The Lightning Thief is an American fantasy-adventure novel based on Greek mythology, the first young adult novel written by Rick Riordan in the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series. The manuscript was sold in an auction to Miramax Books, an imprint of. Book 1. The Lightning Thief. Twelve-year-old Percy Jackson is on the most dangerous quest of his life. With the help of a satyr and a daughter of Athena, Percy. My name is Percy Jackson. I'm twelve years old. Until a few months ago, I was a boarding student at Yancy Academy, a private school for troubled kids in upstate .
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The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1) Rate this book Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can't seem to focus on his schoolwork or. Editorial Reviews. ruthenpress.info Review. Book Description In this stunning collectors' edition of Book 1 of 5 in Percy Jackson And The Olympians (5 Book Series). This book is about a boy called Percy Jackson who finds out he is son of the Greek god Poseidon. Zeus accuses him of stealing his lightning.
The other, Mr. Brunner , lends Percy a magical sword-pen to defeat her. After school lets out, Percy goes on a trip to Long Island with his mother , Sally. In the middle of the first night, Percy's friend Grover Underwood , who is actually a satyr , tells them they are in danger, and the three drive to a mysterious summer camp.
The Minotaur attacks them, grabs Mrs.
Jackson, and causes her to disappear in a blinding flash of gold light. Believing his mother has died, Percy kills the beast with one of its own horns, then drags the unconscious Grover into the camp, soon falling unconscious himself. Percy wakes up three days later and learns the camp is called Camp Half-Blood and that he is a demigod: He settles into camp life and meets several other demigods, including Luke Castellan and Annabeth Chase.
After a hellhound attacks him during a game of Capture the Flag , Percy is claimed by his father, the god Poseidon. The activities director Chiron explains to Percy how the three eldest male gods—Poseidon, Zeus , and Hades —swore an oath not to have children more than 70 years ago; Percy represents a violation of that oath.
This, coupled with the fact that Zeus's master lightning bolt has recently been stolen, has bred much suspicion between the gods. Percy is tasked with locating that bolt before an all-out war can break out. He chooses Annabeth and Grover to accompany him on a quest to the realm of Hades, the most likely culprit.
Before he leaves, Percy is given Chiron's magic sword Anaklusmos "Riptide" and Luke's flying sneakers. The trio then travels towards Los Angeles , the entrance to Hades's realm. Along the way, they are attacked by the Furies, Medusa , Echidna and the Chimera , and several other monsters. They also do a favor for the god Ares , who gives them a backpack full of supplies and transportation to Nevada.
Percy gradually learns more about his companions, his powers, and the world of the Greek gods. When they arrive in Hades's realm, Grover is nearly dragged into Tartarus by Percy's flying shoes. The battered group finally meet Hades, who reveals that his Helm of Darkness has been stolen too.
Hades accuses Percy of stealing his helm and threatens to kill Sally Jackson who has been the god's hostage the whole time and reanimate the dead unless it is returned. When Percy finds the missing master bolt inside Ares's backpack, the group realizes they've been manipulated.
Narrowly escaping the Underworld, Percy challenges Ares to a duel. When the demigod wins, he gives the Helm of Darkness to the Furies; when Hades then realizes that Percy was not the thief, he returns Mrs.
Jackson to their apartment in New York. Percy takes the master bolt back to Zeus, who rewards the young hero by not killing him as his laws recommend. Percy returns to camp a hero and enjoys the rest of his summer there.
On the last day of camp, however, he goes into the woods with Luke, who reveals himself to be the real thief of the Helm and bolt, following the orders of Kronos. Kronos also manipulated power-hungry Ares into taking part in the scheme. Percy cannot believe that Luke would do such a thing, and so Luke explains his belief that the gods are irresponsible and poor leaders who must be overthrown. He offers Percy the chance to join him, and when the other demigod does not, tries to kill him with a venomous scorpion.
Percy manages to kill the arachnid, but is badly poisoned and soon faints. When he has awakened and recovered, Percy is given the choice of whether to return home for the school year or stay at camp year round. After much thought he decides to spend the school year with his mother who is no longer with Gabe after petrifying him with Medusa's head even though it will be more dangerous for him with Luke and Kronos on the loose.
Grover and Annabeth also leave the camp for the year, but promise to keep in touch with Percy. The Lightning Thief received mostly positive reviews. The book has a rating of 4. One is the fast-paced quest of a young hero and his friends to save the world The New York Times praised The Lightning Thief as "perfectly paced, with electrifying moments chasing each other like heartbeats". In June , 20th Century Fox acquired the feature film rights to the book.
Sea of Monsters , was released in On June 28, , a hour and 25 minute audio book version, read by actor Jesse Bernstein, was published worldwide by Listening Library. A one-hour musical aimed at young audiences was planned to hit the road on a nationwide tour in September following a stint in New York City in It officially opened on April 4, , and ran until May 6 of the same year. Like The Lightning Thief , it won several prizes and received generally positive reviews as well.
The French, German, and Spanish editions were published in The other translations of the book were published in The Icelandic publisher Odinseye released another edition in From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Lightning Thief First edition cover. Main article: The Lightning Thief.
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Hidden within his wheelchair is the body of a horse. Chiron is a centaur. A satyr, a centaur, the Minotaur. Chiron explains that the Greek gods of mythology are real.
Now and then, they form relationships with special humans, just as they did in ancient times. Sometimes those relationships result in children. Demigods, those children are called, or half-bloods.
Percy makes the connection. Camp Half-Blood is a camp for demigods. Which means. But which god? He finds out when a hellhound bounds out of the woods and attacks him during a violent game of capture the flag.
He should be dead, but when he steps into a nearby creek, energy surges through his body.
His wounds heal. Moments later, a glowing trident symbol appears over his head. The sea god Poseidon has claimed him. That means big trouble for Percy. Not long ago, Poseidon quarreled with Zeus.
Afterward, Zeus discovered that his master bolt, the king daddy of all lightning bolts and his most important weapon, was missing. But he could have had his son steal it.