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The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1) (original 2006; edition 2006)

by Rick Riordan

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Title:The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)
Authors:Rick Riordan
Info:Disney-Hyperion (2006), Edition: 1, Paperback, 400 pages
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I had only read the Percy Jackson series once and it was a longgg time ago!
I'm so glad i picked this up again because it was great!
SO much fun to read and obviously the concept is really cool. ( )
  SaraChook | Jun 19, 2019 |
I liked it, but I'm not sure it's a solid three. I'm hoping that (as in the case of the first Harry Potter book...though it was still better than this one) the series gets stronger now that the characters are established. It was certainly better than the film, and as usual quite a lot different than the film.

The author writes as much for himself and adults as he does for children. Some of his humor along with the Barry Manilow reference would have been lost on anyone under 35.

If the series gets stronger, I'll leave this a three, if not...I'll change it to a two. ( )
  Amelia1989 | Jun 10, 2019 |
The idea of this book is very fun, and I did crack a few smiles. I had more difficulty with its predictability and the forced youthful quality of the reader's voice. ( )
  cindywho | May 27, 2019 |
Clever - basing a Young Adult book on Greek mythology. There were bits I especially appreciated - for example, Charon's distaste for being confused with Chiron,"that horse man". Still, does a novel require a "Gee Whiz" tone if it is YA? ( )
  MaryHeleneMele | May 6, 2019 |
This was an amazing book I loved how the author was able to tie in ancient mythology into modern times. ( )
  bookscantgetenough | May 5, 2019 |
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"The Lightning Thief" is perfectly paced, with electrifying moments chasing each other like heartbeats, and mysteries opening out in sequence. The action never feels gratuitous; it draws its depth from the myths at its source.
 
Riordan's fast-paced adventure is fresh, dangerous, and funny.
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Book Description

In this stunning collectors' edition of The Lightning Thief, Percy Jackson's world is brought to life with eight full-color plates by the series jacket artist John Rocco. The edition comes in an elegant slipcase with a ribbon bookmark, rough edges, and cloth cover--a perfect keepsake for fans of this truly epic series.

After getting expelled from yet another school for yet another clash with mythological monsters only he can see, twelve-year-old Percy Jackson is taken to Camp Half-Blood, where he finally learns the truth about his unique abilities: He is a demigod, half human, half immortal. Even more stunning: His father is the Greek god Poseidon, ruler of the sea, making Percy one of the most powerful demigods alive. There's little time to process this news. All too soon, a cryptic prophecy from the Oracle sends Percy on his first quest, a mission to the Underworld to prevent a war among the gods of Olympus.

This first installment of Rick Riordan's best-selling series is a non-stop thrill-ride and a classic of mythic proportions.



A Note for Amazon Customers from Illustrator John Rocco

Dear Readers,

When I was about eight years old I had the great luck of stumbling upon my father’s collection of Classics Illustrated comic books. I instantly fell in love with the stories of Robert Louis Stevenson, Mark Twain, H.G. Wells, and James Fenimore Cooper. Many years later, when I became interested in illustration, I discovered the beautiful hardbound editions of these stories featuring the arresting artwork of incredible artists like N.C. Wyeth, Howard Pyle, and Maxfield Parrish. What I love about their paintings is not just the beautiful draftsmanship, color and composition, but their ability to capture a moment that held the promise of swashbuckling adventure. That promise let me know that if I read the words surrounding that picture, I could unlock the adventure.

That promise is what I tried to achieve when creating the pictures for this incredible series. My approach has never been just to describe a scene from the book, but to create an illustration that offers tension and mystery--an image that provides just enough information to leave the viewer wanting to know more.

When I was asked to create images for the Deluxe Edition of Rick Riordan’s The Lightning Thief it was a dream come true. It was my chance to illustrate what I consider to be a new classic. The Lightning Thief has so many wonderful moments it was difficult to choose what to paint, but I knew I wanted to create a balance of dramatic scenes and quiet moments and to capture the spirit of Rick’s unforgettable characters. It has been my own great adventure to help bring this book to life in a new way, in color, on the page.

I hope you enjoy this Deluxe Edition of The Lightning Thief.

Yours,

John



Illustrations from Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Deluxe Edition
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Percy and a Nereid Percy and Annabelle on their way to Las Vegas Percy at the Entrance to Mount Olympus

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After learning that he is the son of a mortal woman and Poseidon, god of the sea, twelve-year-old Percy is sent to a summer camp for demigods like himself, and joins his new friends on a quest to prevent a war between the gods.

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