You guys, the cover and synopsis for The House of Hades was revealed today at BEA and OMG! It’s got Percy and Annabeth! In Tartarus! *massive flailing*
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 Gaea’s forces, and Percy and Annabeth can survive the House of Hades, then the Seven will be able to seal the Doors from 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. The stakes are higher than ever in this adventure that dives into the depths of Tartarus.
Doesn’t this sound amazing?! And by putting Percy and Annabeth on the cover, that means ONE of them has to be a narrator … right? I think I remember reading something from Rick Riordan that he wasn’t going to leave us hanging and we would get point-of-view chapters from Tartarus. I’m still just flailing in excitement. And of course I have ~theories~ about how this book will end. I shall be curious to see how good old Rick trolls us once again.
The House of Hades will be released on October 8, 2013. I cannot wait!