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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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Recently, my son started reading the Percy Jackson series; not only that, he's fallen in love with the set, so much so that he's wanted to talk about it, make up games with it,... Read morePublished 4 hours ago by Josh Mauthe
From my tween daughter: I love mythology. This book and all the other books in this series thrive on Greek mythology and make it seem real. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Amazon Customer
This is my favorite book and the best on the planet! I wish I had written it! Rick Riordan is so amazing!Published 1 day ago by Margaret Merzenich
a very great book because it has a lot of action and is fun to read and has good clif hangers at the end of chaptersPublished 1 day ago by Joshua Rootness
Not sure there's much I could say that others haven't already. I like Percy Jackson, but not as much as Harry Potter. Sorry, but Harry will always be my first love.Published 2 days ago by MC Reader
I really liked this book it was interesting and I couldn't stop reading it, it has great adventures and it leaves you hanging on till the end🌀💧🌍
My boys love the book and I love the online option and that I buy on copy and can download it to different devices so that we call can enjoy the book at the same timePublished 3 days ago by Autumn book
I love this series I've read each book more than once I'm still hoping Rick will make more though I must say I was very disappointed in the movie it was absolutely nothing like the... Read morePublished 4 days ago by Nicole A. Reilly