Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book Five The Last Olympian

By Rick Riordan
(Disney-Hyperion, Hardcover, 9781423101475, 400pp.)

Publication Date: May 5, 2009

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback

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Description

All year the half-bloods have been preparing for battle against the Titans, knowing the odds of victory are grim. Kronos's army is stronger than ever, and with every god and half-blood he recruits, the evil Titan's power only grows. While the Olympians struggle to contain the rampaging monster Typhon, Kronos begins his advance on New York City, where Mount Olympus stands virtually unguarded. Now it's up to Percy Jackson and an army of young demigods to stop the Lord of Time.

In this momentous final book in the New York Times best-selling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, the long-awaited prophecy surrounding Percy's sixteenth birthday unfolds. And as the battle for Western civilization rages on the streets of Manhattan, Percy faces a terrifying suspicion that he may be fighting against his own fate.




About the Author

Rick Riordan is the author of the previous books in the New York Times #1 best-selling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series: The Lightning Thief; The Sea of Monsters; The Titan's Curse; and The Battle of the Labyrinth. His previous novels for adults include the hugely popular Tres Navarre series, winner of the top three awards in the mystery genre. He lives in San Antonio, Texas, with his wife and two sons.




NPR
Tuesday, Aug 17, 2010

Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson and the Olympians children's books have become so popular that independent bookstores have started running day camps for children based on the series. Just like Percy Jackson, these kids' adventures come right out of Greek mythology. More at NPR.org

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