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Christmas in the Underworld was NOT my idea.
If I'd known what was coming, I would've called in sick. I could've avoided an army of demons, a fight with a Titan, and a trick that almost got my friends and me cast into eternal darkness.
But no, I had to take my stupid English exam.


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I think that kids have a greater capacity for processing things than we give them credit for.
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You know, how much order is good? And when does order become too restrictive? Is a little bit of cha...
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Forget the chicken-nugget smoke screen. Percy wanted Leo to invent an anti-dream hat.
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Those movies... ridiculously inaccurate. The real gods of Asgard — Thor, Loki, Odin, and the rest ...
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I love Norse mythology - Thor and Odin and Loki - amazing characters.
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This brings to mind an expression I coined ages ago: A peach a day keeps the plague spirits away!' RICK RIORDAN I turned and faced the Olympians.
"We need a shroud," I announced, my voice cracking. "A shroud...
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Have you any idea how much my kingdom has swollen in this past century alone, how many subdivisions ...
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Perseus Jackson, I do expect you to
refrain from causing any more trouble. "
"Trouble?" I ...
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Are you suggesting that the gods have trouble acting together, young lady?" Dionysus asked.
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You do know how to play pinochle?" Mr. D eyed me suspiciously.
"I'm afraid not," I said.
"...
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I stared at him (Dionysus). "You're...you're married? But I thought you got in trouble for chasing a...
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Annabeth hesitated. "Then we'll all go."
"No," I said. "It's too dangerous. If they got hold o...
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Aphrodite strikes again, huh? You're gonna be the best-dressed warrior in town, beauty queen.
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Thankfully,two old friends stood next to the throne. Horus wore full battle armor and a khopesh swor...
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If I were a flowerpot, I would've checked my hair.

~Carter Kane
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No," I said. "I choose the prophecy. It will be about me."
"Why are you saying that?" she cried...
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The others were a little surprised when Piper came back on a pegasus with two unconscious demigods.
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Leo dropped into the pool and approched the cage. "Hola, Tia. Little bit of trouble?"
She [Hera...
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Oh, and Drew, honey?”
The former counselor looked back reluctantly.
“In case you thin...
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Percy: I’ll walk down to the cabins and Connor and Travis are stealing stuff from the camp store, ...
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He’s a restless soul, always looking for another chance to drive,’ Nico said. ‘The last few ye...
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I love New York. You can pop out of the Underworld in Central Park, hail a taxi, head down Fifth Ave...
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I wanted to get angry, this guy pushed me so hard.
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The entrance to the Underworld is in Los Angeles.
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It was an annoying name to have. People tended to spell in Mangus, rhymes with Angus. I always corre...
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I hate this plan,” I said. “Let’s do it.
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APOLLO'S DAILY MOTIVATIONAL SPEECH

"You are gorgeous and people love you!
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Like your zodiac sign? Percy asked. 'I'm a Leo.
'No, stupid,' Leo said. I'm a Leo. You're a Per...
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With great power... comes need to take a nap. Wake me up later
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I held out the rune for Hearthstone. ‘I know what it feels like to be an empty cup, to have everyt...
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Pain was unimportant. Failure was unthinkable.
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...you shouldn't try to carry a problem alone. But if you don't want to talk about it, that's okay.
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They want to cook you and eat you," she said distatefully, "which is ridiculous. You'd taste terribl...
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This is the Propylon." He waved toward a stone path lined with crumbling columns. "One of the main g...
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The ruins stretch from the river to the base of that mountain over there, about half a kilometre.’...
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You will not find love where you wish or where you hope.
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What exactly did you find in Atlanta?”
Frank unzipped his backpack and started bringing out s...
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My favorite son!" Gaea cried. "You are awesome! I knew I could count on you, uh... which one are you...
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In the beginning. I wasn't there.
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Don't decide yet," Hephaestus advised. "Wait until daybreak. Daybreak is a good time for decisions.
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Oo!" Nico raised his hand. "What about Dr. Thorn? That was awesome how you shot him
with arrows...
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Where are you taking us?" Nico said.
"You should be honored, my boy. You will have the opportun...
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Bianca di Angelo shivered. "That explains Nico, you remember last summer, those guys
who tried ...
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All da cows love Leo.
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Yes!" Narissus unslung his bow and grabbed an arrow from his dusty quiver. "The first one who get th...
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Is Tyson okay?' I asked.
The question seemed to take my dad by surprise. 'He's fine. Doing much...
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We’ve got to run,” I said. “I don’t suppose you mean away,” Grover murmured hopefully.
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Grover started to sniffle and I figured if I didn't cheer him up he'd either start bawling or chewin...
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Remake the wild, a little at a time, each in your own corner of the world. You cannot wait for anyon...
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That's us," he said. "Those five nuts right there."

"Which one is me?" I asked.

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Meat!" he said scornfully. "I'm a vegetarian."

You eat cheese enchiladas and aluminum can...
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Ella, just stay here. Stay safe."
"Safe," Ella repeated. "Ella likes being safe. Safety in numb...
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I wasn't sure why I wanted to spare Ethan. I guess we'd had enough fighting for one day, and in trut...
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Your art…” I gaped at the field of white. “There was a lovely portrait of me—right there.”...
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Could an Olympian parent turn against his half-blood child? Would it sometimes be easier just to let...
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I still don't get it" Coach Hedge muttered as they roamed the centre aisle. "They named a whole town...
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Kids are baby goats. They're cute and they have redeeming social value. You are definitely not kids.
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Percy pushed on his side furiously and the crack closed. His eyes blazed with anger. She hoped he wa...
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Wonderful, Annabeth thought. Her own mother, the most levelheaded Olympian, was reduced to a raving,...
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Butch hesitated. "Annabeth's okay. You gotta cut her some slack. She had a vision telling her to com...
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Even the gods couldn't devise a fates so twisted.
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Seaweed Brain

Wise Girl
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GETTING KILLED BY TARTARUS didn’t seem like much of an honor.

As Annabeth stared up at...
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The pinecone is a fearsome tool of destruction!

-Bacchus
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Because Anno Domini, in the Year of Our Lord, is fine for Christians, but Thor gets a little upset. ...
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Will Solace sighed. He was, of course, tied to Nico. He propped his elbow on Nico’s shoulder as if...
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