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New to Rick Riordan? Well, it’s very simple really – his characters are all normal teenagers living in the modern world. They just happen to be demigods too…
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Percy Jackson is celebrating a friend's birthday when Apollo turns up. The god is supposed to perform on Mount Olympus, but one of his four beautiful singers is missing. So Percy sets off to bring her back - but one of the singers is after a shot at a solo career, and is holding up New York! With the bright lights of Broadway in the background, can Percy find the rogue performer, and return her to Apollo - in time for his big number on Mount Olympus?
In a reading rut? Author of Percy Jackson and The Trials of Apollo, Rick Riordan gives his expert advice on how to turn reluctant readers to avid book lovers!
Read an extract from Rick Riordan's latest book, The Burning Maze.
Want to get involved in Rick Riordan’s epic stories, but not sure which series to enjoy first? Find out with this quiz. It’s about to get very exciting for you. You’re welcome.
From mythical gods to sophisticated grasshoppers, father figures come in all shapes and sizes. Here are ten of our favourite quotes that celebrate wise, silly and wonderful dads.
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Magnus Chase, a homeless Bostonian orphan enjoys falafel, and long walks outdoors. Which is good, because being homeless means a lot of outdoor time. On his 16th birthday he learned he was the son of a Norse god. Yep, you heard that right.
Rick Riordan, dubbed 'storyteller of the gods' by Publishers Weekly, is the author of five New York Times number-one bestselling book series with millions of copies sold throughout the world: Percy Jackson, the Heroes of Olympus and the Trials of Apollo, based on Greek and Roman mythology; the Kane Chronicles, based on Egyptian mythology; and Magnus Chase, based on Norse mythology. Rick lives in Boston with his wife, Becky, and their two sons, and when he's not writing, he enjoys traveling the world. He's even been known to go scuba diving on occasion. To learn more about Rick and his books, you can visit him at www.rickriordan.co.uk or follow him on Twitter @RickRiordan.
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