I just completed my second read through of House of Hades, and I loved it more than the first time through. The first time, I was caught up in the story, wondering what would happen next, but this time I could concentrate more on the journey of each hero. I love how each of them was facing the same basic feeling of alienation and self-doubt, but each in their own way. And I love how each of them conquers their personal demons through self-discovery. That’s what a good heroes journey really is, right? It’s more about the inner quest than outer
All that being said, the book needed about 90% more Nico.