Rick Riordan
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Rick Riordan

Rick Riordan is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, the Kane Chronicles, and the Heroes of Olympus. He is also the author of the multi-award-winning Tres Navarre mystery series for adults.

For fifteen years, Rick taught English and history at public and private middle schools in the San Francisco Bay Area and in Texas. In 2002, 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 35 million copies of his Percy Jackson, Kane Chronicles, and Heroes of Olympus books are in print in the United States, and rights have been sold into more than 35 countries. Rick is also the author of The 39 Clues: The Maze of Bones, another #1 New York Times bestseller.

Rick Riordan now writes full-time. He lives in Boston with his wife and two sons.


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Best Sellers

    • The Lightning Thief

    • Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1
    • By: Rick Riordan
    • Narrated by: Jesse Bernstein
    • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13,597
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,537
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,595

    Twelve-year-old Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school...again....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Loved the story - but.....

    • By Julia on 02-28-10

    Regular price: $31.93

    • The Sea of Monsters

    • Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 2
    • By: Rick Riordan
    • Narrated by: Jesse Bernstein
    • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,678
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,757
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,794

    After a summer spent trying to prevent a catastrophic war among the Greek gods, Percy Jackson finds his seventh-grade school year unnervingly quiet....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great family fare

    • By BR from Richmond on 09-03-06

    Regular price: $30.60

    • The Titan's Curse

    • Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 3
    • By: Rick Riordan
    • Narrated by: Jesse Bernstein
    • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,576
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,914
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,921

    When Percy Jackson receives an urgent distress call from his friend Grover, he immediately prepares for battle....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great family listen!

    • By Jamie on 04-17-13

    Regular price: $30.60

    • The Battle of the Labyrinth

    • Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 4
    • By: Rick Riordan
    • Narrated by: Jesse Bernstein
    • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,748
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,305
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,333

    Percy Jackson isn't expecting freshman orientation to be any fun....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • ready for book 5!!

    • By Angelbaby on 04-02-15

    Regular price: $30.60

    • The Last Olympian

    • Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 5
    • By: Rick Riordan
    • Narrated by: Jesse Bernstein
    • Length: 11 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,801
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,294
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5,310

    While the Olympians struggle to contain the rampaging monster Typhon, Kronos begins his advance on New York City, where Mount Olympus stands virtually unguarded....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 10 y.o. boy became a READER with this book!

    • By Christine (and Alex) on 02-24-13

    Regular price: $31.93

    • The Heroes of Olympus, Book One: The Lost Hero

    • By: Rick Riordan
    • Narrated by: Joshua Swanson
    • Length: 16 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,730
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,421
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,450

    After saving Olympus from the evil Titan lord, Kronos, Percy and friends must now prepare for a chilling prophecy....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • New Story New Characters New Narrator

    • By Joel on 11-30-10

    Regular price: $35.93

    • The Mark of Athena

    • The Heroes of Olympus, Book 3
    • By: Rick Riordan
    • Narrated by: Joshua Swanson
    • Length: 15 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,815
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,147
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5,174

    Annabeth is terrified. Just when she’s about to be reunited with Percy - after six months of being apart, thanks to Hera - it looks like Camp Jupiter is preparing for war....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Well done continuation of this fantasy series

    • By Karissa Eckert on 08-20-13

    Regular price: $31.50

    • The Son of Neptune

    • The Heroes of Olympus, Book Two
    • By: Rick Riordan
    • Narrated by: Joshua Swanson
    • Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,209
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,550
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5,560

    In The Lost Hero, three demigods named Jason, Piper, and Leo made their first visit to Camp Half-Blood, where they inherited a quest....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another great adventure from Rick Riordan!

    • By Dana on 10-08-11

    Regular price: $31.50

    • The Blood of Olympus

    • The Heroes of Olympus, Book 5
    • By: Rick Riordan
    • Narrated by: Nick Chamian
    • Length: 14 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,161
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,595
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,595

    Though the Greek and Roman crewmembers of the Argo II have made progress in their many quests, they still seem no closer to defeating the earth mother, Gaea....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Why?

    • By B.D. Christopher on 09-14-15

    Regular price: $35.00

    • The Trials of Apollo, Book One: The Hidden Oracle

    • By: Rick Riordan
    • Narrated by: Robbie Daymond
    • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,014
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,521
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,522

    After angering his father, Zeus, the god Apollo is cast down from Olympus. Weak and disoriented, he lands in New York City as a regular teenage boy....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic!!

    • By anne on 05-05-16

    Regular price: $35.00

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