The Lightning Thief*

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Author: Rick Riordan



RIORDAN, Rick. The Lightning Thief. Percy Jackson and the Olympians Book One. NY: Miramax/Hyperion [2005]. 8vo, [vi] 377pp. Color pictorial paper wrappers. A fine copy. With a bookplate signed by the author, Rick Riordan, laid in.

Uncorrected Galley Proof, being issued in strictly limited quantity for reviewers some months prior to the book’s publication. The first book in Riordan’s NY Times bestselling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, featuring artwork by Ellice M. Lee (not the artist for the published cover) never used on any published edition (for good reason!) and a letter from the character Chiron to “Mortal Readers” on the rear cover. Percy Jackson never knew he was the son of a Greek god, but when his pre-algebra teacher turns into a monster, his mother decides to send him to a camp for demigods, where he can be protected from other monsters and finally learn about his heritage. Not in the plans: having to save the world – but no one said being a demigod was easy! The first children’s books by Rick Riordan and first book to feature Percy Jackson and the world of demigods. Also, the basis for the 2010 feature film and the forthcoming Disney+ series.