Ready to Jump into Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson Adventure:
There are really three different ways to read the Percy Jackson books:
1) By series
2 ) In chronological order
3) By release date
How to Read Camp Half-blood Books Series in Order
The Camp Half-Blood Chronicles is a series of books written by Rick Riordan encompassing three five-book series, two collections of short stories, two anthologies of myths, a stand-alone short story, three crossover short stories, an essay collection, multiple guides, seven graphic novels, two films, a video game, a musical, and a musical. There are numerous figures from Greek and Roman mythology, but the story is set in the present day and concentrates on adolescent gangs of demigods. This first series features a teenage boy named Percy Jackson as he attends a summer camp for Greek demigods. In the sequel series, titled The Heroes of Olympus, new protagonists are introduced, as well as a new demigod training facility called Camp Jupiter for the Roman pantheon. The Trials of Apollo, the third installment, features cameos by numerous first- and second-series regulars as they follow the now-mortal god Apollo.
The trilogy is situated in the same imaginary realm as Riordan’s earlier works, The Kane Chronicles (which focuses on Egyptian mythology) and Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard (set in the world of Norse mythology). In addition to the novels The Kane Chronicles and Camp Half-Blood Chronicles, three short tales have also been released, and characters from Camp Half-Blood have made appearances in both the Magnus and Kane series.
Beginning with The Lightning Thief, the first book in the Percy Jackson series, is the best idea. Though we still recommend starting with The Lightning Thief, you could also read the Kane Chronicles or any of the other series set in this universe; they are all meant to work independently. Here is list of Camp Half-blood Books Series:
Also See: Percy Jackson Movies in Order
1. Percy Jackson and the Olympians
The first book series in the Camp Half-Blood Chronicles, Percy Jackson and the Olympians is set in a world with the Greek gods in the 21st century The book follows the entire story of Percy, a boy set in modern times who discovers he is a demi-God. Son of Poseidon, he was abandoned by his father because of an oath to not father any more kids. Percy’s journey turns more electrifying when he finds other demi-God kids in a camp. With his friends Annabeth and Luke by his side, who are a fair mix of sharp and harsh; his best friend and companion Grover, who Percy finds out is actually his bodyguard, his journey across the mystic worlds begins. Percy soon finds himself fulfilling extraordinary quests and completing battles with gods. Percy’s cosmic battles in the five books are a delight to an imaginative mind. From finding Zeus’ bolt of lightning to stop the world from falling into mayhem, to his quest in the Sea of Monsters to rescue Grover and the golden fleece. Percy’s fight with the Titan Atlas, his trip to the legendary Cretan labyrinth and his last encounter with Lost Kronos to save Olympus are beautifully described in the five books.
All The Percy Jackson and the Olympians books in order:
- The Lightning Thief
- The Sea of Monsters
- The Titan’s Curse
- The Battle of the Labyrinth
- The Demigod Files (Anthology)
- The Last Olympian
- The Singer of Apollo (Short Story)
2. The Heroes of Olympus
The exciting quest adventures featuring modern-day demigods and ancient monsters that Rick Riordan introduced in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series are far from finished. The Heroes of Olympus a pentalogy of fantasy-adventure detail’s a conflict between Greek demigods, Roman demigods, and Gaia (Roman name Terra). The series can be read as a standalone volume, but is meant to be read after Percy Jackson and the Olympians. Riordan introduces Roman mythology in the series alongside several new characters, primarily from the Roman Camp Jupiter. Memorable characters (including Percy himself), witty dialogue, and non-stop action abound in this second Olympian series, which spans the United States, Europe, and even the underworld.
All The Heroes of Olympus books in order:
- The Lost Hero
- The Son of Neptune
- The Mark of Athena
- The House of Hades
- The Blood of Olympus
- The Demigod Diaries (Anthology)
4. The Kane Chronicles
Riordan had already written and published several books in the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series, which dealt with the interaction between Greek mythology and the modern world. Set in the same universe as Riordan’s other franchises, Camp Half-Blood Chronicles and Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard.
Kane Chronicles is a series of three novels based on Egyptian folklore, follow the story of Carter and Sadie Kane, the kids of a brilliant Egyptologist whose secret plan goes horribly wrong, accidentally unleashing the Gods of Ancient Egypt. Carter and Sadie embark on a terrifying quest to save their father, discovering their own family history and magical powers in the process.
All The Kane Chronicles books in order:
- The Red Pyramid
- The Throne of Fire
- The Serpent’s Shadow
5. Demigods and Magicians
Demigods & Magicians is a collection of three short crossover stories from the Camp Half-Blood series and The Kane Chronicles series.
Sparks fly and monsters die when Greek demigods and Egyptian magicians team up to save New York. Magic, monsters, and mayhem abound when Percy Jackson and Annabeth Chase meet Carter and Sadie Kane for the first time. Weird creatures are appearing in unexpected places, and the demigods and magicians have to team up to take them down. As they battle with Celestial Bronze and glowing hieroglyphs, the four heroes find that they have a lot in common–and more power than they ever thought possible. But will their combined forces be enough to foil an ancient enemy who is mixing Greek and Egyptian incantations for an evil purpose? Rick Riordan wields his usual storytelling magic in this adrenaline-fueled adventure.
All Demigods and Magicians books in order:
- The Son of Sobek (Short Story)
- The Staff of Serapis (Short Story)
- The Crown of Ptolemy (Short Story)
6. Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard
Based on Norse mythology and set in the same universe as the Camp Half-Blood Chronicles and The Kane Chronicles series, Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard follows a new demigod from Norse mythology. Join Magnus Chase, a homeless boy from Boston, on a wild adventure that will have him meeting the gods of Asgard and discovering his true identity.
Magnus Chase has always been a troubled kid. Since his mother’s mysterious death, he’s lived alone on the streets of Boston, surviving by his wits, keeping one step ahead of the police and the truant officers. One day, he’s tracked down by an uncle he barely knows—a man his mother claimed was dangerous. Uncle Randolph tells him an impossible secret: Magnus is the son of a Norse god. The Viking myths are true. The gods of Asgard are preparing for war. Trolls, giants, and worse monsters are stirring for doomsday. To prevent Ragnarok, Magnus must search the Nine Worlds for a weapon that has been lost for thousands of years. When an attack by fire giants forces him to choose between his own safety and the lives of hundreds of innocents, Magnus makes a fatal decision. Sometimes, the only way to start a new life is to die.
All Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard books in order:
- The Sword of Summer
- The Hammer of Thor
- The Ship of the Dead
- 9 From the Nine Worlds (Anthology)
7. The Trials of Apollo
All The Trials of Apollo books in order:
Everyone’s favorite Greek and Roman demigods return in a fast paced adventure quest with a fresh twist: they’re helping Apollo regain his immortal status. The Trials of Apollo series is new take on Greek and Roman mythology from the point of view of a fallen god. The stories are fast-paced, monster-filled quest adventures told with trademark humor and heart, that is Rick’s signature style. While introducing new demigods and villains that are based on Roman emperors, the series features a diverse cast with people from all kinds of backgrounds and lifestyles. It also brings back beloved demigod characters from the Percy Jackson and Heroes of Olympus series, while giving a satisfying conclusion to the Percy Jackson saga.
- The Hidden Oracle
- The Dark Prophecy
- The Burning Maze
- The Tyrant’s Tomb
- The Tower of Nero
How to Read Percy Jackson Books in Chronological Order
Such as movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, The Percy Jackson canon includes not just the original Percy Jackson & the Olympians books, but also several spinoffs, prequels, and other works. It may be confusing to determine their proper chronological order. This is a route that can be taken.
Note: Main series titles are in bold.
1. The Diary of Luke Castellan (Short Story)
2. The Lightning Thief
3. The Sea of Monsters
4. The Titan’s Curse
5. The Battle of the Labyrinth
6. The Demigod Files (Anthology)
7. The Last Olympian
8. Percy Jackson and the Staff of Hermes (Short Story)
9. The Lost Hero
10. The Red Pyramid
11. Leo Valdez and the Quest for Buford (Short Story)
12. The Throne of Fire
13. Son of Magic (Short Story)
14. The Son of Neptune
15. Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods (Anthology)
16. The Mark of Athena
17. The House of Hades
18. The Blood of Olympus
19. The Serpent’s Shadow
20. Percy Jackson’s Greek Heroes (Anthology)
21. The Son of Sobek (Short Story)
22. The Staff of Serapis (Short Story)
23. The Crown of Ptolemy (Short Story)
24. The Sword of Summer
25. The Hidden Oracle
26. The Hammer of Thor
27. The Dark of Prophecy
28. The Burning Maze
29. The Tyrant’s Tomb
30. The Ship of the Dead
31. Hotel Valhalla: Guide to the Norse Worlds
32. The Tower of Nero
33. 9 From the Nine Worlds
34. Camp Jupiter Classified
Note: This is a timeline for the stories written by Rick Riordan himself and does not include books and short stories published under the Rick Riordan Presents imprint because the exact years in which they are set are unknown.
How many Camp Half-blood books are there?
The Camp Half-Blood Chronicles is a series of TWENTY FIVE (25) books written by Rick Riordan encompassing three five-book series, two collections of short stories, two anthologies of myths, a stand-alone short story, three crossover short stories, an essay collection, multiple guides, seven graphic novels, two films, a video game, a musical, and a musical.
How many Percy Jackson books are there?
Percy Jackson & the Olympians is a series of FIVE (5) fantasy novels written by American author Rick Riordan, and the first book series in the Camp Half-Blood Chronicles. The main story that started in The Lightning Thief is wrapped up in The Last Olympian.
All Percy Jackson Books in Order of Release Date
Here is the list of Percy Jackson Series in Order as per they release.
1. The Lightning Thief — June 28, 2005
2. The Sea of Monsters — April 1, 2006
3. The Titan’s Curse — May 11, 2007
4. The Battle of the Labyrinth — May 6, 2008
5. The Demigod Files (Anthology) — February 10, 2009
6. The Last Olympian — May 5, 2009
7. The Red Pyramid — May 4, 2010
8. The Lost Hero — October 12, 2010
9. The Throne of Fire — May 4, 2011
10. The Son of Neptune — October 4, 2011
11. The Serpent’s Shadow — May 1, 2012
12. The Demigod Diaries (Anthology) — August 14, 2012
13. The Mark of Athena — October 2, 2012
14. The Son of Sobek (Short Story) — May 7, 2013
15. The Singer of Apollo (Short Story) — September 16, 2013
16. The House of Hades — October 8, 2013
17. The Staff of Serapis — April 8, 2014
18. The Blood of Olympus — October 7, 2014
19. The Crown of Ptolemy (Short Story) — March 31, 2015
20. The Sword of Summer — October 6, 2015
21. The Hidden Oracle — May 3, 2016
22. The Hammer of Thor — October 4, 2016
23. The Dark Prophecy — May 2, 2017
24. The Ship of the Dead — October 3, 2017
25. The Burning Maze — May 1, 2018
26. 9 From the Nine Worlds (Anthology) — October 2, 2018
27. The Tyrant’s Tomb — September 24, 2019
28. The Tower of Nero — October 6, 2020
How many Percy Jackson movies are there?
As of this writing, there have been TWO (2) films in the Percy Jackson franchise. The Lightning Thief (2010) and 2012’s Sea of Monsters continue the adventures of Percy Jackson and the Olympians (2013).
All Percy Jackson Movies in Order of Release Date
Here is the List of Percy Jackson films in order, they were released.
1. Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief — February 12, 2010
2. Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters — August 7, 2013
About Rick Riordan
Rick Riordan is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of over twenty novels for young readers, including the Percy Jackson series.
For fifteen years, Rick taught English and history at public and private middle schools in the San Francisco Bay Area and in Texas. While teaching in San Antonio, Saint Mary’s Hall honored him with the school’s first Master Teacher Award. While teaching full time, Riordan began writing mystery novels for grownups. His Tres Navarre series went on to win the top three national awards in the mystery genre – the Edgar, the Anthony and the Shamus. Riordan turned to children’s fiction when he started The Lightning Thief as a bedtime story for his oldest son.
Today, over 190 million copies of his books are in print worldwide, and rights have been sold into more than 37 countries. Rick and his wife Becky are both executive producers overseeing TV/film adaptations of his works including Percy Jackson, the Kane Chronicles and Daughter of the Deep. Rick Riordan now writes full-time. He lives in Boston with his wife and two sons. You can follow Rick on Mastodon. At present, this is the only social media platform which Rick uses personally. All other accounts are run by staff.
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