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Percy Jackson pbk 5-book boxed set [Paperback]

Rick Riordan
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

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Aug. 30 2011 Percy Jackson & the Olympians
All five books in the blockbuster Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, in paperback, have been collected in a boxed set fit for demigods. This value-priced set includes the best-sellingThe Lightning Thief,The Sea of Monsters,The Titan's Curse,The Battle of the Labyrinth, andThe Last Olympian. Whether it is for readers who are experiencing Percy's thrilling adventures with Greek gods and monsters for the first time, or for fans who want to devour the saga again, this gift will be prized by young and old.

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Rick Riordan(www.rickriordan.com) is the author of the # 1New York Timesbest-selling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, as well as the #1 best-selling The Heroes of Olympus series, and The Kane Chronicles series. 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 Boston, Massachusetts with his wife and two sons.

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4.7 out of 5 stars
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars AMAZING SERIES!!! A MUST READ!!! Aug. 2 2010
By DJS
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
4.0 out of 5 stars Son of a god May 17 2010
By E. A Solinas HALL OF FAME TOP 50 REVIEWER
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
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Series 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
5.0 out of 5 stars Very fun and exciting series! 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
4.0 out of 5 stars Son of a god June 4 2010
By E. A Solinas HALL OF FAME TOP 50 REVIEWER
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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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
This was a gift for a 9 years boy. He was thrilled and read it one after the other.
Published 1 day ago by Daniela Constantin
5.0 out of 5 stars MUST READ
AMAZING SERIES!!!must read. I started reading the 1 book, it was so intresting i did not want to put the book down. Read more
Published 1 day ago by neetu grewal
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome books! I have hard time put them down
Awesome books! I have hard time put them down. Not telling details it spoil the story.
Published 16 days ago by Georgina
3.0 out of 5 stars Not a "box set"
I thought it would come as a "box set" with the same type of cover as the the picture shows but it didn't. Read more
Published 25 days ago by Amanda totte
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great set of books definitely a great read
Published 1 month ago by Andrew Lewis
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
received in perfect condition. great price for 5 books! only 20$
Published 1 month ago by jaell
4.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as Eragon but still worth a read if you're ...
Not as good as Eragon but still worth a read if you're out of fantasy books!!! Last 2 books leave you wanting more.
Published 1 month ago by Jay Money
5.0 out of 5 stars Great summer read at such a great price
My 10 yr old is loving this series! Great summer read at such a great price!
Published 2 months ago by Colleen Attwood
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
awesome audio books
Published 2 months ago by 2011cardar
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic condition and great books. I think I'm in love.
This series is literally THE SECOND BEST IN THE WORLD, second only to Harry Potter.
The books were in mint condition, and arrived on time. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Cassidy
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