Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Rick Riordan Unleashes The Official Cover Of The Blood Of Olympus (The Heroes Of Olympus Series Book #5)

Finally the day that every demigod has been waiting for has come. The official cover of The Heroes of Olympus: The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan has been unveiled to the helpless demigods around the world. All this thanks to the fabulous art created by the series' cover magician, John Rocco.

In his most epic and raw rendition of the series, Rocco has placed us amidst the villains while we are watching the heroes attack from above. I am immediately in love with this bluey and reddish tinged cover art, the likes of which we've never seen before in the series.

Check out the official cover of The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan.

Cover of The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan


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.

The Heroes of Olympus: The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan will hit bookstores on October 7, 2014.