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.
Narrated by four different demigods, The Mark of Athena is an unforgettable journey across land and sea to Rome, where important discoveries, surprising sacrifices, and unspeakable horrors await. Climb aboard the Argo II, if you dare....
Yay!!!! Okay I have to admit that I was gleeful at the idea of the demigods getting to go back to the old country because it means all sorts of interesting situations that can arise. I was so stressed when the Romans and Greeks met but to tell you more would be spoilers. I have no idea how that situation is going to resolve.
Also just by the way… another giant synopsis… almost makes me want to reverse that decision… anyway…
All kinds of romantic tension going on around here. Like seriously… can these characters go back to being too young for romance because seriously! I think it is the fact that I am getting older that I want to shake them all and say you are so young, but they are demigods I suppose that increases the possibility of true love with such youth. I am glad that Annabeth gets to have some adventure of her own without being over shadowed by Percy. Also once again… I love poor Leo.