Mark of Athena Fan Art – A one-way trip. A very hard fall. by burdge-bug

Yep, this is a *spoiler* image, but it’s just so achingly beautiful, I had to post it.

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Don’t Worry Demigods!


In Rick’s recent blog post, he reassures us we have nothing to fear. The end of the Mark of Athena was “literal cliffhanger” and we were left wondering what would happen to Percy and Annabeth. While its too soon to say any about The House of Hades, Rick does reassure us that Percy and Annabeth are in fact alive.

The one thing I can promise regarding The House of Hades ***SPOILER ALERT**** At the end of Mark of Athena, Nico senses that Percy and Annabeth are still alive, despite the incredible danger they are in. Nico is right. They are alive. You WILL find out what is happening to them in the next book. They don’t disappear from the story. **** END SPOILER ALERT*****/blockquote>

This is definitely better than freaking out for a year!

The picture I took during a trip to the Parthenon in Nashville, TN. In case you can’t tell its a close up of Athena’s shield. The statue inside the building was to scale and the shield was coated in gold leaf. It was fantastic and in case you were wondering, yes I wore my Camp Half-Blood shirt!

(Source: Rick’s Blog)


Mark of Athena Book Trailer

Entertainment Weekly has released a book trailer for The Mark of Athena!

Mark of Athena Book Trailer

The Mark of Athena comes out on Tuesday!

New Mark of Athena Tour Stop Added!

There’s been a new tour stop added for the Mark of Athena book tour in San Antonio!

San Antonio Museum of Art
200 West Jones Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78215
*Tickets are required.

Rick Riordan’s Mark of Athena Tour

Rick Riordan has announced his new book tour for THE MARK OF ATHENA! Check out all of Rick’s thoughts and advice for meeting him on the tour over on his blog!

Rick Riordan Heroes of Olympus Mark of Athena Tour

Get ready!

In the meantime, here are the tour dates and locations:

Barnes & Noble
765 Route 17 South
Paramus, NJ 07652

Cineplex Odeon Varsity Theatre
55 Bloor Street West
Toronto, Ontario
*Event presented by Indigo Books.
*Tickets are required.

Concord Mills Mall
8111 Concord Mills Blvd
Concord, NC 28027-6462
*Event presented by Books A Million.
Please call 704-979-8300 for details.

Wait Chapel at Wake Forest University
1834 Wake Forest Road Winston-Salem, NC 27106
*Event presented by BookMarks with support from the Forsyth County Public Library, Reynolda House Museum of American Art & Wake Forest University.
*Tickets are required.

Page & Palette / Grand Festival of Arts & Books
32 South Section Street
Fairhope, AL 36532

Temple Judea
5500 Granada Blvd.
Coral Gables, FL 33146
*Event presented by Books & Books.
*Tickets are required.

603 North Lamar
Austin, Texas 78703

Source: Rick’s Blog

Meet Hercules

Here’s how good ole’ Rick summarizes him:

So which is it: Hercules or Heracles? Heracles is his Greek name. He’s better known by his Roman name Hercules, which is what most people, even Greek demigods, tend to call him. At the end of his life, his dad Zeus made him a minor god, the doorkeeper of Olympus, but if you value your life, don’t call him a “minor” god to his face. And also, avoid the topic of that horrible Disney animated movie based on his life. As usual, the movie got NOTHING right. He tends to get a little agitated about that topic, and you’ll notice he carries a sizable club.

First official pic of Hercules!!! What do you think??
Source: Rick’s Blog

Meet Venus!


Here’s what Rick has to say:

Our next art reveal for The Mark of Athena: the Roman goddess of love herself, Venus, otherwise known as Aphrodite.

It’s hard to capture Venus in a picture, because her appearance is constantly changing, morphing into what each viewer would see as the ultimate expression of beauty. That’s why this picture captures her in transition as both a blonde and a brunette.

What is Venus up to in The Mark of Athena? She may try to help her daughter Piper and the rest of the demigods, but when Venus helps, it isn’t always, well, helpful.

I’ll release the last two pieces of character art this weekend as a Labor Day treat, so stay tuned!/blockquote>

Two pictures this weekend?! Squeeee! Who do you think they will be?

(source Rick’s blog)