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[ Percy Jackson thinks that freshmen orientation won't be fun, and that itself proves to be when he is accompanied by a mortal friend, Rachel Elizabeth Dare. Rachel tells Percy to get out of the room when she spots the demon cheerleaders that Percy had encountered when he went in through the side of the building to ignore Rachel. As Percy leaves, he ends up having to fight the demons and runs into Annabeth Chase, a friend from camp along the way. She takes him to Camp Half-Blood, a camp just for demigods like them. Percy finds his half-brother Cyclops Tyson waiting for him in his cabin. Quintus, the new swordsmen teacher, is accompanied by Mrs. O'Leary, a hell hound that develops a soft spot for Percy. But during a game that Quintus made up, Annabeth and Percy go through the rocks of Zeus's Fists and are stuck in a dark room. Though it was only a few minutes, when they came back up it was almost an hour since they went in. Annabeth is offered the quest she has been waiting for since age 7. She must enter the Labyrinth, find Daedalus and get Ariadne's String before their arch enemy Luke Castellan, son of Hermes, does. Luke has been planning on burning down Camp Half-Blood, and using the Labyrinth to get there guided by Ariadne's String. Annabeth gets her prophecy from the Oracle: You shall delve in the darkness of the endless maze, the dead, the traitor, and the lost one raise, you shall rise or fall by the ghost king's hand, the child of Athena's final stand, destroyed with a hero's final breath, and lose a love to worse than death. Annabeth takes Percy, Grover, and Tyson along with her. Together, they enter the maze. They are accompanied by Hera, who tells that Percy knows the way. When they take a wrong turn throughout the maze they run into Nico, son of Hades. Nico is accompanied by King Minos, who tries to convince Nico to try to kill them and that they are not his friends. Once they get out, Percy and the others run into a monster-run quiz show. Once they get out, Hephaestus has them go to one of his forges. Percy gets lost in the inner depths of Mt. St. Helens while battling fierce water demons. Before parting with Annabeth, they find themselves kissing for good luck. Percy blasts out of Mt. St. Helens while escaping and ends up falling into Ogygia, a tiny island mortals don't know about. There, he meets Calypso, a young girl whom Percy thinks is much more pretty than Aphrodite herself. Percy must leave the island and the love-blinded Calypso behind. When he finds Annabeth again, Percy realizes that he does know the way. Once they are accompanied by Rachel again, they run into a wide arena, where Percy must battle demigod Ethan Nakumura. Sparing Ethan, Percy challenges his giant half-brother that is accompanying Luke. Percy kills him by having him off of the ground, for the earth helps him heal. When he finds Annabeth and Rachel again, Rachel leads them straight to Quintis, who whom tells them that he is Daedalus. He explains that Luke got there first. He also says that Rachel is better and more accurate than the string. Once they navigate through the maze, Percy hears the Titan Lord speak to him. Taking Annabeth's invisibility cap, he goes into the room and opens the coffin. There, not fully put together is Luke. As much as Percy hated him, Percy did not draw out Riptide. He finds the demigod whom he spared earlier in the maze, Ethan. Ethan joins the Titan's side and Luke/Kronos comes to life. Percy barely escapes thanks to Rachel. While they were going through the Labyrinth, they meet up with Tyson and Grover. Together, they all found the wild god Pan, who tells them he is fading. As his spirit fades, it goes into the mouths of each of them, and it seemed like Grover got a little bit more than the rest. They lead Rachel to New York, who gets a ride from a taxi driver, who leads them straight to camp. Once they get to camp, leaving Rachel behind because she is mortal, they get ready for the Titan army. Battling side by side are Annabeth and Percy. Percy, remembering what Annabeth had did earlier in the maze, gets to her side and they both fight a fierce monster of the Titan's army. Grover, in panic makes a scream so loud that it scares the Titan army back into the Labyrinth. Grover's Dryad girlfriend, Juniper, insists that it was Pan's wild scream that had scared the Titan army the first time. As Percy gets up, Quintus comes and tells them that he is Daedalus, and that the Labyrinth is tied to his life. The child of Athena (Deadalus/Quintus) dies, and so does the Labyrinth. Percy, Annabeth, and the other uninjured campers take the wounded to the Big House. Percy decides to leave camp and go celebrate his birthday with his mom. Two surprising visitors stop by while Percy, his mom, and Paul Blofis(Percy's mom's boyfriend) are celebrating. First, Percy's father Poseidon comes and tells him that he fears Luke/Kronos is only temporarily kept back. Finally departing with Poseidon, Percy decides to go to his room to plant the garden he had earlier promised Calypso. As he does, Nico di Angelo stops by and tells him that he needs to tell Percy things about how they might be able to stop the Titan army. Percy then invites him for cake. ]
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Old 08-07-2008
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I like this series better than harry potter.
Puns, re-telling of myths and clever dialogue abound mean a great read for anyone.
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I agree; I do like it better than Harry potter. Its sharper, funnier, and the writing I find is better overall. Its just a really good series! <img src='/images/emoticons/smiley1.png'>
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Damn straight :P
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i know . . .
this series kicks ass!!
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It's a perfect way of telling Greek mythologies and spicing them up a little at the same time..
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I agree...I read the first book and liked it.
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It's a good series, just a bit of what I call juvenile writing. But it's not as bad as "Playing With the Enemy".
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It's a good series, just a bit of what I call juvenile writing.
Well its aimed for a younger audience for one...that would be a reasonable explanation as to why its like that.
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I enjoy this series. It has some cliches and weaknesses common to juvenile adventure books, but those just lower your guard enough that it's really innovative twists come as a surprise.

I think it manages to take an look at the gods and greek mythos with more moral complexity than most adult literature using them.

I also think it's awesome because the author makes good use of every frigging monster in the mythos, and a lot of awesome ones are dreadfully underused. x3

My main complaint with the series is the audiobooks. I enjoy audiobooks, and I like the series itself, but I think the current administration should pass a law to forbid Jesse Burnstein from ever reading anything outloud again. >.< He has four voices: male voice, squeaky voice that's supposed to sound female, big idiot voice, and gravelly monster voice. More than half of them are annoying, and he always overacts or puts emphasis in the wrong places.
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LMAO, I'm glad i haven't listened to the audiobooks then.
Man, this series is funny. The Last Olympian is epic! Also, the film is coming out NEXT YEAR!
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/me approves this series...
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:V Good.
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I love this series. :3

I've read all five books, as well as the companion book. Some guide thingy.

And I looked on the Percy Jackson site a while back, and guess what? Rick Riordan was touring in my state! :D

So I now have my copy of The Last Olympian signed by its author. :3

Oh, and I was able to talk to him while he was signing my book:

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Me: So, what would happen if two half-bloods had a kid? Would it be, like, a quarter-blood?

Riordan: Well, most half-bloods don't live that long.

Me: Right, right.

Riordan: Getting attacked by monsters and such.

Me: True. But would the kid have any powers?

Riordan: I think they'd be like a regular human- unless the parents were really strong.

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Also, he says he's making a new series. And this time, it's with- drumroll please- the EGYPTIAN GODS! 8D
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:D
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Egyptian Gods? AWESOME. I knew he was making another series, but that's just a brilliant idea.
I don't want it to be a complete copy, though....
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Egyptian Gods? AWESOME. I knew he was making another series, but that's just a brilliant idea.
I don't want it to be a complete copy, though....
That would suck.
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Well, yeah :P
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Of course it would. But I thought that, what with this being a Yu-Gi-Oh!-based website, the whole Egyptian thing would be even more interesting. :3

Think of all the references LK could make to the series!
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It's a good series, just a bit of what I call juvenile writing. But it's not as bad as "Playing With the Enemy".
... I posted this in February and this thing is still on this page?

And what the hell is "Playing With the Enemy"? Was I drugged when I wrote this?

Also, juvenile movie soon.
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WTF WITH THE MOVIE CAST...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Percy_J...ightning_Thief

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Egypt huh? Sounds cool.

I like the series, though the books were a little too short. I like length. I suppose it was a children's series. I kind of thought it was annoying how Annabeth was basically pushed on him.
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Like Zoe died, Thalia became a hunter, Rachel was Oracle or something and Caylpso was only there for a few chapters. Meh, It doesn't give much to ship him with, and thus the fanfiction possibilities are to limited, lol.
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I get the Empire magazine every month and I was excited this month when i got it because it had Iron Man 2 on the front. But, as I opened it, my excitement and wonder grew to a height I had never known before. They had the Percy Jackson advert on the inside cover!
And it looks SO epic.
Just two moar months :D
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Longest unnecessary title ever.
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Yeah, I don't see why they couldn't have called it Percy Jackson: Lightning Thief :V
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But the title of the book series is Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief.

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It's alright for a book, but film names shouldn't be long, it puts people off them. More stupid people watch films than read books, it won't get any views, this way.
Unless people see the name on the awesome poster first.

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I've read the books since they first came out. I've always been a huge fan of the series. Although, I'm a bit hesitant on watching the movie that's coming out... Annabeth's hair isn't even blonde. I was hoping Riordan would stay true to his characters, but hopefully it won't end up being another cheesy kid's movie. If they ever manage to make a sequel, I hope Thalia's in it as well.
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The movie...is meh...
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