The Blood of Olympus (Heroes of Olympus Book 5)

The Blood of Olympus (Heroes of Olympus Book 5)

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The Blood of Olympus is the fifth book in the bestselling Heroes of Olympus series - set in the high-octane world of Percy Jackson.

Though the Greek and Roman crew members 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...

Rick Riordan has now sold an incredible 55 million copies of his books worldwide

'A cracking read' - Sunday Express

'Explosive' - Big Issue

'Action-packed' - Telegraph
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Product details

  • 10+
  • Paperback | 544 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 32mm | 373g
  • PUFFIN
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0141339241
  • 9780141339245
  • 1,990

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enchantingly clever, funny and exciting The Times
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this is the stuff of legends * The Guardian * an astounding adventure * Telegraph Weekend * the complete package for young readers and their parents alike * Sunday Express * enchantingly clever, funny and exciting * The Times *
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About Rick Riordan

Rick Riordan, dubbed 'storyteller of the gods' by Publishers Weekly, is the author of five New York Times number-one bestselling book series with millions of copies sold throughout the world: Percy Jackson, the Heroes of Olympus and the Trials of Apollo, based on Greek and Roman mythology; the Kane Chronicles, based on Egyptian mythology; and Magnus Chase, based on Norse mythology. Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, Rick's first novel featuring the heroic young demigod, won the Red House Children's Book Award and is now a blockbuster film franchise starring Logan Lerman.

To learn more about Rick and his books, you can visit him at www.rickriordan.co.uk or follow him on Twitter @camphalfblood.
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3 10% (15,573)
2 2% (2,915)
1 1% (954)
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