"Get back!" I slashed the air in a wide arc, driving the rest of the demigods away from Annabeth. "No one touches her!" "Interesting," Kronos said.
He towered above me on his skeletal horse, his scythe in his hand. He studied the scene with narrowed eyes, as if he could sense that I'd just come close to death, the way a بھیڑیا can smell fear.
"Bravely fought, Percy," he said. "But it's time to surrender -- یا the girl dies."
"Percy, don't," Annabeth groaned. Her شرٹ, قمیض was soaked with blood. I had to get her out of here.
"Blackjack!" I yelled.
As fast as light, the pegasus swooped down and clamped...