Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Cover Art: The Mark of Athena

Summary:  Annabeth is terrified. Just when she’s about to be reunited with Percy—after six months of being apart, thanks to Hera—it looks like Camp Jupiter is preparing for war. As Annabeth and her friends Jason, Piper, and Leo fly in on the Argo II, she can’t blame the Roman demigods for thinking the ship is a Greek weapon. With its steaming bronze dragon masthead, Leo’s fantastical creation doesn’t appear friendly. Annabeth hopes that the sight of their praetor Jason on deck will reassure the Romans that the visitors from Camp Half-Blood are coming in peace.

And that’s only one of her worries. In her pocket Annabeth carries a gift from her mother that came with an unnerving demand: Follow the Mark of Athena. Avenge me. Annabeth already feels weighed down by the prophecy that will send seven demigods on a quest to find—and close— the Doors of Death. What more does Athena want from her?

Annabeth’s biggest fear, though, is that Percy might have changed. What if he’s now attached to Roman ways? Does he still need his old friends? As the daughter of the goddess of war and wisdom, Annabeth knows she was born to be a leader, but never again does she want to be without Seaweed Brain by her side.

My Thoughts on the Cover:  Books by Rick Riordan will always have a special place in my heart.  I love them all dearly and am excited to get my hands on this one!  

I think this is a rather nice cover.  I really like the boys battling on the cover.  I believe it's Jason and Percy as one is riding a horse who's in water (Percy) and the other is riding a horse in a thunder cloud (Jason).  Very clever idea, in my opinion.  

The only thing I'm not crazy about it the owl eyes in the background.  I can see why they'd be a necessity, though, as an owl is a symbol of Athena and the title is THE MARK OF ATHENA.  

All in all, a beautiful cover.  

What do you think of the cover? 

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