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The House of Hades

(The Heroes of Olympus #4)

4.55  ·  Rating details ·  227,118 ratings  ·  13,578 reviews
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The Demigod Crew of the Argo II is standing at a crossroads. They could return home with the Athena Parthenos statue and try to stop Camp Half-Blood and Camp Juputer from going to war. Or they could continue on 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 (if they have survi ...more
Paperback, 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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The House of Hades? More like: House of Heartbreak or House of Character-development-every-page

Plot has a GIANT plot twist and the usual fights with reborn evils.

But the characters were undoubtly the best part of this book...

Leo (view spoiler):

Jason and Piper relationship development: nada. If I gave a shit, you'd be theclass="gr-hostedUserImg">
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  ·  review of another edition

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 re
(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  ·  review of another edition
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 only got one/>Contains/>EDIT:/>(Pre
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
Oct 12, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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) ...more
Claudia Ramírez
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. And then I abanReads

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  ·  review of another edition


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 mythology
Apr 02, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“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
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. Exac
Ahmed  Ejaz
Oct 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 they
Tina ➹ the girl who lives in Fandoms (Book.Enchantress)
Complete 5 Golden Stars



4th book of the 2nd series in camp halfblood 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 exciting electrifying(!) thrillers which made me agitate even in 3rd read! also totally st
Sarah McLaughlin
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 ch
Christine Riccio
Epic and wonderful just like all Rick's books. Just posted my full review/bootalk:
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. But I will try not to get them confused.)

Ah yes, don't you love it when yconfused.)

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 g/>
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 differentclass="gr-hostedUserImg">
Lauren G.
Oct 09, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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I can't even write a coherent review right now, but when can I ever when it comes to a Rick Riordan book? Rick Riordan's books feel like home. And omfg this book blew my mind. Here's some reasons why House of Hades is the best in the series:

-Nico in general.
(view spoiler) ...more
Oct 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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
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" (Fra
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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
Arianne (in uni)
Oct 25, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
October 11, 2013: I finally finished this wonderful book!!!

HAPPY! :) :
-Probably some people are tired of it, but I enjoy the "fillers" or the adventures they go through that distract their quest. I guess they aren't really fillers but sometimes there were some that weren't really needed hahahaha
-Just like the other people, Nico's revelation was a huge thing for me. Because I love Nico and his everything, I kept on fangirling a few hours ago in school because... I was too excited!!
-Winner of
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My rating system: (I do use half stars.)
5 - I do not use the 5 star. Not because a book might not be worthy, but because a book is never perfect.
4 - I loved it! There weren't too many flaws, and I had no trouble getting through it. (A 4 star rating is the highest rating I/>/>/>My


You know that feeling when you just finish a book and you want to open it and read it all over again, just to experience it over? Times that by a billion and you might get a fraction of how I feel about House of Hades. Going into this book I had a lot of expectations, and I was pretty much a mixture of anxiety, fear, and excitement. I couldn't wait to start but I also didn't want to finish for fear of what might happen to the characters I loved so much. Needless to say, all of my expectations we
EDIT: 12/10/13


I finished this in one night.
My brain feels deep-fried.
I do not trust myself to write a review in this condition.

So my review shall come up after a second reading.


(view spoiler)

EDIT: 6/18/13

Holy Hades

Holy. Hades.
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Rick Riordan is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of many books, including the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series. Please follow him on Twitter and via his official blog.

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The Heroes of Olympus (5 books)
  • The Lost Hero (The Heroes of Olympus, #1)
  • The Son of Neptune (The Heroes of Olympus, #2)
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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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