What if the gods of Olympus were alive in the 21st Century? What if they still fell in love with mortals and had children who might become great heroes — like Theseus, Jason and Hercules?
What if you were one of those children?
Such is the discovery that launches twelve-year-old Percy Jackson on the most dangerous quest of his life. With the help of a satyr and a daughter of Athena, Percy must journey across the United States to catch a thief who has stolen the original weapon of mass destruction – Zeus’ master bolt. Along the way, he must face a host of mythological enemies determined to stop him. Most of all, he must come to terms with a father he has never known, and an Oracle that has warned him of betrayal by a friend.
I loved this book. I thought it was clever and funny and fast paced. It was clean, too. (Well, duh--the main character is 12.) I never in a million years would have dreamed that I would like dipping my feet in the vast pool of fantasy literature, but I am really liking the majority of what I have read so far. I am reading bk. 2 now, and I've heard that it's way better than this one. I'll let you know what I think! :)