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The Lightning Thief

The Lightning Thief


by Rick Riordan

The Lightning Thief Resources


Rick Riordan's Website

Lots of great information here about The Lightning Thief and its sequels.

Camp Half-Blood

Explore the Ins and Outs of Camp Half-Blood.

Who's Who?

Here is a guide to the Olympians.

It's All Greek to Me

Rick Riordan provides a guide to Greek mythology.

How to Write a Book!

Rick Riordan offers tips on how to write a book.

Gods and Goddesses and Monsters, Oh My

A comprehensive guide to Greek mythology in classical literature and art.

Ancient Greece Galore

A website dedicated to all things Ancient Greek.

What Greek God Are You?

Take this quiz to find out.

Movie or TV Productions

Percy Jackson and The Olympians: The Lightning Thief
Explore the official site of the 2010 film.


The Film Cast

See who is appearing in the film version of The Lightning Thief

Rick Riordan Out Loud

Rick speaks at an Amazon.com conference.

Will the Real Mrs. Dobbs Please Stand Up?

Rick Riordan discusses the real Mrs. Dobbs.

More Riordan!

Rick speaks at the National Book Festival.


The Lightning Thief Audiobook SPONSORED

Purchase and download the Audiobook from Random House Audio


A Picture of Rick Riordan

He looks like a nice chap.

The Lightning Thief Cover

What story does this cover tell?

Illustrations from Percy Jackson and the Olympians

Check out some illustrations of Percy and his pals.

Seaweed Brain, Sr.

A statue of Poseidon.

Aphrodite and Ares

Check out this painting of the adulterous gods.

Aphrodite and Hephaestus

This is a painting of Aphrodite and her husband, Hephaestus god of metal work.

A Statue of Aphrodite and Pan

We found Pan! Grover will be so happy.

Zeus and Hera on Mount Olympus

So that's what Mount Olympus looks like.

Hades Abducting Persephone

She's not exactly Queen of the Underworld of her own free will.

A Painting of Charon on the River Styx

Not exactly the Italian suit-wearing dude we're used to.

Hades and his Puppy, Cerberus

Sit, Cerberus, sit. Good boy.


Medusa's having a bad hair day.

Chiron Working with Achilles, an Old Hero

Chiron's not new to the business of training heroes for quests.


Mr. D in his younger days.

When Furies Attack

The Furies attacking a dude named Orestes.

Demeter, Goddess of the Harvest

Persephone's mom is pretty.


A statue of Luke's dad.

Good Old Crusty

Procrustes kicking some butt.

Montauk Beach

Looks like a place fits for the gods, no?


This definitely looks like it could be Gladiola.

View of the Mississippi River from the Gateway Arch

Yup, that's how far Percy plummeted.

The Denver Skyline

Check out the mile-high city at sunset.


Amtrak helped carry Percy and company more than half-way across the country.

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