The House of Hades
Hera (Greek deity)
Gaia (Greek deity)
JUVENILE FICTION Fantasy & Magic
JUVENILE FICTION Action & Adventure General
JUVENILE FICTION Legends, Myths, Fables Greek & Roman
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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.
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
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.
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
NoticesAdd a Notice
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
Other: Vocabulary. you might not understand a few words
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.
Other: Percy dies............and then comes back
Sexual Content: gay!!! so much gayness!!!!!!!! this book is horrible i waited so long for it
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.
QuotesAdd a Quote
“Keep climbing,' he told himself.
'Cheeseburgers,' his stomach replied.
'Shut up,' he thought.
'With fries,' his stomach complained.”
"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
"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..."
"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!"
Nico: I HAD a crush on Percy... I GAVE UP on Percy.
Nico: "Percy. I have a crush on Percy"
"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
Annabeth dies trying to keep her boyfriend, the son of Poseidon, from drowning.
"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
"To my wonderful readers: Sorry about that last cliff-hanger. Well, no, not really. HAHAHAHA. But seriously, I love you guys." -Rick Riordan (dedication)
Annabeth finished her note and folded the napkin. On the outside, she wrote:
"Connor, Give this to Rachel. Not a prank. Don't be a moron. Love, Annabeth."
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