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Article  •  14 September 2022

 

A deep-dive into the 3 Percy Jackson series and their books

Brush up on the three Percy Jackson series. Learn about the mythologies of each, the main characters and the correct order to read the books.

Need to brush up on the (multiple) Percy Jackson series?

Read on to find out what each series in the Percy Jackson universe is about, who the main characters are, and the mythologies that inform the books.

Plus, scroll to the bottom for a visual layout of all the Camp Half-Blood Chronicles books in order.

 

Percy Jackson and the Olympians

Percy Jackson and the Olympians is the first series in the Percy Jackson world, also known as the Camp Half-Blood Chronicles.

Following one young demigod boy, the series tells the story of Percy Jackson as he goes on a journey to save the modern world from the Titans.

Mythology

The Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series focuses on Greek mythology, set in modern-day U.S.

Narration

This series is told in first-person from the point-of-view of Percy Jackson, the son of Poseidon.

Main characters

  • Percy Jackson: The main character, the son of Poseidon and Sally Jackson, he must fulfil several quests to save the modern world from the Titans.
  • Annabeth Chase: The daughter of Athena and Frederick Chase, she goes on many adventures with Percy and is the main love interest in the series.
  • Luke Castellan: The son of Hermes and May Castellan, he ran away from home at a young age before going to Camp Half-Blood. He joins Kronos, the Titan of Time, after becoming angry with the gods.
  • Grover Underwood: The Lord of the Wild, he is one of Percy’s close friends and brought several of the main characters to Camp Half-Blood, a camp on Long Island where demigods train.

 

The Heroes of Olympus

The Heroes of Olympus is the second of three series in the Percy Jackson world.

The series is centred around ‘the prophecy of seven’, which predicted that seven demigods would help protect the world from a new enemy, Gaea. Percy and some of his companions from Camp Half-Blood link up with Roman demigods from Camp Jupiter. The seven of them must stop Gaea from destroying the world, while also encouraging peace between the Greeks and Romans.

Mythology

The Heroes of Olympus series blends Greek and Roman mythology.

Narration

This series is narrated in third-person, through the perspectives of several of the main characters.

Main characters

  • Percy Jackson: see above
  • Annabeth Chase: see above
  • Jason Grace: The son of Jupiter and Beryl Grace, one of the seven heroes, even though he is from Camp Jupiter, he befriends the demigods of Camp Half-Blood.
  • Piper McLean: The daughter of Aphrodite and Tristan McLean, she is part of Camp Half-Blood and close friends with Annabeth, Percy, and Leo.
  • Leo Valdez: The son of Hephaestus and Esperanza Valdez, he is part of Camp Half-Blood and has the special power to create fire.

 

The Trials of Apollo

The Trials of Apollo is the third and final series from the Percy Jackson world. This series follows the Greek God, Apollo, as he faces harsh punishment from his father Zeus.

Transformed into a mortal named Lester, Apollo must attend Camp Half-Blood and learn to navigate life in New York City.

Mythology

Like the previous series, The Heroes of Olympus, The Trials of Apollo also features both Greek and Roman mythology.

Narration

In this final series, the narration goes back to first-person. However, in this series, the story is told from Apollo’s viewpoint.

Main characters

  • Apollo: The son of Zeus and the Greek god of the sun, after angering his father Apollo is transformed into a mortal named Lester Papadopoulos and sent on a quest to restore his godhood.
  • Meg McCaffery: The daughter of Demeter and Philip McCaffery, she claims Apollo (in his human form) as her servant and helps him secure the oracles so that he can become a god again.
  • Percy Jackson: see above
  • Leo Valdez: see above

 

All of the books, in order (Camp Half-Blood Chronicles)

 

Percy Jackson & The Olympians

 


 


 


 


 

 

 


 


 


 

Main Books

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

Companion books

Demigods and Monsters

 

The Demigod Files

Graphic Novels

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief - The Graphic Novel

Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters: The Graphic Novel 

Percy Jackson and the Titan's Curse: The Graphic Novel

The Battle of the Labyrinth: The Graphic Novel

The Last Olympian: The Graphic Novel

 

The Heroes of Olympus

 


 


 


 


 


 

Main books

The Lost Hero 

The Son of Neptune

The Mark of Athena

The House of Hades 

The Blood of Olympus

 

Companion books

The Demigod Diaries

The Trials of Apollo


 


 


 


 


 

Main books

The Hidden Oracle

The Dark Prophecy 

The Burning Maze

The Tyrant's Tomb

The Tower of Nero 

Companion books

Camp Jupiter Classified

 

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