Percy Jackson: House of Hades

By Rick Riordan

Theme

like the other Percy Jackson books, it explores under the Greek and Roman mythology, placed modern times. Old gods, Titans, and mysterious creatures roam the earth, while only few are able to see them. Demigods, such as the main characters Percy, Annabeth, Jason and Piper, are able to see these creatures, and hold different powers based on their Godly mothers or fathers.

Main Characters

Percy: The son of Neptune, and our main character, he is very caring and brave, but needs his friends to stay strong. He can control and breath in water
Annabeth: She is Percy's girlfriend, and the daughter of Athena. She has tremendous strength, both physically and mentally, and is very good with tactic and power.
Jason: He is the son on Jupiter, and consitered to be one of the more main characters, Percy being the first.
Piper: Daughter of Aphrodite, and Jason's boyfriend.
Hazel: Daughter of Pluto
Frank: As the son of Mars, he has the ability to transform into different animals. He is Hazels boyfriend, and appears to be very nervous and anxious most of the time.
Leo: he is the son of Hephaestus, and therefor has the ability to
Nico De' Angelo: He is the son of Hades, and a very inward and hidden character. One very shocking characteristic about him is that he is gay. As the first openly homosexual character in the Percy Jackson series, he definitely wouldn't come off as gay to anyone reading, though it is later revealed in the book.

Summary

Where the previous book Mark of Athena left off, Percy and Annabeth had fallen into Tarterus. Jason, Leo, Piper, Hazel, Frank and Nico are now on their mission to close the Gates of Death without them, with a chance of trapping them in Tarterus forever. They travel on their large ship, The Argo II, a large robotic aircraft that Leo and his siblings manufacture. Along the way, they have to battle with old enemies, large forces trying to stop them, and even each-other. But will they make it in time to save Percy and Annabeth? Or will Gea, the earth Goddess, stop them before her children take over?

Personally, though i feel more girls of the Middle School through High School grade levels will be likely to read this, I also feel that it is a good book for anyone over the age of 12 to read. From experience, I think that many boys would like this as well, considering that it has elements for both genders. The language is rather easy to read, though some knowledge of Greek mythology is preferred, even though most of the creatures and legends are explained throughout the story.

Sum-Up

I think that the second series of Percy Jackson should definitely be on your list of books to read, especially if you enjoy mythology, or read the first series.
Some more books by the same author:
-Kane Chronicles
-Percy Jackson and the Olympians