"she was probably my age, maybe a couple of inches taller, and a whole lot more athletic looking. with her deep tan and her curly blond hair, she was almost exactly what I thought a stereotypical California girl would look like, except her eyes ruined the image. they were startling gray, like storm clouds; pretty, but intimidating, to, as if she were analyzing the best way to take me down in a figh."

 annabeth chase, daughter of athena

the guy in the toga turned. he had a crooked smile and a slightly crazy look in his eyes, like he’d just been playing an intense video game. in one hand he held a knife. in the other hand was something like a dead animal. that didn’t make him look any less crazy.

octavian, legacy of apollo