I am thrilled to be a part of the Percy Pack Ambassadorship as we celebrate the 10 year anniversary of Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief. Promotional products have been received in exchange for my participation. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Prizing provided by Disney-Hyperion. Note: affiliate codes used within post.
SUMMER SPECIAL DEAL: JUNE 15 – JUNE 22
This is the perfect deal for old and new fans alike! From June 15 to June 22, The Lightning Thief will be a LOW $.99 across all eBook accounts. It also includes a sneak peek chapter excerpt from Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 1: The Sword of Summer which will be available October 2015!
When The Lightning Thief originally came out, my now-14-year-old son was too young to read. It was a few years before we discovered Percy Jackson in our home. Back then, my son was a hesitant reader. His reading skills were just fine, but he found very little joy in reading. Reading was homework. Reading was a chore. And it drove me crazy that there was no amount of persuasion that could convince him that reading could be fun.
Until Percy Jackson came around.
My son went from don’t-force-me-to-read to flashlight-in-the-bed, don’t-make-me-stop-reading. He couldn’t get enough of Percy Jackson, and over the next few years, he re-read the entire series at least 5 times.
We are honored to be celebrating 10 years of Percy Jackson with author Rick Riordan and fellow fans of the series.
This weekend, my son and I came up with a list of 10 things we learned from Percy Jackson. Although we got off to a slow start, once we got rolling, the ideas came pouring out. There are so many amazing lessons to be learned from Percy Jackson (I bet we could think of 10 more, easy!).
10 Things I Learned From Percy Jackson
1. Always have more than one plan.
2. Never give up, even if the road ahead seems dark and the future seems bleak.
3. Trust your friends and be loyal.
4. Just because things aren’t perfect doesn’t mean they can’t be fixed.
5. Even heroes drool in their sleep.
6. There is magic in the world, and it’s a lot closer than you think.
7. Carry yourself with confidence.
8. Expect the unexpected.
9. Don’t butt heads with people you don’t know.
10. Everyone has a hero in them. They just have to find it.
About the Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series
Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can’t seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. And lately, being away at boarding school is only getting worse–Percy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him. When Percy’s mom finds out, she knows it’s time that he knew the truth about where he came from, and that he go to the one place he’ll be safe. She sends Percy to Camp Half Blood, a summer camp for demigods (on Long Island), where he learns that the father he never knew 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–Percy sets out on a quest across the United States to reach the gates of the Underworld (located in a recording studio in Hollywood) and prevent a catastrophic war between the gods.
THE LIGHTNING THIEF (the first book in the Percy Jackson series) has sold millions of copies worldwide, appears on school reading lists nationwide, and inspired a major motion picture. Here are a few of the awards that the book has received:
- Included in Time Magazine’s 2014 List of 100 best Young-Adult Books of All Times
- A New York Times Notable Book of 2055
- A Child Magazine Best Book of the Year
- A School Library Journal Best Book of 2005
- More than 6 year on the New York Times Best Sellers List (and counting!)
Hurry! Get The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1) for 99 cents!
Celebrate Percy’s 10th Anniversary With Extras!
BARNES & NOBLE COLLECTOR’S EDITION
The perfect gift for new and faithful Percy fans: Barnes & Noble offers customers an exclusive Collector’s Edition of The Lightning Thief to celebrate the 10th anniversary. This version includes extra content from both author and illustrator as well as a specially designed jacket and endpapers. Purchase here.
10TH ANNIVERSARY ACTIVITY KIT
MAGNUS CHASE SNEAK PEEK ON RICKRIORDAN.COM
Catch a sneak peek of Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 1: The Sword of Summer online at ReadRiordan.com!
Connect with Rick Riordan:
- Visit the Official Website
- Follow Rick Riordan on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
- Check out hashtag #ReadRiordan
Win a Percy Jackson and the Olympians Box Set
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Percy Jackson, one (1) winner will receive the complete Percy Jackson and the Olympians box set! Open to US addresses only. Prizing provided by Disney-Hyperion. Giveaway ends on July 6, 2015 at 11:59 PM ET, after which a winner will be drawn at random and notified via email. If winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will need to be selected. Enter on the widget below.
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