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Rick Riordan


USA flag (1964 - )

Rick Riordan is a teacher and a writer, and has won many awards for his mystery novels for adults. He says that the idea for Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief first came to him while he was teaching Greek mythology at middle school in San Francisco. But rumour has it that Camp Half Blood actually exists, and Rick spends his summers there recording the adventures of young demigods. Some believe that, to avoid a mass panic among the mortal population, he was forced to swear on the River Styx to present Percy Jackson's story as fiction. Rick lives in Texas (apart from his summers on Half Blood Hill) with his wife and two sons.
 
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Percy Jackson & Kane Chronicles Crossover
1. The Son of Sobek (2013)
2. The Staff of Serapis (2014)
3. The Crown of Ptolemy (2015)
Demigods and Magicians (omnibus) (2016)
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Awards
Anthony Awards Best Paperback original winner (1998) : Big Red Tequila
Anthony Awards Best Novel nominee (2002) : The Devil Went Down to Austin
Shamus Awards Best Novel nominee (2002) : The Devil Went Down to Austin


Rick Riordan recommends
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Dead Giveaway (2005)
(Yellow Rose Mysteries, book 3)
Leann Sweeney
"The most likable sleuth to come along in years."
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Heroes of the Valley (2009)
Jonathan Stroud
"Stroud conjores up an alluring Viking world where legends intertwine with reality, heroes still matter, and monsters lurk in the darkness."
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Mandrake and Murder (2009)
(Robin & Marian Mysteries)
Clayton Emery
"Robin and Marian are in good hands."
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The Sorcerer's Secret (2010)
(Gods of Manhattan, book 3)
Scott Mebus
"Am interesting new take on mythology in New York... A fast, exciting read."
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A Tale Dark and Grimm (2010)
(Grimm , book 1)
Adam Gidwitz
"...A wonderful sense of humor and narrative voice... completely fresh and unique."
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The Fight for Olympus (2011)
(Pegasus , book 2)
Kate O'Hearn
"Anyone who enjoys mythology will find much to love in Pegasus and the Flame. Kate O'Hearn serves up a winning mix of modern adventure and classic fantasy."
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The Blue Hallelujah (2011)
Andy Straka
"One of the rising stars of the mystery genre."
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A Hero for WondLa (2012)
(WondLa, book 2)
Tony DiTerlizzi
"An irresistible adventure. I can't wait to read the rest of the series!"
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Siege and Storm (2012)
(Grisha Trilogy, book 2)
Leigh Bardugo
"A heady blend of fantasy, romance, and adventure."
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Lost in Babylon (2013)
(Seven Wonders , book 2)
Peter Lerangis
"A high-octane mix of modern adventure and ancient secrets."
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Blue Sea Burning (2014)
(Chronicles of Egg, book 3)
Geoff Rodkey
"Lemony Snicket meets Pirates of the Caribbean, with a sprinkling of Tom Sawyer for good measure."
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Edison's Alley (2015)
(Accelerati Trilogy, book 2)
Eric Elfman and Neal Shüsterman
"super-fun hilarious adventure."
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Shadow Magic (2016)
(Shadow Magic, book 1)
Joshua Khan
"I defy you not to love this story."
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The Gadwall Incident (2016)
(Lock and Key , book 2)
Ridley Pearson
"Only a mastermind like Ridley Pearson could put such a fresh spin on the venerable story of Sherlock Holmes."
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Rebellion of Thieves (2016)
(Robyn Hoodlum, book 2)
Kekla Magoon
"A compelling reboot of the Robin Hood myth."
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Akata Warrior (2017)
(Akata Witch, book 2)
Nnedi Okorafor
"Jam-packed with mythological wonders."

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