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The House of Hades

Riordan, Rick

(Book - 2013)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
The House of Hades
"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"--
Publisher: New York :, Disney-Hyperion Books,, [2013]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781423146728
Branch Call Number: J FIC R
Characteristics: 597 pages ; 22 cm.


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i love this series! sqeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
it is amazing:)

Nov 22, 2014
  • asroos rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I would give this book 4 stars for the simple reason that this author went off the deep end a little with Nico. Really? Aren't authors supposed to be creative?? Couldn't Rick have thought of another, better reason that NIco couldn't stay at Camp Half Blood?
I am from a christian family and these books toe the line. i had to mark out those sections for my younger brother to read. isn't it better to not offend anyone and leave it out or put it in and offend one person??

also nxcola, i think you're missing the point. this book is in the children's section at the library. rick's saying that it should be YA doesn't change a thing.
Also, in the Titan's Curse, when Bianca finds out that she is way older, she doesn't feel any different. Remember, they didn't age. They didn't mature. Logically, they are still

Oct 16, 2014
  • jjfry rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Loved it! Read it!

Good book really a set up for the last book lot of twist and turns But the adventure of the Argo 2 was not as exciting as the 3rd book but overall a good book can't wait for BLOOD OF Olyumpus

tarturaus isnt all what its supposed to be not scary at all but stil intresting book

Sep 20, 2014
  • mr_super_lol_man rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

like awesome lol i dunno but it problably will it rocks u on?

Does anybody know when soft cover for this book is coming out?

Sep 12, 2014
  • sage7 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

uber asome!!! must read

Sep 05, 2014
  • Dixiedog_Two rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Great Book - Doctor-at-Bass_Two Michaela A.

Aug 30, 2014
  • Miz_Rose rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This book is wonderful! I couldn't put it down for even a minute and was so sad when it finished. Reading the final installment will be very bittersweet.

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stained4ever thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

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.

violet_panda_1259 thinks this title is suitable for 7 years and over

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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.

Sexual Content: nico is gay with percy

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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."

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..."


"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!"

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.

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

"Stupid rock gods!" Leo yelled from the helm. "That's the third time I've had to replace the mast! You think they grow on trees?"

Nico frowned. "Masts are from trees."

"That's not the point!"

Page 2-3 Hazel POV

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Aug 26, 2014
  • kidangel rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The Heroes Of Olympus The House Of Hades By Rick Riordan is about the life of Percy Jackson and Annabeth. In the conclusion of Mark Of Athena, the fall off the ship and tumble into a pit leading into the the underworld. While back above ground, The other four Demigods figure out a way to get them out. when Percy and Annabeth figure a way out, they are confronted by Gaea's forces. They must fight their way out and The other four demigods must travel to the Doors of death and close them at the same time. Will they be able to do it? their lives hangs in the balance

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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