Published by Hyperion/Disney
Date Published: April 1, 2006
What if the gods of Olympuswere alive in the 21st Century? What if they still fell in love with mortals and had children who might become great heroes — like Theseus, Jason and Hercules?I loved this story! Sadly, it took me longer to read than I wanted it to because sometimes I fall out of habitual reading. I got caught up in so much other stuff that I left this book on the bottom shelf of my "to-finish" books. But I finally did finish it and am glad that I did. Rick's take on the battle between Percy, puberty, and the power of the gods was an awesome spin on the typical Disney's Hercules tale.
What if you were one of those children?
Such is the discovery that launches twelve-year-old Percy Jackson on the most dangerous quest of his life. With the help of a satyr and a daughter of Athena, Percy must journey across the United States to catch a thief who has stolen the original weapon of mass destruction – Zeus’ master bolt. Along the way, he must face a host of mythological enemies determined to stop him. Most of all, he must come to terms with a father he has never known, and an Oracle that has warned him of betrayal by a friend.
Percy, an unintentional son of a powerful god, learns of his true past by embarking on a trek across the States along with two friends, a demigod and a satyr. This trek puts all three of their lives in danger and threatens the very livelihood of America as a whole. The find out the story behind Percy and his friends, I highly recommend you reading this book. I can't wait to continue reading this series by Riordan but as for right now I put place them on the back burner due to having to many books to read at the moment already.