House of Hades (The Heroes of Olympus #4) – Rick Riordan

Posted November 1, 2013 in 5 Star Ratings / Leave a comment!

ImageHOUSE OF HADES by Rick Riordan


About HOUSE OF HADES (taken from

At the conclusion of The Mark of Athena, Annabeth and Percy tumble into a pit leading straight to the Underworld. The other five demigods have to put aside their grief and follow Percy’s instructions to find the mortal side of the Doors of Death. If they can fight their way through the Gaea’s forces, and Percy and Annabeth can survive the House of Hades, then the Seven will be able to seal the Doors both sides and prevent the giants from raising Gaea. But, Leo wonders, if the Doors are sealed, how will Percy and Annabeth be able to escape?

They have no choice. If the demigods don’t succeed, Gaea’s armies will never die. They have no time. In about a month, the Romans will march on Camp Half-Blood. The stakes are higher than ever in this adventure that dives into the depths of Tartarus.


Well this book wasn’t surprising at all. It was as good as I expected it to be. There was lots of action and adventure, the same as always but it was the characters that really got me.

I love how we got to see more of Leo and Nico this time. They never really had any time in the spotlight. Nico especially. There was a pretty cool surprise about him. I found he’s getting better as a character now. Same with Leo. His little trip really helped him grow up a little and I think now he’s in the same league as the other characters. Hazel was a big part of this book too. She learns to use her magic which is was really cool. There’s always something new. I really loved that even though those characters were kind of spotlighted, you still got to see all the other characters. Percy and Annabeth were still around even though they were in Tartarus. Jason and Piper had their moments and even Frank and Hazel had some spotlight time.

The plot was really cool as always. Obviously there was a trip to the House of Hades, but there were a lot of little adventures too. I love that in every book we meet some new Gods and Goddesses. In this book, we met a whole bunch. I LOVED seeing how Tartarus works especially. It was probably the coolest part for me. There was a lot of monsters we’ve seen already but it was a whole new world basically.

I’d recommend this book to everyone! Every book is the same yet different. There’s always a new adventure!

5 out of 5

“But magic is neither good nor evil. It is a tool, like a knife. Is a knife evil? Only if the wielder is evil.”


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