The House of Hades (The Heroes of Olympus, #4) by Rick RiordanHazel stands at a crossroads. She and the remaining crew of the Argo II could return home with the Athena Parthenos statue and try to stop Camp Half-Blood and Camp Jupiter from going to war. Or they could continue their quest to find the House of Hades, where they might be able to open the Doors of Death, rescue their friends Percy and Annabeth from Tartarus, and prevent monsters from being reincarnated in the mortal world. Whichever road they decide to take, they have to hurry, because time is running out. Gaea, the bloodthirsty Earth Mother, has set the date of August 1 for her rise to power.
Annabeth and Percy are overwhelmed. How will the two of them make it through Tartarus? Starving, thirsty, and in pain, they are barely able to stumble on in the dark and poisonous landscape that holds new horrors at every turn. They have no way of locating the Doors of Death. Even if they did, a legion of Gaeas strongest monsters guards the Doors on the Tartarus side. Annabeth and Percy cant exactly launch a frontal assault.
Despite the terrible odds, Hazel, Annabeth, Percy, and the other demigods of the prophecy know that there is only one choice: to attempt the impossible. Not just for themselves, but for everyone they love. Even though love can be the riskiest choice of all.
Join the demigods as they face their biggest challenges yet in The House of Hades, the hair-raising penultimate book in the best-selling Heroes of Olympus series.
Heroes of Olympus: The House of Hades by Rick Riordan – review
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The House of Hades Summary & Study Guide Description
The House of Hades picks up right where the previous book, The Mark of Athena, left off: Percy and Annabeth have fallen into Tartarus and must travel through this deadly realm to reach the Doors of Death, their only escape route. Meanwhile, the remaining five demigods must follow Percy's wishes and find the mortal side of the Doors so that they can seal them- preventing the giants from escaping and raising Gaea, the Earth Mother and their ultimate enemy. This book is no less action-packed and thrilling than the others. Riordan continues to deliver with cracking wit, astonishing depth and his own unique, modernised spin on the mythology we all know. The story is told in third person, yet every few chapters the character telling it changes, alternating between Percy and Annabeth in Tartarus and the rest of the crew as they desperately try to reach their destination in time.
I don't know. For me the highlight of their trip to Tartarus is learning to give chance and to trust that even enemies could be great allies. Also by treating someone as a friend, even if it would be insane to do so, he would also treat you as a friend and will choose to be on your side even if it means betraying traditions. Since when did Rick Riordan's books make me so philosophical? Maybe it's just too much Annabeth.