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 12,673
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,727
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,783

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

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great story, terrible narration.

    • By Ariel on 02-05-14

    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 8,129
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,280
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,312

    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 7,140
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,526
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,531

    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, Book 4

    • By: Rick Riordan
    • Narrated by: Jesse Bernstein
    • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,378
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,985
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,011

    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, Book 5

    • By: Rick Riordan
    • Narrated by: Jesse Bernstein
    • Length: 11 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,416
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,958
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4,973

    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 6,422
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,139
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,170

    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 5,514
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,883
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4,911

    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 5,934
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,300
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5,311

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

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Let this be Swanson's Swan song

    • By Jim on 10-20-11

    Regular price: $31.50

    • The Tyrant's Tomb

    • The Trials of Apollo Series, Book 4
    • By: Rick Riordan
    • Length: 13 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    It's not easy being Apollo, especially when you've been turned into a human and banished from Olympus. On his path to restoring five ancient oracles and reclaiming his godly powers, Apollo (aka Lester Papadopoulos) has faced triumph and tragedy. Now his journey takes him to Camp Jupiter....

    Regular price: $38.50

    • The House of Hades

    • The Heroes of Olympus, Book 4
    • By: Rick Riordan
    • Narrated by: Nick Chamian
    • Length: 17 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,035
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4,529
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,561

    The other five demigods have to put aside their grief and follow Percy's instructions to find the mortal side of the Doors of Death....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • I really HATE it when narrators are switched

    • By amyrex2 on 10-08-13

    Regular price: $31.50

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