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5.0 out of 5 stars The Perfect Set For The Percy Jackson Fan..., July 2, 2011
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This review is from: Percy Jackson and the Olympians Hardcover Boxed Set (Percy Jackson & the Olympians) (Hardcover)
If you are a fan of the Percy Jackson saga or know someone that is, then this is perhaps the perfect set of books to own or give as a gift. I purchased the HARDCOVER set and the quality of each book in the set is fantastic!!

What I love about the Percy Jackson saga is how the books are written. Despite being for the 9-12 age group I find them just as interesting at 30. Greek mythology has always been interesting to me and Rick Riordan brings it to life in spectacular fashion that could easily get kids hooked on the subject. Despite being fantasy in design, the books have a nice subtle educational aspect to them; teaching you a little about Greek Mythology throughout the adventure. Perfect for kids and adults alike I think.

Without giving to much away, Percy Jackson and the Olympians is about a 12 year old boy named Percy Jackson who turns out to be a Demi-God (the son of Poseidon) who becomes aware of the hidden world of the Gods around him. Each book follows Percy as he gets older and ventures out on a variety of adventures. What is so great about these books is the style of writing Rick Riordan uses. The books have very little filler and get right to the point. This makes for constant happenings, and despite the biggest book being only 381 pages, there is more than enough action and adventure to go around.

The books themselves, in the Hardcover set, are School & Library bound. This means the books are extra tough. The binding is exceptionally strong and the pages are also fairly durable compared to some other hardcover books I own. I decided not to get the treasure chest and instead got the standard case for the books. While it lacks the WOW factor the chest might give the packaging is still very solid. It is laminated plastic that has the cover art for "The Lightning Thief" on the front. It is sturdy as does the job of keeping the books safe and organized.

OVERALL this is a great set for the Percy Jackson Fan. The books are made with quality and durability in mind and the print on the books is clear and crisp. This set would make for a perfect gift to a fan or add to a personal collection. Rick Riordan struck gold with the Percy Jackson and the Olympians books, creating a wonderful story for both kids and adults. This box set does it justice by giving each of the books the care and quality they deserve.
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