The Friday 56 & Friday Book Beginnings | The Blood of Olympus

The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda’s Voice and asks you to turn to page 56 (or 56% in your e reader) of your book (any book) and share a sentence or two that doesn’t have spoilers.

Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader and is about sharing the first sentence or so of the book you’re currently reading.

The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan

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

Nico had warned them. Going through the House of Hades would stir the demigods’ worst memories. Their ghosts would become restless. Nico may actually become a ghost if he has to shadow-travel with Reyna and Coach Hedge one more time. But that might be better than the alternative: allowing someone else to die, as Hades foretold.

Jason’s ghost is his mother, who abandoned him when he was little. He may not know how he is going to prove himself as a leader, but he does know that he will not break promises like she did. He will complete his line of the prophecy: To storm or fire the world must fall.

Reyna fears the ghosts of her ancestors, who radiate anger. But she can’t allow them to distract her from getting the Athena Parthenos to Camp Half-Blood before war breaks out between the Romans and Greeks. Will she have enough strength to succeed, especially with a deadly hunter on her trail?

Leo fears that his plan won’t work, that his friends might interfere. But there is no other way. All of them know that one of the Seven has to die in order to defeat Gaea, the Earth Mother.

Piper must learn to give herself over to fear. Only then will she be able to do her part at the end: utter a single word.

Heroes, gods, and monsters all have a role to play in the climactic fulfillment of the prophecy in The Blood of Olympus, the electrifying finale of the best-selling Heroes of Olympus series.

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Book beginning

Jason hated being old.

His joints hurt. His legs shook. As he tried to climb the hill, his lungs rattled like a box of rocks.

He couldn’t see his face, thank goodness, but his fingers were gnarled and bony. Bulging blue veins webbed the backs of his hands.


Page 56

Reyna hadn’t noticed how light it was getting. Pink and turquoise clouds striped the eastern horizon. The little bronze faun cast a shadow across the dry fountain.

“I’ve read about this place,” Reyna realised. “It’s one of the best-preserved villas in Pompeii. They call it the House of the Faun.”



I’m still loving Rick Riordan and his ability to weave myth and mayhem with unforgettable characters into an engaging plot that keeps on surprising. This is one of those books where I genuinely don’t know what is around the corner for our characters and in every situation they are faced with I find myself cheering them on with all their wit and ingenuity of which I have seen a lot more of in Riordan’s books than I have nearly anywhere else. This author really does deserve the title “Myth Master” because not only are the myths in these books well researched, but they’re also brought to life in away that makes them humorous and fun to read about. I don’t think I have a favourite character from these books as they are all special in their own ways and each of them grow into themselves differently which is also really interesting to read about. I’ll say here the thing other than the gran quest I’m most curious about is what will become of Leo when he went to that island and made a promise… I don’t want to spoil it but those who have read this far will know what I’m on about and I really want to know what will happen there and how the author will manage it all… Only thing to do is keep reading 🙂

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