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Who is Rick Riordan?

Rick Riordan (born 5th June, 1964) is a #1 New York Times best-selling author. For 15 years, Rick taught history and english at multiple middle schools in the San Fransisco Bay area, and in Texas. In 2002, Rick was working at St.Mary's Hall, where he was honored with the schools first Master Teacher award. He worked there for six years, before retiring to become a full time writer. Rick lives with his wife and two sons, Haley and Patrick.


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Annabeth is terrified. Just when she’s about to be reunited with Percy—after six months of being apart, thanks to Hera—it looks like Camp Jupiter is preparing for war. As Annabeth and her friends Jason, Piper, and Leo fly in on the Argo II, she can’t blame the Roman demigods for thinking the ship is a Greek weapon. With its steaming bronze dragon masthead, Leo’s fantastical creation doesn’t appear friendly. Annabeth hopes that the sight of their praetor Jason on deck will reassure the Romans that the visitors from Camp Half-Blood are coming in peace.

And that’s only one of her worries. In her pocket Annabeth carries a gift from her mother that came with an unnerving demand: Follow the Mark of Athena. Avenge me. Annabeth already feels weighed down by the prophecy that will send seven demigods on a quest to find—and close— the Doors of Death. What more does Athena want from her?
Annabeth’s biggest fear, though, is that Percy might have changed. What if he’s now attached to Roman ways? Does he still need his old friends? As the daughter of the goddess of war and wisdom, Annabeth knows she was born to be a leader, but never again does she want to be without Seaweed Brain by her side.

Narrated by four different demigods, The Mark of Athena is an unforgettable journey across land and sea to Rome, where important discoveries, surprising sacrifices, and unspeakable horrors await. Climb aboard the Argo II, if you dare...


'This book was amazing! I couldn't put it down. This book is about Percy and his friends on a quest to save the world from the titan Gaea. The Percy Jackson series was recommended to me by a friend and I have just kept reading this intriguing series. This book is funny and also informational! I have learned a lot about Greek mythology. I love this book!' -


Percy Jackson and the Olympians

Percy is a hero many 12-year-olds can identify with. Adventurous, kind-hearted, dyslexic and diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder, he leads a life that is no piece of cake. As the story begins inThe Lightning Thief, Percy learns that it's not going to get any easier. He already has a hard time with school, some of the other kids, and his obnoxious stepfather. As if that weren't bad enough, he suddenly finds himself in a fight to the death with his math teacher-turned-horrible-monster and, surviving that, he learns that his real father is Poseidon, god of the sea. Poseidon is not much of a hands-on kind of dad and there are people (of both the human and non-human varieties) who are not happy about the "half-bloods" like Percy. Yes, it turns out there are many children who are the products of human and god/goddess romantic encounters, and life is dangerous for each of them. The one somewhat safe place for them is at a summer camp called, appropriately enough, Camp Half-Blood. (


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