Release Date: June 12, 2005
Series: Percy Jackson and the Olympians #1
Age Group: Young Adult
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Mythology
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.
Me and mythology, it's like bread and butter ha-ha. Percy Jackson I have been reading since I was young so I grew into the series because of it and Rick Riordan makes it easy to fall into the steps of the characters and enjoy their experiences.
Now I think that learning that you're a demigod to Poseidon is pretty beast and I think that Percy is a lucky duck to be that demigod. I would kill to go to camp Half-Blood, I wish I could now since I'm not really doing anything this summer and camp sounds like fun times. Playing war games -- epic fun times
One of my favorite lines from the book: "It's a pen." but look no further Percy, thy pen is a sword. Sickest weapon, you'd never expect it. 'Wut? A pen, srsly?" /opens pen to badass sword. "Oh @$*" that's what i call taking the enemy by surprise. Love Percy. :)
First Line: Look, I didn't want to be a half-blood.