Thursday, September 27, 2012

Fall into Writing: Rick Riordan Release Party!

Westover Teens! Katherine is here to tell you about a party that's fit for the Gods!
Calling all Demi-Gods! The next book in the Percy Jackson series is coming! The Mark of Athena will be the third book in the Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan.

Westover Library is celebrating with an after-school party on release day, October 2, from 2:40-4:00 pm.

Stop by for snacks, games, and music. The first 15 teens to arrive will be able to check out the book at the party!

This party is approved and planned by Westover's Teen Planning Committee. If you're interested in joining, email

Here is a preview of the new book from

Annabeth is terrified. Just when she’s about to be reunited with Percy—after six months of being apart, thanks to Hera—it looks like Camp Jupiter is preparing for war. As Annabeth and her friends Jason, Piper, and Leo fly in on the Argo II, she can’t blame the Roman demigods for thinking the ship is a Greek weapon. With its steaming bronze dragon masthead, Leo’s fantastical creation doesn’t appear friendly. Annabeth hopes that the sight of their praetor Jason on deck will reassure the Romans that the visitors from Camp Half-Blood are coming in peace.

And that’s only one of her worries. In her pocket Annabeth carries a gift from her mother that came with an unnerving demand: Follow the Mark of Athena. Avenge me. Annabeth already feels weighed down by the prophecy that will send seven demigods on a quest to find—and close— the Doors of Death. What more does Athena want from her?

Annabeth’s biggest fear, though, is that Percy might have changed. What if he’s now attached to Roman ways? Does he still need his old friends? As the daughter of the goddess of war and wisdom, Annabeth knows she was born to be a leader, but never again does she want to be without Seaweed Brain by her side.

Narrated by four different demigods, The Mark of Athena is an unforgettable journey across land and sea to Rome, where important discoveries, surprising sacrifices, and unspeakable horrors await. Climb aboard the Argo II, if you dare…

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