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Publisher Description

The Blood of Olympus is the fifth book in the bestselling Heroes of Olympus series - set in the high-octane world of Percy Jackson.

Though the Greek and Roman crew members 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...

Rick Riordan has now sold an incredible 55 million copies of his books worldwide

'A cracking read' - Sunday Express

'Explosive' - Big Issue

'Action-packed' - Telegraph

Rick Riordan is an award-winning mystery writer. He lives in San Antonio, Texas, with his wife and two sons. Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, Rick's first novel featuring the heroic young demigod, was the overall winner of the Red House Children's Book Award in 2006 and is now the first in a blockbuster film franchise, starring Logan Lerman.

7 October
Penguin Books Ltd
Penguin Books Limited

Customer Reviews

doctor112233 ,

percy jackson/ heros of olympus/ the new books of magnus chase ans percy jackson meets kane

these are the greatest books i have read and will read

Halohelljumpergundam ,

I was expecting more

This book was a disappointment for me. First off no percy chapters this is his series, they make percy like a weak character and one of those background ones. The only good thing about the book was the nico and reyna chapters. If rick wrote this book properly it would've overtaken harry potter as my favourite series. Now it's in fourth place behind Harry potter, percy jackson and the Olympians, artemis fowl then this.

NelsonDoggy ,

Disgrace to long time fans.

If you have read the percy Jackson books you would soon realise that this is an outrage. Percy Jackson isn't a narrator, and they focus on the new demigods. Sure understanding that this is a new series about you demigods I appreciate that. But to say 'Percy Jacksons Final Battle Begins' is silly as he has no major part in it. Also the way that Riordan depicts him as being weaker than he used to be.

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