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The Lightning Thief: Exclusive (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)
The Lightning Thief Exclusive - Percy Jackson and the Olympians Author:Rick Riordan The gods of Olympus are alive in the 21st Century. They still fall in love with mortals and have children who might become great heroes, but by the age of twelve most of these children meet horrible fates at the hands of monsters. Only a lucky few learn the truth of their identity and make their way to Half Blood Hill, a summer camp dedicated to... more » training young demigods. Such is the revelation that launches young Percy Jackson on a quest to help his real father, Poseidon, avert a war among the gods. With the help of Grover the satyr and Annabeth the daughter of Athena, Percy journeys across the US to catch a thief who has stolen the original weapon of mass destruction - Zeus' master bolt. Along the way, they must face a host of mythological enemies. Most of all, Percy must come to terms with a father he has never known, and an Oracle that has warned him of betrayal by a friend.« less
How could Harry Potter be better? Forget that wizard nonsense, let's have a series about how Greek mythology is real! There are kids who have one parent who is a Greek god, and they all need special training to defend themselves against the mythological monsters. Almost every child I've recommended this to has come right back for the sequel. As an adult reader who likes some children's fantasy writing but not all, I think this and the Peter and the Starcatcher books are the best I've come across in the last few years.
Love it! I cannot say enough about this series! It is witty, exciting, and makes you look back into your mythology books to make sure you "got it" all. This first book starts the series off strong, and it only gets better as each book comes out!
A great start to a new children series bringing greek mythology to life and to modern times. My 12 yo daughter read it first and then got my younger daughter and I to read it as well. A great read for the whole family!