Artfully packaged and given the deluxe treatment, this signed and numbered limited edition of The Mark of Athena is sure to delight the legions of fans of the #1 New York Times bestselling series. Each book is hand-signed by Rick Riordan and includes specially commissioned full-color art from series illustrator John Rocco. The deluxe slipcase features a wrap-around illustration and makes an elegant centerpiece for any bookshelf.
About the Author
Rick Riordan (www.rickriordan.com) is the author of the New York Times #1 best-selling The Heroes of Olympus, Book One: The Lost Hero; the New York Times #1 best-selling The Kane Chronicles, Book One: The Red Pyramid; as well as the five books in the New York Times #1 best-selling Percy Jackson and the Olympians 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 San Antonio, Texas, with his wife and two sons.
Hometown:San Antonio, TX
Date of Birth:June 5, 1964
Place of Birth:San Antonio, TX
Education:B.A. in English and History, University of Texas
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I loved this series and this one kept entranced
The Gods Have Shined Upon Us Rick Riordan’s stunning series, The Heroes of Olympus, takes another thrilling and articulate adventure with the third book, The Mark of Athena. On a life or death quest to spare the planet from Gaea, the goddess of Earth, our seven main teenage heroes transverse the globe and the series into new locations and encountering all sorts of issues that make it more dangerous and action packed heights. A curse as old as the Gods themselves has reemerged and the plot thickens into a weaving and complex conflict with odds against their favor. As the story begins, Annabeth, Jason, Leo and other Greek demigods approach the city of New Rome, as the entire Greek world has moved to the North American Continent, to help create the peace between the two sides. In a strange and wicked turn of events, the two sides are unable to cooperate with the help for the greater good of the Earth. This kickstart to a conflict in the book and ensuing chase across the land intensifies the intrigue and action that does not let off until the end of this thrilling and adventurous tale. The conflicts of the novel create a certain atmosphere to the story and to the high paced action. The main quest of defeating Gaea soon becomes of a quest for survival for our seven demigods as they traverse towards new territory never seen before. As they continue on this quest, Annabeth takes on a quest of her own, pursuing the Mark of Athena in hope of destroying the eternal rift that has divided the hostile existence of the Greeks and vengeful Romans. Riordan has ended up creating another great fantasy epic with fantastic 3rd person limited to get to know characters in a better perspective, dynamic characters with interesting and distinct personalities, fast-paced action and the deep thought put into the imagery in the lore and mythology of the Greek and Roman world. Harry Potter may have ended in 2007, but with this book and the rest of the series, it fills the void left as a more distinct and able replacement. I would recommend this to not only kids, but if you want to start reading, I would recommend to start at The Lightning Thief. Writing about a quest with seven main heroes can be hard and really weigh the whole thing down, but Riordan is able to hold this together with its moments of getting their characters to work and feel more human and actually work to the advantage.