The cover has been realeased:
And also the first chapter:
Previously, the first chapter of Blood of Olympus, the final book in the Heroes of Olympus series, was available with the purchase of the short story eBook “Staff of Serapis,” which was a crossover showing how Annabeth Chase (from Percy Jackson and the Olympians) and Sadie Kane (from The Kane Chronicles) met for the first time. You can see more in our recomendation page.
Now, the full chapter is online for everyone to enjoy. You can read it here, thanks to Disney Publishing.
And here the official summary:
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.
More info in
-Rick Riordan's official webpage:
-Rick Riordan's twitter:
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