Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson #1)

Author(s): Rick Riordan

Children - 9 to 14

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief is the first bestselling book in Rick Riordan's phenomenally successful Percy Jackson series.


Half boy. Half God. ALL Hero.

Look, I didn't want to be a half-blood. I never asked to be the son of a Greek God.

I was just a normal kid, going to school, playing basketball, skateboarding. The usual. Until I accidentally vaporized my maths teacher. Now I spend my time battling monsters and generally trying to stay alive.

This is the one where Zeus, God of the Sky, thinks I've stolen his lightning bolt - and making Zeus angry is a very bad idea.

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Rick Riordan has now sold an incredible 55 million copies of his books worldwide

'It's Buffy meets Artemis Fowl. Thumbs up' Sunday Times

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Books by Rick Riordan:

The Percy Jackson series:
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
Percy Jackson: The Demigod Files

The Heroes of Olympus series:
The Lost Hero
The Son Of Neptune
The Mark of Athena
The Heroes of Olympus: The Demigod Files

The Kane Chronicles series:
The Red Pyramid
The Throne of Fire
The Serpent's Shadow

The Magnus Chase series:
Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer
Magnus Chase and the Hammer of Thor
Magnus Chase and the Ship of the Dead

The Trials of Apollo series:
The Dark Prophecy
The Hidden Oracle
The Burning Maze

I needed a palate cleanser after a few heavy books, and I've been meaning to read Percy Jackson for ages. I was not disappointed. After Percy is expelled from yet another boarding school, he ends up at Camp Half-Blood where is learns he is the son of Poseidon, the god of the sea. As a Hero, he is invited to go on a quest; to recover Zeus' stolen lightning bolt, presumed to be in the Underworld, home to the god Hades. With fellow demigod Annabeth and Grover the satyr, he travels across the US to Los Angeles (the gateway to hell), battling Chimera, Medusa and other mythical monsters. While in the Underworld, the friends learn that Hades' Helm of Darkness is also missing and realise that a dark force is attempting to start a war between the gods. While Percy Jackson is aimed at 8-12 year olds, I thoroughly enjoyed the fast-paced and intelligent writing style, and loved the mythological aspects. - Lucy


Product Information

It's Buffy meets Artemis Fowl. Thumbs up Sunday Times

Rick Riordan is an award-winning mystery writer. He lives in San Antonio, Texas, with his wife and two sons. Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, Rick's first novel featuring the heroic young demigod, was the overall winner of the Red House Children's Book Award in 2006.

General Fields

  • : 9780141346809
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Puffin
  • : July 2013
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : December 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : English
  • : 741.5/973
  • : 10+
  • : 400
  • : Rick Riordan
  • : Paperback
  • : 913