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The House Of Hades Essay

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The House of Hades, by Rick Riordan, is set in present time and evolves over the course of two weeks. There are eight protagonists, all demigods fighting against Gaea. Two of the demigods, Percy and Annabeth, have fallen into Tartarus, the most abysmal and treacherous part of the underworld, where no Olympian god has dared to go. Tartarus is also the god of abyss. The other six protagonists travel from Rome to Greece, where lies the house of Hades. All eight protagonists are in search of the doors of death in order to close them.

Percy, is the son of Poseidon; he is a charismatic leader and powerful, he can control water. Annabeth is a daughter of Athena and Percy’s girlfriend. She is ...view middle of the document...

He is also Hazel’s boyfriend. Nico is a protagonist, but not part of the prophecy of seven. He is not a main character, but is very important. He is a son of Hades, and Hazel’s half-brother. He frequently travels to the underworld, and has even survived Tartarus. He is shy and doesn’t fit in. He communicates better with the dead than the living.

Eight demigods, aided by Bob the titan, are on a mission to close the doors of death. Percy and Annabeth fell into Tartarus, the most extensive and treacherous part of the underworld, where no Olympian god has ever been. Tartarus is also the god of the abyss. The doors of death are double-sided, they open in the underworld and the mortal world. An evil goddess, Gaea controls the doors, and is letting evil monsters loose into the mortal world which she plans to take over shortly. To close the doors completely, they must be closed from both sides. Percy and Annabeth will close them from the underworld, while the others will close them from the mortal side, in the house of hades. Percy and Annabeth hope to survive Tartarus, but that is very unlikely. Bob, a titan who has lost his memory helps them fight their battles and leads them to a friendly giant who also helps them fight Tartarus. The other demigods must survive the House of Hades, where there are many formidable adversaries waiting for them. The climax is when fleeing...

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