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Percy Jackson Collection, - The Lightning Thief, the Last Olympian, Titans Curse, Battle of the Labyrinth Paperback – Nov 2011


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  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Puffin Books (November 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0141339888
  • ISBN-13: 978-0141339887
  • Product Dimensions: 20 x 11.2 x 16.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,112,867 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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PRAISE FOR THE LAST OLYMPIAN

*"Riordan masterfully orchestrates the huge cast of characters and manages a coherent, powerful tale at once exciting, philosophical and tear-jerking. The bestselling series's legions of fans will cheer their heroes on and rejoice in such a compelling conclusion to the saga."
Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

PRAISE FOR THE LIGHTNING THIEF

"Perfectly paced, with electrifying moments chasing each other like heartbeats."—The New York Times Book Review

PRAISE FOR THE BATTLE OF THE LABYRINTH

*"The wit, rousing swordplay and breakneck pace will once again keep kids hooked."
Publishers Weekly (starred review)

PRAISE FOR THE TITAN'S CURSE

"All in all, a winner of Olympic proportions."—School Library Journal --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

About the Author


RickRiordanis the author of all five books in theNew York Timesbest-selling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series: The Lightning Thief; The Sea of Monsters; The Titan's Curse;The Battle of the Labyrinth;andThe Last Olympian.His previous novels for adults include the hugely popular Tres Navarre series, winner of the top three awards in the mystery genre. He lives in San Antonio, Texas, with his wife and two sons. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By DJS on Aug. 2 2010
Format: Paperback
From the minute you turn the first page Rick Riordan has you captivated. The stories are fast-paced; exciting; captivating; and informative! If you have no knowledge of Greek Mythology....no need to worry! Rick Riodan weaves Greek-Mythology and action into multiple exciting adventures that will keep you suspended at the edge of your seat! You'll walk away from the series with a basic lesson in Greek-Mythology and a great-deal of enjoyment from having been entertained throughout the five (5) book series!

I recommend the series for youth; the young-at-heart; and all lovers of Greek-Mythology!

Great read!
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By E. A Solinas HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on May 17 2010
Format: Paperback
If you know anything about Greek mythology, you'll know that their gods had a tendency to produce demigod kids by the dozen. And the "Percy Jackson and the Olympians" series is all about a boy who discovers that he's the offspring of a god, and the other demi-god kids that he gets to know at a very, very special camp. Rick Riordan spins a clever fast-moving adventure that mines ancient mythology and gives it a modern spin.

Percy Jackson has always been a troublemaker, but he's shocked when some truly strange things begin to happen in his life. After a minotaur attack, he learns that he's at a special training camp called Camp Half-Blood intended for demi-god children, and that his best friend Grover is actually a satyr bodyguard. Though Percy is understandably resistant to the idea, he soon makes friends in the sharp Annabeth and the bitter Luke (and enemies with the kids from Cabin Ares).

Oh yes, and he finds that he's the son of the god Poseidon... which is a problem since the "Big Three" gods have sworn an oath not to father any more kids, due to a rather ominous prophecy.

As a result, Percy finds himself in the middle of some epic cosmic battles -- he must recover Zeus' master lightning bolt before the world is thrown into chaos; he must venture into the Sea of Monsters to get Grover and the Golden Fleece; clash with the Titan Atlas; embark on a journey into the legendary Cretan Labyrinth to save the camp; and finally battles against Lord Kronos to save Olympus.

The Percy Jackson series is all a little Harry Potter in concept -- ordinary kid discovers he has magical powers, and is taught in a specialized school/camp while fighting against the forces of evil.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Katherine on Feb. 16 2012
Format: Paperback
I recently ordered and finished the set after being interested in the movie. It was absolutely addicting to read and I could not set it down until I was done reading all of them. A highly recommended series.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By D. Allan on Dec 4 2009
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I really enjoyed this series, while it's listed as being for ages 9 - 12 (which Harry Potter is often listed as that as well), like the HP series, I think any age could enjoy the stories. It's original, made me start looking up Greek Mythology because it's been so long since I read about it, but I even found that interesting and I loved the humour in the series, despite the very serious situations the characters found themselves in! Great characters, interesting adventures and I know I'll be able to read them a few times without being bored!
I would have preferred the hard cover books be available from the start, but when I bought this, my sister took the paperbacks from me as she enjoyed it as well.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By E. A Solinas HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on June 4 2010
Format: Hardcover
If you know anything about Greek mythology, you'll know that their gods had a tendency to produce demigod kids by the dozen. And the "Percy Jackson and the Olympians" series is all about a boy who discovers that he's the offspring of a god, and the other demi-god kids that he gets to know at a very, very special camp. Rick Riordan spins a clever fast-moving adventure that mines ancient mythology and gives it a modern spin.

Percy Jackson has always been a troublemaker, but he's shocked when some truly strange things begin to happen in his life. After a minotaur attack, he learns that he's at a special training camp called Camp Half-Blood intended for demi-god children, and that his best friend Grover is actually a satyr bodyguard. Though Percy is understandably resistant to the idea, he soon makes friends in the sharp Annabeth and the bitter Luke (and enemies with the kids from Cabin Ares).

Oh yes, and he finds that he's the son of the god Poseidon... which is a problem since the "Big Three" gods have sworn an oath not to father any more kids, due to a rather ominous prophecy.

As a result, Percy finds himself in the middle of some epic cosmic battles -- he must recover Zeus' master lightning bolt before the world is thrown into chaos; he must venture into the Sea of Monsters to get Grover and the Golden Fleece; clash with the Titan Atlas; embark on a journey into the legendary Cretan Labyrinth to save the camp; and finally battles against Lord Kronos to save Olympus.

The Percy Jackson series is all a little Harry Potter in concept -- ordinary kid discovers he has magical powers, and is taught in a specialized school/camp while fighting against the forces of evil.
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