Mark of Athena picks up right where Son of Neptune left off. Our group from Camp Halfblood lands in New Rome and scares the pants off them. But a group of seven must go on the quest to Old Rome to close the Doors of the Dead. Percy and Annabeth are finally reunited and they join Piper, Jason, Leo, Hazel and Frank on their quest. Of course like all quests this one does not start well and keeps going down hill. The group has to battle the Romans, sea monsters and Hercules not to mention those that have kidnapped Nico and are working for Gaea. The group has to close the Doors of Death but Annabeth has her own mission. She must follow the Mark of Athena and find the statue stolen from the Parthenon.
This was an action packed episode in the Heroes of Olympus story. I love that our heroes are now united in the battle (somewhat) and working together for the good of them all. This story is told from the perspective of four of our heroes (Percy, Annabeth, Hazel and Leo); together they offer a well-rounded perspective of the tale. This was an awesome adventure and I can’t wait for the next one.