The House of Hades (The Heroes of Olympus, #4)by Published 08 Oct 2013
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Hazel stands at a crossroads. She and the remaining crew of the Argo II could return home with the Athena Parthenos statue and try to stop Camp Half-Blood and Camp Jupiter from going to war. Or they could continue their quest to find the House of Hades, where they might be able to open the Doors of Death, rescue their friends Percy and Annabeth from Tartarus, and prevent monsters from being reincarnated in the mortal world. Whichever road they decide to take, they have to hurry, because time is running out. Gaea, the bloodthirsty Earth Mother, has set the date of August 1 for her rise to power.
Annabeth and Percy are overwhelmed. How will the two of them make it through Tartarus? Starving, thirsty, and in pain, they are barely able to stumble on in the dark and poisonous landscape that holds new horrors at every turn. They have no way of locating the Doors of Death. Even if they did, a legion of Gaea's strongest monsters guards the Doors on the Tartarus side. Annabeth and Percy can't exactly launch a frontal assault.
Despite the terrible odds, Hazel, Annabeth, Percy, and the other demigods of the prophecy know that there is only one choice: to attempt the impossible. Not just for themselves, but for everyone they love. Even though love can be the riskiest choice of all.
Join the demigods as they face their biggest challenges yet in The House of Hades, the hair-raising penultimate book in the best-selling Heroes of Olympus series.
"The House of Hades (The Heroes of Olympus, #4)" Reviews
Now I can relax . I don't wanna say it but it's true. Regardless of so much tension here, I can relax now 'cause my favourite ship of all time is safe. Safe from the Hell! I mean it. Hell!
This book was as amazing as I expected it to be. I liked how things were carried out.
=> Doors of Death. One end in the mortal world, another in Tartarus. I thought they were kind of black-hole-ish type. But no. They were elevators. This fact was amazing that they were held by chains in both places. And they had to cut them to free the Doors and stop the coming of more monsters in the mortal world.
=> Hecate, goddess of magic, got a little spotlight here. That was interesting. Her interaction with Hazel made the book amazing.
=> Frank! Wowowow! He surprised me most of the time. Every time he appeared, he got something. Something that changed his personality. I love him! I like him with Hazel.
=> Jason. He seemed a very serious version of Percy to me. Regardless, I love him.
=> Nico. *cough cough cough* I was stunned by THAT revelation. But I have convinced myself not to dwell on THAT. I am really looking forward to see him with Reyna. *Please, Uncle Rick*
=> Leo. Really? Is there a need to say that I love him or not? Who can hate him?
I am dying to find out how he will fulfil his promise.
=> Last but not the least, Percbeth. Everything they went through in Tartarus was just jaw-dropping. I admit there were some coincidences BUT nothing matters when you love the characters above everything. This is my silly opinion. I am literally trash for both of them.
Be honoured, little demigods, said the god of the pit. Even the Olympians were never worthy of my personal attention. But you will be destroyed by Tartarus himself.
Overall, a not-to-be-missed book.
October 30, 2017
I am literally crying right now.
WHY RICK WHY!?!?!
Just finished reading MoA for the 3rd time in as many days, and I can officially say I am sobbing with both joy and sadness. The book was amazing, and beautiful. But now it's time to start psyching myself out about the House of Hades, or HoH.
Predictions ( as of October 4, 2012)
1- Percy and Annabeth will live, but they will come out worse for wear. I'm not sure what will happen to them, but Nico's description of Tartarus really scared me. While Percy is admittedly a *stronger* demigod than Nico, Nico sees things that can be a lot more creepy and scary. Not to say Percy hasn't had his share of horrifying experiences, but Nico literally LIVES WITH THE DEAD. If he is shattered by what he saw in Tartarus, I can't imagine what Percy and Annabeth will be going through.
2- If we do see Percy and Annabeth before the last three or four chapters, it won't be a positive scene. They will probally get, like a chapter, and it will show Annabeth succumbing to the horrors of Tartarus and Percy panicking or something like that. Then, at the end of the book, they'll pop up and be like "surprise!!"
3- The Doors of Death will be closed at the end of this book. There is still a book left, but there is still Gaea herself to fight. That has to be a book on its own, right?
4- Gaea officially wakes up at the end of the book (hi, cliffhanger #4).
5- The Romans reach CHB, and halfway through the battle, something happens that makes them all realize that they are being idiots and that they should be on a plane/boat to Greece to actually help solve the problem, rather than making things worse. I'm guessing this wakeup call will probally come in the form of some sort of message from the gods.
6- The Frank/Hazel/Leo triangle will have some sort of resolution.
7- Frank and Nico (along with others) are narrators at some point in time. I really want to see inside Nico's brain.
8- Giants will be fought. There are still, what, 6 to 7 giants to go? And they all have to be defeated in 2 books? Looks like people are going to be busy.
9- The gods, in some way, actually join the conflict. It really bothers me that they, thousands of years old parents, are letting their 13-17 year old kids do all the dangerous stuff for them. Get over the schizophrenia, convince your kids in the US to stop fighting, and take some responsibility.
DO NOT read unless you have read the House of Hades at least once!
Amazing is an understatement.
Even the Lightning Thief is not that great compared to this.
On a scale of 1-5 stars, it deserves a 20.
When a reader writes a Fan-fiction, he/she writes what they want to happen in the book. They may not think so, but they do. I mean, who would get a chance to change the future and change it for the worse? This book was like a Fan-fiction. Everything I wanted to happen...happened. Percabeth POV's. Leo finding someone. Piper realizing that "the world must fall" means "Gaea must fall"...and much more.
Rick Riordan, if you're listening, thank you very much for not leaving us at another Rickhanger.
Oh, and Leo—thank you thank you THANK YOU for throwing a screwdriver at the up button. ;)
Epic and wonderful just like all Rick's books. Just posted my full review/bootalk: http://youtu.be/lQvEcfsmCP4
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I just finished reading this title. Full review to come. I FINISHED IT YAY!! FINALLY GET TO READ BLOOD OF OLYMPUS, WHICH I'VE OWNED FOR ALMOST A YEAR NOW WOWZERS.
My rating system: (I do use half stars.)
5 - I do not use the 5 star. Not because a book might not be worthy, but because a book is never perfect.
4 - I loved it! There weren't too many flaws, and I had no trouble getting through it. (A 4 star rating is the highest rating I've ever given a book.)
3 - I enjoyed the book, but there we're flaws that made me enjoy it less.
2 - I finished the book, but there were too many flaws for me to enjoy it.
1 - I could not finish the book, and I probably did not finish it....