The House of Hades (The Heroes of Olympus, Book 4)

Book 4 of 5 in the The Heroes of Olympus Series
Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 5 - 8Grades 3 - 5n/a4.8129725

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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 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.
This paperback edition will include a never-before-seen short story, "The Crown of Ptolemy," in which Percy and Annabeth fight alongside Carter and Sadie Kane, and more bonus content!
Hardcover, 616 pages
Published on October 9, 2013 by Thorndike Press
ISBN-10: 141046203X
ISBN-13: 9781410462039
389 Book Reviews
  • pinkcat3
    pinkcat34 months55 stars
    If you have read the previous books, I recommend this book! For ages 11+ is great. Not as good as the earlier books but still fantastic!
    • damare_damare
      damare_damare6 months55 stars
      This book is my absolute favorite of all the Percy Jackson series.
    • calculatorninja
      calculatorninja12 months55 stars
      Percy and Annabeth have just fallen into the deepest, evilest part of the underworld, Tartarus. The 6 other demigods on the Argo II must struggle on without them. Hazel, Jason, Leo, Piper, Nico and Frank must reach the mortal side of the Doors of Death to seal them to keep Gaea's armies at bay. The Roman demigod camp is almost ready to lay waste to the Greeks, and if they do, the war against Gaea will be a lost cause, and her armies will destroy the modern world as we know it. Leo and the others wonder if, when they seal the doors, Percy and Annabeth will be stuck in Tartarus forever. But the Roman army will be attacking in a month, and if they don't succeed, the gods will be destroyed right from their very roots.
      • gold3nglare
        gold3nglareover 1 year55 stars
        This book is amazing I totally recommend this 100%
        • sreadergirl
          sreadergirlover 1 year55 stars
          OMG I LOVE THIS SERIES!!! I love how he still includes characters from Percy Jackson but he also adds new characters!! Team Leo and Nico forever
          • staypositive
            staypositiveover 1 year55 stars
            I love this series! This is my favourite book in the whole series! It's so interesting and suspenseful!
            • m0ns3r3n3rgy420
              m0ns3r3n3rgy420over 1 year44 stars
              A great book, some of the stuff that goes on with the seven, not including Percy and Annabeth is a bit repetitive.
              • bail3y
                bail3yover 1 year55 stars
                Great book!
                • chromatic1
                  chromatic1almost 2 years55 stars
                  so goood
                  • kkgautamm
                    kkgautammabout 2 years55 stars
                    this is probably my favorite heroes of olympus book because of the character development. and of course, leo and calypso, but i also love nico di angelo so much !!! but i also really liked the tartarus chapters, they were really cool