By Rick Riordan
What hazards do runaway demigods Luke and Thalia face on their technique to Camp Half-Blood? Are Percy and Annabeth as much as the duty of rescuing stolen items from a fire-breathing sizeable who does not take kindly to intruders? How precisely are Leo, Piper, and Jason speculated to discover a runaway desk, stay away from a band of party-loving Maenads (who simply may be a bit psychotic), and stave off a tremendous explosion...all in a single hour or less?
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Has it been mins? ” “Just a sec! ” Leo came across the very last thing he needed—a quilt-sized stack of shimmering golden cloth. He fed the steel fabric into the closest pneumatic tube and pulled the lever. Done—assuming the plan labored. He ran to the center of the bunker, correct in entrance of the Argo II, and yelled, “Hey! right here i'm! ” He held out his palms and grinned. “Come on! occasion with me! ” He glanced on the counter at the ship’s engine. Six and a part mins left. He needed he hadn’t seemed. The Maenads climbed down from the ladders and started circling him warily. Leo danced and sang random tv subject songs, hoping it should cause them to hesitate. He wanted all of the Maenads jointly prior to he sprung the seize. “Sing alongside! ” he acknowledged. The Maenads tousled. Their blood-red eyes regarded offended and frustrated. Their wreaths of snakes hissed. Their thyrsus rods glowed with pink hearth. Babette was once the final to hitch the get together. whilst she observed Leo on my own, unarmed and dancing, she laughed with satisfaction. “You are clever to simply accept your fate,” she stated. “The actual Dionysus will be happy. ” “Yeah, approximately that,” Leo acknowledged. “I imagine there’s a cause he replaced his quantity. You men aren’t fans. You’re loopy rabid stalkers. You haven’t discovered him simply because he doesn’t wish you to. ” “Lies! ” Babette acknowledged. “We are the spirits of the wine god! he's pleased with us! ” “Sure,” Leo acknowledged. “I’ve obtained a few loopy kinfolk too. I don’t blame Mr. D. ” “Kill him! ” Babette shrieked. “Wait! ” Leo held up his arms. “You can kill me, yet you will want this to be a true occasion, don’t you? ” As he’d was hoping, the Maenads wavered. “Party? ” requested sweet. “Party? ” requested Buffy. “Oh, yeah! ” Leo seemed up and shouted to the catwalks: “Piper? It’s time to crank issues up! ” for 3 awfully lengthy seconds, not anything occurred. Leo simply stood there grinning at a dozen frenzied nymphs who desired to cube him into bite-sized demigod cubes. Then the total bunker whirred to lifestyles. everywhere in the Maenads, pipes rose from the ground and blew pink steam. The pneumatic tube process spit out steel shavings like glittered confetti. The magic banner above them shimmered and altered to learn WELCOME, PSYCHO NYMPHS! track blared from the sound system—the Rolling Stones, Leo’s mom’s favourite band. He cherished to hear them whereas he labored, since it reminded him of the nice previous days while he frolicked in his mom’s store. Then the winch approach swung into position, and a reflected ball started to descend correct over Leo’s head. at the catwalk above, Piper stared down on the chaos she’d wrought with the rush of a button, and her jaw dropped. Even the Maenads seemed inspired by way of Leo’s fast get together. Given a number of extra mins, Leo could’ve performed a lot better—a laser convey, pyrotechnics, perhaps a few appetizers and a drink computer. yet for 2 mins’ paintings, it wasn’t undesirable. a number of Maenads started to sq. dance. One did the Hokey Pokey. in basic terms Babette seemed unaffected. “What trick is that this? ” she demanded. “You don't celebration for Dionysus! ” “Oh, no? ” Leo glanced up. The reflected ball used to be nearly close by.