Excerpt from Blood of Olympus

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Who doesn’t love Rick Riordan’s Heroes of Olympus? I just picked up book #5, The Blood of Olympus. Like all of the books in the series, it is full of Greek and Roman mythology, friendships, kids rising above their difficult pasts, and snarky, tongue-in-cheek humour. Percy, Jason, and the rest of the gang are on a mission to stop a war between the Greek and Roman camps and the rising of Gaea.

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“Will they cower?’ Kym asked.

‘Tons of cowering! Plus your name in the summer programme. A custom-designed banner. A cabin at Camp Half-Blood. Two shrines. I’ll even throw in a Kymopoleia action figure.’

‘No!’ Polybotes wailed. ‘Not merchandising rights!”

Blood of Olympus, Rick Riordan


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.


  1. I’m not sure if this series is for me, but I do like the writing in your Teaser.
    My Tuesday post features MIAMI MORNING.

  2. I need to read more of Riodan’s books – this looks great fun. Thank you for sharing and I hope you enjoy it.

  3. Ah, I still haven’t picked up this eries but your teaser is fantastic! I hope you enjoy the book. Here is my TT: http://shoshireads.weebly.com/home/teaser-tuesday1363034

  4. I really need to pick up this book! I have so much catching up with this awesome series. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  5. LOL “Tons of cowering.” I can almost see and hear that scene!

    My TT from Christmas Magic 1959

  6. I’ve read some of the series, but not this book. Great choice of teasers! Here’s mine, from The Madonna of Las Vegas:


  7. I love Riordan’s books. I just finished listening to the second Magnus Chase

  8. I guess you’re saying I’m missing something? 🙂
    sherry @ My TT

  9. I’ve heard so many awesome things about this series, but I never got around to reading it yet. I hope you enjoy it.

    My Teaser Tuesday.

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