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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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I saw the movie first and it did it no justice..the book is way better.. Since my imagination makes the book more vivrant. Great story can't wait for the next.Published 8 hours ago by pill44
This book is more popular among elementary, middle and early high school kids but it's also a good read for a young adult going through college and needing a good book to relive... Read morePublished 9 hours ago by Natalie
I love this book so much I did not stop reading it!!!!!!
You need to read this book!!!!! This will also will be great for kids.
What a delightful story. I was looking for something different to read and my cousin recommended it for its entertainment value. It didn't disappoint. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Luv2Read
this book is amazing for all ages, me 20, my sister, mom , and grandma. we read the whole series, strongly recommend.Published 2 days ago by edgar diaz
Wow the ending is so not what you expected to happen I hope that you will like it as much as didPublished 2 days ago by kennedie realean mock
This book was pretty good·Goodbye hehe heh heh and people who liked Harry potter you would like this series so yeahPublished 3 days ago by Lauren Loken
Percy Jackson has gone from one boarding school to another in his short life and he's about to be kicked out of yet another one. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Jamie W.
This is my 1rest time reading this series and I luv it already!!!!! It is totally awesome!! I love mythologyPublished 4 days ago by Spottedstar is AWESOME!