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Then she did something so unexpected Nico would later think he dreamed it. She walked up to Nico, who was standing to one side in the shadows, as usual. She grabbed his hand and pulled him gently into the firelight. ‘We had one home,’ she said. ‘Now we have two.’ She gave Nico a big hug and the crowd roared with approval. For once, Nico didn’t feel like pulling away. He buried his face in Reyna’s shoulder and blinked the tears out of his eyes.


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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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