Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (Book 1)

by Rick Riordan

Series: Percy Jackson

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief is the first bestselling book in Rick Riordan's phenomenally successful Percy Jackson series.

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.

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Rick Riordan has now sold an incredible 55 million copies of his books worldwide

'It's Buffy meets Artemis Fowl. Thumbs up' Sunday Times

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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
Percy Jackson: The Demigod Files

The Heroes of Olympus series:
The Lost Hero
The Son Of Neptune
The Mark of Athena
The Heroes of Olympus: The Demigod Files

The Kane Chronicles series:
The Red Pyramid
The Throne of Fire
The Serpent's Shadow

The Magnus Chase series:
Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer
Magnus Chase and the Hammer of Thor
Magnus Chase and the Ship of the Dead

The Trials of Apollo series:
The Dark Prophecy
The Hidden Oracle
The Burning Maze


  • Penguin Books Ltd; May 2008
  • ISBN: 9780141924403
  • Read online, or download in secure ePub format
  • Title: Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (Book 1)
  • Series: Percy Jackson
  • Author: Rick Riordan
  • Imprint: Puffin

About The Author

Rick Riordan, dubbed 'storyteller of the gods' by Publishers Weekly, is the author of five New York Times number-one bestselling book series with millions of copies sold throughout the world: Percy Jackson, the Heroes of Olympus and the Trials of Apollo, based on Greek and Roman mythology; the Kane Chronicles, based on Egyptian mythology; and Magnus Chase, based on Norse mythology. Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, Rick's first novel featuring the heroic young demigod, won the Red House Children's Book Award and is now a blockbuster film franchise starring Logan Lerman.

To learn more about Rick and his books, you can visit him at www.rickriordan.co.uk or follow him on Twitter @camphalfblood.