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Rick Riordan

Rick Riordan is a teacher and a writer, and has won many awards for his mystery novels for adults. He says that the idea for Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief first came to him while he was teaching Greek mythology at middle school in San Francisco. But rumour has it that Camp Half Blood actually exists, and Rick spends his summers there recording the adventures of young demigods. Some believe that, to avoid a mass panic among the mortal population, he was forced to swear on the River Styx to present Percy Jackson’s story as fiction. Rick lives in Texas (apart from his summers on Half Blood Hill) with his wife and two sons.

Books by Rick Riordan

  • Book 1: The Maze of Bones

    Book 1: The Maze of Bones

  • Heroes of Olympus: The Blood of Olympus

    Heroes of Olympus: The Blood of Olympus

  • Heroes of Olympus: The Lost Hero

    Heroes of Olympus: The Lost Hero

  • Heroes of Olympus: The Mark of Athena

    Heroes of Olympus: The Mark of Athena

  • Magnus Chase and the Hammer of Thor

    Magnus Chase and the Hammer of Thor

  • Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer

    Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer

  • Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer

    Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer

  • Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth

    Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth

  • Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth

    Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth

  • Percy Jackson and the Greek Gods

    Percy Jackson and the Greek Gods

  • Percy Jackson and the Greek Heroes

    Percy Jackson and the Greek Heroes

  • Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian

    Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian

  • Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief

    Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief

  • Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief

    Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief

  • Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief

    Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief

  • Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief

    Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief

  • Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Demigod Files

    Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Demigod Files

  • Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters

    Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters

  • Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters

    Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters

  • Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters

    Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters

  • Percy Jackson and the Titan's Curse

    Percy Jackson and the Titan's Curse

  • Percy Jackson and the Titan's Curse

    Percy Jackson and the Titan's Curse

  • The Burning Maze

    The Burning Maze

  • The Dark Prophecy

    The Dark Prophecy

  • The Hidden Oracle

    The Hidden Oracle

  • The Kane Chronicles: The Red Pyramid

    The Kane Chronicles: The Red Pyramid

  • The Kane Chronicles: The Throne of Fire

    The Kane Chronicles: The Throne of Fire

Awards

Rick won the Askews and Red House Children’s Book Awards for Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief in 2006, and was named the US Children’s Choice Author of the Year in 2011.