Disney Publishing Worldwide has released the cover art for The Mark of Athena
, the third book in the bestselling Heroes of Olympus series by
Rick Riordan. The book will be released on October 2, 2012. The new story unites the characters from the first two books in the series,
The Lost Hero
and The Son of Neptune
. Seven young demigods -- including Percy Jackson and Annabeth -- set sail by air and sea in the Argo II. Their quest is to
defeat the earth mother, Gaea, and prevent a full on war between the Roman and Greek demigods.
"I can't wait to share The Mark of Athena with my readers. The book has so many things they've been waiting for!" said Rick Riordan. "Annabeth and Percy are together at last, as well as the seven demigods of the prophecy. The voyage of the Argo II was the most exciting story to write—by far my favorite part of the Heroes of Olympus series yet."
You can read the first chapter of the book on the dedicated website
for the highly-anticipated book.