Tuesday, June 11, 2013

New The House Of Hades Art By John Rocco Offers Up A Likely Plot Spoiler

Updated: The title of the final book of The Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan has been revealed.

If you look into mythologies there are characters in it that you would immediately recognize despite the lack of description. In fact, in most Greek vase paintings no labels or names were added and people would immediately know whose story's being told in a particular pottery.

That is why when a new The House of Hades art by John Rocco featured a giant turtle, I've come to assume that we are about to meet new characters (or monsters) in the next installment of Heroes of Olympus. Much more for a plot spoiler...

In Greek mythology, the bandit Sciron, who is also a son of Poseidon, once kicked clueless men over the Sceironian Rocks, a cliff on the Saronic coast of the Isthmus of Corinth. What's waiting in the sea are gigantic turtles that would prey over this helpless men. He was killed by Theseus in a similar manner when he travelled on his way from Troezen to Athens.

Do you think that Percy and the other demigods will cross path with this character on their way to the House of Hades?

See for your self this new The House of Hades art by John Rocco if it sheds any light to future story spoiler.

The House of Hades Art by John Rocco

Here is the unedited cover art for The House of Hades (minus the typeset, jacket design and logos), if you would like to see it.

The House Of Hades Art


The House of Hades is the penultimate book in the bestselling Heroes of Olympus series.

The stakes are higher than ever in this adventure that dives into the depths of Tartarus.

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.

Heroes of Olympus: The House Of Hades by Rick Riordan will be released on October 8, 2013.