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The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan.

 

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. From Rick Riordan website.

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December 4, 2012 at 10:36 am 2 comments

The Serpent´s Shadow by Rick Riordan.

When young magicians Carter and Sadie Kane learned how to follow he path of the Ancient Egyptian gods, they knew they would have to play an important role in restoring Ma´at-order-to the world. What they didn´t know is how chaotic the world would become. The Chaos snake Apophis is loose and threatening to destroy the earth in three days’ time.

The magicians are divided. The gods are disappearing, and those who remain are weak. Walt, one of Carter and Sadie´s most gifted initiates, is doomed and can already feel his life force ebbing. Zia is too busy babysitting the senile sun god, Ra, to be of much help. What are a couple of teenagers and a handful of young trainees to do?

There is possibly one way to stop Apophis, but it is so difficult that it might cost Carter and Sadie their lives, if it even works at all. It involves trusting the ghost of a psychopathic magician not to betray them, or worse, kill them. They´d have to be crazy to try it. Well, call them crazy.

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June 21, 2012 at 12:47 pm Leave a comment

Vespers Rising by Rick Riordan, Peter Lerangis, Gordon Korman & Jude Watson.

Fourteen-year-old Amy Cahill and her younger brother, Dan, thought they could return to their regular lives when they found the 39 clues that safeguard their family great power. But they were wrong. Powerful enemies -the Vespers- have been waiting in the shadows. And they´ll stop at nothing to grab the Clues. Four powerhouse authors unite to expose the 500-year-old secret struggle between the Cahills and the Vespers. The Vespers are rising… and the world is in jeopardy.

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January 24, 2012 at 10:11 am Leave a comment

The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan.

Book no. 2 of Heroes of Olympus is available at Encino Library!! Read the first chapter in Rick Riordan Webpage.

Percy is confused. When he awoke from his long sleep, he didn´t know much more than his name, Somehow he has managed to make it to a camp for half-bloods, but it doesn´t ring any bells with him. The only thing he can recall from his past is another name: Annabeth.

Hazel is supposed to be dead. When she lived before, she didn´t do a very good job of it. Now, because of a mistake she made back then, the future of the world is at risk. Hazel wishes she could ride away from it all on the stallion that appears in her dreams.

Frank is a klutz. His grandmother says he is descended from heroes, but he doesn´t see it. His bulky physique makes him feel like an ox, especially in front of Hazel, his closest friend. He trust her completely – enough to share the secret he hold close to his heart.

Beginning at the “other” camp for half-bloods and extending as far as the land beyond the gods, this breathtaking second installment in the Heroes of Olympus series introduces new demigods, revives fearsome monsters, and features other remarkable creatures, all destined to play a part in the Prophecy of Seven.

Book trailer available here:

Rick Riordan reading his book:

January 17, 2012 at 12:47 pm Leave a comment

The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan.

 

Ever since the gods of Ancient Egypt were unleashed in the modern world, Carter Kane and his sister Sadie have been in trouble. As descendants of the House of Life, the Kanes have some powers at their command, but the devious gods haven’t given them much time to master their skills at Brooklyn House, which has become a training ground for young magicians.

And now their most threatening enemy yet – the chaos snake Apophis – is rising. If they don’t prevent him from breaking free in a few days’ time, the world will come to an end. In other words, it’s a typical week for the Kane family.

To have any chance of battling the Forces of Chaos, the Kanes must revive the sun god Ra. But that would be a feat more powerful than any magician has ever accomplished.

First they have to search the world for the three sections of the Book of Ra, then they have to learn how to chant its spells. Oh, and did we mention that no one knows where Ra is exactly?

Narrated in two different wisecracking voices, featuring a large cast of new and unforgettable characters, and with adventures spanning the globe, this second installment in the Kane Chronicles is nothing short of a thrill ride.

Read the first chapter and download an activities kit from the web site.

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November 22, 2011 at 2:21 pm Leave a comment


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