Day 4 ~ Mark of Athena


“We’re staying together,” he promised. “You’re not getting away from me. Never again.” 

The Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan is one of my favorite series out there. I love Greek and Roman mythology, and this series creates a modern view of it. What I love most about the series though, are the characters and how well Riordan develops them and their relationships. Similar to Harry Potter, the series starts with the main characters as 12 years olds who go on an epic quest to save the world. As the series progresses, the characters age and mature. (*spolier*)Percy and Annabeth, who start off as reluctant allies form an amazing relationship. It develops beautifully over the course of the series, and in the Mark of Athena you see just how in love these characters are.

This line, I felt, was so very powerful and true for the course of Percy and Annabeth’s relationship. Regardless of the consequences, Percy and Annabeth have always been stronger together than they are apart. This line is said during a part of the book where Percy could choose to save himself, or stay with Annabeth and possibly not survive.

Who wouldn’t want to feel the absolute love of someone who is willing to risk it all for you. Someone who wants to be together with you forever.