book: mark of athena

Spiders
  • Annabeth: Oh shut up. Don't you dare look at me like that.
  • Spider:
  • Annabeth: I beat your MOTHER okay? I beat her. I trapped her in her own web.
  • Spider:
  • Annabeth: AND she was so much bigger than you. And nastier. And big. And meaner. And just really really big.
  • Spider:
  • Annabeth: So don't you go around thinking you can win me over okay?? I am Annabeth Chase, the girl who trapped Arachne and I will-
  • Spider: *takes a tiny step forward*
  • Annabeth: perCYYYYYY!!!!

“Maybe that’s why he had started to fear suffocation. It wasn’t so much drowning in the earth or sea but the feeling that he was sinking into too many expectations, literally getting in over his head.”

-Mark of Athena, Rick Riordan


Idk why, but Percy being scared of drowning in Mark of Athena just gave me a lot of feelings…

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On the deck of the Argo II, Percy and Jason stood together, their swords crossed. Annabeth got a tingle down her spine as she realized the boys were working together, summoning the sky and the sea to do their bidding.

-Mark of Athena

I’ve been wanting to draw this scene for a while now, so here’s my rendition of it, along with a close-up so you can better see the characters. I think Percy and Jason came out alright (:

  • Nico: You just have to give people a second thought.
  • Percy: did you give Bob a second thought?
  • Nico: we're friends.
  • Percy: No, we're friends.
  • Nico: huh?
  • Percy: that's why you gave me a second thought and told Bob to protect me.
  • Nico: we're all friends.
  • Percy: So, now. Annabeth and I want to give "thanks" for..your
  • Nico: whatever, bye.
  • Percy: wait. Ouch.

this has probably been discussed to hell and back in fandom but percy not sticking up for nico felt so ooc

and the part about their “rocky history” like percy im pretty sure you spent at least two books being a protective big bro to him bc of the guilt you felt over bianca’s death. and hello, nico really had nothing but good intentions when he took percy with him to the underworld in the last olympian. he even broke him out of his imprisonment by hades so they could carry out his styx plan? not to mention convincing his dad to fight along with the other olympians, giving them much needed back up in the battle of manhattan?

i mean i guess rick was bound to forget some things bc doing multiple character povs (seven, in particular) isn’t easy but like, percy’s fatal flaw is his loyalty to his friends! he would’ve fought the others if they even tried to imply nico was on gaea’s side!