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Rick Riordan

Biography

Rick Riordan

Rick Riordan is the author of Heroes of Olympus series, The Kane Chronicles series, as well as all the books in the #1 New York Times bestselling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series: THE LIGHTNING THIEF, THE SEA OF MONSTERS, THE TITAN'S CURSE, THE BATTLE OF THE LABYRINTH and THE LAST OLYMPIAN. His previous novels for adults include the hugely popular Tres Navarre series, winner of the top three awards in the mystery genre. He lives in San Antonio, Texas, with his wife and two sons.

Rick Riordan

Books by Rick Riordan

written by Rick Riordan with illustrations by John Rocco - Adventure, Children's, Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction, Magic, Mythology

When Zeus's master lightning bolt has been stolen, Percy Jackson is the prime suspect. Percy and his friends have just ten days to find Zeus's stolen property and bring peace to Mount Olympus. But to succeed on his quest, Percy will have to do more than catch the true thief: he must come to terms with the father who abandoned him; solve an Oracle's riddle; and unravel a treachery more powerful than the gods. This deluxe gift edition of the internationally best-selling first book in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, lavishly illustrated by series artist John Rocco, is a must-have for Riordan fans.

by Rick Riordan - Adventure, Children's, Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction, Mythology, Youth Fiction

Thor's hammer is missing again. The thunder god has a disturbing habit of misplacing his weapon --- the mightiest force in the Nine Worlds. But this time the hammer isn't just lost, it has fallen into enemy hands. If Magnus Chase and his friends can't retrieve the hammer quickly, the mortal worlds will be defenseless against an onslaught of giants. Ragnarok will begin. The Nine Worlds will burn. Unfortunately, the only person who can broker a deal for the hammer's return is the gods' worst enemy, Loki --- and the price he wants is very high.

by Rick Riordan - Adventure, Children's, Children's 10-14, Fantasy, Fiction, Magic, Mythology, Youth Fiction

Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can't seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. When Percy's mom finds out, she knows it's time that he knew the truth about where he came from, and sends Percy to Camp Half Blood, a summer camp for demigods, where he learns that the father he never knew is Poseidon, God of the Sea. Soon a mystery unfolds and together with his friends, Percy sets out on a quest across the United States to reach the gates of the Underworld and prevent a catastrophic war between the gods.

by Rick Riordan and John Rocco - Children's, Fantasy, Mythology, Short Stories

Who cut off Medusa's head? Who was raised by a she-bear? Who tamed Pegasus? It takes a demigod to know, and Percy Jackson can fill you in on the all the daring deeds of Perseus, Atalanta, Bellerophon and the rest of the major Greek heroes. Told in the funny, irreverent style readers have come to expect from Percy.

by Rick Riordan - Adventure, Children's, Fantasy
Magnus Chase has always been a troubled kid. Since his mother’s mysterious death, he’s lived alone on the streets of Boston, surviving by his wits, keeping one step ahead of the police and the truant officers.
 
One day, he’s tracked down by an uncle he barely knows --- a man his mother claimed was dangerous. Uncle Randolph tells him an impossible secret: Magnus is the son of a Norse god.
by Rick Riordan - Fantasy, Mythology
Though the Greek and Roman crewmembers of the Argo II have made progress in their many quests, they still seem no closer to defeating the earth mother, Gaea. Her giants have risen --- all of them --- and they're stronger than ever. They must be stopped before the Feast of Spes, when Gaea plans to have two demigods sacrificed in Athens. She needs their blood --- the blood of Olympus --- in order to wake. 
 
The demigods are having more frequent visions of a terrible battle at Camp Half-Blood. The Roman legion from Camp Jupiter, led by Octavian, is almost within striking distance. Though it is tempting to take the Athena Parthenos to Athens to use as a secret weapon, the friends know that the huge statue belongs back on Long Island, where it might be able to stop a war between the two camps.
by Rick Riordan - Fantasy, Fiction, Mystery

All five books in the blockbuster Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, in paperback, have been collected in a boxed set fit for demigods. With glorious new cover art and packaged with a special poster, this set will be prized by readers who are experiencing Percy's thrilling adventures with Greek gods and monsters for the first time, or for fans who want to devour the saga again.

by Rick Riordan - Adventure, Children's, Fantasy, Fiction, Friendship, Juvenile Fiction, Love & Romance, Mystery, Mythology, Young Adult 10+

Annabeth and Percy tumbled into a pit leading straight to the Underworld. The other five demigods have to put aside their grief and find the mortal side of the Doors of Death. Then the Seven will be able to seal the Doors and prevent the giants from raising Gaea. But if the Doors are sealed, how will Percy and Annabeth be able to escape?

by Rick Riordan - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 10+

Rick Riordan gives readers three never-before-seen short stories that provide vital back-story to the Heroes of Olympus and Percy Jackson books. Original art, enlightening character interviews and illustrated profiles, puzzles, and a quiz add to the fun in this action-packed collection that is sure to delight legions of loyal fans.

by Rick Riordan

Camp Half-Blood beats Wilderness School hands down, with its weapons training, monsters, and fine-looking girls. What’s troubling is the curse everyone keeps talking about, and that a camper hass gone missing --- and weirdest of all, people insist insist the campers are all related to a god. 

by Rick Riordan - Adventure, Children's, Children's 10-14, Fantasy, Fiction, Magic, Mythology, Youth Fiction
When the goddess Artemis goes missing, she is believed to have been kidnapped. And now it's up to Percy and his friends to find out what happened. Who is powerful enough to kidnap a goddess? They must find Artemis before the winter solstice, when her influence on the Olympian Council could swing an important vote on the war with the titans. Not only that, but first Percy will have to solve the mystery of a rare monster that Artemis was hunting when she disappeared --- a monster rumored to be so powerful it could destroy Olympus forever.
by Rick Riordan - Adventure, Children's, Children's 10-14, Fantasy, Fiction, Magic, Mythology, Youth Fiction

After a summer spent trying to prevent a catastrophic war among the Greek gods, Percy Jackson finds his seventh-grade school year unnervingly quiet. But things don't stay quiet for long. Percy soon discovers that the magical borders which protect Half-Blood Hill have been poisoned by a mysterious enemy, and the only safe haven for demigods is on the verge of being overrun by mythological monsters.