Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday: The Blood of Olympus - Rick Riordan

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week, I am waiting on The Blood of Olympus, by Rick Riordan!

The Blood of Olympus
Rick Riordan
Series:  The Heroes of Olympus, #5
Release Date: October 7th, 2014
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Waited on by: Amrutha
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Though the Greek and Roman crewmembers 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.

The Heroes of Olympus series is one I have been following since the very beginning (as I am a fan from the beginning of its sister series, Percy Jackson). If you have not read our House of Hades live blog, you can do so here! As you can tell, everyone at We Live and Breathe Books is a huge fan of Rick Riordan (believe me, waking up at the crack of dawn to meet him at BEA was totally worth it), and we are just as excited about The Blood of Olympus! If you haven't started this series yet, I highly suggest you get on it, so you can read WLABB's reviews of The Blood of Olympus when it's released. It is a must for mythology lovers, lovers of action, romance, and friendship alike. Basically if you are human you will love this and you need to read the series right now. Absolutely cannot wait until October 7th!

- Amrutha

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