Rick Riordan

Rick Riordan is an American author best known for writing the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series, which is centered around Greek mythology and follows the adventures of a young demigod named Percy Jackson. He has also written the Heroes of Olympus series, the Kane Chronicles, and Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, among other works. His books have been popular among young readers and have been translated into multiple languages.


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  1. 1. Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book One: Lightning Thief, The

    The first book in the series introduces Percy Jackson, a young boy with dyslexia and ADHD, who discovers he's actually a demigod, the son of Poseidon. Percy is sent to Camp Half-Blood, a summer camp for demigods on Long Island, where he learns about his divine ancestry and powers. When Zeus's master lightning bolt is stolen, Percy, along with his friends Annabeth (daughter of Athena) and Grover (a satyr), is tasked with preventing a war among the gods by retrieving the bolt. The trio embarks on a cross-country adventure to confront the thief and restore peace in the divine world.

    The 1921st Greatest Book of All Time
  2. 2. The Sea Of Monsters

    In this thrilling sequel set in a modern world where Greek mythology is reality, a young demigod embarks on a perilous quest to save his endangered summer camp, Camp Half-Blood. The magical borders protecting the camp are failing, and to prevent its destruction, our hero and his friends must journey into the treacherous Sea of Monsters to find the mythical Golden Fleece, the only thing powerful enough to heal the land. Along the way, they face numerous mythological foes and discover startling truths about their own identities and destinies. This action-packed adventure not only tests their bravery and friendships but also sets the stage for further challenges in the unfolding saga of their extraordinary lives.

    The 8981st Greatest Book of All Time