House of Hades did not disappoint! After waiting for a year, this 600 - page novel was much anticipated. Though the first chapter made me think Mr. Riordan had lost his touch, after getting about 30 pages in it picked up. I loved the Percabeth moments, but I'm not really seeing them connect, and I loved when Rick revealed Nico as a gay character. I think its very important for younger readers to understand that being gay isn't "wrong", and I was glad to see this adressed in the story.