Rick Riordan - Author

About the Author

Rick Riordan is an award-winning mystery writer. He lives in Boston with his wife and two sons. Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, Rick's first novel featuring the heroic young demigod, was the overall winner of the Red House Children's Book Award in 2006 and is now a blockbuster film franchise, starring Logan Lerman.

Rick Riordan is also the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series for children and the multi-award-winning Tres Navarre mystery series for adults.

For fifteen years, Rick taught English and history at public and private middle schools in the San Francisco Bay Area and in Texas, USA. In 2002, Saint Mary’s Hall honored him with the school’s first Master Teacher Award.

His adult fiction has won the top three national awards in the mystery genre – the Edgar, the Anthony and the Shamus. His short fiction has appeared in Mary Higgins Clark Mystery Magazine and Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine.

His Percy Jackson series features a twelve-year-old dyslexic boy who discovers he is the modern-day son of a Greek god. The Lightning Thief was a New York Times Notable Book for 2005 and winner of the Red House Children's Book Award 2006. Film rights were purchased by Twentieth Century Fox and a feature film version was released in 2010. The Sea of Monsters was a Child Magazine Best Book for Children for 2006 and a Publishers Weekly and BookSense national bestseller. The third title, The Titan’s Curse, made the series a #1 New York Times bestseller, and the most recent title, The Battle of the Labyrinth, had a first printing of one million copies.

Rick Riordan now writes full-time. He lives in San Antonio with his wife and two sons.

To find out more about Percy Jackson - visit www.percyjackson.co.uk

A Q AND A WITH RICK RIORDAN

Where did you get the idea for Percy Jackson?

My son Haley asked me to tell him some bedtime stories about the Greek gods and heroes. I had taught Greek myths for many years at the middle school level, so I was glad to comply. When I ran out of myths, he was disappointed and asked me if I could make up something new with the same characters. I thought about it for a few minutes. Then I remembered a creative writing project I used to do with my sixth graders — I would let them create their own demigod hero, the son or daughter of any god they wanted, and have them describe a Greek-style quest for that hero. Off the top of my head, I made up Percy Jackson and told Haley all about his quest to recover Zeus’ lightning bolt in modern day America. It took about three nights to tell the whole story, and when I was done, Haley told me I should write it out as a book. I had a lot to do already, but I somehow found the time to write the first Percy Jackson book over the next year. I just really enjoyed writing it. The story was such fun, and so different from my adult fiction, that I found myself spending a lot of time on it. Now, I’m sure glad I did!

• The Lightning Thief deals with magic and the Greek gods. Are you worried about censorship?

In Western Civilization, we’ve always had an uneasy mix between Classical mythology and Judeo-Christian values. As a culture, we tend to believe in one God, but we also grow up steeped in these wonderful old stories about the Olympians. As long as we recognize them as stories that are part of our heritage and long-since stopped being any kind of serious religion, I don’t see the harm in learning mythology. In fact, I think you have to know Greek myths to understand where our modern culture came from. It’s part of being an educated member of society. The Lightning Thief explores Greek mythology in a modern setting, but it does so as a humorous work of fantasy. I’m certainly not interested in changing or contradicting anyone’s religious beliefs. Early in the book, the character Chiron makes a distinction between God, capital-G, the creator of the universe, and the Greek gods (lower-case g). Chiron says he doesn’t want to delve into the issue of God, but he has no qualms about discussing the Olympians because they are a “much smaller matter.” The gods of Olympus are archetypes. They are deeply embedded in and inseparable from Western thought. The book pays tribute to the legacy of Olympus as one of the roots of our culture.

• Have you ever been to Greece or Italy, or are you planning to travel there?

Yes, I’ve been to both Italy and Greece, but only after I finished the Percy Jackson series, which is ironic. One doesn’t need to travel there, however, to appreciate the stories from mythology. Those are quite universal.

Featured books by Rick Riordan

Demigods and Magicians Three Stories from the World of Percy Jackson and the Kane Chronicles

Demigods and Magicians Three Stories from the World of Percy Jackson and the Kane Chronicles

9+ readers 11+ readers

Author: Rick Riordan Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/04/2016

This book contains the short stories The Son of Sobek, The Staff of Serapis and The Crown of Ptolemy, together in one volume for the first time. And, read an exciting extract from The Sword of Summer, the first book in Rick Riordan's latest series, Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard.

Other books by Rick Riordan

The Battle of the Labyrinth: The Graphic Novel (Percy Jackson Book 4)

The Battle of the Labyrinth: The Graphic Novel (Percy Jackson Book 4)

Author: Rick Riordan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/10/2018

Half Boy. Half God. ALL Hero. Honestly, blowing up another school was the last thing I wanted to do. As the son of a Greek God, I've had my share of near-death disaster - and now my arch enemy Luke wants to invade our camp via an ancient labyrinth. If he succeeds, thousands of bloodthirsty monsters will attack. So it's goodbye sunshine, hello darkness as four of us descend into the terrifying underground and beyond . . .

9 From the Nine Worlds Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard

9 From the Nine Worlds Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard

Author: Rick Riordan Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2018

An all-new collection of short stories from the world of Magnus Chase. With an exclusive fold-out illustration of the world tree! Travel the Nine Worlds with your favourite characters from the world of Magnus Chase in a brand-new series of adventures. Find out why Amir Fadlan hates clothes shopping in Midgard, see how Mallory Keen learns in icy Niflheim that insulting a dragon can be a good idea, and join Alex Fierro as they play with fire (and a disco sword) in the home of the fire giants, Muspellheim. But watch out for Thor, who is jogging through all Nine Worlds so he can log his million steps - and is raising quite a stink . . .

Magnus Chase and the Ship of the Dead (Book 3)

Magnus Chase and the Ship of the Dead (Book 3)

Author: Rick Riordan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/09/2018

Winner of the Goodreads Choice Award 2017 for Best Middle Grade & Children's! Loki the trickster god is free from his chains. Now he's readying Naglfar, the Ship of the Dead, armed with a host of giants and zombies, to sail against the Norse gods and begin the final battle of Ragnarok. It's up to Magnus Chase and his friends to stop Loki's plans. Along the way, they will face angry sea gods, hostile giants, and an evil fire-breathing dragon. But Magnus's biggest challenge will be facing his own inner demons . . .

Burning Maze (The Trials of Apollo Book 3)

Burning Maze (The Trials of Apollo Book 3)

Author: Rick Riordan Format: eBook Release Date: 01/05/2018

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Burning Maze by Rick Riordan, read by Robbie Daymond. I WAS A GOD, ONCE. UNTIL I WAS CAST OUT BY MY FATHER, ZEUS. NOW IM AN AWKWARD MORTAL TENNAGER CALLED LESTER. My way out? A series of scary and dangerous trials, of course. For my third mission, I must: Journey through the Labyrinth to free an Oracle who only speaks in puzzles. Defeat a vicious and bloodthirsty Roman Emperor - the most vicious of three very vicious and bloodthirsty Roman Emperors. Is that all? No, Ive to do everything without any of my godly powers. Wonderful. Looks like Ill be needing all the help I can get. From new friends, and old . . .

The Burning Maze (The Trials of Apollo Book 3)

The Burning Maze (The Trials of Apollo Book 3)

Author: Rick Riordan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2018

I WAS A GOD, ONCE. UNTIL I WAS CAST OUT BY MY FATHER, ZEUS. NOW I'M AN AWKWARD MORTAL TEENAGER CALLED LESTER. My way out? A series of scary and dangerous trials, of course. For my third mission, I must: Journey through the Labyrinth to free an Oracle who only speaks in puzzles. Defeat a vicious and bloodthirsty Roman Emperor - the most vicious of three very vicious and bloodthirsty Roman Emperors. Is that all? No, I've to do everything without any of my godly powers. Wonderful. Looks like I'll be needing all the help I can get. From new friends, and old . . . This edition includes a Percy Jackson short story! Clarisse, daughter of Ares, the Greek god of war, needs Percy Jackson's help. Her father's chariot has been stolen and she has to get it back by sunset. The only hitch? The chariot-jackers are none other than her terrifying immortal brothers Phobos and Deimos. Can Percy and Clarisse get the chariot back before it's too late? Find out in: PERCY JACKSON AND THE STOLEN CHARIOT

Trials of Apollo, Book Three: The Burning Maze

Trials of Apollo, Book Three: The Burning Maze

Author: Rick Riordan Format: eBook Release Date: 01/05/2018

Book three in the #1 New York Times bestselling Trials of Apollo series.The formerly glorious god Apollo, cast down to earth in punishment by Zeus, is now an awkward mortal teenager named Lester Papadopoulos. In order to regain his place on Mount Olympus, Lester must restore five Oracles that have gone dark. But he has to achieve this impossible task without having any godly powers and while being duty-bound to a confounding young daughter of Demeter named Meg. Thanks a lot, Dad.With the help of some demigod friends, Lester managed to survive his first two trials, one at Camp Half-Blood, and one in Indianapolis, where Meg received the Dark Prophecy. The words she uttered while seated on the Throne of Memory revealed that an evil triumvirate of Roman emperors plans to attack Camp Jupiter. While Leo flies ahead on Festus to warn the Roman camp, Lester and Meg must go through the Labyrinth to find the third emperor--and an Oracle who speaks in word puzzles--somewhere in the American Southwest. There is one glimmer of hope in the gloom-filled prophecy: The cloven guide alone the way does know. They will have a satyr companion, and Meg knows just who to call upon. . . .

From the Kane Chronicles: Brooklyn House Magician's Manual (An Official Rick Riordan Companion Book)

From the Kane Chronicles: Brooklyn House Magician's Manual (An Official Rick Riordan Companion Book)

Author: Rick Riordan Format: eBook Release Date: 01/05/2018

Calling all young magicians of Egypt! If the blood of the pharaohs runs in your veins, you can't afford to be without this guide to Ancient Egyptian deities and creatures, and Carter and Sadie Kane's world of magic.Greetings, initiate! Carter Kane, here. Congratulations on reaching Brooklyn House in one piece. This accomplishment signals that you're descended from Ancient Egyptian royalty, and you have magic powers. But what good is power without knowing how to use it? That's where this training manual comes in. Packed with quizzes, stories, and insights about Ancient Egyptian deities, creatures (the friendly and the deadly), the mysterious Duat, and more, this primer will prime those with the blood of the pharaohs to take their first steps down the path of the gods. You'll hear from me, other magicians (including my sister, Sadie), and even a few of the gods themselves. But beware of tricks and surprises: anything can happen in the world of Egyptian magic.Read by Kevin R. Free, Fiona Hardingham, and a full cast

Brooklyn House Magician's Manual

Brooklyn House Magician's Manual

Author: Rick Riordan Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/04/2018

Greetings, initiate! Carter Kane, here. Congratulations on reaching Brooklyn House in one piece. You are quite clearly descended from Egyptian royalty, with magical powers gifted from the gods. But what good is power without knowing how to use it? That's where this training manual comes in. It's packed with quizzes, stories and inside info on the Ancient Egyptian deities. For those with the blood of the pharaohs, this is your first step down the path of the gods. But beware, anything can happen in the world of Egyptian magic . . . Forming a trio with HOTEL VALHALLA and CAMP HALF-BLOOD CONFIDENTIAL, this companion guide gives readers the inside scoop on Brooklyn House - the safe haven in New York for magicians like Carter and Sadie Kane.

The Serpent's Shadow: The Graphic Novel (The Kane Chronicles Book 3)

The Serpent's Shadow: The Graphic Novel (The Kane Chronicles Book 3)

Author: Rick Riordan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/02/2018

CARTER AND SADIE KANE, descendants of the magical House of Life, are in pretty big trouble. Despite their bravest efforts, Apophis, the giant snake of Chaos, is still threatening to plunge the world into eternal darkness. Now the Kanes must do something no magician has ever managed - defeat Apophis himself. No pressure there then. Battling against the forces of Chaos, their only hope is an ancient spell - but the magic has been lost for a millennia. Will they find the serpent's shadow, or will they be led to their deaths in the depths of the Underworld?

Hotel Valhalla Guide to the Norse Worlds

Hotel Valhalla Guide to the Norse Worlds

Author: Rick Riordan Format: eBook Release Date: 05/10/2017

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Hotel Valhalla Guide to the Norse Worlds by Rick Riordan, read by Kieran Culkin. Discover the lore behind the fantastical world of Magnus Chase. Helgi - the hotel manager - created this book for each hotel guest, so that he wouldnt have to answer so many questions at the front desk. It has short entries about the deities, mythical beings, and fantastic creatures from the nine Norse worlds, and also contains bonus material, including interviews, newspaper articles, short stories and more. The tone is humorous, complementing Ricks series.

Magnus Chase and the Ship of the Dead (Book 3)

Magnus Chase and the Ship of the Dead (Book 3)

Author: Rick Riordan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/10/2017

Rick Riordan's Norse hero faces his greatest challenge yet in the final instalment of the series. Loki the trickster god is free from his chains. Now he's readying Naglfar, the Ship of the Dead, armed with a host of giants and zombies, to sail against the Norse gods and begin the final battle of Ragnarok. It's up to Magnus Chase and his friends to stop Loki's plans, but to do so they will have to sail across the oceans of Midgard, Jotunheim and Niflheim in a desperate race to reach Naglfar before it's ready to sail on Midsummer's Day. Along the way, they will face angry sea gods, hostile giants, and an evil fire-breathing dragon who happens to be a former acquaintance. But Magnus's biggest challenge will be facing his own inner demons. To defeat Loki, Magnus will need to use words, not force. This will require finding a magical elixir so deadly that it will either make Magnus Chase powerful enough to out-talk the silver-tongued Loki, or destroy Magnus utterly.

Magnus Chase and the Ship of the Dead (Book 3)

Magnus Chase and the Ship of the Dead (Book 3)

Author: Rick Riordan Format: eBook Release Date: 03/10/2017

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Magnus Chase and the Ship of the Dead by Rick Riordan, read by Michael Crouch. Loki the trickster god is free from his chains. Now hes readying Naglfar, the Ship of the Dead, armed with a host of giants and zombies, to sail against the Norse gods and begin the final battle of Ragnarok. Its up to Magnus Chase and his friends to stop Lokis plans, but to do so they will have to sail across the oceans of Midgard, Jotunheim and Niflheim in a desperate race to reach Naglfarbefore its ready to sail on Midsummers Day. Along the way, they will face angry sea gods, hostile giants, and an evil fire-breathing dragon who happens to be a former acquaintance. But Magnuss biggest challenge will be facing his own inner demons. To defeat Loki, Magnus will need to use words, not force. This will require finding a magical elixir so deadly that it will either make Magnus Chase powerful enough to out-talk the silver-tongued Loki, or destroy Magnus utterly.

Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 3: The Ship of the Dead

Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 3: The Ship of the Dead

Author: Rick Riordan Format: eBook Release Date: 03/10/2017

Magnus Chase, a once-homeless teen, is a resident of the Hotel Valhalla and one of Odin's chosen warriors. As the son of Frey, the god of summer, fertility, and health, Magnus isn't naturally inclined to fighting. But he has strong and steadfast friends, including Hearthstone the elf, Blitzen the dwarf, and Samirah the Valkyrie, and together they have achieved brave deeds, such as defeating Fenris Wolf and battling giants for Thor's hammer, Mjolnir. Now Magnus faces his most dangerous trial yet. Loki is free from his chains. He's readyingNaglfar, the Ship of the Dead, complete with a host of giants and zombies, to sail against the Asgardian gods and begin the final battle of Ragnarok. It's up to Magnus and his friends to stop him, but to do so they will have to sail across the oceans of Midgard, Jotunheim, and Niflheim in a desperate race to reachNaglfarbefore it's ready to sail. Along the way, they will face angry sea gods, hostile giants, and an evil fire-breathing dragon. But Magnus's biggest challenge will be facing his own inner demons. Does he have what it takes to outwit the wily trickster god?

Camp Half-Blood Confidential

Camp Half-Blood Confidential

Author: Rick Riordan Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/05/2017

A companion guide to THE TRIALS OF APOLLO series, set in the world of PERCY JACKSON. Camp Half-Blood FYI is the funny insider's guide to the demigod training camp in Long Island, narrated by none other than Percy Jackson himself, and other favourite characters will be heard from, too. In response to an awful camp orientation video created by the god Apollo, Percy Jackson and other residents of Camp Half-Blood answer such questions as What is this place? and Do I get to keep the T-shirt? Newbies can check out the section on the Divine Cabins, read up on Magical Landmarks, and consult the chapter of Training Arenas. But Camp Half-Blood Confidential explores much more than just the buildings and grounds. It includes info that can only be learned from those who live there. For instance, campers do not always co-exist in peace and harmony. The camp is not run with superior efficiency. Prophecies do not flow forth with great regularity. Sprinkled throughout are stories from heroes who have called Camp Half-Blood home or just passed through on their way to places unknown. Chiron himself introduces the book with a brief history of training based on his millennia of experience. And, of course, divine words of wisdom from the god Apollo himself are included, because the demigod authors would prefer not to be struck down by him, thank you very much.

Camp Half-Blood Confidential

Camp Half-Blood Confidential

Author: Rick Riordan Format: eBook Release Date: 04/05/2017

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Camp Half-Blood Confidential by Rick Riordan, read by Jesse Bernstein. Camp Half-Blood FYI will follow on the heels of THE DARK PROPHECY, a treat for readers who want to stay in the world of Apollo and Percy Jackson. This funny insiders guide to the demigod training camp in Long Island will be narrated by none other than Percy Jackson himself, and other favourite characters will be heard from, too. In response to an awful camp orientation video created by the god Apollo, Percy Jackson and other residents of Camp Half-Blood answer such questions as What is this place? and Do I get to keep the T-shirt? Newbies can check out the section on the Divine Cabins, read up on Magical Landmarks, and consult the chapter of Training Arenas. But Camp Half-Blood Confidential explores much more than just the buildings and grounds. It includes info that can only be learned from those who live there. For instance, campers do not always co-exist in peace and harmony. The camp is not run with superior efficiency. Prophecies do not flow forth with great regularity. Sprinkled throughout are stories from heroes who have called Camp Half-Blood home or just passed through on their way to places unknown. Chiron himself introduces the book with a brief history of training based on his millennia of experience. And, of course, divine words of wisdom from the god Apollo himself are included, because the demigod authors would prefer not to be struck down by him, thank you very much.

From Percy Jackson: Camp Half-Blood Confidential

From Percy Jackson: Camp Half-Blood Confidential

Author: Rick Riordan Format: eBook Release Date: 02/05/2017

In response to an awful camp orientation video created by the god Apollo, Percy Jackson and other residents of Camp Half-Blood answer such questions as "e;Whatisthis place?"e; and "e;Do I get to keep the T-shirt?"e; Newbies can check out the section on the Divine Cabins, read up on Magical Landmarks, and consult the chapter of Training Arenas. ButCamp Half-Blood Confidentialexplores much more than just the buildings and grounds. It includes info that can only be learned from those who live there. For instance, campers donotalways co-exist in peace and harmony. The camp isnotrun with superior efficiency. Prophecies donotflow forth with great regularity. Sprinkled throughout are stories from heroes who have called Camp Half-Blood home or just passed through on their way to places unknown. Chiron himself introduces the book with a brief history of training based on his millennia of experience. And, of course, there are divine words of wisdom from the god Apollo himself, because . . . well, because the demigod authors would prefer not to be struck down, thank you very much.

Dark Prophecy (The Trials of Apollo Book 2)

Dark Prophecy (The Trials of Apollo Book 2)

Author: Rick Riordan Format: eBook Release Date: 02/05/2017

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of The Dark Prophecy by Rick Riordan, read by Robbie Daymond. The god Apollo, cast down to earth and trapped in the form of a gawky teenage boy as punishment, must set off on the second of his harrowing (and hilarious) trials. He and his companions seek the ancient oracles - restoring them is the only way for Apollo to reclaim his place on Mount Olympus - but this is easier said than done. Somewhere in the American Midwest is a haunted cave that may hold answers for Apollo in his quest to become a god again . . . if it doesnt kill him or drive him insane first. Standing in Apollos way is the second member of the evil Triumvirate - a Roman emperor whose love of bloodshed and spectacle makes even Nero look tame. To survive the encounter, Apollo will need the help of a now-mortal goddess, a bronze dragon, and some familiar demigod faces from Camp Half-Blood. With them by his side, can Apollo face down the greatest challenge of his four thousand years of existence?

Trials of Apollo, Book Two: The Dark Prophecy

Trials of Apollo, Book Two: The Dark Prophecy

Author: Rick Riordan Format: eBook Release Date: 02/05/2017

Zeus has punished his son Apollo--god of the sun, music, archery, poetry, and more--by casting him down to earth in the form of a gawky, acne-covered sixteen-year-old mortal named Lester. The only way Apollo can reclaim his rightful place on Mount Olympus is by restoring several Oracles that have gone dark. What is affecting the Oracles, and how can Apollo/Lester do anything about them without his powers? After experiencing a series of dangerous--and frankly, humiliating--trials at Camp Half-Blood, Lester must now leave the relative safety of the demigod training ground and embark on a hair-raising journey across North America. Somewhere in the American Midwest, he and his companions must find the most dangerous Oracle from ancient times: a haunted cave that may hold answers for Apollo in his quest to become a god again--if it doesn't kill him or drive him insane first. Standing in Apollo's way is the second member of the evil Triumvirate, a Roman emperor whose love of bloodshed and spectacle makes even Nero look tame. To survive the encounter, Apollo will need the help of son of Hephaestus Leo Valdez, the now-mortal sorceress Calypso, the bronze dragon Festus, and other unexpected allies--some familiar, some new--from the world of demigods. Come along for what promises to be a harrowing, hilarious, and haiku-filled ride. . . .

The Son of Neptune: The Graphic Novel (Heroes of Olympus Book 2)

The Son of Neptune: The Graphic Novel (Heroes of Olympus Book 2)

Author: Rick Riordan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/02/2017

The bestselling Heroes of Olympus title by Percy Jackson creator, Rick Riordan - now in stunning graphic novel form! Percy Jackson, son of Poseidon, has come face to face with two snake-haired ladies who refuse to die. But they're the least of his problems. Because Percy finds himself at a camp for half-bloods, which doesn't ring any bells for him. There's just one name he remembers from his past. Annabeth. One thing is certain - Percy's adventuring days aren't over. He faces the most important quest of all: the Prophecy of Seven. If he fails, it's not just their camp at risk. Percy's old life, the gods, and the entire world might be destroyed . . .

Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book Two: The Hammer of Thor

Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book Two: The Hammer of Thor

Author: Rick Riordan Format: eBook Release Date: 04/10/2016

Thor's hammer is missingagain. The thunder god has a disturbing habit of misplacing his weapon--the mightiest force in the Nine Worlds. But this time the hammer isn't just lost, it has fallen into enemy hands. If Magnus Chase and his friends can't retrieve the hammer quickly, the mortal worlds will be defenseless against an onslaught of giants. Ragnarok will begin. The Nine Worlds will burn. Unfortunately, the only person who can broker a deal for the hammer's return is the gods' worst enemy, Loki--and the price he wants isveryhigh.From the Compact Disc edition.

For Magnus Chase: The Hotel Valhalla Guide to the Norse Worlds

For Magnus Chase: The Hotel Valhalla Guide to the Norse Worlds

Author: Rick Riordan Format: eBook Release Date: 16/08/2016

So you've made it to Valhalla. Now what? This "e;who's who"e; audio guide to the gods, goddesses, and other important figures of Norse mythology was commissioned by Helgi, who, after more than a millennium as manager of Hotel Valhalla, became fed up with answering the same questions from newly deceased heroes at check-in. The profiles provide essential stats, interviews, and personal reflections so you can identify the gods and avoid those awkward introductions. Handy facts about other beings round out this go-to audiobook. You'll never see Ratatosk as a cute little rodent or confuse a dwarf with an elf ever again!

Hotel Valhalla Guide to the Norse Worlds Your Introduction to Deities, Mythical Beings & Fantastic Creatures

Hotel Valhalla Guide to the Norse Worlds Your Introduction to Deities, Mythical Beings & Fantastic Creatures

Author: Rick Riordan Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/08/2016

For Magnus Chase: Hotel Valhalla Guide to the Norse Worlds will whet readers' appetites for The Hammer of Thor. It is a 176-page, smaller format book with black-and-white illustrations throughout. Helgi - the hotel manager - created this book for each hotel guest, so that he wouldn't have to answer so many questions at the front desk. It has short entries about the deities, mythical beings, and fantastic creatures from the nine Norse worlds, and also contains bonus material, including interviews, newspaper articles, short stories and more. The tone is humorous, complementing Rick's series.

Trials of Apollo, Book One: The Hidden Oracle

Trials of Apollo, Book One: The Hidden Oracle

Author: Rick Riordan Format: eBook Release Date: 03/05/2016

How do you punish an immortal?By making him human.After angering his father Zeus, the god Apollo is cast down from Olympus. Weak and disoriented, he lands in New York City as a regular teenage boy. Now, without his godly powers, the four-thousand-year-old deity must learn to survive in the modern world until he can somehow find a way to regain Zeus's favor.But Apollo has many enemies-gods, monsters, and mortals who would love to see the former Olympian permanently destroyed. Apollo needs help, and he can think of only one place to go . . . an enclave of modern demigods known as Camp Half-Blood.From the Compact Disc edition.

Demigods and Magicians Three Stories from the World of Percy Jackson and the Kane Chronicles

Demigods and Magicians Three Stories from the World of Percy Jackson and the Kane Chronicles

9+ readers 11+ readers

Author: Rick Riordan Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/04/2016

This book contains the short stories The Son of Sobek, The Staff of Serapis and The Crown of Ptolemy, together in one volume for the first time. And, read an exciting extract from The Sword of Summer, the first book in Rick Riordan's latest series, Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard.

The Throne of Fire: The Graphic Novel (The Kane Chronicles Book 2)

The Throne of Fire: The Graphic Novel (The Kane Chronicles Book 2)

Author: Rick Riordan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/10/2015

Ever since the gods of Ancient Egypt were unleashed on the modern world, Carter Kane and his sister, Sadie, have been in big trouble. As descendants of the magical House of Life, they command certain powers. But now a terrifying enemy - Apophis, the giant snake of chaos - is rising. If Carter and Sadie don't destroy him, the world will end in five days' time. And in order to battle the forces of chaos, they must revive the sun god Ra - a feat no magician has ever achieved. Because first they must search the world for the three sections of the Book of Ra, then they have to learn how to chant its spells . . .

Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book One: The Sword of Summer

Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book One: The Sword of Summer

Author: Rick Riordan Format: eBook Release Date: 06/10/2015

Magnus Chase has always been a troubled kid. Since his mother's mysterious death, he's lived alone on the streets of Boston, surviving by his wits, keeping one step ahead of the police and the truant officers.One day, he's tracked down by an uncle he barely knows-a man his mother claimed was dangerous. Uncle Randolph tells him an impossible secret: Magnus is the son of a Norse god.The Viking myths are true. The gods of Asgard are preparing for war. Trolls, giants and worse monsters are stirring for doomsday. To prevent Ragnarok, Magnus must search the Nine Worlds for a weapon that has been lost for thousands of years.When an attack by fire giants forces him to choose between his own safety and the lives of hundreds of innocents, Magnus makes a fatal decision.Sometimes, the only way to start a new life is to die . . .From the Compact Disc edition.

Percy Jackson's Greek Heroes

Percy Jackson's Greek Heroes

Author: Rick Riordan Format: eBook Release Date: 18/08/2015

Who cut off Medusa's head? Who was raised by a she-bear? Who tamed Pegasus? And whatever happened to that Golden Fleece? It takes a demigod to know the answers, and Percy Jackson can fill you in on all the daring deeds of Perseus, Atalanta, Bellerophon, and the rest of the major Greek heroes. Told in the funny, irreverent style listeners have come to expect from Percy (I've had some bad experiences in my time, but the heroes I'm going to tell you about were the original old-school hard-luck cases. They boldly screwed up where no one had screwed up before. . . .), this story collection will become the new must-have classic for Rick Riordan's legions of devoted fansand for anyone who needs a hero.

La sangre del Olimpo (Blood of Olympus)

La sangre del Olimpo (Blood of Olympus)

Author: Rick Riordan Format: eBook Release Date: 14/04/2015

Los tripulantes del Argo II han salido victoriosos de sus misiones, pero estn lejos de derrotar a Gea, la madre Tierra. Ella ha conseguido alzar a todos sus gigantes y planea sacrificar a dos semidioses en la festividad de Spes: necesita su sangre, la sangre del Olimpo, para despertar. Por otro lado, la legion romana del Campamento Jpiter, liderada por Octavio, est cada da ms cerca del Campamento Mestizo. La Atenea Partenos deber dirigirse al oeste para impedir la guerra entre los campamentos, mientras el Argos II navega hacia Atenas... Como podrn los jovenes semidioses derrotar a los gigantes de Gea? Ya han sacrificado demasiado, pero si Gea despierta... ser el final.

Crown of Ptolemy

Crown of Ptolemy

Author: Rick Riordan Format: eBook Release Date: 31/03/2015

The third demigod-magician crossover story in the action-packed world of Percy JacksonTrouble is brewing on Governor's Island...An ancient Egyptian magician is back from the dead, experimenting with powerful magic and trying to become a god himself. It's more than Percy Jackson can handle alone - but when he teams up with Annabeth, Carter and Sadie, they find their usual weapons and spells aren't strong enough this time. Can they rise to the challenge and take down this wannabe god, before it's too late?Now includes an exclusive sneak preview from The Sword of Summer, the first in Rick Riordan's brand-new series, Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard.

The Lost Hero: The Graphic Novel (Heroes of Olympus Book 1)

The Lost Hero: The Graphic Novel (Heroes of Olympus Book 1)

Author: Rick Riordan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/10/2014

OLD ENEMIES AWAKEN AS CAMP HALF-BLOOD'S NEW ARRIVALS PREPARE FOR WAR When Jason, Piper and Leo crash land at Camp Half-Blood, they have no idea what to expect. Apparently this is the only safe place for children of the Greek Gods - despite the monsters roaming the woods and demigods practising archery with flaming arrows and explosives. But rumours of a terrible curse - and a missing hero - are flying around camp. It seems Jason, Piper and Leo are the chosen ones to embark on a terrifying new quest, which they must complete by the winter solstice. In just four days time. Can the trio succeed on this deadly mission - and what must they sacrifice in order to survive?

Heroes of Olympus, Book Five: The Blood of Olympus

Heroes of Olympus, Book Five: The Blood of Olympus

Author: Rick Riordan Format: eBook Release Date: 07/10/2014

Though the Greek and Roman crewmembers of theArgo IIhave made progress in their many quests, they still seem no closer to defeating the earth mother, Gaea. Her giants have risen-all of them-and they're stronger than ever. They must be stopped before the Feast of Spes, when Gaea plans to have two demigods sacrificed in Athens. She needs their blood-the blood of Olympus-in order to wake.The demigods are having more frequent visions of a terrible battle at Camp Half-Blood. The Roman legion from Camp Jupiter, led by Octavian, is almost within striking distance. Though it is tempting to take the Athena Parthenos to Athens to use as a secret weapon, the friends know that the huge statue belongs back on Long Island, where itmightbe able to stop a war between the two camps.The Athena Parthenos will go west; theArgo IIwill go east. The gods, still suffering from multiple personality disorder, are useless. How can a handful of young demigods hope to persevere against Gaea's army of powerful giants? As dangerous as it is to head to Athens, they have no other option. They have sacrificed too much already. And if Gaea wakes, it is game over.

Percy Jackson's Greek Gods

Percy Jackson's Greek Gods

Author: Rick Riordan Format: eBook Release Date: 19/08/2014

A publisher in New York asked me to write down what I know about the Greek gods, and I was like, Can we do this anonymously? Because I don't need the Olympians mad at me again. But if it helps you to know your Greek gods, and survive an encounter with them if they ever show up in your face, then I guess writing all this down will be my good deed for the week. So begins Percy Jackson's Greek Gods, in which the son of Poseidon adds his own magic--and sarcastic asides--to the classics. He explains how the world was created, then gives listeners his personal take on a who's who of ancients, from Apollo to Zeus. Percy does not hold back. "e;If you like horror shows, blood baths, lying, stealing, backstabbing, and cannibalism, then read on, because it definitely was a Golden Age for all that."e;

Percy Jackson and the Titan's Curse: The Graphic Novel (Book 3)

Percy Jackson and the Titan's Curse: The Graphic Novel (Book 3)

Author: Rick Riordan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/07/2014

Half Boy. Half God. ALL Hero. It's not every day you find yourself in combat with a half-lion, half-human. But when you're the son of a Greek God, it happens. And now my friend Annabeth is missing, a Goddess is in chains and only five half-blood heroes can join the quest to defeat the doomsday monster. Oh and guess what. The Oracle has predicted that not all of us will survive . . .

Heroes of Olympus, Book Four: The House of Hades

Heroes of Olympus, Book Four: The House of Hades

Author: Rick Riordan Format: eBook Release Date: 08/10/2013

At the conclusion of The Mark of Athena, Annabeth and Percy tumble into a pit leading straight to the Underworld. The other five demigods have to put aside their grief and follow Percy's instructions to find the mortal side of the Doors of Death. If they can fight their way through the Gaea's forces, and Percy and Annabeth can survive the House of Hades, then the Seven will be able to seal the Doors both sides and prevent the giants from raising Gaea. But, Leo wonders, if the Doors are sealed, how will Percy and Annabeth be able to escape? They have no choice. If the demigods don't succeed, Gaea's armies will never die. They have no time. In about a month, the Romans will march on Camp Half-Blood. The stakes are higher than ever in this adventure that dives into the depths of Tartarus.

Demigods and Monsters Your Favorite Authors on Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series

Demigods and Monsters Your Favorite Authors on Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series

Author: Rick Riordan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/07/2013

This is a revised and expanded edition of the Rick Riordan-edited collection of middle grade and YA authors writing about the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, which has already sold more than 70,000 copies - just in time for the March 2013 Percy Jackson film Sea of Monsters. Released just before the August 2013 feature film Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, this new edition is updated through The Last Olympian, and includes several brand new essays! This is the No. 1 New York Times bestselling Percy Jackson series - The Lightning Thief, The Sea of Monsters, The Titan's Curse, The Battle of the Labyrinth, and The Last Olympian. It features a dyslexic boy who discovers he is the son of a Greek god, the target of mythical Greek monsters, and the center of a prophecy that could change the balance of power in the world forever. In Demigods and Monsters, YA authors take on the series' Greek gods, demigods, monsters, and prophecy, to add insight and even more fun to Riordan's page-turner series. The book also includes an introduction by Percy Jackson series author Rick Riordan that gives further insight into the series and its creation, and a glossary of ancient Greek myth, with plenty of information on the places, monsters, gods, and heroes that appear in the series. The essays from the previous edition will be updated through The Last Olympian; the new essays will focus on the events and themes in the second half of the series, especially the final book. New contributors include: Hilary Wagner.

Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters (Book 2)

Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters (Book 2)

Author: Rick Riordan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/07/2013

Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters is the second exciting adventure in Rick Riordan's bestselling Percy Jackson series. Half Boy. Half God. ALL Hero. You can't tell by looking at me that my dad is Poseidon, God of the Sea. It's not easy being a half-blood these days. Even a simple game of dodgeball becomes a death match against an ugly gang of cannibal giants - and that was only the beginning. Now Camp Half-Blood is under attack, and unless I can get my hands on the Golden Fleece, the whole camp will be invaded by monsters. Big ones . . . ----- Rick Riordan has now sold an incredible 55 million copies of his books worldwide. 'Puns, jokes and subtle wit, alongside a gripping storyline' Telegraph 'Witty and inspired. Gripping, touching and deliciously satirical...This is most likely to succeed Rowling' -Amanda Craig, The Times 'Perfectly paced, with electrifying moments chasing each other like heartbeats' New York Times 'It's Buffy meets Artemis Fowl. Thumbs up' Sunday Times ----- Books by Rick Riordan: The Percy Jackson series: Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters Percy Jackson and the Titan's Curse Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian Percy Jackson: The Demigod Files The Heroes of Olympus series: The Lost Hero The Son Of Neptune The Mark of Athena The Heroes of Olympus: The Demigod Files The Kane Chronicles series: The Red Pyramid The Throne of Fire The Serpent's Shadow The Magnus Chase series: Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer Magnus Chase and the Hammer of Thor Magnus Chase and the Ship of the Dead The Trials of Apollo series: The Dark Prophecy The Hidden Oracle The Burning Maze

Percy Jackson: The Complete Series (Books 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

Percy Jackson: The Complete Series (Books 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

Author: Rick Riordan Format: eBook Release Date: 04/07/2013

All five novels in the bestselling, blockbuster Percy Jackson series, collected in one stunning digital edition.I was just a normal kid, going to school, playing basketball, skateboarding. The usual. Until I accidentally vaporized my maths teacher. 'Look, I didn't want to be a Half-Blood. I never asked to be the son of a Greek God.'Percy Jackson: The Complete Series includes all five novels in the action-packed, electrifying series from Rick Riordan: The Lightning Thief, The Sea of Monsters, The Titan's Curse, The Battle of the Labyrinth, and The Last Olympian.Now I spend my time battling monsters and generally trying to stay alive.Angry Gods. Cannibal Giants. Ancient Labyrinths. Untold Evils. It's not easy being a demigod.Rick Riordan has now sold an incredible 55 million copies of his books worldwideThe Percy Jackson series has sold over 1.25 million copies in the UK alone

Kane Chronicles: The Complete Series (Books 1, 2, 3)

Kane Chronicles: The Complete Series (Books 1, 2, 3)

Author: Rick Riordan Format: eBook Release Date: 04/07/2013

Don't miss any of the explosive action in the thrilling Kane Chronicles Trilogy, collected in one digital edition for the first time.The Kane Chronicles: The Complete Series includes all three novels in the bestselling, electrifying adventure series: The Red Pyramid, The Throne of Fire, and The Serpent's Shadow.'I guess it started the night our dad blew up The British Museum...'Carter and Sadie's dad is a brilliant Egyptologist with a secret plan that goes horribly wrong. They must embark on a terrifying quest from Cairo and Paris to the American South-west, and discover their family's connection to the House of Life.The pharaohs of Ancient Egypt are far from dead and buried. And so, unfortunately, are their gods . . .Rick Riordan has now sold an incredible 55 million copies of his books worldwide With all the action, humour and excitement you'd expect from Rick Riordan, author of the bestselling Percy Jackson series.

Son of Sobek

Son of Sobek

Author: Rick Riordan Format: eBook Release Date: 07/05/2013

An exciting new short story from Rick Riordan where Carter Kane meets Percy Jackson!

The Kane Chronicles: Survival Guide

The Kane Chronicles: Survival Guide

Author: Rick Riordan Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/10/2012

Fans of Rick Riordan will love this on the people, places, gods, and creatures found in the chart-topping Kane Chronicles series. Packed with brand new material - including an easy-to-assemble trading card pyramid and full-color diagrams and maps - this deluxe, lavishly illustrated guide teaches readers how to compile secret messages, read hieroglyphics, and recite ancient magic spells. Featuring enough information and extras to satisfy current fans and budding Egyptologists alike, this guide will cast a spell on readers of all ages.

The Demigod Diaries (Heroes of Olympus)

The Demigod Diaries (Heroes of Olympus)

Author: Rick Riordan Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/09/2012

In this action-packed collection, runaway demigods Luke and Thalia face untold dangers on their way to Camp Half-Blood. Percy Jackson and Annabeth must rescue stolen goods from a fire-breathing giant who doesn't take kindly to intruders. And Leo, Piper, and Jason have to dodge a band of party-loving Maenads and stave off an explosion - in one hour or less . . . Discover three never-before-seen short stories starring the Heroes of Olympus and Percy Jackson. PLUS original art, character interviews, puzzles and much more.

Heroes of Olympus: The Demigod Diaries

Heroes of Olympus: The Demigod Diaries

Author: Rick Riordan Format: eBook Release Date: 14/08/2012

Young Demigods,Your Destiny Awaits!You must prepare yourself for a difficult future: fighting monsters, adventuring across the globe, and dealing with temperamental Greek and Roman gods. You'll join your favorite demigods from the Percy Jackson and the Heroes of Olympus series as they face dangerous foes and perilous tasks. What you learn from their experiences could very well save your life!

Heroes of Olympus, Book Two: The Son of Neptune

Heroes of Olympus, Book Two: The Son of Neptune

Author: Rick Riordan Format: eBook Release Date: 04/10/2011

Percy is confused. When he awoke from his long sleep, he didn't know much more than his name. His brain fuzz is lingering, even after the wolf Lupa told him he is a demigod and trained him to fight. Somehow Percy manages to make it to a camp for half-bloods. The only thing he can recall from his past is another name: Annabeth. Hazel is supposed to be dead. When she lived before, she didn't do a very good job of it. Sure, she was an obedient daughter, even when her mother was possessed by greed. But that was the problemwhen the Voice took over her mother and commanded Hazel to use her ';gift' for an evil purpose, Hazel couldn't say no. Frank is a klutz. His grandmother says he is descended from heroes and can be anything he wants to be, but he doesn't see it. His bulky physique makes him feel like an ox, especially in front of Hazel, his closest friend at camp. He trusts her completelyenough to share the secret he holds close to his heart. This breathtaking second installment in the Heroes of Olympus series introduces new demigods, revives fearsome monsters, and features other remarkable creatures, all destined to play a part in the Prophecy of Seven.

Throne of Fire

Throne of Fire

Author: Rick Riordan Format: eBook Release Date: 03/05/2011

Ever since the gods of Ancient Egypt were unleashed in the modern world, Carter Kane and his sister Sadie have been in trouble. As descendants of the House of Life, the Kanes have some powers at their command, but the devious gods havent given them much time to master their skills at Brooklyn House, which has become a training ground for young magicians. And now their most threatening enemy yetthe chaos snake Apophisis rising. If they dont prevent him from breaking free in a few days time, the world will come to an end. In other words, its a typical week for the Kane family. To have any chance of battling the Forces of Chaos, the Kanes must revive the sun god Ra. But that would be a feat more powerful than any magician has ever accomplished. First they have to search the world for the three sections of the Book of Ra, then they have to learn how to chant its spells. Oh, and did we mention that no one knows where Ra is exactly? Narrated in two different wisecracking voices, featuring a large cast of new and unforgettable characters, and with adventures spanning the globe, this second installment in the Kane Chronicles is nothing short of a thrill ride.

The Red Pyramid (The Kane Chronicles Book 1)

The Red Pyramid (The Kane Chronicles Book 1)

Author: Rick Riordan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/04/2011

Percy Jackson fought Greek Gods. Now the Gods of Egypt are waking in the modern world... 'I GUESS IT STARTED THE NIGHT OUR DAD BLEW UP THE BRITISH MUSEUM . . .' CARTER AND SADIE KANE'S dad is a brilliant Egyptologist with a secret plan that goes horribly wrong. An explosion shatters the ancient Rosetta stone and unleashes Set, the evil god of chaos . . . Set imprisons Dr Kane in a golden coffin and Carter and Sadie must run for their lives. To save their dad, they embark on a terrifying quest from Cairo to Paris to the American South-west and discover the truth about their family's connection to the House of Life: an Egyptian temple of magic that has existed for thousands of years. The pharaohs of ancient Egypt are far from dead and buried. And so, unfortunately, are their gods . . .

39 Clues, Book 11

39 Clues, Book 11

Author: Rick Riordan, Peter Lerangis, Gordon Korman, Jude Watson Format: eBook Release Date: 05/04/2011

Amy and Dan thought they could return to their regular lives when they found the 39 Clues that safeguard their family's power. But they were wrong. Powerful enemies - the Vespers - have been waiting in the shadows. And they'll stop at nothing to grab the Clues. (Runtime 6 hours, 18 min)

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief: The Graphic Novel (Book 1)

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief: The Graphic Novel (Book 1)

Author: Rick Riordan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/11/2010

Look, I didn't want to be a half-blood. I never asked to be the son of a Greek God. I was just a normal kid, going to school, playing basketball, skateboarding. The usual. Until I accidentally vaporized my maths teacher. That's when things started really going wrong. Now I spend my time fighting with swords, battling monsters with my friends, and generally trying to stay alive. This is the one where Zeus, God of the Sky, thinks I've stolen his lightning bolt - and making Zeus angry is a very bad idea. Can Percy find the lightning bolt before a fully-fledged war of the Gods erupts?

Heroes of Olympus, Book One: The Lost Hero

Heroes of Olympus, Book One: The Lost Hero

Author: Rick Riordan Format: eBook Release Date: 12/10/2010

Jason has a problem. He doesn't remember anything before waking up in a bus full of kids on a field trip. Apparently he has a girlfriend named Piper and a best friend named Leo. They're all students at a boarding school for ';bad kids.' What did Jason do to end up here? And where is here, exactly?Piper has a secret. Her father has been missing for three days, ever since she had that terrifying nightmare. Piper doesn't understand her dream, or why her boyfriend suddenly doesn't recognize her. When a freak storm hits, unleashing strange creatures and whisking her, Jason, and Leo away to someplace called Camp Half-Blood, she has a feeling she's going to find out.Leo has a way with tools. When he sees his cabin at Camp Half-Blood, filled with power tools and machine parts, he feels right at home. But there's weird stuff, toolike the curse everyone keeps talking about. Weirdest of all, his bunkmates insist that each of themincluding Leois related to a god.Join new and old friends from Camp Half-Blood in this thrilling first book in The Heroes of Olympus series.

Red Pyramid

Red Pyramid

Author: Rick Riordan Format: eBook Release Date: 04/05/2010

Since his mothers death six years ago, Carter Kane has been living out of a suitcase, traveling the globe with his father, the brilliant Egyptologist Dr. Julius Kane. But while Carters been homeschooled, his younger sister, Sadie, has been living with their grandparents in London. Sadie has just what Carter wants school friends and a chance at a normal life. But Carter has just what Sadie longs fortime with their father. After six years of living apart, the siblings have almost nothing in common. Until now.On Christmas Eve, Sadie and Carter are reunited when their father brings them to the British Museum, with a promise that hes going to make things right. But all does not go according to plan: Carter and Sadie watch as Julius summons a mysterious figure, who quickly banishes their father and causes a fiery explosion.Soon Carter and Sadie discover that the gods of Ancient Egypt are waking, and the worst of themSethas a frightening scheme. To save their father, they must embark on a dangerous journeya quest that brings them ever closer to the truth about their family and its links to the House of Life, a secret order that has existed since the time of the pharaohs.

Percy Jackson: The Demigod Files (Film Tie-in)

Percy Jackson: The Demigod Files (Film Tie-in)

Author: Rick Riordan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/01/2010

In these top-secret files, Rick Riordan, Camp Half-Blood's senior scribe, gives you an inside look at the world of demigods that NO regular human child is allowed to see. These highly classified archives include three of Percy Jackson's most perilous adventures, exclusive colour stills from the new film, a Spotter's Guide to Monsters, a Who's Who in Greek mythology, Percy's Summer Camp report and much more. So, if you're armed with this book, you'll have everything you need to know to keep you alive in your training. Your own adventures have just begun . . .

Percy Jackson: The Demigod Files

Percy Jackson: The Demigod Files

Author: Rick Riordan Format: eBook Release Date: 12/05/2009

Young demigods, brace yourselves for a peak inside the highly classified Demigod Files! Compiled by Camp Half-Blood's senior scribe, Rick Riordan, these top secret archives include three of Percy Jackson's most perilous adventures and behind-the-scenes interviews with your favorite characters--Connor and Travis, Clarisse, Annabeth, Grover, and Percy.Become an authority on Percy's world with this must-have guide to the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series.

Last Olympian

Last Olympian

Author: Rick Riordan Format: eBook Release Date: 05/05/2009

All year the half-bloods have been preparing for battle against the Titans, knowing the odds of a victory are grim. Kronoss army is stronger than ever, and with every god and half-blood he recruits, the evil Titans power only grows. While the Olympians struggle to contain the rampaging monster Typhon, Kronos begins his advance on New York City, where Mount Olympus stands virtually unguarded. Now its up to Percy Jackson and an army of young demigods to stop the Lord of Time. In this momentous final book in the New York Times best-selling series, the long-awaited prophecy surrounding Percys sixteenth birthday unfolds. And as the battle for Western civilization rages on the streets of Manhattan, Percy faces a terrifying suspicion that he may be fighting against his own fate.From the Compact Disc edition.

Demigods and Monsters Your Favorite Authors on Rick RiordanAEs Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series

Demigods and Monsters Your Favorite Authors on Rick RiordanAEs Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series

Author: Rick Riordan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/02/2009

The #1 New York Times bestselling Percy Jackson series--including The Lightning Thief, The Sea of Monsters, The Titan's Curse, and The Battle of the Labyrinth--features a 12-year-old dyslexic boy who discovers he is the son of a Greek god, the target of mythical Greek monsters, and the center of a prophecy that could change the balance of power in the world forever. In Demigods and Monsters, YA authors take on Greek gods, monsters, and prophecy, to add insight and even more fun to Riordan's page-turner series. The book also includes an introduction by Percy Jackson series author Rick Riordan, that gives further insight into the series and its creation, and a glossary of ancient Greek myth, with plenty of information on the places, monsters, gods, and heroes that appear in the series. Demigods and Monsters is a collection of essays on Rick Riordan's wildly popular Percy Jackson and the Olympians series and is not authorized by the author, publisher, or any entity associated with the series.

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (Film Tie-in)

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (Film Tie-in)

Author: Rick Riordan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/01/2009

Look, I didn't want to be a half-blood. I never asked to be the son of a Greek god. I was just a normal kid, going to school, playing basketball, skateboarding. The usual. Until I accidentally vaporized my maths teacher. That's when things started really going wrong. Now I spend my time fighting with swords, battling monsters with my friends and generally trying to stay alive. This is the one where Zeus, God of the Sky, thinks I've stolen his lightning bolt - and making Zeus angry is a very bad idea . . .

39 Clues, Book 1

39 Clues, Book 1

Author: Rick Riordan Format: eBook Release Date: 01/09/2008

What would happen if you discovered that your family was one of the most powerful in human history? 39 Clues hidden around the world will reveal the Cahill family's secret. Join young Amy and Dan as they begin a very dangerous race. (Runtime 5 hours, 11 min)

Battle of the Labyrinth

Battle of the Labyrinth

Author: Rick Riordan Format: eBook Release Date: 27/05/2008

Percy Jackson isnt expecting freshman orientation to be any fun. But when a mysterious mortal acquaintance appears on campus, followed by demon cheerleaders, things quickly move from bad to worse. In this latest installment of the blockbuster series, time is running out as war between the Olympians and the evil Titan lord Kronos draws near. Even the safe haven of Camp Half-Blood grows more vulnerable by the minute as Kronoss army prepares to invade its once impenetrable borders. To stop the invasion, Percy and his demigod friends must set out on a quest through the Labyrintha sprawling underground world with stunning surprises at every turn. Full of humor and heart-pounding action, this latest audiobook promises to be their most thrilling adventure yet.

Titan's Curse

Titan's Curse

Author: Rick Riordan Format: eBook Release Date: 12/06/2007

When Percy Jackson receives an urgent distress call from his friend Grover, he immediately prepares for battle. He knows hell need his powerful demigod allies, Annabeth and Thalia, at his side; his trusty bronze sword, Riptide; and . . . a ride from his mom. The demigods race to the rescue, to find that Grover has made an important discovery: two new powerful half-bloods whose parentage is unknown. But thats not all that awaits them. The Titan lord, Kronos, has set up his most devious trap yet, and the young heroes have just fallen prey. Hilarious and action-packed, this third adventure in the series finds Percy faced with his most dangerous challenge so far: the chilling prophecy of the Titans curse.

Sea of Monsters

Sea of Monsters

Author: Rick Riordan Format: eBook Release Date: 17/10/2006

After a year spent trying to prevent a catastropic war among the Greek gods, Percy Jackson finds his seventh-grade school year unnervingly quiet. His biggest problem is dealing with his new friend, Tyson--a six-foot-three, mentally challenged homeless kid who follows Percy everywhere, making it hard for Percy to have any normal friends.But things don't stay quiet for long. Percy soon discovers there is trouble at Camp Half-Blood: The magical borders which protect Half-Blood Hill have been poisoned by a mysterious enemy, and the only safe haven for demigods is on the verge of being overrun by mythological monsters. To save the camp, Percy needs the help of his best friend, Grover, who has been taken prisoner by the Cyclops Polyphemus on an island somewhere in the Sea of Monsters--the dangerous waters Greek heroes have sailed for millenia--only today, the Sea of Monsters goes by a new name...the Bermuda Triangle.Now Percy and his friends--Grover, Annabeth, and Tyson--must retrieve the Golden Fleece from the Island of the Cyclopes by the end of the summer or Camp Half-Blood will be destroyed. But first, Percy will learn a stunning new secret about his family--one that makes him question whether being claimed as Poseidon's son is an honor or simply a cruel joke.

Lightning Thief

Lightning Thief

Author: Rick Riordan Format: eBook Release Date: 27/06/2006

Twelve-year-old Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school . . . again. No matter how hard he tries, he can't seem to stay out of trouble. But can he really be expected to stand by and watch while a bully picks on his scrawny best friend? Or not defend himself against his pre-algebra teacher when she turns into a monster and tries to kill him? Of course, no one believes Percy about the monster incident; he's not even sure he believes himself.Until the Minotaur chases him to summer camp.Suddenly, mythical creatures seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy's Greek mythology textbook and into his life. The gods of Mount Olympus, he's coming to realize, are very much alive in the twenty-first century. And worse, he's angered a few of them: Zeus's master lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect.Now Percy has just ten days to find and return Zeus's stolen property, and bring peace to a warring Mount Olympus. On a daring road trip from their summer camp in New York to the gates of the Underworld in Los Angeles, Percy and his friendsone a satyr and the other the demigod daughter of Athenawill face a host of enemies determined to stop them. To succeed on his quest, Percy will have to do more than catch the true thief: he must come to terms with the father who abandoned him; solve the riddle of the Oracle, which warns him of failure and betrayal by a friend; and unravel a treachery more powerful than the gods themselves.

The Red Pyramid: The Graphic Novel (The Kane Chronicles Book 1)

The Red Pyramid: The Graphic Novel (The Kane Chronicles Book 1)

Author: Rick Riordan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/11/2001

Percy Jackson fought Greek Gods. Now the Gods of Egypt are waking in the modern world... 'I GUESS IT STARTED THE NIGHT OUR DAD BLEW UP THE BRITISH MUSEUM . . .' CARTER AND SADIE KANE'S dad is a brilliant Egyptologist with a secret plan that goes horribly wrong. An explosion shatters the ancient Rosetta stone and unleashes Set, the evil god of chaos . . . Set imprisons Dr Kane in a golden coffin and Carter and Sadie must run for their lives. To save their dad, they embark on a terrifying quest from Cairo to Paris to the American South-West and discover the truth about their family's connection to the House of Life: an Egyptian temple of magic that has existed for thousands of years. The pharaohs of ancient Egypt are far from dead and buried. And so, unfortunately, are their gods . . .

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