• Percy Jackson and the Olympians• Heroes of Olympus• The 39 Clues Series• Tres Navarre Series• The Kane Chronicles
The Lightening Thief (2005) The Sea of Monsters (2006) The Titans Curse (2007) The Battle of the Labyrinth (2008) The Last Olympian (2009)
I read the Percy Jackson books and loved them. I went and saw the film on DVD after it came out. The series is about a boy Percy who thinks he’s a normal boy until he’s told that he’s a demigod and his father is Poseidon. The entire series revolves around a prophecy that says that a child of the Big Three (Zeus, Poseidon, or Hades) would either save Olympus or destroy it. A lot of kids and adults enjoyed it because the family issues were complex (the godly parent couldn’t see their mortal children so their children resented their godly parent for this).
Since October 28th, 2011 it has been on the New York Times for children’s series for 223 weeks. More than 20 million copies of the books have been sold in more than 10 countries. The series won: the Mark Twain award (2008 and 2009), the Rebecca Caudill award (2009), and the Milner award (2011)
The 1st book in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series: The Lightening Thief was turned into a movie that debuted February 12th, 2010. It starred Logan Lerman as Percy Jackson. The movie made over 226 million worldwide.
He taught English and Social Studies in San Francisco for eight years. Rick was raised and educated in Texas. He returned and now lives in San Antonio with his wife and two sons. The inspiration for the Percy Jackson series came from his son who was dyslexic. His son wanted nightly bedtime stories about Greek mythology but eventually he ran out of real stories and had to create one. Out of this the character Percy Jackson was born.
Rick Riordan set up a fan site so he could stay in touch with his fans: http://www.percyjacksonbooks.com/ His fans made places themselves where they could share their love of the books and movies: https://twitter.com/camphalfblood/ http://www.facebook.com/PercyJackson http://cabinthree.livejournal.com/