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Top 10 Books By Rick Riordon

The history and mythology of the classical world of ancient Greece and Rome have always held a great fascination for kids. The tales of classical myth and history weave an astounding wonderland around the kids with their charm, novelty, and elements of wonder. If you are also a classical mythology fan, you will swear by the name of Rick Riordan—the author of the Percy Jackson and Heroes of Olympus series.  Rick Riordon is a popular young adult classical fiction American author, known for writing the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. His stories have been inspired by the mystic and charm of Greek mythologies. His books uncover the daring adventures of a young Percy Jackson.  These books have become quite popular over time. They have now been translated into 42 languages, and alone in the US have sold more than 30 million copies. Below let us check out the top 10 books by Rick Riordon that have made him so popular and also given us some wonderful favourites to read.

Books By Rick Riordon

1. The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)

In this fantastic final book in the New York Times best-selling series, the writer has dramatically unfolded the long-awaited prophecy surrounding Percy’s sixteenth birthday. The hero, Percy Jackson, fights against his fate as the battle for Western civilization rages on the streets of Manhattan. An interesting read that depicts the war adventures where the Olympians struggle to contain the rampaging monster Typhon. As Mount Olympus stands virtually unguarded, Kronos advances towards New York City. Percy Jackson and an army of young demigods are entrusted with the job to stop the Lord of Time. It is one of the best books By Rick Riordon.

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2. The Lightning Thief

Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he is unable to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. Percy’s mom sends him to a safe place at Camp Half-Blood, a summer camp for demigods (on Long Island). Here he learns that his unknown father is Poseidon, God of the Sea. Soon a mystery unfolds and together with his friends—one a satyr and the other the demigod daughter of Athena, what follows is an amazing sequence of adventures. Percy sets out on a quest across the United States to reach the gates of the Underworld and it becomes his mission to prevent a catastrophic war between the gods. It is one of the best books by Rick Riordan.

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3. The Battle of the Labyrinth

In this fourth instalment of the blockbuster series, Percy Jackson and the Olympians, the author depicts an interesting and nerve-racking war between the Olympians and the evil Titan lord Kronos. The safe Camp Half-Blood grows more insecure as Kronos’s army prepares to invade this strong territory. To stop the invasion, Percy and his demigod friends have to set out on a quest. This is the Labyrinth – a sprawling underground world with stunning surprises at every turn.

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4. The Titan’s Curse

The Titan’s Curse is the third novel in the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series and the sequel to The Sea of Monsters. The book tells the story of the adventures of Percy Jackson, a 14-year old demigod as he and his friends go on a dangerous adventure. In this quest, they are on a mission to rescue his friend Annabeth and the Greek goddess Artemis, who have both been kidnapped. They have only a week to find the kidnapped goddess and solve the mystery of the monster she was hunting. Along the way, they face their most dangerous challenge of the chilling prophecy of the Titan’s curse.

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5. The Lost Hero (The Heroes of Olympus)

The first book of the Heroes of Olympus series, this story details the adventures of a new protagonist in the form of Jason. It also introduces two more exciting characters in Piper and Leo. This fantastic book, The Lost Hero, is the most thrilling and filled with action, adventure, a touch of romance, fantasy, Greek and some Roman mythology, and action. The Lost Hero is about a young boy, Jason, and his friends, Leo and Piper, who learn that they are god’s children and go to stay at the mysterious Camp Half-Blood.

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6. The Sea of Monsters

It is the second novel in the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series and the sequel to The Lightning Thief. The Sea of Monsters is depicted as the mighty sea in which Polyphemus, Scylla and Charybdis, the Sirens, and other monsters and godly characters live in. This book chronicles the adventures of Percy Jackson as he and his friends rescue his satyr friend Grover from the Cyclops Polyphemus. They save the camp from a Titan’s attack by bringing the Golden Fleece to cure Thalia’s poisoned pine tree.

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7. The Mark of Athena

This is the third book in The Heroes of Olympus series. The book focuses on friendship, loyalty, and trust, and that people with diverse backgrounds need to learn to work together to defeat a common evil. The story begins with Annabeth making her way to Camp Jupiter along with Leo, Jason, Piper and  Coach Gleeson Hedge (a satyr). When they arrive at Camp Jupiter, they find that it has recently been attacked, but Annabeth manages to find her boyfriend and the protagonist of Riordan’s first Olympus series, Percy Jackson (son of Poseidon). The demigods gather to discuss the Prophecy of Seven, which requires collaboration between the Greek and Roman demigods.

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8. The Son of Neptune

It is the second book in The Heroes of Olympus series; The story outlines the adventures of Percy Jackson, a demigod son of Poseidon, as he meets a camp of Roman demigods. Percy goes on a mission to Alaska with his new friends Hazel Levesque and Frank Zhang to free the Greek god of death, Thanatos and help save the world from Gaea, the earth goddess. He is depicted as fighting amnesia, during which his only memory is his girlfriend, Annabeth Chase.

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9. The House of Hades

This is the fourth book in The Heroes of Olympus series. The House of Hades refers to the location of the mortal side of the Doors of Death, which is an underground temple in Epirus. The story follows the Greek demigods Annabeth, Leo, Piper, and Percy Jackson; and the Romaan demigods Jason, Hazel, and Frank on their quest to close the Doors of Death stop the Giants from raising Gaea, and prevent war between Camp Jupiter and Camp Half-Blood.

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10. The Sword of Summer

It is the first novel in the Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard series. The novel is all about Magnus Chase, a 16-year old demigod, and a homeless orphan. Magnus arrives in the Norse afterlife as an einherji and discovers that he is the son of the Norse deity, Frey. He has a mission to stop Fenris Wolf from escaping his prison and ending the world. The book has appeared on The New York Times children’s Best Seller list and the Amazon best-seller list. The title has also won the 2015 Goodreads Choice Award for Middle Grade and Children’s Fiction.

These are the top 10 books By Rick Riordon, who is an amazing writer and he does a great job with combining mythology with modern-day story telling.

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Written by Mahima Shah

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