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Demigods and Monsters: Your Favorite Authors on Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series [BORDERS]


How are the Greek gods like your middle school principal?

Would you want to be one of Artemis’s Hunters?

Why do so many monsters go into retail—and why are they never selling anything a demigod really wants?


At the beginning of The Lightning Thief, Percy Jackson tells us to stop reading: if we suspect we, too, might be demigods, we should put the book down right away.  But how can we, when the world he lives in is so much fun?


Spend a little more time in that world—a place where the gods bike among us, monsters man snack bars, and each of us has the potential to become a hero.


Find out:


·        The pros and cons of having a god as a parent

·        Why Dionysus might actually be the best director Camp Half-Blood could have

·        How to tell a monster when you see one

·        Why even if we aren’t facing manticores and minotaurs, reading myths can still help us deal with the scary things in our own lives


PLUS, consult our glossary of people, places, and things from Greek myth: how Medusa got her snake hair extensions, why Chiron isn’t into partying and paintball like the rest of his centaur family, and the whole story on Percy’s mythical namesake (could it hold clues to Percy’s fate?).



Rick Riordan is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. He lives in San Antonio with his wife and two sons.


Author Names


Sophie Masson

Ellen Steiber

Elizabeth E. Wein

Rosemary Clement-Moore

Carolyn MacCollough

Sarah Beth Durst

Elizabeth M. Rees

Kathi Appelt

Cameron Dokey

Jenny Han

Paul Collins

Nigel Rodgers