The House of Hades

The House of Hades

The Heroes of Olympus Series, Book 4

eBook - 2013
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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 from 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.
Publisher: 2013.
ISBN: 9781423155157
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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May 05, 2018

Best book in the whole series! I really don't care what happened with Nico. He's my FAV character. I rate it 10000000000000000000000000000000000000stars. I very strongly recommend it!

Enjoy Percabeth time!

Apr 26, 2018

I would have given 5 star if Nico wasn't gay. It was shocking that Nico had crush on Percy. Nothing against gays, but kinda dissapointing.
Recommend it.

Jan 31, 2018

Um.... So this was..... Um..... The book.....
Allow me one thing, please.
Mr. Riordan:
WHY DID YOU HAVE TO MAKE NICO GAY?????????????????????
I have nothing against gays, BUT WHY????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
The best part of this whole book was Percabeth and Bob and Caleo. And Jasper. AND THAT'S IT. Ok, and maybe all the near-death-percy-oh-my-gods-why-are-you-such-a-seaweed-brain stuff, but THAT'S IT.
Stop at the Last Olympian. It's not as hard on fangirls.
Oh, and I ship Reynico, and I'm proud of it.

Jan 12, 2018

The House of Hades by Rick Riordan is an absolutely amazing novel. The story is full of sorrow, heartbreak, loyalty and sacrifice. You get caught up in all of the battles and lose track of time when reading. From beginning to end and everything in-between you will fall in love with it. The two main characters/protagonists in this book are Percy and Annabeth and their relationship in this novel is extraordinary. The underlying message behind this book is teamwork. If each character did not have each other they would have been lost.

Dec 26, 2017


Oct 09, 2017

My sis liked it.

Sep 10, 2017

I don't know if this was at a conscious level or not, but it seems like all the boys of color in the group of seven people are not particularly attractive while the white guys are. It's starting to get on my nerves, and how come the girls (except Hazel) all have daggers while all the boys have swords?

Aug 06, 2017

This book is great! The fourth book in the Heroes of Olympus series, this book fails to disappoint, even when compared to its prequels. As the author switches back and forth between the demigods on the Argo II and the twosome in Tartarus, it kept me thinking: "what's next? Do Percy and Annabeth even make it out of Tartarus?" Until the last moment when it happens. All the cliffhangers added to the suspense and thrill of this story. Loved it.

Jul 05, 2017

i dont care what anyone thinks of this book! i thought it was amazing no matter what, all the cliff hangers.i loved it

sarag1 Jun 26, 2017

Ohmygods my heart can't take the pain.

My babies were in pain. Why why whywhywhywhywhy I needed my babies taken out of hell.
Finally they were.
It was horrible and beautiful all at once.
Wow. This books is a masterpiece.
Alright, as always, I'm not going through the book and reviewing simply because RICK WRITES TOO MUCH.

I'll say what's floating around my mind right now.

First of all: My Percabeth was beautiful as ever.
MOMENT TO APPRECIATE: It takes Percy about five and a half years to discover that Riptide could also be used as a pen. And even then it wasn't Percy, it was Annabeth. <3

Second: REYNA IS QUEEN. 'nuff said.

Third: Percy's journey in Tartarus, having all of his previous battles brought against him-- it was horrifying. It scared me a whole lot more than having Percy's Dark Side showing did. This was horrifying. Annabeth thinking that Percy abandoned her--- I can't.

Fourth: Bob says hello.

And I'm officially dead from an attack of the feels.

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"Use the catapults!" cried the coach.
"P.S.," Hazel read, "Don't even think about using your catapults."
"Curse it!" Said the coach. "This guy is good."

"Annabeth?" Percy said again. "You're planning something. You've got that I'm-planning-something look."
"I don't have an I'm-planning-something look."
"Yeah, you totally do. Your eyebrows knit and your lips press together and-"
"Do you have a pen?" She asked him.
"You're kidding, right?" He brought out Riptide.
"Yes, but can you actually write with it?"
"I-I don't know," he admitted. "Never tried."

"Yeah, you bet Romani." Percy bared his forearm and showed them the brand he'd gotten at Camp Jupiter - the SPQR mark, with the trident of Neptune. "You mix Greek and Roman, and you know what you get? You get BAM!"

Jul 06, 2015

Coach Hedge scowled even deeper. " The war's coming Zhang. Nowhere is safe"

Jun 30, 2015

"I'm coming back for you Calypso, I swear it on the river Styx"

~Leo <3

Jun 17, 2015

Love is no game! It is no flowery softness! It is hard work- It demands everything from you- especially the truth. Only then does it yield results.”

Jun 17, 2015

Oh, I wouldn't say Love always makes you happy. Sometimes it makes you incredibly sad.”

Jun 17, 2015

“Yeah, well,” Nico said, “not giving people a second thought…that can be dangerous.”

Jun 17, 2015

Lots of death, huh? Personally, I'm trying to avoid lots of death, but you guys have fun!”

Jun 17, 2015

Annabeth pressed her lips to Percy’s ear. “I love you.”
She wasn’t sure he could hear her—but if they died, she wanted those to be her last words.”

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Mar 07, 2014

Sexual Content: Absurd pornographic images come to mind when reading this book.

Mar 02, 2014

Violence: Lots of violence; not as gory as most books, but still present.

Mar 02, 2014

Sexual Content: There are some slightly inappropriate themes ongoing with a lot of the relationships herein. It's kind of wink-wink in nature, though, so not much to be worried about.

Feb 23, 2014

Sexual Content: there is a gay character but that should not stop you from reading this book

IJohn Feb 19, 2014

Other: Vocabulary. you might not understand a few words

Feb 12, 2014

Other: I love how everyone mentions *spoilers* that Nico is gay, but dosn't mention any of the other relationships in the book that go way further that whatever *more spoilers* that weird thing with cupid was. odd, odd scene. Also, it felt thrown in. Like, from a story standpoint it did nothing. and now i'm on a rant so I will leave.

Feb 05, 2014

Other: Percy dies............and then comes back

Jan 08, 2014

Sexual Content: If you're homophobic, I suggest backing away from certain chapters of this book, as the character of Nico di Angelo comes out as gay. While he gets support from all of his fellow demigods - and almost all of the readers - understand this before reading.

Nov 28, 2013

Sexual Content: nico is gay with percy

Nov 18, 2013

Violence: a lot of fighting scenes

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Aug 09, 2015

Annabeth and Percy travel through Tartarus to close the doors

Jun 21, 2015

Percy and Annabeth are in Tartarus and have to reach the Doors of death to escape. However, Leo and the team have to also reach there to open it for them and defeat the enemy that awaits them.

Jun 01, 2015

Annabeth and Percy have fallen into Tartarus. They have to fight their way through hordes of monsters to close the doors of death. Their friend on the mortal side have to do the same thing. Will they all come together in the end?

Jul 05, 2014

Once Percy and Annabeth fall into Hades their friends desperatly try to help them out. Enduring extreme hardship on both sides they must try to save the world.

Mar 22, 2014

hey guy_ Leo is not gay. Nico is. you should get your facts strait, stupid. I bet you never read the book. O_O

Aug 29, 2013

At the end of mark of Athena percy and Annabeth fall into the depths of Tartarus and the five demigods put aside the grief and tried to close the doors of death while Gaea is weakening and percy and Annabeth are at the other side of Tartarus and has to seal both sides of the doors of death and in a month the Romans will come to camp half blood and destroy it

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