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  • 2 of 5 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 3 copies available at Northwest Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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3 current holds with 5 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Roseau Public Library j RIO (Text) 35500006674442 Main Available -
Thief River Falls Public Library j RIO (Text) 35500006674459 Main In transit -
Warroad Public Library j RIO (Text) 35500006674343 Main Available -
Moorhead Public Library J RIO (Text) 33500013793856 New Checked out 10/11/2023
Moorhead Public Library J RIO (Text) 33500013793864 New On holds shelf -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781368081344
  • ISBN: 1368098878
  • ISBN: 9781368098878
  • ISBN: 1368081312
  • ISBN: 9781368081313
  • ISBN: 1368081150
  • ISBN: 9781368081153
  • Physical Description: 471 pages : map ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Los Angeles ; Disney-Hyperion, 2023.

Content descriptions

General Note: Map on lining papers.
Follow up to: The tower of Nero.
Summary, etc.: As the son of Hades, Nico di Angelo has been through so much, from the premature deaths of his mother and sister, to being outed against his will, to losing his friend Jason during the trials of Apollo. But there is a ray of sunshine in his life-literally: his boyfriend, Will Solace, the son of Apollo. Together the two demigods can overcome any obstacle or foe. At least, that's been the case so far ... Now Nico is being plagued by a voice calling out to him from Tartarus, the lowest part of the Underworld. He thinks he knows who it is: a reformed Titan named Bob whom Percy and Annabeth had to leave behind when they escaped Hades's realm. Nico's dreams and Rachel Dare's latest prophecy leave little doubt in Nico's mind that Bob is in some kind of trouble. Nico has to go on this quest, whether Mr. D and Chiron like it or not. And of course Will insists on coming with. But can a being made of light survive in the darkest part of the world? and what does the prophecy mean that Nico will have to "leave something of equal value behind?"
Target Audience Note:
Ages 10-14. Disney-Hyperion.
Grades 7-9. Disney-Hyperion.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2023 May #2
    *Starred Review* This latest release in the Percy Jackson universe, a first-time collaboration between Riordan and the award-winning Oshiro, follows teen demigod Nico di Angelo, son of Hades, and his opposites-attract boyfriend, Will Solace, son of Apollo. Reflecting the two leads, themes of light and darkness abound; but rather than fall into the cliché of Nico having to be "saved" from his past by his sunshine boyfriend, Riordan and Oshiro lend nuance to the discussion of what it means to accept not only your past but the darkness within, of how love is a choice one continues to make, and of how you can change if given the opportunity. The action is intercut by the two teens sharing the story of their relationship, catching new readers up while also pacing out the intensity of the pair's journey to Tartarus to save an old friend. While the adventure is properly thrilling, the heart of the book lies in the boys' connection. Even those uninterested in romance will appreciate how their relationship reinforces themes of found family and belonging and the way the characters learn to navigate and communicate through their past traumas (in turn, showing readers that they can, too). The perfect read for fans of Percy Jackson, as well as those who love modern, inclusive takes on classic mythology.HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Any new Percy Jackson content is sure to attract fans in droves, and the forthcoming Disney+ show can't hurt, either. Grades 6-9. Copyright 2023 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Rick Riordan (he/him), dubbed “storyteller of the gods” by Publishers Weekly, is the author of five #1 New York Times best-selling middle grade series with millions of copies sold throughout the world, including Percy Jackson and the Olympians, The Heroes of Olympus, and the Trials of Apollo, all based on Greek and Roman mythology. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts with his wife and two sons. Follow his news on

Mark Oshiro (they/them) is the author of the young adult books Anger Is a Gift, winner of the 2019 Schneider Family Book Award, and Each of Us A Desert, an NPR Best Book of 2020. Their middle grade books include The Insiders, a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year; and You Only Live Once, David Bravo. When not writing, they are trying to achieve their life goal of petting every dog in the world. Mark is based in Atlanta, Georgia and their website is

Subject: Hell Fiction
Adventure and adventurers Fiction
Mythology, Greek Fiction
Hades (Greek deity) Fiction
Gay people Fiction
Gods, Greek Fiction
Hell Juvenile fiction
Mythology, Greek Juvenile fiction
Hades (Greek deity) Juvenile fiction
Gay teenagers Juvenile fiction
Gods, Greek Juvenile fiction
Genre: LGBTQ+ youth literature.
Gay fantasy fiction.
Action and adventure fiction.
Mythological fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Gay fiction.
Action and adventure fiction.
Mythological fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Gay fiction.

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