Waiting on Wednesdays is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine. The purpose is to spotlight upcoming book releases that we are excited for.
Blood of Olympus (The Heroes of Olympus, #5) by Rick Riordan
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
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.
Oh gods, oh gods, oh gods! It’s the FINAL book in the second Percy Jackson series, The Heroes of Olympus! So if you’ve ever read a Percy Jackson book before, you might understand my co-mingling emotions of elation and despair. It’s horrible that its ending, and yet, the stories have built and built to these final moments and battles. I’m so excited for this!! The characters are phenomenal, so varied in personality but they really ALL have personality and that is so hard to do with such a large cast of characters. Rick Riordan’s ability to tell this story is so incredible. I just, I can’t. How am I gonna deal with this? I have no idea. But I can’t wait until I have to!
What are you waiting for this week?