Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
This week’s Waiting on Wednesday post is for The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan (Disney-Hyperion):
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….
Why I’m looking forward to this book:
Um, hello, it’s a Rick Riordan book that features Percy Jackson! Of COURSE I’m stoked for this one! I’ve only wanted to get my hands on it since last October when I finished The Son of Neptune, after all. I can honestly say that Percy is my favorite fictional narrator of all times, and while I miss his first-person point of view, I still love him and his crazy antics. “You have a feast for tuna?” ♥ I can’t wait to see his reunion with Annabeth, and to learn what’s in store for the demigods on the Quest, particularly when Hera was hinting pretty heavily in the previous book that things would not be easy. Not that they ever have a simple time of things in this series. It wouldn’t be the demigod way, would it?
Release Date: October 2, 2012
What are you waiting on this week? Please link me!