Lightning Thief

Percy Jackson & The Olympians


Author: Rick Riordan


RIORDAN, Rick. The Lightning Thief. Percy Jackson and the Olympians Book 1. NY: Hyperion [2005]. 8vo, [iv] 377pp. Dark gray boards with spine stamped in silver. Lower spine edge very slightly rubbed, faint crease to front free endpaper, else a fine copy in original color pictorial dust jacket (slightly rubbed along upper and lower edges). Inscribed by the author, Rick Riordan.

First edition. The first title in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, featuring a dust jacket design that was soon replaced when Caldecott Honor Artist John Rocco was brought on board for the second title in the series. When Percy discovers his long absent father is actually the Greek god Poseidon – and that he is a teenage demi-god! – his world is turned upside down. Now he’s fighting harpies, dealing with wise cracking gods, and accused of stealing Zeus’s thunderbolt. And if he doesn't find the real culprit and return the thunderbolt, the gods may go to war! The start to one of the most popular series of the past 20 years, the basis of the film as well as the soon to be release Disney+ series.