While The Mark of Athena tour has ended, the book continues to be a huge success. “The book has been #1 on the New York Times series list, the Wall Street Journal list, and the USA Today list for two weeks, now. It’s also the #1 children’s book in Canada, Australia and New Zealand,” writes author Rick Riordan on his blog. In his recent post Riordan answers some of the common post-MoA questions he’s received from fans, most of all confirming that the next installment of The Heroes of Olympus series The House of Hades won’t be out until fall 2013.
The Mark of Athena ends in a major cliffhanger and Riordan gives fans an important detail about the future of the heroes Percy and Annabeth (SPOILER ALERT):
The one thing I can promise regarding “The House of Hades” ***SPOILER ALERT**** At the end of “Mark of Athena”, Nico senses that Percy and Annabeth are still alive, despite the incredible danger they are in. Nico is right. They are alive. You WILL find out what is happening to them in the next book. They don’t disappear from the story. **** END SPOILER ALERT*****
Percabeth fans rejoice!