The House of Hades

The House of Hades

Book - 2013
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"Greek and Roman demigods from the Prophecy of Seven must work together to seal the Doors of Death--and help Percy and Annabeth escape the Underworld in the process"--
Publisher: New York : Disney/Hyperion, c2013
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781423146728
Branch Call Number: J FIC RIO
Characteristics: 597 p. ;,22 cm.

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NoCommonRaven
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.

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jasmeenpadda
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.

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daisy0001
Dec 26, 2017

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEK.

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livi00
Oct 09, 2017

My sis liked it.

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red_sheep_101
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?

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Yohoona
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.

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anne1212li
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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Gwen7154
May 15, 2017

In this fourth instalment in the 'The Heroes of Olympus' series, Percy and Annabeth attempt to find a way out of Tartarus. With no food, water, or shelter from monsters, it becomes increasingly difficult. Their strength is waning and their hope is dying. Will they reach the Doors of Death in time, or will they perish in the Pit of Darkness?

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red_crocodile_82
May 06, 2017

This book was horrible. Percy and Annabeth are exploring the underworld ONCE AGAIN. Same old villains, same old storyline, same old characters. I thought heroes of olympus would be new and exciting and this is what I get. Riordan should have stopped with Percy Jackson book 5. This is incredibly disappointing.

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violet_hummingbird_657 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 99

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red_crocodile_82
May 06, 2017

red_crocodile_82 thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

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orange_ant_144
Jan 14, 2017

orange_ant_144 thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

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blue_fish_1549
Nov 13, 2016

blue_fish_1549 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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Oct 09, 2016

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violet_butterfly_9491 Sep 21, 2016

violet_butterfly_9491 thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

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navy_leopard_34
Jul 13, 2016

navy_leopard_34 thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

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Ariana Chavez
Apr 28, 2016

Ariana Chavez thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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regionalatbest
Feb 04, 2016

regionalatbest thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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red_zebra_842
Nov 29, 2015

red_zebra_842 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and under

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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!"

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CanuckzGIRL_24
Jul 06, 2015

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

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Saltyohcean
Jun 30, 2015

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

~Leo <3

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Crw287
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.”

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Crw287
Jun 17, 2015

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

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Crw287
Jun 17, 2015

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

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Crw287
Jun 17, 2015

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

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Crw287
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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Notices

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VancouverCanuck
Mar 07, 2014

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

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burritoofradness
Mar 02, 2014

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

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burritoofradness
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.

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teresafig
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

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Bearskito
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.

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iamlord_voldemort
Feb 05, 2014

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

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shinner2
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.

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bafanabafana
Nov 28, 2013

Sexual Content: nico is gay with percy

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james83
Nov 18, 2013

Violence: a lot of fighting scenes

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Eghose
Aug 09, 2015

Annabeth and Percy travel through Tartarus to close the doors

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Laleh2000
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.

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pink_dolphin
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?

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horselover2000
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.

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jhrybko
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

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Thaioanh
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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