Percy Jackson #1: Percy Jackson and the Lighting Thief

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Author
Rick Riordan
Publisher
Penguin
Genres
Children’s Fiction, Young Adult Fiction
Released
21 August, 2013
ISBN
9780141346809

Percy Jackson #1: Percy Jackson and the Lighting Thief

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Synopsis

For YA readers and children aged 9+.

The first book in the bestselling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. Now with a new cover look, read the story that launched Percy Jackson into the stratosphere, before the Disney+ series comes out!

The first book in the bestselling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. Now with a new cover look, read the story that launched Percy Jackson into the stratosphere, before the Disney+ series comes out!

Look, I never asked to be the son of a Greek god. I was just a normal kid... until I accidentally vaporized my maths teacher.

Percy Jackson is having a bad week. His life has gone from totally normal to monsters-from-Greek-mythology-randomly-appearing kind of strange. Worse still, the king of the gods thinks Percy has stolen his all-powerful lightning bolt - and it seems making Zeus angry is a very bad idea.

Now Percy and his friends have just ten days to catch the true lightning thief and stop all-out war from erupting on Mount Olympus...

What could possible go wrong?

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Swords, monsters and angry gods: Read an extract from Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

Review | Extract

24 April 2020

Swords, monsters and angry gods: Read an extract from Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

Rick Riordan
About the author

Rick Riordan

Rick Riordan is a teacher and a writer, and has won many awards for his mystery novels for adults. He says that the idea for Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief first came to him while he was teaching Greek mythology at middle school in San Francisco. But rumour has it that Camp Half Blood actually exists, and Rick spends his summers there recording the adventures of young demigods. Some believe that, to avoid a mass panic among the mortal population, he was forced to swear on the River Styx to present Percy Jackson's story as fiction. Rick lives in Texas (apart from his summers on Half Blood Hill) with his wife and two sons.

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