No One Messes with the Olympains… Unless your name is Percy

The Lightning Thief  by  Rick Riordan    description:

Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school… again. And that’s the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy’s Greek mythology textbook and into his life. And worse, he’s angered a few of them. Zeus’ master lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect.

Now Percy and his friends have just ten days to find and return Zeus’ stolen property and bring peace to a warring Mount Olympus. But to succeed on his quest, Percy will have to do more than catch the true thief: he must come to terms with the father who abandoned him; solve the riddle of the Oracle, which warns him of betrayal by a friend; and unravel a treachery more powerful than the gods themselves.

lightningBOOK 1: The Lightning Thief    5 STARS

I loved the fact that it was full of mythology… obviously… but more so they seemed to have got the facts straight and didn’t really try to make it more PC… the gods and goddesses apparently can’t keep it in their pants and you get the demigods such as Percy an all the other main characters in this book… and though they’ve moved the world to a modern day America Riordan still kept it some how very much like a piece out of an old greek tragedy… though not nearly as tragic… it’s exciting and fun and the whole series is worth a read…

Though if you watched the movie I’ll say that it was similar to the book though they did change one major thing that really makes me wonder how they’ll continue the rest of the series…

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2 thoughts on “No One Messes with the Olympains… Unless your name is Percy

  1. I think it will be interested to see how they continue with the series too. When I saw the movie I really thought it would be a one time thing … but I guess the series has gotten so popular they couldn’t resist continuing.

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    • they can still follow the books to some degree… but I don’t see them coming to the same conclusion as the books ultimately did… Unless they do some serious reworking in the second movie… it will be interesting to see to say the least…

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