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The Blood of Olympus (The Heroes of Olympus, #5)

Title

The Blood of Olympus (The Heroes of Olympus, #5)

Authors

Rick Riordan

Publisher

Disney-Hyerion

Publication Year

2014

ISBN

9781423146735

Pages

516 pages

Genre

fantasy

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Though the Greek and Roman crewmembers 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.

Grade Level

6-8

Topic

Family Relationship; Racial Diversity; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Single parent; Step parent; Family member death; Biracial; Homosexuality; biracial daughter; biracial son; death of a mother; single mother; single father; step father; gay teenager

Main Character

boys and girls

Race/Ethnicities

Greek God / Human Chinese / White Cherokee / White

Family Formation

multiple

LGBTQ+

male/male

Awards

Berkshire Book Award, 2015, Longlist, Children's Book Goodreads Choice Award, 2014, Winner, Middle Grade Iowa Teen Award, 2014, Winner, High School

Keywords

Greek mythology; Roman mythology; camps; monsters; Gaea; Hera; Zeus; Jupiter; Hephaestus; Aphrodite; Juno; racially mixed people; giants; Athena Parthenos

Diversity Impact

indirect

The Blood of Olympus (The Heroes of Olympus, #5)

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