Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief

(14 reviews with an average rating of 5 out of 5)

Book one of the Percy Jackson series

Publisher: Puffin

In this leftfield comic fantasy novel, 12-year-old Percy Jackson discovers that the Greek gods of Olympus are alive and living in modern-day New York, and that his true father is Poseidon, the Greek god of the sea.

At Half Blood Hill, a summer camp dedicated to training demigods, Percy learns that his fate is to undertake a dangerous quest across the United States to retrieve Zeus' stolen lightning bolt and avert a War of the Gods.

Along the way Percy must face a host of mythological enemies determined to get in his way.

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