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Rick Riordan

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Rick Riordan was born on June 5, 1964, in San Antonio, Texas. After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin with a double major in English and history, he taught in public and private middle schools for many years. He writes several children's series including Percy Jackson and the visa mer Olympians, The Kane Chronicles, and The Heroes of Olympus, Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, and The Trials of Apollo. He also writes the Tres Navarre mystery series for adults. He has won Edgar, Anthony, and Shamus Awards for his mystery novels. . (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre


Verk av Rick Riordan

Percy Jackson - född till hjälte (2005) 31,063 exemplar
Percy Jackson och monsterhavet (2006) 22,425 exemplar
Titanens förbannelse (2007) 20,864 exemplar
Kampen om labyrinten (2008) 20,007 exemplar
Striden om Olympen (2009) 18,697 exemplar
Den försvunne hjälten (2010) 12,762 exemplar
Den röda pyramiden (2010) 10,043 exemplar
Den fängslade guden (2011) 9,990 exemplar
Athenas tecken (2012) 8,536 exemplar
Dödens port (2013) 7,691 exemplar
Eldtronen (2011) 6,880 exemplar
Olympens blod (2014) 6,704 exemplar
Krigarens svärd (2015) 5,664 exemplar
The Serpent's Shadow (2012) 5,374 exemplar
The Maze of Bones (2008) 5,080 exemplar
Oraklets gåta (2016) 4,674 exemplar
The Hammer of Thor (2016) 3,685 exemplar
The Demigod Files (2009) 3,186 exemplar
Mörkrets löfte (2017) 3,046 exemplar
Percy Jackson Graphic Novel: The Lightning Thief (2010) — Författare — 2,864 exemplar
The Ship of the Dead (2017) 2,824 exemplar
Percy Jackson's Greek Gods (2014) 2,588 exemplar
The Burning Maze (2018) 2,152 exemplar
Percy Jackson's Greek Heroes (2015) 1,721 exemplar
The Tyrant's Tomb (2019) 1,720 exemplar
The Demigod Diaries (2012) 1,712 exemplar
Percy Jackson Graphic Novel: The Sea of Monsters (2013) — Författare — 1,407 exemplar
The Tower of Nero (2020) 1,376 exemplar
Vespers Rising (2011) 1,113 exemplar
Demigods & Magicians (2013) 1,029 exemplar
Djupens dotter (2021) 781 exemplar
The Chalice of the Gods (2023) 718 exemplar
9 From the Nine Worlds (2018) 711 exemplar
From Percy Jackson: Camp Half-Blood Confidential (2017) — Författare — 598 exemplar
Percy Jackson Graphic Novel: The Titan's Curse (2013) — Författare — 579 exemplar
The Sun and Star (2023) 564 exemplar
Big Red Tequila (1997) 458 exemplar
Demigods and Monsters (2008) — Redaktör — 383 exemplar
The Kane Chronicles Box Set (2012) 376 exemplar
The Lost Hero: Graphic Novel (2014) — Författare — 343 exemplar
The Last King of Texas (2000) 284 exemplar
The Devil Went Down to Austin (2001) 283 exemplar
The Widower's Two-Step (1998) 263 exemplar
Rebel Island (2007) 257 exemplar
Mission Road (2005) 238 exemplar
City of the Plague God (2021) — Redaktör — 233 exemplar
Cold Springs (2003) 231 exemplar
The Son of Neptune: Graphic Novel (2017) — Författare — 207 exemplar
The 39 Clues Set (Books: 1 - 8) (2008) 195 exemplar
Southtown (2004) 193 exemplar
Percy Jackson Graphic Novel: Last Olympian (2019) — Författare — 145 exemplar
The 39 CLUES Agent Handbook (2010) 86 exemplar
The 39 Clues Set (Books: 1 - 5) (2011) — Författare — 18 exemplar
The Lost Hero Sneak Peak (2010) 14 exemplar
The Lightening Thief Journal (2006) 2 exemplar
About the Author 2 exemplar
Kırmızı Piramit (2010) 1 exemplar

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The Greek Myths: Complete Edition (1955) — Inledning, vissa utgåvor4,276 exemplar
One False Note (2008)vissa utgåvor3,151 exemplar
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Aru Shah and the End of Time (2019) — Inledning, vissa utgåvor1,369 exemplar
Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Ultimate Guide (2009) — Creator — 1,223 exemplar
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The 39 CLUES The Black Book of Buried Secrets (2010) — Inledning — 503 exemplar
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief [2010 film] (2010) — Original novel — 482 exemplar
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters [2013 film] (2013) — Original novel — 347 exemplar
Paola Santiago and the River of Tears (2020) — Inledning, vissa utgåvor246 exemplar
Guys Read: Other Worlds (2013) — Bidragsgivare — 237 exemplar
Ballad & Dagger (2022) — Inledning — 227 exemplar
The Shamus Game (2000) — Bidragsgivare — 20 exemplar
The Lightning Thief: Original Cast Recording (2017) — Original book — 7 exemplar
Rick Riordan Presents Free Sampler (2018) — Inledning — 2 exemplar


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Namn enligt folkbokföringen
Riordan, Richard Russell, Jr
Land (för karta)
San Antonio, Texas, USA
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
University of Texas, Austin
Alamo Heights High School
Presidio High School
Kort biografi
Richard Russell Riordan Jr. (born June 5, 1964) is an American author. He is known for writing the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series, about a twelve-year-old Percy Jackson who discovers he is a son of the Greek god Poseidon. Riordan's books have been translated into forty-two languages and sold more than thirty million copies in the US. 20th Century Fox has adapted the first two books of his Percy Jackson series as part of a series of films. His books have spawned related media, such as graphic novels and short story collections.

Riordan's first full-length novel was Big Red Tequila, which became the first book in the Tres Navarre series. His big breakthrough was The Lightning Thief (2005), the first novel in the five-volume Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, which placed a group of adolescents in a Greco-Roman mythological setting. Since then, Riordan has written The Kane Chronicles trilogy and The Heroes of Olympus series. The Kane Chronicles (2010-2012) focused on Egyptian mythology; The Heroes of Olympus was the sequel to the Percy Jackson series. Riordan also helped Scholastic Press develop The 39 Clues series and its spinoffs, and penned its first book, The Maze of Bones (2008). His most recent publications are three books in the Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard series, based on Norse mythology. The first book of his The Trials of Apollo series, The Hidden Oracle, was released in May 2016.



[The Lightning Thief] (with spoilers) i Hogwarts Express (januari 2017)
The Last Olympian - spoilers! i Hogwarts Express (januari 2010)


Alright, this is where this series gets really good. When I read this series for the first time a couple years ago, the third installment of was actually my favorite. Now, I would probably place it in 2nd place, just behind Book 4, but we'll see how I feel after re-reading the last two books.[return][return]This book, in a lot of ways, is similar to "The Lightning Thief". The majority of the novel is a an adventure through the United States of America, facing monsters left and right, and culminating in an epic final battle with the enemy, followed shortly by a meeting with the gods on Olympus. However, I would say that this book is slightly stronger than book 1 in that aspect. While I found some of the events of "The Lightning Thief" more interesting than the events that took place in this book, "The Titan's Curse" is miles better than "The Lightning Thief" in one major aspect: scale. This time around, the stakes are higher, the jokes are fewer, the battles are more grand and exciting, and the plot twists and revelations are more unbelievable. It just feels like a more solid version of Book 1.[return][return]Again, I like the fact that the comedy is somewhat subdued here. It makes everything feel more serious. I love it when children's stories become more mature with each entry. While the jokes are fewer here, they are by no means weaker. Some sections had me laughing my ass off. The section where Atlas tried to grow creatures out of the soil in the museum had me on the floor, man.[return][return]This book shows, once again, that this franchise is at its best with the adventures. Sure, the epic lore and the plot twists are really exciting, but the most memorable parts of these books for me have always been the adventures through the United States. I just cannot explain how entertaining it is to read about Percy and his friends traveling far and wide, encountering various unexpected obstacles, and coming up with creative ways of overcoming them before moving to the next major stage of their adventure. It reminds me of Lord of the Rings. I always have a timeline in my head of every event that occurs in those books as the characters travel further and further in their journey across the lands. The same thing applies here. It is an extremely enthralling story-telling method.… (mer)
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We have arrived at what is, in my opinion, the best book this series has to offer. "Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth" is just plain fantastic. While there are a few things that bother me, it still absolutely blows me away every single time I read it. I had forgotten a lot of plot elements since my last read about 2 years ago, so I had a great time going through it again as if it were my first time. [return][return]The plot of this book is absolutely phenomenal. The concept of the Labyrinth is a very fun one, and Rick Riordan ended up creating the most entertaining part of this entire series with it. It is just so damn exciting. The sheer size and mysteriousness of the whole thing makes it endlessly interesting. There are so many memorable moments that take place in it it's hard to believe this book is only 360 pages long. It is just filled with one breathtaking thing after another. [return][return]I also liked how much character development Grover got in this book. He didn't have much to do in the first three books besides get helped by other creatures, but, after Pan's death, he finally stands up for himself and begins to have some real agency. [return][return]The pacing here is a 10/10. I wasn't bored for a single page. Thanks to the Labyrinth sections and the numerous battles and revelations that come between them, I was engrossed reading this thing from start to finish. The book just doesn't relent. It is structured perfectly. [return][return]Once more, I'll say that I love how these books get more and more serious with every entry. This book felt like it had even fewer jokes than "The Titan's Curse", and I felt that was very fitting as the stakes have been getting higher and higher. However, a problem I have had with every entry thus far and is probably my biggest problem with this whole series is still present here: the silliness. I know that one of the main attractions of this series is how Rick Riordan fused elements of Greek mythology with the modern world, making it more accessible to younger readers. I thought it was a very creative and funky idea with the first book, but I feel that this style has run its course. I'm sorry, but I can't take the epic scale of the seriously very seriously if Nico summons the dead with happy meals. It's a bit much, Rick. [return][return]Also, I despise love triangles, and the whole Percy, Annabeth, and Rachel thing really grinds my gears. Can't we just have a regular couple going through regular problems without introducing love triangles all the time? It's gotten insufferable at this point.[return][return]Anyway, I still absolutely love this book, and I would easily put it as my favorite of the whole series. No other entry is as exciting as it is.… (mer)
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Alright, Percy Jackson! I decided to take a break from the Lord of the Rings books because they're really long and quite difficult to read, so I came back back to Percy Jackson. Yeah, I don't really have much to say about this series that hasn't already been said. It's great.[return][return]This is easily on the most fun novels I've ever read in my life. That's honestly the best way I can describe it: fun. It feels like a good Marvel movie. It's lighthearted, entertaining, and, above all, really funny. The jokes don't feel that juvenile despite this being a kid's book. They are decent and genuinely give me some good chuckles. [return][return]Percy Jackson is a great protagonist. Not only he is extremely funny, but he can get seriously badass when the time calls for it. You also really sympathize with him because of all the crap that he's had to deal with over the years. That's a sure-fire way to make readers root for a protagonist. The side characters are good as well. I know a lot of people complain that they feel like Harry Potter side character clones. While I can see that to a certain extent, I should say that I really didn't mind that much. I still found them thoroughly entertaining.[return][return]The best part about this book and this whole series, in my opinion, is actually the concept. I love what Rick Riordan has done bringing these ancient Greek and Roman mythological characters back to life, making them feel grounded and real. It's such a cool idea, and Riordan nailed it. They make this story have such an epic and grand scale. Despite all the fun, there are still some genuinely high stakes here, and they make the story feel grand and exciting. There are plot twists at every corner. I dare you to read these books for the first time and not get blown away with some of the major revelations. [return][return]My main gripe with this book is that it felt a little too silly at times. This is a similar problem I have with Marvel movies. Sometimes, the filmmakers are so obsessed with comedy that they inadvertently ruin certain epic elements of the story, reducing them to jokes. This was a major problem in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and it is present here as well. While I love the quips, I wish they would not interfere with the epic feeling of the story. [return][return]Another thing I dislike about this book is that it feels a bit too childish at times. I have a similar problem with the early Harry Potter books. Certain character traits are exaggerated, and the news and media people feel a bit too cartoonish. They don't feel like people who could exist in the real world. I know it's a children's story, but I'm still annoyed when that happens. It's a major pet peeve of mine. Realistic characters and children's stories should not be mutually exclusive.[return][return]Oh, well. Whatever. I still freaking love these books.… (mer)
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Eh, this was alright. I'd still call it a good book, but it's definitely the weakest entry in the series. It feels like a spin-off story, for the most part. I don't mind spin-offs, but, considering this is book 2 of 5 of the whole series, I expected a bit more. It's probably my fault that I wasn't a massive fan of this book.[return][return]Anyway, a lot of what I like about the first book is present here as well. The jokes aren't as strong as they are in the first book, but they're still decent. Riordan's writing style is extremely entertaining. He doesn't beat around the bush. He just gets straight to the point. As a result, these books have very good pacing. They rarely get boring. [return][return]I thought Percy and Annabeth got some great character development here. Percy dealing with the shock of having a cyclops as his brother, and Annabeth being tempted by the singing of the Sirens: they both grow quite a bit as a result of these experiences, and it's great to read. [return][return]Though I like how quickly Riordan gets to the point in these books, I also sometimes feel that his books are a bit too short. What I love about the later Harry Potter books is actually their length. They really make the whole war against Voldemort feel like an actual war. Things move slowly, and there are lots of moving elements in the massive storyline. Here, things move along a little too quickly for my taste. [return][return]A major problem I have with the first book is the fact that a lot of the epic elements of this story feel undermined by the overabundance of jokes. It's even worse in this book. The battles on Luke's ship and the battle with Polyphemus were really silly. They feel really anticlimactic because a quip or a funny thing has to happen every five lines. It got on my nerves at times. [return][return]Anyway, despite the numerous problems I have with this book, I still enjoy it quite a bit. It's still Percy Jackson, at the end of the day, so it's quite hard for me to dislike it.… (mer)
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