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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(Click to Enlarge)
|Percy and a Nereid||Percy and Annabelle on their way to Las Vegas||Percy at the Entrance to Mount Olympus|
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So good and an easy read! Great for any fans of Greek or Roman mythology.Published 1 day ago by T. Napial
I liked this book because I always wanted to keep reading and the book was so interesting with so many twists and turns I could never put the book downPublished 3 days ago by Bryan (The Gorilla)
I loved it! It was very exciting! It had a lot of twists and turns! Me and my friends read it all the time.Published 3 days ago by Amazon Customer
My 10 year old daughter swallowed up this book in less than a week, she absolutely loved it. We are familiar with the author through his Red Pyramid series when we studied Ancient... Read morePublished 5 days ago by Jacobsfamily40
Funny and suspenseful like when they were fighting medussa best book about Greek mythology Grover is the funniest and dumbestPublished 5 days ago by Brendan Cooper
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I love this book it is so good. I think that you will like it as much as I do. It is my favorite book ever. I hope u like it! :-)Published 5 days ago by Tanya Broyan
The book put me in its self and put me in Percy's shoes and made me feel confident and heroicPublished 7 days ago by Loved it