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Spend a little more time in Percy Jacksons world—a place where the gods bike among us, monsters man snack bars, and each of us has the potential to become a hero.
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- Why even if we arent facing manticores and minotaurs, reading myth can still help us deal with the scary things in our own lives
Plus, consult our glossary of people, places, and things from Greek myth: how Medusa got her snake hair extensions, why Chiron isnt into partying and paintball like the rest of his centaur family, and the whole story on Percys mythical namesake.
Released just before the March 2013 feature film Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, this new edition is updated through The Last Olympian, and includes several brand new essays!
The #1 New York Times bestselling Percy Jackson seriesThe Lightning Thief, The Sea of Monsters, The Titans Curse, The Battle of the Labyrinth, and The Last Olympianfeatures a dyslexic boy who discovers he is the son of a Greek god, the target of mythical Greek monsters, and the center of a prophecy that could change the balance of power in the world forever. In Demigods and Monsters, YA authors take on the series' Greek gods, demigods, monsters, and prophecy, to add insight and even more fun to Riordans page-turner series.
The book also includes an introduction by Percy Jackson series author Rick Riordan that gives further insight into the series and its creation, and a glossary of ancient Greek myth, with plenty of information on the places, monsters, gods, and heroes that appear in the series.
About the Author
Rick Riordan is #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, and the author of the upcoming first installment in the 39 Clues series. For 15 years, Riordan taught English and history at public and private middle schools in the San Francisco Bay Area and in Texas. He lives in San Antonio with his wife and two sons.