"Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief" is the first bestselling book in Rick Riordan's phenomenally successful Percy Jackson series - now with a new cover look. Half boy. Half God. ALL Hero. Look, I didn't want to be a half-blood. I never asked to be the son of a Greek God. I was just a normal kid, going to school, playing basketball, skateboarding. The usual. Until I accidentally vaporized my maths teacher. Now I spend my time battling monsters and generally trying to stay alive. This is the one where Zeus, God of the Sky, thinks I've stolen his lightning bolt - and making Zeus angry is a very bad idea. Rick Riordan is the Mythmaster. The Greek Gods are alive and kicking - go to the website and see for yourself. "It's Buffy meets Artemis Fowl. Thumbs up'". ("Sunday Times"). About the author: Rick Riordan is an award-winning mystery writer. He lives in San Antonio, Texas, with his wife and two sons. "Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief", Rick's first novel featuring the heroic young demigod, was the overall winner of the Red House Children's Book Award in 2006. Books by Rick Riordan: "The Percy Jackson" series: "Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief", "Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters", "Percy Jackson and the Titan's Curse", "Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth", "Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian", and, "Percy Jackson: The Demigod Files". "The Heroes of Olympus" series: "The Lost Hero", "The Son Of Neptune", "The Mark of Athena", and "The Heroes of Olympus: The Demigod Files". "The Kane Chronicles" series: "The Red Pyramid", "The Throne of Fire", and, "The Serpent's Shadow".