awaited book in the The Heroes of Olympus.
Here I am doting over the recent addition to my treasured collection, The Heroes of Olympus: The House of Hades by Rick Riordan.
The House of Hades Synopsis
The demigod crew of the Argo II is standing at a crossroads. They 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 best-selling Heroes of Olympus series.
While I was delicately opening the acetate cover of the book, my eyes were bulging. Not only because I was hoping to read the expected beautiful story, but I was also eager to discover the next title in the series and either confirm or debunk its many rumored titles.
I opened the book on its last pages, and without further ado, here is the next book in The Heroes of Olympus.
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Updated: Amazon has revealed the synopsis of The Heroes of Olympus: The Blood of Olympus on the book's ebook format. It is also listed in their website that it will be released on October 7, 2014.
The Heroes of Olympus: The Blood of Olympus Synopsis
Though the Greek and Roman crewmembers of the Argo II have made progress in their many quests, they still seem no closer to defeating the earth mother, Gaea. Her giants have risen—all of them, and they're stronger than ever. They must be stopped before the Feast of Spes, when Gaea plans to have two demigods sacrificed in Athens. She needs their blood—the blood of Olympus—in order to wake. The demigods are having more frequent visions of a terrible battle at Camp Half-Blood. The Roman legion from Camp Jupiter, led by Octavian, is almost within striking distance. Though it is tempting to take the Athena Parthenos to Athens to use as a secret weapon, the friends know that the huge statue belongs back on Long Island, where it might be able to stop a war between the two camps. The Athena Parthenos will go west; the Argo II will go east. The gods, still suffering from multiple personality disorder, are useless. How can a handful of young demigods hope to persevere against Gaea's army of powerful giants? As dangerous as it is to head to Athens, they have no other option. They have sacrificed too much already. And if Gaea wakes, it is game over.
And here's quite a spoiler on what's to happen in the fifth book, according to author Rick Riordan.
"Book five is when everything comes together, when they have to face the horde of giants that has arisen to take on the gods themselves, when they have to face the ultimate villain of the series, who is Gaea, the Earth Mother, who is not a happy lady. Gaea is the puppet master, as she is in Greek mythology. She is maybe not center stage, but she is the one who is pulling all the strings, making things happen. There will be giants, there will be spirits of the dead. There’s a lot of drama as the demigods interact with each other."
Did you like the new title in the series? Did some rumored titles hit the spot and was able to guess it? For the meantime I wanna go run and immerse my self with the beautiful story that's awaiting for me in The Heroes of Olympus: The House of Hades.