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The House of Hades

(The Heroes of Olympus #4)

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Hazel stands at a crossroads. She and the remaining crew of the Argo II could return home with the Athena Parthenos statue and try to stop Camp Half-Blood and Camp Jupiter from going to war. Or they could continue their quest to find the House of Hades, where they might be able to open the Doors of Death, rescue their friends Percy and Annabeth from Tartarus, and prevent m ...more
Hardcover, First Edition, 597 pages
Published October 8th 2013 by Disney-Hyperion Books
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Nicole This book is phenomenal. By far my favourite in the Heros of Olympus series. I would recomend the entire series
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Sasha Alsberg
Another amazing novel by Rick Riordan! Cant wait to start the next novel and see how this all ends!
Nov 07, 2012 marked it as to-read

But above all, I just want this book to come out! (or at least have any spoilers - I mean, I'm dying here!)

That last book left me in a jumble of emotions and feels and thoughts. But I realized something worse. Since the House of Hades is the second to last book in the series, I predict there will be a big cliffhanger!

You think this is bad?

Just wait till we read this book! ... Yes, I acknowledge the fact that we have to wait to read this bo
(A-) 83% | Very Good
Notes: Pulsating panic, its heroes mature by individual valor, personal pain, and facing down the monsters of memory lane.
Oct 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
House of Hades Review:
(Pre HoH release review near the bottom somwhere...)

EDIT: May, 2014
So... a confirmed Nico point of view for BoO... interesting...

Contains House of Hades spoilers
Ummm... so House of Hades was kind of epic. I'm just trying to figure out where to start here... how about IT WAS TOO FREAKING SHORT!

So, it was almost 600 pages. And it was awesome, but I can't help feel that it still could have been longer. As many Tartarus chapters as there were, they were all short. And Piper o
Claudia Ramírez
“Bob says hello" AND I BROKE IN TEARS. WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME. ...more
Tharindu Dissanayake
"Swords! Guns! Massive ka-booms!"
"The House of Hades is open for business."
"Doors of Death, here we come."

The Quest of Seven Demigods continues from Riordan's biggest cliffhanger yet at the end of The Mark of Athena, and Chaos is everywhere: literally and figuratively! The author must've been looking forward to this one, where there are too many possibilities to make things turn out terribly, which usually suits the penultimate adventures of demigods. And this one - the fourth of the series - wa
My heart flutters when I'm reading this one because it is the fourth book and I will have to wait for the final book! :D I am so excited what will happen to this series.

Leo: He is so useful in this book! He's so awesome. I ship him to Calypso by the way but I don't have faith much in this two since Calypso is in her world.

Piper: I'm glad she is moving to help her friends. Her fight with ice-gods are awesome although her relationship to Jason still didn't improve, oh Piper dear, I think you are i
Oct 12, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mythology, favorites

I've finished House of Hades!!!

First of, let me tell you that the dedication page is CRAZY! It's like Rick derives pleasure from seeing us in pain.

(view spoiler)

I mean seriously? Do you have to rub it in? Argggh!!!

Sigh. But let's face it. We still love Rick Riordan no matter how troll he is.

Anyway, on to the book.

Rick stepped up his game in the House of Hades. It wasn't all action, wherein there is one explosive thing then the scene shifts to another one.
In the HOH, there a
Oh, these books are going to destroy me! However, despite loving this, there is something different which makes it a bit hard to decide on the rating. I feel like there was something missing in this story, maybe too many characters, so something had to be cut... Because since there are so many of them, people tend to find favourites, and then they wish for more content about them.

This book had me totally destroyed, I did not see this coming at all and it was so painfully good, I just cannot tak
Oct 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone. Just everyone
Recommended to Melanie by: The coolest person ever: me
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So the air was acid. The water was misery. The ground was broken glass. Everything here was designed to hurt and kill.

I have never been a fan of including gifs. in my reviews however The House of Hades, calls for some exception. Not only have I been dying for a year to read this, but also because right now, I'm a mess of emotions and words. I mean, I was already crying when my mum snagged a copy for me while I was at school the second the bookstore opened. An
Tina ➹ the girl who lives in Fandoms
Complete 5 Golden Stars

"...And foes bear arms to the Doors of Death."

= 5 Stars

Such a WILD ride!
with lots of tears & stars!
after that cliffhanger in the last book, I didn't expect less! Loved it!

4th book of the 2nd series in Camp Half-Blood chronicles, highest adventures of all, we're at the peak of adrenaline! My favourite in HoO series! (tho it's a hard choice between this one & the Mark of Athena , maybe both in the first place?)

I love all this e

Oh, geez.

Oh, wow.

This. Me. Now.
Give it to me before I freak out.



Too late.

Dec 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing


That book was freaking amazing. The year wait was SO WORTH IT.

Behold the actual dedicated page: "To my wonderful readers: Sorry about that last cliff-hanger. Well, no not really. HAHAHAHA. But seriously, I love you guys."

After reading that dedication page, I just died a little from the awesomeness that is Rick Riordan. You are officially my favorite author, the author who not only is able to transform a wonderful world of myth
Apr 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
“You cannot control your parentage, but you can choose your legacy”

As always, Rick Riordan doesn't disappoint. Action, fun, more action, gods and monsters, legends and heroes, love, revenge and friendship. That is basically The House of Hades.

All in all this was great. Sometimes I got a bit weary, the page count is quite big in this one. But then with such a big cast of characters, it's no surprise. It's actually really quite impressive how Riordan manages to give everybody a fair share of the s
Post reading:
*Long sigh*
Review to come.


I'm changing my mind about Frank's percentage.
I give him a 75% chance of survival.

But Lyza, you say, isn't Frank the most likely to die? His life depends on a stick! It was explicitly stated in SoN that he would die holding the stick in his hand, and it would be sooner rather then later. That implies that the stick is going to burn at some point in the series, right?

Exactly, my friends. Exactly.

Rick Riordan has drawn so much attention to this stick tha
Ahmed  Ejaz
Oct 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017, full-lengths
Now I can relax . I don't wanna say it but it's true. Regardless of so much tension here, I can relax now 'cause my favourite ship of all time is safe. Safe from the Hell! I mean it. Hell!

This book was as amazing as I expected it to be. I liked how things were carried out.

=> Doors of Death. One end in the mortal world, another in Tartarus. I thought they were kind of black-hole-ish type. But no. They were elevators. This fact was amazing that they were held by chains in both places. And t
Sarah McLaughlin
Oct 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
DO NOT read unless you have read the House of Hades at least once!

Amazing is an understatement.
Even the Lightning Thief is not that great compared to this.
On a scale of 1-5 stars, it deserves a 20.

When a reader writes a Fan-fiction, he/she writes what they want to happen in the book. They may not think so, but they do. I mean, who would get a chance to change the future and change it for the worse? This book was like a Fan-
may ❀
I just want to bring to attention that this was uncle rick’s dedication for this book:

To my wonderful readers:
Sorry about that last cliff-hanger.
Well, no, not really. HAHAHAHA.
But, seriously, I love you guys.

Does anyone doubt this man’s evilness now?

Okay but seriously this book was everything and percabeth is the reason im still breathing after everything uncle rick put us through I don’t forgive you

Im down to one more book until I finish this series and im gonna cry bc I’VE BECOME SO ATTAC
Christine Riccio
Oct 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Epic and wonderful just like all Rick's books. Just posted my full review/bootalk: ...more

I don't even know how to start. I didn't really expect this book to be my first five-star rating of 2021 because of how long it took me to read it, but I loved it. Every single issue I had with the last book was improved in this one. I cried approximately fifty times, and although a few of the jokes were a bit immature, I only noticed that because someone pointed that out before. I also love how neatly everything wrapped up in the end. I didn't feel like I had been choking down information tha
Ahmad Sharabiani
The House of Hades (The Heroes of Olympus, #4), Rick Riordan

The House of Hades is a fantasy-adventure novel written by American author Rick Riordan, based on Greek and Roman mythology.

It was published on October 8, 2013, and is the fourth book in The Heroes of Olympus series, preceded by The Mark of Athena and followed by The Blood of Olympus.

After Annabeth Chase and Percy Jackson fall into Tartarus at the end of The Mark of Athena, the other five demigods of the "Prophecy of Seven" (Frank Zha
Brigid ✩
Part of my "Huge Review Binge 2k15" (aka trying to catch up on reviews I haven't done in the past two years)

Date read: December 16th, 2013
Date reviewed: July 16th, 2015


*WARNING* Probably contains spoilers for the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series and the other Heroes of Olympus books. And for this book. Sorry, not sorry.

(So it's been a super long time since I read this. Additionally, since then I've also read the 5th book in the series, and the two kind of get mixed up in my head. B
Final rating: 6/5 stars

Love is no game! It is no flowery softness! It is hard work—a quest that never ends. It demands everything from you—especially the truth. Only then does it yield rewards.

This book is H.E.A.R.T.B.R.E.A.K.I.N.G. Like STOMP-ON-MY-HEART-IT-WILL-BE-LESS-PAINFUL-THAN-BREAKING-MY-HEART-INTO-PIECES. I didn't except Rick Riordan to raise his level of angsty situations to a whole different level. But he did it. And i loved it (oh my god i am a M).


Hailey (Hailey in Bookland)
May 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy, owned
I think this may be my favourite one so far! I loved the nonstop action and I really liked all of the character development individually and also in the relationships of all the characters. I feel like things are finally starting to make sense.
Aug 31, 2020 rated it really liked it
this is the fourth book in the Heroes of Olympus series and it seriously just keeps getting better and better. The House of Hades has got to be my favourite so far, and I am so excited to see how this story wraps up.

I think one of my favourite things about this book was the spotlight veered a little further away from Jason and Percy and allowed some of the other characters like Nico and Frank to have more page time. Don't get me wrong- I love Percy- but I also adored seeing more from the more m
Lauren G.
Oct 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014, 2013
Oh. my. gosh. WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY???????!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!??!?!?!?

Rick Riordan you are a cruel man! Why must we wait a whole year!!!!!! you no longer have to write the Kane Chronicles!!!!!! grrrrrrrrr....

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may ➹
I would just like to say a big screw you to my third grade teacher wherever she is for getting me into Rick Riordan’s books and introducing me to pain
Oct 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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“Annabeth's voice caught on the word friend. Percy was a lot more than that. Even boyfriend really didn't cover it. They'd been through so much together, at this point Percy was part of her--a sometimes annoying part, sure, but definitely a part she could not live without.”

I am literally crying right now.

Just finished reading MoA for the 3rd time in as many days, and I can officially say I am sobbing with both joy and sadness. The book was amazing, and beautiful. But now it's time to start psyching myself out about the House of Hades, or HoH.

Predictions ( as of October 4, 2012)
1- Percy and Annabeth will live, but they will come out worse for wear. I'm not sure what will happen to them, but Nico's description of Tartarus really scared me. While P
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To my wonderful readers:
Sorry about that last cliff-hanger.
Well, no, not really. HAHAHAHA.
But seriously, I love you guys.
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