The Lightning Thief is an American fantasy-adventure novel based on Greek mythology, the . Percy takes the master bolt back to Zeus, who rewards the young hero by not killing him as his laws recommend. Percy returns to camp a hero and. Series: Percy Jackson and the Olympians The sea does not like to be restrained. Hear the first part of the first Percy Jackson book, as read by the author. Read saving The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1) . Makenzie First off, the movies do not do the books justice:) But yes, definitely read.
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Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book One: Lightning Thief, The. No spoilers for the story, but the book also made my son curious about mythology. Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (Book 1) (Percy Jackson series) by Rick Riordan. Read online, or by Rick Riordan. Series: Percy Jackson (No. 1). The hero in question is Percy Jackson, who may not have a lightning scar, but does set out on a quest to return a lightning bolt in the first book.
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Chiron hands over a pen to Percy, informing him that it is a gift from his father. When uncapped, a sword, called Riptide or Anaklusmos, appears. When they get on the bus, three old ladies get on with them. Percy recognizes one of them as Mrs. After they are served food, Aunty Em want's to take a picture of them to use as models for her statues. However, she tries to turn them to stone instead of using them as models because she is Medusa.
Percy cuts off her head, and they leave. They buy train tickets with that money and get off at the Gateway Arch.
When Percy is alone on the top, Echidna reveals herself, along with her pet, the Chimera. Percy battles the Chimera and is poisoned during the fight. Knowing that the water beneath him will purge the poison from his system, Percy jumps into the Mississippi River to escape the Chimera and is on the news — in a bad way.
After Percy lands in the Mississippi River he discovers some of his powers which include breathing and staying dry underwater. A Nereid then appears and tells him to go to the ocean before he goes into the Underworld.
Hades wears Gothic rock star-like clothes. Grover refers to it as the Mick Jagger style. Medusa's head is mailed to Olympus after Percy decapitates her. It is implied that the head was shipped to Gabe and he got paralyzed like he does in the movie. They keep the decapitated head, and Grover later uses Medusa's head to turn the Hydra into stone and Percy leaves it in his refrigerator to be discovered by Gabe.
Percy goes to Olympus alone. Percy and Annabeth go to the Gods' throne room, while Sally is left behind in the elevator. Athena speaks with an American accent. Athena speaks with an English accent. Hades is cold, and unfriendly. Hades is made to appear somewhat humorous. Hades dislikes the Olympians, but does not make an obvious attempt to overthrow them.
Hades wants to use the bolt to become king of the gods. Kronos is heard speaking throughout the story as a prisoner in Tartarus in the Underworld and is mentioned as Luke's boss. Kronos is never heard of but merely mentioned by Chiron at the beginning of the film. The plan to overthrow the Olympians is apparently Luke's in an attempt to make a new race of gods.
Percy fights Ares on the beaches of Los Angeles. Percy fights Luke in New York.
Ares does not have a role in the movie. Hellhounds are large demonic dogs. Hellhounds are medium sized rodent-dog hybrid creatures that only understand Greek.
Sally is left behind in the Underworld and then released by Hades. Grover is left behind in the Underworld with Persephone and an unconscious Hades, but is later released by Zeus. D is in charge of Camp Half-Blood. D was not shown in the movie. He only appears at the Council of Gods at the end of the movie, as Dionysus.
He does appear in the Sea of Monsters film however. Sally turns Gabe into stone using Medusa's head. Sally kicks Gabe out of the apartment. When Gabe comes back to reclaim his belongings, he breaks open the refrigerator to get beer, but instead finds Medusa's head, which turns him into stone.
The gods are about 15 feet tall while in Olympus. The gods are giants over 60 feet tall while on Mount Olympus; however, it is shown that they can shrink to a normal size. Each of the gods has their own customized throne. The gods' thrones are all the same. The Oracle of Delphi gives out prophecies and quests. The Oracle is never incorporated into the movie, though she does appear in the Sea of Monsters film.
Also, Percy is never given the quest but disobeys Chiron's orders to stay in the camp. Argus is the many-eyed security guard. Argus never appears in the film.
Luke injures Percy and leaves for Kronos' army. Percy beats Luke and hurls him into the sea. Thalia's Tree and her story is told. Thalia Grace is mentioned by Grover in a deleted scene. The tree is still not referred to, but her history remains the same, hinting to a role in possible sequels as in the books.
There also appears to be a pine tree just outside the gate to camp. The story is told by Percy at the beginning of the Sea of Monsters movie.
The Big House is an important place. It is prominently featured in the Sea of Monsters movie, however. Grover is shy and very clumsy. Grover is outgoing, funny, and shows an extreme interest in women. Yancy Academy is a private school. Yancy Academy is a public school. Dodds is a pre-algebra teacher. Dodds is a substitute teacher in English. Percy is at Camp Half-Blood for two weeks before his quest.
The day Percy arrives at camp, he sneaks out for his quest. The Pact of the Big Three is a main focus. Luke is given his flying shoes for his quest from his father. Luke steals the shoes from his father's house. There is to be no technology whatsoever at Camp Half-Blood because they attracted monsters. Luke's tent is decked out with HD TV's, a couple of game systems, and an Apple computer, all of which that can be assumed he snuck into camp.
Poseidon left before Percy was born. Poseidon left when Percy was seven months old because Poseidon was becoming too "human". The Minotaur has Fruit of the Loom underwear. The Minotaur has no clothing. Sally kept her maiden name, Jackson. Sally is referred to as "Sally Ugliano", which is Gabe's family name. No one knows who Percy's father is until Capture the Flag. Everyone is well aware of who Percy's father is except him until he arrives at Camp Half-Blood.
Percy, Annabeth, and Grover use an Iris Message to contact camp. There is quite a bit of detail regarding Annabeth and Luke's past. There is no mention of their past whatsoever, so Luke's betrayal seems irrelevant, except for the fact that he was angry at the gods, though the Sea of Monsters movie sheds some light on their past. Percy, Grover, and Annabeth never check in at the hotel. Camp Half-Blood is fairly spread out, over strawberry fields.
Camp Half-Blood is crammed and in the middle of a forest. Percy, Grover, and Annabeth meet Ares and go to Denver. They never encounter Ares and do not go to Denver. Instead, they go to a replica of the Parthenon in Nashville, Tennessee in search of one of the three pearls following Luke's map. Sally makes blue food as a sign of defiance.
There is no blue food. The Three Fates appear before Percy and cut a blue string. The Three Fates are never seen or mentioned. Only Alecto is seen.
Cabin Three was most likely built by campers. Percy's father, Poseidon, built the cabin for him.
The Underworld's entrance is in a production studio. The Underworld's entrance is at the Hollywood sign and opens when one reads the phrase: "Woe to all Depraved Souls". Percy is given the pearls by one of Poseidon's Nereids in Santa Monica.
Persephone has three pearls hidden in America for her visitors to escape the Underworld. Percy, Grover, and Annabeth encounter Procrustes in a water bed shop. They never encounter Procrustes or go into a water bed shop. Annabeth has met Athena and her mother has helped guide her.