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Rick Riordan is a teacher and a writer, and has won many awards for his mystery novels for adults. He says that the idea for Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief first came to him while he was teaching Greek mythology at middle school in San Francisco. But rumour has it that Camp Half Blood actually exists, and Rick spends his summers there recording the adventures of young demigods. Some believe that, to avoid a mass panic among the mortal population, he was forced to swear on the River Styx to present Percy Jackson's story as fiction. Rick lives in Texas (apart from his summers on Half Blood Hill) with his wife and two sons.

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Magnus Chase and the Ship of the Dead

Old Norse. New adventure. Rick Riordan's hero faces his greatest challenge yet! http://bit.ly/MagnusChase3

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Old Norse. New adventure. Rick Riordan's hero faces his greatest challenge yet! http://bit.ly/MagnusChase3

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THE BURNING MAZE | Trials of Apollo #3 | Book Trailer

The third story in Rick Riordan's Trials of Apollo series - set in the action-packed (and hilarious) world of Percy Jackson!

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The Tyrant’s Tomb (The Trials of Apollo Book 4) by Rick Riordan

The fourth title in Rick Riordan's Trials of Apollo series - set in the funny, mythical and action-packed world of Percy Jackson. You will get to the Tiber alive. You will start to Jive. The former God Apollo is having a pretty rough time of it. Well, for one thing, he's called Lester. But being an awkward mortal teenager is the least of his worries. Learn more: https://www.penguin.com.au/books/the-tyrants-tomb-the-trials-of-apollo-book-4-9780141364049

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The Trials of Apollo 5: The Tower of Nero by Rick Riordan | Book Trailer

Buy now: https://www.penguin.com.au/books/the-tower-of-nero-the-trials-of-apollo-book-5-9780141364087 The fifth and final title in Rick Riordan's Trials of Apollo series - set in the funny, mythical and action-packed world of Percy Jackson. #TrialsofApollo #PercyJackson #RickRiordan

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The Tower of Nero Book Trailer

The fifth and final title in Rick Riordan's Trials of Apollo series - set in the funny, mythical and action-packed world of Percy Jackson It's time to face the final trial... Find out more: https://www.penguin.co.nz/books/the-tower-of-nero-the-trials-of-apollo-book-5-9780141364087

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THE BURNING MAZE | Trials of Apollo #3 | Book Trailer

The third story in Rick Riordan's Trials of Apollo series - set in the action-packed (and hilarious) world of Percy Jackson! Lester Papadopoulos was once the glorious god Apollo, Now he's an awkward (mortal) teenager, stuck on earth without his powers. The way out? A series of scary and dangerous trials, of course. With two particularly scary and dangerous trial already under his belt, Lester must now journey to the Labyrinth - a burning maze with an Oracle at its centre, who may just hold the key to a return to godly glory. But The Labyrinth holds a far more deadly threat - the third Roman emperor, part of a group of three, all bent on death and destruction. The mortal and immortal worlds won't be safe whilst they live, and only Lester and his demigod friends have the power, bravery (and luck) to stop them . . .

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Rick Riordan bookmarks

Print your own legendary Magnus Chase and Percy Jackson bookmarks.

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Where to start with Rick Riordan's books

Rick Riordan's books are perfect for 12+ readers who love action, adventure, and a good dose of humour from their books. We've outlined some of Rick Riordan’s most impressive, imaginative worlds so you can decide which adventure to go on first. 

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Daughter of the Deep by Rick Riordan | Book trailer

Buy now: https://www.penguin.com.au/books/daughter-of-the-deep-9780241538180 An epic undersea adventure from global bestselling author, Rick Riordan. Featuring a brand-new female hero and inspired by Jules Verne's Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. Ana Dakkar is a freshman at Harding-Pencroft Academy, training centre for the best marine scientists and underwater explorers in the world. When Ana embarks on the sea trials that mark the end of her freshman year, her life as she knows it is blown out of the water. She and her school mates witness a terrible tragedy and discover that Harding-Pencroft and their rival school Land Institute have been engaged in a deadly rivalry going back over one hundred and fifty years. With the rivalry turned up full broil, Ana will be tested more than ever before . . . #DaughterOfTheDeep #RickRiordan

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Daughter of the Deep by Rick Riordan

An epic undersea adventure from global bestselling author, Rick Riordan. Featuring a brand-new female hero and inspired by Jules Verne's Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. Ana Dakkar is a freshman at Harding-Pencroft Academy, training centre for the best marine scientists and underwater explorers in the world. When Ana embarks on the sea trials that mark the end of her freshman year, her life as she knows it is blown out of the water. She and her school mates witness a terrible tragedy and discover that Harding-Pencroft and their rival school Land Institute have been engaged in a deadly rivalry going back over one hundred and fifty years. With the rivalry turned up full broil, Ana will be tested more than ever before . . .

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Daughter of the Deep | Rick Riordan's message to Australian readers

Buy now: https://www.penguin.com.au/books/daughter-of-the-deep-9780241538180 An epic undersea adventure from global bestselling author, Rick Riordan. Featuring a brand-new female hero and inspired by Jules Verne's Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. Ana Dakkar is a freshman at Harding-Pencroft Academy, training centre for the best marine scientists and underwater explorers in the world. When Ana embarks on the sea trials that mark the end of her freshman year, her life as she knows it is blown out of the water. She and her school mates witness a terrible tragedy and discover that Harding-Pencroft and their rival school Land Institute have been engaged in a deadly rivalry going back over one hundred and fifty years. With the rivalry turned up full broil, Ana will be tested more than ever before . . . #DaughterOfTheDeep #RickRiordan