Hardcover 416 pages Released on: 04/01/06

The Lightning Thief

Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can’t seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper.  And lately, being away at boarding school is only getting worse—Percy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him.

When Percy’s mom finds out, she knows it’s time that he knew the truth about where he came from, and that he go to the one place he’ll be safe.  She sends Percy to Camp Half-Blood, a summer camp for demigods (on Long Island), where he learns that the father he never knew is Poseidon, God of the Sea.

Soon a mystery unfolds and together with his friends—one a satyr and the other the demigod daughter of Athena—Percy sets out on a quest across the United States to reach the gates of the Underworld (located in a recording studio in Hollywood) and prevent a catastrophic war between the gods.

About Rick Riordan

Rick Riordan is the author of four #1 New York Times bestselling series: Percy Jackson and the Olympus, The Kane Chronicles, The Heroes of Olympus, and Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard. His two Greek myth collections, Percy Jackson's Greek Gods and Percy Jackson's Greek Heroes, were #1 New York Times best-sellers as well.

Rick Riordan

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