Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (Book 1) (2005)
Percy Jackson is your everyday teenage New Yorker – or at least he was. In the very first novel in Rick Riordan’s epic five-part series, Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, Percy suddenly goes from being a normal kid to accidentally vaporizing his maths teacher! In that single moment, Percy’s life changes forever. Our unlikely hero discovers that he is, in fact, a half-blood – a demigod, half-human half-god – and that his dad is in fact, Poseidon, the ancient Greek God of the Seas. Percy is then immediately thrown into training, trials, and dangerous adventures worthy of a modern-day Greek hero; from learning to be a warrior at Camp Half-Blood to battling monsters in the modern-day world. Yesterday, homework was a worry, today, staying alive is. Join Percy and his friends on an epic adventure that will take you from the darkest depths of the Underworld (watch out for Hades!), to the heights and wonders of Mount Olympus.