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The Blood of Olympus (B&N Exclusive Edition) (Heroes of Olympus Series #5)

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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 ...

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781484724934
  • Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
  • Publication date: 10/7/2014
  • Series: Heroes of Olympus Series , #5
  • Pages: 528
  • Sales rank: 17
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Rick Riordan
Rick Riordan (www.rickriordan.com) is the author of the # 1 New York Times best-selling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, as well as the #1 best-selling The Heroes of Olympus series, and The Kane Chronicles series. His previous novels for adults include the hugely popular Tres Navarre series, winner of the top three awards in the mystery genre. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts with his wife and two sons.

Biography

Percy Jackson and the Olympians is a terrific YA series by former middle school teacher and mystery writer Rick Riordan that revamps Greek mythology in a fun, fresh way kids find enthralling. A trouble-prone teen with attention deficit disorder and dyslexia, Percy is the half-blood son of Poseidon, one of 12 Olympian gods making mischief right here in 21st-century America. Praised by critics, librarians, and teachers, the Percy Jackson books have been honored with numerous awards and appear consistently on The New York Times bestseller list.

The series grew out of a sequence of bedtime stories Riordan invented for his son Haley -- who, at eight, had just been diagnosed with learning disabilities. Although Haley was having trouble in school, he loved the Greek myths and asked his dad to tell him some stories about the gods and heroes. Riordan ran through the standards from mythology, then began to invent new tales featuring some of the same characters and introducing a brave boy hero enough like Haley to make things interesting!

Haley begged his father to write the stories down, and in 2005, The Lightning Thief was published to excellent reviews. It was an instant hit with preteens, who loved the concept of a kid much like themselves -- i.e., embroiled in the everyday problems of school, family, and relationships -- embarking on heroic quests, soothing vengeful gods, and battling monsters.

In addition to Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Riordan also writes books for adults, most notably a series of high-octane Tex-Mex thrillers featuring private investigator Jackson "Tres" Navarre, a complicated loner with an offbeat pedigree. (Tres -- pronounced "Trace" -- is a tai chi master with a Ph.D. in medieval literature who turns to detective work when he is unable to find a teaching job!) The first novel in the series, 1997's Big Red Tequila, scooped the Anthony and Shamus Awards, two of the three most prestigious prizes for Mystery & Crime fiction. Riordan completed the trifecta when his sequel, The Widower's Two-Step, won the coveted Edgar Award in 1999.

Between the two series, Riordan remains incredibly busy. For several years, he balanced writing with teaching English to middle school students. Reluctantly, he has left teaching (a career he thoroughly enjoyed) in order to write full-time, but he still harbors hopes that someday he'll return to the classroom. Meanwhile, he makes frequent visits to schools and enjoys meeting young readers on his book tours.

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    1. Hometown:
      San Antonio, TX
    1. Date of Birth:
      June 5, 1964
    2. Place of Birth:
      San Antonio, TX
    1. Education:
      B.A. in English and History, University of Texas

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2013

    Cant wait for it to come out

    I devoured the book " the house of hades" in two days and I'm really guilty about that because I have to wait a whole year before I can read the next one. Hurry up!

    230 out of 353 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2013

    Omg

    I can't wait til it comes out!!!!!!

    180 out of 294 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2013

    Omg

    Need it to come out im already dying inside!!! I loved all the others. Ive read them all a lot of times

    162 out of 247 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 30, 2013

    Amazing

    I love rick riordan books this'll be best yet!
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    157 out of 243 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 19, 2013

    This will be...

    Epic C==|:::::::::::::::::::::::::>

    142 out of 306 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2013

    I wants it!!!

    I want this book so bad. I wish it came out sooner.

    128 out of 215 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2014

    Not so bad.....

    I know we've all got forever to wait for this, but we have to kind of be thankful. I mean, HOH didn't have nearly as much of a cliffhanger ending than MOA did. (I remember that...) And would be kind of useless if you killed yourself waiting for a book to come out. Then, believe it or not, you would never get to actually read the book.

    Yeah.

    But anyway, point is, I can't wait (and everyday we're one day closer!!!!!)

    122 out of 167 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2013

    Epic book

    Cant wait for it to come out ==(:::::::::::::::::::>

    95 out of 187 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2013

    Epic

    Epic sword!! (==l::::::::::::::>

    87 out of 251 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2013

    Can't wait !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    omg i just can't wait this is so exiting but it comes out in a whole year wish it came out sooner

    84 out of 141 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2014

    I LOVE THESE BOOKS!!! :)

    Omg I want to know what happens sooooo bad!!!! I can't wait for the ending. Its going to be EPIC! :) I hope everyone lives because if any of the seven die I will be really mad at Mr. Riordan!! I also can't wait 2 see the cover art because it is always super awesome (my favorite is the cover on The Mark of Athena) ;)This series have been my favorites since I was nine and now I'm thirteen. At the same time, I am trying to tell myself to relish the bliss of not knowing, cuz when I finish it I will probably cry :( (that is a big deal for me because I have never cried once in any book or movie). I read The House of Hades in 2 days and I was trying to go slow, but I couldn't stop myself at the end! ;) If you haven't read these two series, stop wasting your time reading reviews and go buy The Lightning Thief. It is the best 10 bucks u will ever spend!!! ;) I know you will love these books as much as I do!! :) :) -maura

    75 out of 87 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2013

    Comes out

    October 7,2014

    47 out of 103 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2013

    Can't wait!

    I hungrily ate up The House of Hades, and now cannot wait for The Blood of Olympus to come out!

    45 out of 68 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2013

    I loved house of hades and this one will be the best on yet

    Can't wait

    44 out of 90 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2014

    Why!?

    Why does it have to be so far away?!?!

    32 out of 63 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2013

    Must...gather strength... need ...book...faints

    Seriosly cant wait

    32 out of 58 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2014

    Sword?

    This is a review place not a sword show.

    30 out of 71 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2013

    Book

    Plz hurry I will literally kill myself if it doesn't come out next year in november

    30 out of 79 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2013

    So looking forward to this

    Yippie

    23 out of 64 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2013

    Cant wait

    H

    22 out of 189 people found this review helpful.

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