Percy Jackson and the Olympians Paperback Boxed Set (Books 1-3)
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Humans and half-bloods alike agree—Percy Jackson and the Olympians is a series fit for heroes! Re-live the adventure from the beginning with this boxed set of the first three books.
Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can’t seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. When his mom tells him the truth about where he came from, she takes him to the one place he’ll be safe—Camp Half-Blood, a summer camp for demigods (on Long Island). There, Percy learns that the father he never knew is actually Poseidon, God of the Sea. Soon Percy finds himself caught up in a mystery that could lead to disastrous consequences. Together with his friends—a satyr and other the demigod daughter of Athena—Percy sets out on a quest to reach the gates of the Underworld (located in a recording studio in Hollywood) and prevent a catastrophic war between the gods.
The Sea of Monsters:
After a summer spent trying to prevent a catastrophic war among the Greek gods, Percy Jackson finds his seventh-grade school year unnervingly calm. But things don’t stay quiet for long. Percy soon discovers there is trouble at Camp Half-Blood: the magical borders which protect Half-Blood Hill have been poisoned by a mysterious enemy, and the only safe haven for demigods is on the verge of being overrun by mythological monsters. To save the camp, Percy needs the help of his best friend, Grover, who has been taken prisoner by the Cyclops Polyphemus on an island somewhere in the Sea of Monsters—the dangerous waters Greek heroes have sailed for millennia—only today, the Sea of Monsters goes by a new name: the Bermuda Triangle. Now Percy and his friends must retrieve the Golden Fleece from the Island of the Cyclopes by the end of the summer or Camp Half-Blood will be destroyed. But first, Percy will learn a stunning new secret about his family—one that makes him question whether being claimed as Poseidon’s son is an honor or simply a cruel joke...
The Titan’s Curse:
When Percy Jackson receives a distress call from his friend Grover, he immediately prepares for battle. He knows he'll need his powerful demigod allies, Annabeth and Thalia, at his side; his trusty bronze sword Riptide; and... a ride from his mom. The demigods race to the rescue, to find that Grover has made an important discovery: two new powerful half-bloods whose parentage is unknown. But that's not all that awaits them. The Titan lord, Kronos, has set up his most devious trap yet, and the young heroes have unwittingly fallen prey. Hilarious and action-packed, this third adventure in the series finds Percy faced with his most dangerous challenge so far: the chilling prophecy of the Titan's curse.
- Amazon Sales Rank: #135169 in Books
- Brand: Hyperion
- Published on: 2008-09-16
- Released on: 2008-09-16
- Ingredients: Example Ingredients
- Original language: English
- Number of items: 1
- Dimensions: 7.63" h x .0" w x 5.19" l, 1.75 pounds
- Binding: Paperback
- 1032 pages
- Percy Jackson and the Olympians Paperback Boxed Set (Books 1-3)
PRAISE FOR THE LIGHTNING THIEF
"Perfectly paced, with electrifying moments chasing each other like heartbeats."―New York Times Book Reivew
PRAISE FOR THE TITAN'S CURSE
"All in all, a winner of Olympic proportions."―School Library Journal
PRAISE FOR THE SEA OF MONSTERS
* "In a feat worthy of his heroic subjects, Riordan crafts a sequel stronger than his compelling debut."―Publishers Weekly (starred review)
About the Author
Rick Riordan(www.rickriordan.com) is the author of the # 1New York Timesbest-selling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, as well as the #1 best-selling The Heroes of Olympus series, and The Kane Chronicles series. His previous novels for adults include the hugely popular Tres Navarre series, winner of the top three awards in the mystery genre. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts with his wife and two sons.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
What a fun way to learn Greek mythology! Highly entertaining.
By Luann Turner
These books have been on my to-read list for years and now at last, I've finally finished the first series, Percy Jackson and the Olympians books 1-5 (although this box set only includes books 1-3). I had heard and read such wonderful things about these books while managing to avoid watching any of the movies (didn't want to ruin my opinion of the books before I'd read them), and now I know what all of the Percy Jackson mania is about. My opinion? These books are great!
The first book, The Lightning Thief, was my favorite and I thought the most cleverly written. Each book after the first seemed somewhat repetitive and I'll admit that I grew weary by the 3rd book, but I'm an adult reader, so that may have played a big factor there. However, I was entertained enough to finish out the series - I had to know how everything played out by the final book, and I was quite pleased with the ending itself in book 5. I most likely will go on to read the Heroes of Olympus series in the near future because there were some characters that I would love to find out if they make reappearances (Calypso, for one - really loved and felt sorry for that character) and I would be excited to meet more interesting half-bloods, as well as follow Percy and Annabeth on more wild adventures.
I have to commend the author, Rick Riordan, for creating a brilliant and highly entertaining way to interest children and adults alike in Greek mythology. I was already very familiar with mythological creatures and monsters because I read a lot of fantasy books, but there was quite a bit about the Greek gods that I didn't know, so I was delighted to learn more about them through these books. In the end, I'm very glad that I have finally jumped onto the Percy Jackson bandwagon and I can't recommend these books enough.
0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
Son loves these books and we have bought the rest of the series.
My son needed the first book in the series for his 8th grade Literature class. I decided to buy the boxed set as it was almost the same price as buying the one book and I thought he may end up wanting to read the rest of the books in the series. I was right. He LOVES these books. He actually spent all last weekend reading the second book in the set. We have since ordered the last books and have ordered the movie. He is really enjoying this series. If you are a parent wondering if your child will be interested in this series, I can tell you my son loves the outdoors, animals, building and creating things and drawing. If you have a middle schooler looking for the next series to read, at a great price, I would buy this set.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
We love these books!
I bought this set for my 8 yr old daughter. But even my husband & I loved it so much that we were fighting over the books! In the end, we also rented some copies from the public library, so we could all read it at the same time. Now I'm done with the first 3 in the series & moving on to #4. These books sure are addictive. They are about mythological figures, but set in today's world, so would appeal to today's kids even more. The writing is humorous and characters are very interesting. Rick Riordan is a wonderful writer and I would be looking into his other books as well. My 8yr old daughter reads high school level books, but she gets easily scared by monsters and other scary things. So it actually gave her nightmares a couple of times and she has stopped reading after the first book and says she will read the rest "later". But she did love the story over all. Just wanted to mention it, to those parents whose kids are like mine. It depends on the child, I guess. These books will probably be made into cool movies some day.