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Rick Riordan

Biography

Rick Riordan

Rick Riordan is the author of Heroes of Olympus series, The Kane Chronicles series, as well as all the books in the #1 New York Times bestselling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series: THE LIGHTNING THIEF, THE SEA OF MONSTERS, THE TITAN'S CURSE, THE BATTLE OF THE LABYRINTH and THE LAST OLYMPIAN. 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 San Antonio, Texas, with his wife and two sons.

Rick Riordan

Books by Rick Riordan

by Rick Riordan and Keith Robinson - Art, Children's 8-12, Crafts & Hobbies, Fantasy, Fiction, Mythology

Over the past decade, millions of young readers, parents, and teachers have come to adore Rick Riordan's classic series Percy Jackson and the Olympians, which made ancient Greek mythology contemporary, relevant, and entertaining as it turned kids on to reading. Now fans can literally color Percy's world with the amusing portraits, dramatic scenes, and intricate designs on every spread of this large format paperback. This book is a great way to introduce young children to the series, to allow older fans to reminisce, and to augment classroom units on Greek mythology.

by Rick Riordan - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Friendship, Mythology

Zeus has punished his son Apollo --- god of the sun, music, archery, poetry, and more --- by casting him down to earth in the form of a gawky, acne-covered sixteen-year-old mortal named Lester. The only way Apollo can reclaim his rightful place on Mount Olympus is by restoring several Oracles that have gone dark. What is affecting the Oracles, and how can Apollo/Lester do anything about them without his powers?

by Rick Riordan - Adventure, Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction, Mythology, Short Stories

In response to an awful camp orientation video created by the god Apollo, Percy Jackson and other residents of Camp Half-Blood answer such questions as "What is this place?" and "Do I get to keep the T-shirt?" Newbies can check out the section on the Divine Cabins, read up on Magical Landmarks, and consult the chapter of Training Arenas. But CAMP HALF-BLOOD CONFIDENTIAL explores much more than just the buildings and grounds. It includes info that can only be learned from those who live there. 

Written by Rick Riordan adapted by Robert Venditti with illustrations by Antoine Dode and Orpheus Collar - Adventure, Children's 9-12, Fantasy, Fiction, Friendship, Graphic Novel, Mythology
Percy is confused. When he awoke after his long sleep, he didn't know much more than his name. His brain-fuzz is lingering, even after the wolf Lupa told him he is a demigod and trained him to fight. Somehow Percy manages to make it to the camp for half-bloods, despite the fact that he had to continually kill monsters that, annoyingly, would not stay dead. But the camp doesn't ring any bells with him.
by Rick Riordan - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Thor's hammer is missing again. The thunder god has a disturbing habit of misplacing his weapon --- the mightiest force in the Nine Worlds. But this time the hammer isn't just lost, it has fallen into enemy hands. If Magnus Chase and his friends can't retrieve the hammer quickly, the mortal worlds will be defenseless against an onslaught of giants. Ragnarok will begin. The Nine Worlds will burn. Unfortunately, the only person who can broker a deal for the hammer's return is the gods' worst enemy, Loki --- and the price he wants is very high.

by Rick Riordan - Children's, Fantasy, Fiction, Mythology
This "who's who" guide to the gods, goddesses and other important figures of Norse mythology was commissioned by Helgi, who, after more than a millennium as manager of Hotel Valhalla, became fed up with answering the same questions from newly deceased heroes at check-in. The profiles provide essential stats, interviews and personal reflections so you can identify the gods and avoid those awkward introductions. Handy facts about other beings round out this go-to tome. You'll never see Ratatosk as a cute little rodent or confuse a dwarf with an elf ever again!
by Rick Riordan - Children's 10-12, Fantasy, Science Fiction

After angering his father Zeus, the god Apollo is cast down from Olympus. Weak and disoriented, he lands in New York City as a regular teenage boy. Now, without his godly powers, the four-thousand-year-old deity must learn to survive in the modern world until he can somehow find a way to regain Zeus's favor. But Apollo has many enemies-gods, monsters, and mortals who would love to see the former Olympian permanently destroyed. Apollo needs help, and he can think of only one place to go . . . an enclave of modern demigods known as Camp Half-Blood.

by Rick Riordan - Adventure, Children's 8-12, Fairy Tale, Short Stories

Magic, monsters and mayhem abound when Percy Jackson and Annabeth Chase meet Carter and Sadie Kane for the first time. Weird creatures are appearing in unexpected places, and the demigods and magicians have to team up to take them down. As they battle with Celestial Bronze and glowing hieroglyphs, the four heroes find that they have a lot in common --- and more power than they ever thought possible. But will their combined forces be enough to foil an ancient enemy who is mixing Greek and Egyptian incantations for an evil purpose?

by Rick Riordan and John Rocco - Children's, Fantasy, Mythology, Short Stories

Who cut off Medusa's head? Who was raised by a she-bear? Who tamed Pegasus? It takes a demigod to know, and Percy Jackson can fill you in on the all the daring deeds of Perseus, Atalanta, Bellerophon and the rest of the major Greek heroes. Told in the funny, irreverent style readers have come to expect from Percy, and enhanced with vibrant artwork by Caldecott Honoree John Rocco, this story collection will become the new must-have classic for Rick Riordan's legions of devoted fans --- and for anyone who needs a hero. 

by Rick Riordan - Adventure, Children's, Fantasy
Magnus Chase has always been a troubled kid. Since his mother's mysterious death, he's lived alone on the streets of Boston, surviving by his wits, keeping one step ahead of the police and the truant officers. One day, he's tracked down by an uncle he barely knows --- a man his mother claimed was dangerous. Uncle Randolph tells him an impossible secret: Magnus is the son of a Norse god.
Written by Rick Riordan, adapted by Robert Venditti, and illustrated by Antoine Dode and Orpheus Collar - Children's 9-12, Comic Books, Fantasy, Graphic Novel

Jason has a problem. He doesn't remember anything before waking up on a school bus holding hands with a girl. What he did to end up here, Jason has no idea --- except that everything seems very wrong. Piper has a secret. Her father has been missing for three days, and her vivid nightmares reveal that he's in terrible danger. When a freak storm and strange creatures attack during a school field trip, she, Jason, and Leo are whisked away to someplace called Camp Half-Blood. What is going on? Leo has a way with tools. What's troubling is the curse everyone keeps talking about, and that a camper's gone missing. Weirdest of all, his bunkmates insist they are all --- including Leo --- related to a god.

by Rick Riordan - Fantasy, Mythology
Though the Greek and Roman crewmembers of the Argo II have made progress in their many quests, they still seem no closer to defeating the earth mother, Gaea. Her giants have risen---all of them---and they're stronger than ever. They must be stopped before the Feast of Spes, when Gaea plans to have two demigods sacrificed in Athens. She needs their blood---the blood of Olympus---in order to wake. The demigods are having more frequent visions of a terrible battle at Camp Half-Blood. The Roman legion from Camp Jupiter, led by Octavian, is almost within striking distance. Though it is tempting to take the Athena Parthenos to Athens to use as a secret weapon, the friends know that the huge statue belongs back on Long Island, where it might be able to stop a war between the two camps. The Athena Parthenos will go west; the Argo II will go east. The gods, still suffering from multiple personality disorder, are useless. How can a handful of young demigods hope to persevere against Gaea's army of powerful giants? As dangerous as it is to head to Athens, they have no other option. They have sacrificed too much already. And if Gaea wakes, it is game over.
Written by Rick Riordan, illustrated by John Rocco - Fiction, Mythology, Picture

 

"A publisher in New York asked me to write down what I know about the Greek gods, and I was like, Can we do this anonymously? Because I don't need the Olympians mad at me again. But if it helps you to know your Greek gods, and survive an encounter with them if they ever show up in your face, then I guess writing all this down will be my good deed for the week." So begins PERCY JACKSON'S GREEK GOD, in which the son of Poseidon adds his own magic--and sarcastic asides--to the classics. 

by Rick Riordan - Fantasy, Fiction, Mystery

All five books in the blockbuster Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, in paperback, have been collected in a boxed set fit for demigods. With glorious new cover art and packaged with a special poster, this set will be prized by readers who are experiencing Percy's thrilling adventures with Greek gods and monsters for the first time, or for fans who want to devour the saga again.

by Rick Riordan - Fantasy, Mythology, Young Adult 10+

Percy, Hazel and Frank are reunited with Jason, Piper and Leo, but they number only six --- who will complete the Prophecy of Seven? The Greek and Roman demigods will have to cooperate in order to defeat the giants released by the Earth Mother, Gaea. Then they will have to sail together to the ancient land to find the Doors of Death....but most of the prophecy remains a mystery.

by Rick Riordan - Adventure, Children's, Fantasy, Fiction, Mythology

Annabeth and Percy have tumbled into a pit leading to the Underworld. The other five demigods have to put aside their grief and follow Percy's instructions to find the mortal side of the Doors of Death. If they can fight their way through the Gaea's forces, and Percy and Annabeth can survive the House of Hades, then the Seven will be able to seal the Doors from both sides and prevent the giants from raising Gaea.

by Rick Riordan - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 10+

Rick Riordan gives readers three never-before-seen short stories that provide vital back-story to the Heroes of Olympus and Percy Jackson books. Original art, enlightening character interviews and illustrated profiles, puzzles, and a quiz add to the fun in this action-packed collection that is sure to delight legions of loyal fans.

by Rick Riordan - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 10+

Despite Carter and Sade Kane’s best efforts, Apophis, the chaos snake, is threatening to plunge the world into eternal darkness, and the Kanes are faced with the impossible task of having to destroy him once and for all. Their only hope is an ancient spell, but the magic has been lost for millennia, leaving the Kanes to rely on the ghost of a powerful magician.

by Rick Riordan - Adventure, Children's, Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 10+

Boasting lenticulars, an easy-to-assemble trading card pyramid, and full-color diagrams and maps, this deluxe, lavishly illustrated guide to Rick Riordan's The Kane Chronicles series teaches readers how to compile secret messages, read hieroglyphics, and recite ancient magic spells.

by Rick Riordan

Beginning at the “other” camp for half-bloods and extending as far north as the land beyond the gods, this breathtaking second installment in the Heroes of Olympus series introduces new demigods, revives fearsome monsters, and features other remarkable creatures, all of whom are destined to play a part in the most important quest of all: the Prophecy of Seven.

by Rick Riordan

Saving the world has become a regular occurrence for siblings Carter and Sadie Kane. Apophis, the god of chaos, threatens to destroy the world again, and the only way to stop him is to resurrect Ra, the powerful sun god. One little problem, though: Nobody knows how to do it!

by Rick Riordan

Camp Half-Blood beats Wilderness School hands down, with its weapons training, monsters, and fine-looking girls. What’s troubling is the curse everyone keeps talking about, and that a camper hass gone missing --- and weirdest of all, people insist insist the campers are all related to a god. 

by Rick Riordan

After a summer spent trying to prevent a catastrophic war among the Greek gods, Percy Jackson finds his seventh-grade school year unnervingly quiet. But things don't stay quiet for long. Percy soon discovers that 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.