Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief

‘Troubled’ New York teenager Percy never asked to be a half-blood: half boy, half Greek god. But when he finally meets his dad – scary god Poseidon, bringer of storms and earthquakes – Percy goes from playing basketball to battling monsters, fighting to stay alive! At first life doesn’t seem too bad at Half Blood Hill, the Long Island summer camp for young demigods where Percy is sent to start his training. But now that Zeus, God of the sky, thinks Percy has stolen his lightning bolt, things are going VERY WRONG INDEED. Can Percy find it before a war of the gods erupts?

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    Now I am sooooo interested in Greek gods and mythology that I want to start learning Greek.

    20 June 2015

  • I love the series, the book is better than the movie

    8 March 2014

  • Thanks to this I now know loads about Greek mythology.

    7 March 2014

  • Book is breath-taking!!! This was an amazing first book. I recommend to myth lovers around 9+ years. Excellent blend of Modern and Ancient Greek.

    5 March 2014

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    I love these books! Just finished the last one and I am unhappy because I really wanted more :-( . I also, in general, love Rick Riordan’s books, and they are so awesome!

    This book,and the whole series, is epic and I recommend it to confident readers aged 9+.

    14 June 2013

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    Rick Riordan

    Rick Riordan is blockbuster author of the best-selling Percy Jackson books, The Kane Chronicles and the Magnus Chase series.


    Rick won the Askews and Red House Children’s Book Awards for Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief in 2006, and was named the US Children’s Choice Author of the Year in 2011.

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