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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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really,this is one of my favorite book I ever seen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!it has lots of action in it and if you havent read it yet,read it!!!!Published 9 hours ago by YongChao Li
to me Rick did great job on this book. to me this is number 1
and it's book 1 to. so i this book is awesome!!!. I hope you like
I was totally sucked into this book. Percy is such a likable character. I love how inspiring the ending was.Published 2 days ago by torpedo
Book condition was as described in good condition. However, it was listed as a collectors edition. And I only received a regular edition. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Ron
To all you haters out there, this book is the BOMB!!!!! I don't understand why do many of you rated it with 1 star!!! Read morePublished 3 days ago by Rhea
The book was very well received by our granddaughter. Now she wants to go to Greece. Donations? :-)Published 4 days ago by Barb S
I really, really loved this book! I've always been a fan of adventure books, and this will always be one of my favorites. <3 Especially with the inclusion of Greek mythology... Read morePublished 4 days ago by H.K. Perez