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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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This Review was written by MaKenzie Bryce Robinson:
What I liked about the book was that it had tons of adventures, and it was very entertaining. Read more
This nook was confusing but a real page- Turner. If you like Greek mythology then this is the nook for you.Published 9 hours ago by Carol Stachelek
This is one of the best books I've ever read. I would recommend it to anyone interesting in reading. Already started on the next one!Published 2 days ago by outstanding
I loved this book, I was so addicted to these books i read the first 4 books in 3 days. I recommend them a lotPublished 2 days ago by Angelina Martinez
This book has kept me wondering what happens and I could never find a book I was interested in until I found this series now I am reading the third book. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Stephanie Tolley
I liked this book because it made me wonder about things in the world .Such as,storms, Greek,and other things. Read morePublished 3 days ago by jaylon johnson
i love this book. I Think it is awesome. I would definitly read it if i were you. I also thought that it was wierd that percy didn't fall under the mist, even if he is a demigod.Published 3 days ago by YING XIONG
My 10 year old daughter loved the story, I have decided to read the series with her. It is well written.Published 3 days ago by Kindle Customer
For me, my little forth grade friends have been bugging me to read this book forever. So I decided fo try it out. It was so good I couldn't put the book down. Read morePublished 3 days ago by mingsen