Monday, 11 July 2011

Midnight Summer Festival (2) - Percy Jackson

Hosted by: Rabid Reads, Mission To Read & Deranged Book Lovers.

Midnight Summer Festival is a celebration of all books that cover Mythology, whether Greek, Norse, Egyptian, Roman or any of the many others. There will be 10 days of posts including Book recommendations, interviews and fun facts.

Today I will be featuring Percy Jackson & The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

  • Publisher: Puffin (1 May 2008)
  • ISBN-13: 978-0141319131
The first bestselling book in Rick Riordan's phenomenally successful Percy Jackson series.

Look, I didn't want to be a half-blood. I never asked to be the son of a Greek God. I was just a normal kid, going to school, playing basketball, skateboarding. The usual. Until I accidentally vaporized my maths teacher. That's when things started really going wrong. Now I spend my time fighting with swords, battling monsters with my friends, and generally trying to stay alive.

This is the one where Zeus, God of the Sky, thinks I've stolen his lightning bolt - and making Zeus angry is a very bad idea.

Can Percy find the lightning bolt before a fully-fledged war of the Gods erupts?

Check out the author's website here Filled with information on the books, the author, upcoming news and some fun activities. Also check out his own blog here

About the Author

Rick Riordan spent fifteen years as a classroom teacher in public and private middle schools in the San Francisco Bay Area and in Texas. He began The Lightning Thief as a bedtime story for his son. The novel draws on Riordan’s experience teaching Greek mythology and his interaction with students who have learning differences. It is his first work for young readers. Rick Riordan now writes full-time. He lives in San Antonio with his wife and two sons.

Percy Jackson Character Profile:
(Picture from Google, from the film.)

Date of Birth: August 18, 1993
Hometown: New York City
Family: Sally Jackson, Poseidon (God of the Sea)
Appearance: Height: 5’10″
Green eyes, Black Hair, ,bit on the skinny side but with tanned skin.

Traits: Percy has ADHD and therefore finds it hard to concentrate, he can be clumsy, but he is feircly loyal to his friends and has some good fighting instincts. He can be sarcastic at times and likes to have a laugh.

Friends:  Percy's closest friends are Annabeth Chase  & Grover the Satyr

Powers and Abilities: Control over water, hydrokinetic power, and can communicate with horses.

Weapons/Magical Items: Riptide- a magical sword that looks like a pen.

So grab a copy and enter the Mythical world of Percy Jackson! you won't regret it!

Come back everyday for more great posts. Have a great Week. :D

1 comment:

Celeste said...

I loved this series!