I know no ones gonna read this since this group is extremely inactive but MARK OF ATHENA IS OUT! I just finished reading and it wasn't as good as the lost hero or Son of Neptune, at least in my opinion. Rick gets worse every book, I hope that's not true and I also hope he can make it up in House of Hades, then I'll post another___________IS OUT!
I'm in the middle of it right now. So far I think it's pretty good. But I do get what you mean about declining a bit.
I wonder if he's running out of ideas or just getting lazy now that he's famous.
I stopped being a fan because of that decline. He was getting predictable and formulaic, and his plots aren't as tight before.
I still plan on buying MoA, though, just to know what'll happen next.