With The Harry Potter series in the market, nobody thought a book of a similar approach would be written in the genre of fantasy but here we are, with Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson Books in order qualifying as a pretty hard rival.
Rick Riordan is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of over twenty novels for young readers, including the Percy Jackson series. Today, over 190 million copies of his books are in print worldwide, and rights have been sold into more than 37 countries.
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- Percy Jackson Books in Order (8 Books)
- 1. THE LIGHTNING THIEF (#1) (2005)
- 2. THE SEA OF MONSTERS (#2) (2006)
- 3. THE TITANS CURSE (#3) (2007)
- 4. The Battle of the Labyrinth(#4) (2008)
- 5. Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian (#5) (2009)
- 6. Percy Jackson and the Chalice of the Gods (#6) (2023)
- 7. THE DEMIGOD FILES (#7) (2009)
- 8. PERCY JACKSON AND THE SINGER OF APOLLO (#8) (2013)
- THE HEROES OF OLYMPUS SERIES (5 Books):
- 1. THE LOST HERO (#1) (2010)
- 2. THE SON OF NEPTUNE (#2) (2011)
- 3. THE MARK OF ATHENA (#3) (2012)
- 4. THE HOUSE OF HADES (#4) (2013)
- 5. THE BLOOD OF OLYMPUS (#5) (2014)
Percy Jackson Books in Order (8 Books)
1. THE LIGHTNING THIEF (#1) (2005)
Rated : 4.29/5 on Goodreads
The series starts with Percy Jackson being a normie kid, raised by a single mom. He’s dyslexic, struggles to focus on one thing at a time yet attends a boarding school away from home.
School had always been bad but this year it was only getting worse – So bad, Percy Jackson could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a Greek monster and tried to kill him.
Percy’s mom finds out, she knows it’s time that he knew the truth about himself and where he came from. He has to go to the camp. The only place where he can be safe for now.
She sends Percy Jackson to Camp Half Blood, a summer camp for demigods (on Long Island), where he learns that the father he never saw while growing up is a God, that too the God of the Sea, Poseidon. Soon a thrilling mystery unfolds and together with his friends- a satyr with half human half goat body and the demigod daughter of Athena – Percy Jackson sets out on a quest across the United States to reach the gates of the Underworld before it’s too late to prevent a catastrophic war between the gods.
2. THE SEA OF MONSTERS (#2) (2006)
Rated : 4.24 /5 on Goodreads
The heroic son of Poseidon, Percy Jackson, a half human half God, makes an action-packed comeback in the second must-read work of Rick Riordan’s amazing young readers series.
In the second book in Percy Jackson book series, Percy is back at school and his biggest problem is his new friend Tyson, a Cyclop but it soon turns out, there is a more serious threat lurking in the shadows, forcing Percy to set out on a deadly mission to retrieve the Golden Fleece, a powerful Holicrux. Will he be able to return before his summer camp is destroyed!
The second book, in the Percy Jackson books in order, to surpasses the first’s drama, setting the stage for more thrills and mysterious adventures to come.
3. THE TITANS CURSE (#3) (2007)
Rated: 4.36/5 on Goodreads
It’s not everyday Percy Jackson finds himself in combat with a half-lion, half-human. But when he’s the son of a Greek god, it can happen.
With all the chaos twirling around Percy Jackson out of nowhere Annabeth, daughter of Athena is missing, a goddess is in chains and only five half-blood heroes can join the quest to defeat the doomsday monster. But the Oracle has something to say, it predicts that not all of them will survive the mission. Who’s going to die, who’s coming back and who’s willing to fight can only be known through reading the book!
The third book in the Percy Jackson book series is a true page turner with overflowing adventure, mystery, love, war and deaths.
4. The Battle of the Labyrinth(#4) (2008)
Rated : 4.4/5 on Goodreads
Percy Jackson is back at school, acting out as a normal school kid but when a mysterious mortal being appears, followed by demon cheerleaders, things quickly move to worse.
Time is slipping through the fingers as war between the Olympians and the evil Titan lord Kronos draws near. Camp Half-Blood is growing more vulnerable by the minute Kronos’s army prepares to invade it’s impenetrable borders. To stop the invasion, Percy and his demigod friends must set out on a quest through the Labyrinth–a mischievous underground world where death on every turn.
Full of humor and heart-pounding action, forth book in Percy Jackson book series promises to be their most thrilling adventure yet.
5. Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian (#5) (2009)
Rated : 4.5/5 on Goodreads
The great prophecy tells that the fate of the world will rest in the hands of a child when he turns sixteen, a child of the great gods.
In the summer leading up to Percy’s sixteenth birthday, Kronos’s mischievous army of monsters rampages through New York, with only Percy Jackson and his demigod friends to defeat them. Will the prophecy turn true!
Fifth book in Percy Jackson book series is a mixture of action, mystery, suspense, humour and drama. It consists of insights of everyone’s past, especially Luke and Annabeth’s which keeps the reader intrigued and halted.
6. Percy Jackson and the Chalice of the Gods (#6) (2023)
It’s coming out on September 26, 2023!
It’s going to be the first book to focus exclusively on the original protagonist trio – Percy Jackson, Annabeth and Grover since The Lightening Thief in 2005.
7. THE DEMIGOD FILES (#7) (2009)
Rated: 4.04/5 on Goodreads
It’s a collection of short stories set during the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series. This book inclines more towards providing insight in individual demigod lives.
8. PERCY JACKSON AND THE SINGER OF APOLLO (#8) (2013)
Rated: 4.6/6 in Goodreads
The trouble begins with Apollo introducing Percy Jackson and his friend Grover the satyr to the Chryseae Celedones.
Three women precisely living statues, appear from nowhere, and sing one blissful chord. Apollo has a musical concert at Mount Olympus, and he needs the Celedones. But there should be a quartet, not a trio–one of the singers has gone rogue. It’s up to Percy Jackson and Grover to find the missing Celedon somewhere in New York City before she causes any disaster. Capturing an automaton in a crowd of mortals is going to require some strategic thinking. Will Percy and Grover succeed or will the demigods face the rage of Gods!
This book being the last, in Percy Jackson books in order completes the adventures by the demigod trio but a new turn by Rick Riordan brings yet more mysteries and adventures to the reader through the Heroes of Olympus Series.
Rich Riordan continues the Percy Jackson adventures into his next series called THE HEROES OF OLYMPUS SERIES wherein Percy Jackson meets his roman counterpart Jason and together they go on mysterious quests to save the world.
THE HEROES OF OLYMPUS SERIES (5 Books):
1. THE LOST HERO (#1) (2010)
Rated 4.3/5 on Goodreads
Jason has lost his memory and wakes up on a school bus holding hands with a girl. Apparently she’s his girlfriend Piper, his best friend is named Leo, and they’re all students in the boarding school for outcast kids.
Piper’s father has been missing for three days, and her vivid nightmares ushers her that he’s in terrible danger. But her boyfriend doesn’t recognize her anymore, and when a malicious storm and strange beings attack, she, Jason, and Leo are swept away to someplace called Camp Half-Blood!
Leo’s cabin at Camp Half-Blood is filled with new inventions and high tech weapons. What’s bothersome is the curse everyone keeps talking about, and that a camper’s gone missing. With all this going on, he doesn’t understand why everyone is saying they are related to some kinda Gods!
2. THE SON OF NEPTUNE (#2) (2011)
Rated 4.4/5 on Goodreads
In the series’s second book, similar to what had happened to Jason in the first book, Percy Jackson has no recollection of his life, except for a name: Annabeth.
Percy is being chased by the Gorgon sisters, who are eagerly trying to kill him to avenge the death of their sister, Medusa, by him four years ago. Percy doesn’t remember killing Medusa, as he hardly remembers any of his past.
He escapes and stumbles upon an old lady named June. June gives him a choice: he can carry her to Camp Jupiter across the highway and Little Tiber to regain his memory and, eventually, save the world, or he can retreat to the safety of the sea and live a long, happy life. Percy chooses to carry her across the river, losing the Curse of Achilles as a result, making him vulnerable once again. Will he save the world or is it a dead end for him!
3. THE MARK OF ATHENA (#3) (2012)
Rated 4.5/5 on Goodreads
Annabeth is about to be reunited with Percy Jackson after six months of being apart but Goddess Hera has other plans. It looks like Camp Jupiter is preparing for war.
As Annabeth and her friends Jason, Piper, and Leo fly in on the Argo II, she can’t blame the Roman demigods for thinking the ship is a Greek weapon. Hoping that the sight of their praetor Jason on deck will reassure the Romans that the visitors from Camp Half-Blood are coming in peace.
Everyone feels weighed down by the prophecy that will send seven demigods on a quest to find and close the gates of death. As the daughter of the goddess of war and wisdom, Annabeth knows she was born to be a leader, but never again does she want to be without Seaweed Brain by her side. Will they be able to accomplish their goal in the land of death where important discoveries, surprising sacrifices, and unspeakable horrors await.
This book has narrations from four different demigods turning the book into a classic page turner.
4. THE HOUSE OF HADES (#4) (2013)
Rated 4.6/5 on Goodreads
At the end of The Mark of Athena, book 3, Annabeth and Percy tumble down into dark hole leading straight to the Underworld.
The other demigods have to put aside their sorrow and pursue Percy’s instructions to find the mortal side of the Doors of Death. If they can battle their way through the Gaea’s forces, and Percy and Annabeth can survive the House of Hades, then the Seven will be able to seal the Doors both sides and prevent the giants from raising Gaea.
But if the Doors are sealed, how will Percy and Annabeth be able to escape! They have no other options. If the demigods don’t succeed, Gaea’s forces will never die. They are running out of time. In a month, the Romans will march on Camp Half-Blood. A lot of things are at stake, will they be able to seal the doors of death!
5. THE BLOOD OF OLYMPUS (#5) (2014)
Rated 4.4/5 on Goodreads
The two camp members have acquired positive results in their many quests, they still seem no closer to defeating Gaea.
Her giant’s army have risen, and they’re stronger than ever. They must be destroyed before the Feast of Spes, when Gaea plans to have demigods sacrificed in Athens as she needs their blood, the blood of Olympus in order to wake herself to full potential.
In the meantime, the Roman legion from Camp Jupiter, led by Octavian, is almost within striking distance raging for war.
The demigods have decided to take Athena Parthenos to Athens to use as a secret weapon, where it might be able to stop a war between the two camps. The Athena Parthenos will go west; the Argo II will go east. The gods, still suffering from multiple personality disorder, are useless. How can demigods hope to win against Gaea’s army of powerful giants? As dangerous as it sounds, they are heading towards Athens, they have no other choice. They have sacrificed too much already. And if Gaea wakes, it is game over for all.
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