1. Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief 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 . . . 2. Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian Most people get presents on their sixteenth birthday. I get a prophecy that could save or destroy the world. That’s how it is when you’re the son of Poseidon God of the Sea. According to an ancient prophecy bad things will happen when I turn sixteen – because I’m the one who gets to decide the fate of the entire world. But no pressure. This is the one where Kronos Lord of the Titans is beginning his attack on New York City where Mount Olympus stands virtually unguarded. Oh and the dreaded (and not to mention enormous) monster Typhon is also heading our way. So it’s me and forty of my demigod friends versus untold evil . . . 3. Percy Jackson and the Titan’s Curse It’s the last Friday before the winter holidays but Percy Jackson isn’t at school: he’s battling the fearsome Manticore (half human half lion) which in itself isn’t ideal . . . but with Annabeth missing and the goddess of the hunt held captive things get a whole lot more serious . . . Greek mythology relocated to modern-day America. Action-packed funny accessible writing for both boys and girls aged 10+. Perfect for fans of Harry Potter and Artemis Fowl. 4. Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters You can’t tell by looking at me that my dad is Poseidon God of the Sea. It’s not easy being a half-blood these days. You mortals can’t even see the monsters we have to fight all the time. So when a game of dodgeball turned into a death match against an ugly gang of cannibal giants I couldn’t exactly ask my gym teacher for help. And that was just for starters. This is the one where Camp Half Blood is under attack and unless I get my hands on the Golden Fleece the whole camp will be invaded by monsters. Big ones. Can Percy survive the treacherous Sea of Monsters and restore order to Half-Blood Hill? 5. Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth Honestly blowing up another school was the last thing I wanted to do. As the son of a Greek god I’ve had my share of near-death disaster. This summer I didn’t choose to battle the cheerleading squad but when two hissing she-devils with fangs are heading straight for you what’s a half-blood meant to do? That was just the beginning. This is the one where my arch-enemy Luke is looking for a way to invade our camp via an ancient labyrinth. If he succeeds thousands of bloodthirsty monsters will attack. So it’s goodbye sunshine hello darkness as four of us descend into the terrifying underground and beyond . . . 6. Percy Jackson and the Greek Heroes In this gripping follow-up to Percy Jackson and the Greek Gods demigod Percy Jackson tells the stories of twelve of the original Greek heroes in all their gory bloodthirsty glory. Want to know who cut off Medusa’s head? Which hero was raised by a she-bear? Who tamed Pegasus the winged horse? Percy has all the answers . .