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The House of Hades

Riordan, Rick (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
The House of Hades
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"Greek and Roman demigods from the Prophecy of Seven must work together to seal the Doors of Death--and help Percy and Annabeth escape the Underworld in the process"--
Authors: Riordan, Rick
Statement of Responsibility: Rick Riordan
Title: The house of Hades
Edition: First edition
Characteristics: 597 pages ; 22 cm.
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Summary: "Greek and Roman demigods from the Prophecy of Seven must work together to seal the Doors of Death--and help Percy and Annabeth escape the Underworld in the process"--
Subject Headings: Mythology, Roman Fiction Mythology, Greek Fiction Giants Fiction Camps Fiction Hera (Greek deity) Fiction Gaia (Greek deity) Fiction JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic. bisacsh JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure / General. bisacsh JUVENILE FICTION / Legends, Myths, Fables / Greek & Roman. bisacsh
Topical Term: Mythology, Roman
Mythology, Greek
Giants
Camps
Hera (Greek deity)
Gaia (Greek deity)
JUVENILE FICTION Fantasy & Magic
JUVENILE FICTION Action & Adventure General
JUVENILE FICTION Legends, Myths, Fables Greek & Roman
LCCN: 2013015946
ISBN: 9781423146728
1423146727
Branch Call Number: J FIC R
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Aug 18, 2014
  • Tam_Girl12 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I love these books !! but I do agree with Christine98 _ Rick Riordan really screwed Nico up for me, I mean Nico is like my favorite! I try to block that part out.> but other then that the book is awesome and I cant wait for Blood of Olympus!! the Percy Jacksons and the Heroes of Olympus are my favorite series :)!!!!!!

Aug 13, 2014
  • Blue_Dolphin_1267 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Amazing, can't wait for the next one!

Aug 12, 2014
  • xostephybearxo rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I love the fact that Rick Riordan is completely committed to his characters. He knows them inside and out and will not let others sway his decisions on how to proceed with his book. He knows how important it is that every child be able to find themselves somewhere in literature but includes them in in a healthy and natural way.

Two more months until the blood of Olympus!!!!! Can't wait!!!! Nico appalled me the first time I read it, but the second time i was still disgusted, but was able to get over it and poke for details. I agree with asroos. I also come for a christian family, and am one myself.

Aug 04, 2014
  • black_fox_164 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

One of my favorite books. I love the first sentences of the chapters, but I hate the cliffhanger at the end

Aug 04, 2014
  • red_lion_942 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

a very fun book with many twists and turns.

Aug 01, 2014
  • kiko34 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Rick Riordan's books are so full of action and the plot line is always amazing and this book was just like that a good read

I am getting soo excited to read book 5!

Jul 30, 2014
  • shiyanmin rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

awsome book!!! very action packed.

Jul 18, 2014
  • Nymeria23 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Awesome. Well, anything with Percy Jackson is, but this was an amazing read. I read the last 400 pages of it today, and am now counting down the days until Blood of Olympus comes out. This book picked up right after the major, intense, cliff-hangar-ending of Mark of Athena, describing the trials that Percy and Annabeth have to face in Tartarus, and those of the remaining Argo II crew. I love how Riordan can make such perfectly made, well-thought through conclusions and answers to seemingly impossible situations and problems. It's truly a talent. The twists and turns thrown into the demigods' paths are almost like the makings of a mad genius... hmm :) Anyways, great book, amazing characters, incredible story.

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claudiabill thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 99

Aug 01, 2014
  • white_dolphin_111 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

white_dolphin_111 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

brown_owl_51 thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

Jul 18, 2014
  • Nymeria23 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Nymeria23 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

Jul 15, 2014
  • green_rabbit_168 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

green_rabbit_168 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

Jul 05, 2014
  • horselover2000 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

horselover2000 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 12 and 25

Jun 30, 2014
  • Burgundy_Beaver_5 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Burgundy_Beaver_5 thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

blue_zebra_1060 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 12 and 18

Jun 10, 2014
  • violet_panda_1259 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Jul 05, 2014
  • horselover2000 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Once Percy and Annabeth fall into Hades their friends desperatly try to help them out. Enduring extreme hardship on both sides they must try to save the world.

May 05, 2014
  • guy_ rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

SHUT UP jhrybko

Mar 22, 2014
  • jhrybko rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

hey guy_ Leo is not gay. Nico is. you should get your facts strait, stupid. I bet you never read the book. O_O

At the end of mark of Athena percy and Annabeth fall into the depths of Tartarus and the five demigods put aside the grief and tried to close the doors of death while Gaea is weakening and percy and Annabeth are at the other side of Tartarus and has to seal both sides of the doors of death and in a month the Romans will come to camp half blood and destroy it

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Nico had fled Camp Half-Blood after Bianca's death not just because he felt rejected by the other campers as the son of Hades, and not just because Percy had let him down by failing to keep Bianca safe--he has romantic feelings for Percy, which he could not deal with.When Percy and Annabeth arrive at the Doors of Death, which is a magic elevator from Tartarus to the world similar to the elevator in the Empire State Building in New York providing access to Olympus, they find Gaea's Giants and other monsters boarding the elevator. Bob tells Percy and Annabeth how they can escape: when the doors open, they have twelve minutes to enter the elevator, making sure no one else enters with them, before the doors close. Bob volunteers to drive the Titans Hyperion and Coeus, who are guarding the elevator, away from the doors and hold the elevator open so that Percy and Annabeth may escape Tartarus. Percy protests, since he knows that this will mean Bob's death, but Bob insists. They are then confronted by Tartarus, the god of the pit, who tries to stop them and is confronted by Damasen; together, Bob and Damasen come to their aid and hold off Tartarus while Annabeth and Percy escape the underworld.

Sep 05, 2013
  • Furqan Rizwan rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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 Percys instructions to find the mortal side of the Doors of Death. If they can fight their way through the Gaeas forces, and Percy and Annabeth can survive the House of Hades, then the Seven will be able to seal the Doors 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 dont succeed, Gaeas 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

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Jul 13, 2014
  • begung321 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: Nico may have feelings for Percy, BUT It clearly says that he has realized his behavior was not good (he was young and impressionable back then), and he stopped. So, he does not have a crush on anyone anymore.

Sexual Content: Absurd pornographic images come to mind when reading this book.

Sexual Content: There are some slightly inappropriate themes ongoing with a lot of the relationships herein. It's kind of wink-wink in nature, though, so not much to be worried about.

Violence: Lots of violence; not as gory as most books, but still present.

Sexual Content: there is a gay character but that should not stop you from reading this book

Feb 19, 2014
  • IJohn rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Other: Vocabulary. you might not understand a few words

Feb 12, 2014
  • EragonShadeslayer rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Other: I love how everyone mentions *spoilers* that Nico is gay, but dosn't mention any of the other relationships in the book that go way further that whatever *more spoilers* that weird thing with cupid was. odd, odd scene. Also, it felt thrown in. Like, from a story standpoint it did nothing. and now i'm on a rant so I will leave.

Feb 05, 2014
  • iamlord_voldemort rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Other: Percy dies............and then comes back

Jan 13, 2014
  • guy_ rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: gay!!! so much gayness!!!!!!!! this book is horrible i waited so long for it

Jan 08, 2014
  • castielnovak rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: If you're homophobic, I suggest backing away from certain chapters of this book, as the character of Nico di Angelo comes out as gay. While he gets support from all of his fellow demigods - and almost all of the readers - understand this before reading.

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"Bob sais hello" he told the stars

Aug 05, 2014
  • black_fox_164 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Hazel made the mistake of looking over the rail. A dark, spherical shape hurtled toward her. She thought: Why is the moon coming at us? Then she yelped and hit the deck. The huge rock passed so close over head it blew the hair out of her face.

Aug 04, 2014
  • black_fox_164 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

During the first attack, Hazel almost ate a boulder. She was peering into the fog, wondering how it could be so difficult to fly across one stupid mountain range, when the ships alarm bells sounded.
"Hard to port!" Nico yelled from the foremast of the flying ship.

Jul 18, 2014
  • Nymeria23 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“Keep climbing,' he told himself.
'Cheeseburgers,' his stomach replied.
'Shut up,' he thought.
'With fries,' his stomach complained.”

Jul 12, 2014
  • wiseowl22 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"We've got a good crew," Percy said. "If I have to sail to my death--"
"You're not dying on me, Seaweed Brain," Annabeth said. "Remember? Never separated again. And after we get home . . . "
"What?" Percy asked
She kissed him. "Ask me again, once we defeat Gaea."
He smiled, happy to have something to look forward to. "Whatever you say."
-- LXXVIII, PERCY

May 13, 2014
  • green_pig_81 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"Really? That would be a first. I'm the son of Hades. I might as well be covered in blood or sewage the way people treat me. And even that's not enough to set me apart. I have to be...to be..."

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"I had a crush on Percy." Nico spat, "That's the truth. That's the big secret." He glared at Cupid, "Happy now?" For the first time, Cupid's gaze seemed sympathetic, "Oh i would'nt say love always makes you happy. sometimes it makes you incredibaly sad."

"How dare you send this...this charbroiled runt of a boy to ruin my tranquility!"

Apr 19, 2014
  • begung321 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Nico: I HAD a crush on Percy... I GAVE UP on Percy.

Mar 11, 2014
  • bradeganucas rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Nico: "Percy. I have a crush on Percy"

Feb 19, 2014
  • IJohn rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"You have to come with us," Annabeth pleaded. "The prophecy says 'foes bear arms to the doors of death'. I thought it meant romans and greeks, but that's not it. the line means us- demigods, a titan, a giant. We need you to close the doors!"
The drakon roared outside, closer this time. Damasen gently pulled his hand away.
"No, child," he murmured My curse is here. I cannot escape it."
"Yes you can," Annabeth said. "Don't fight the drakon. Figure out a way to break the cycle! Find another fate."

-page 315 from The House of Hades

Jan 27, 2014
  • ReynaBookReader rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Annabeth dies trying to keep her boyfriend, the son of Poseidon, from drowning.

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Sep 27, 2013
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