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  • Published: 21 August 2013
  • ISBN: 9780141346809
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $18.99

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (Book 1)




The first book in the bestselling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. Now with a new cover look! Discover the story behind the Disney+ series.

The first book in the bestselling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. Now with a new cover look! Discover the story behind the Disney+ series.

HALF BOY - HALF GOD - ALL HERO.

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 possibly go wrong?

Return to the World of Percy Jackson in the best-selling, brand-new adventure featuring the original hero in Percy Jackson and the Olympians: Chalice of the Gods – out now!

And don't miss the trio's next adventure in Percy Jackson and the Olympians: Wrath of the Triple Goddess, coming soon!

  • Published: 21 August 2013
  • ISBN: 9780141346809
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $18.99

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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.

Visit the author online rickriordan.com

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Praise for Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (Book 1)

It's Buffy meets Artemis Fowl. Thumbs up

Sunday Times

Vastly entertaining

Independent

Awards & recognition

BILBY Children's Choice Awards

Shortlisted  •  2011  •  Older Readers

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