Rick Riordan Month #1: Lightning Thief, The Sea of Monsters

Rick Riordan is an American author, who has done a number of books. He was born on 5th June 1964 in San Antonio, Texas, United States. He later attended the Alamo Heights High School before joining the University of Texas at Austin. Some of his books like the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series has featured in the TV series. He is the author of the Lighting Thief and The Sea of Monsters among others. You can see a list of Rick Riordan books here.

Lightning Thief

This is one of the most interesting novels by that was written by Rick. It is the genesis book of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. The novel was published in 2005 and has about 377 pages. The protagonist character in the novel is known as Percy Jackson, who is described to be a very good kid. Despite being a good kid, he has the weakness of controlling his anger and not being able to focus on his school work. Taking him to boarding could have helped him be better as his mother expected, but this was on the contrary. This is because he could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher when he turned into a monster and tempted to kill him. This is a very stressing situation to his mother and she is now determined to do everything about knowing where the kid really came from. This, therefore, forces him to move to only a single place he would be safe. She sends Percy to a summer camp for demigods known as Camp Half Blood located on Long Island. It is at this place that he learns that the father of the boy was Poseidon, who is the God of the Sea. After this, there is a mystery that unfolds.

This is just a small summary of the novel that you will find very amazing. To continue reading the novel, you can find a copy today and you will definitely love it.

The Sea of Monsters

This is the second novel of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. It was published in 2006 and has about 130 editions. The main character in the novel is known as Percy Jackson, whose father is the God of the Sea while the mother is a human being. In this novel, we find that Percy now has a great task of retrieving his golden fleece. This has to be done before his summer camp can be destroyed. This, therefore, implies that Percy quickly uncovers another reason to go on the mission for the Fleece. He has been having dreams about his companion Grover the satyr, who went to go search for the god Pan, however, got caught by a satyr-adoring Cyclops on an island in the Sea of Monsters.

At this moment, Percy, Tyson, who is his half-brother and Annabeth must sneak far from camp to safeguard Grover from a shocking marriage. They also want to ensure that the Clarssie doesn’t get eaten by man-eating sheep.

This is a small summary of the novel. It is a smart novel that you will definitely love reading. Get a copy today for more reading.


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