Rick Riordan’s The Lightning Thief is book one in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. Published in 2005, the series has since grown to include multiple spin-off series, many of which tie back in to the Olympian series. Many of the readers of Harry Potter would also be interested.
Why is the book called the Lightning Thief?
The Lightning Thief explores Greek mythology in a modern setting, but it does so as a humorous work of fantasy, and makes no attempt to subvert or contradict Judeo-Christian teachings. Early in the book, the character Chiron draws a clear distinction between God, capital-G, the creator of the universe, and the Greek gods (lower-case g).
What is the authors message in the Lightning Thief?
Life is hard and not all of us will make it so live for the good parts. Live every day like its your last. Take a chance. Do not want you want but what is right. We all have a destiny. The world is filled with evil so be the light in it. Each of us have our own monsters. The ones we love may not be the best for us.
Was the Lightning Thief a true story?
The Lightning Thief is a light-hearted fantasy about a modern 12-year-old boy who learns that his true father is Poseidon, the Greek god of the sea. Percy sets out to become a hero by undertaking a quest across the United States to find the entrance to the Underworld and stop a war between the gods.
The Lightning Thief, written by Rick Riordan, is the first book in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. The book was adapted into a motion picture and a graphic novel in 2010. This book tells of the main character, Percy Jackson, as he discovers a world much bigger than he has ever imagined but is immediately handed a quest to redeem.
What happens to Percy in the Lightning Thief?
Logan Lerman as Percy Jackson, the demigod son of Poseidon. Brandon T. Alexandra Daddario as Annabeth Chase, the demigod daughter of Athena, and Percy’s romantic foil. Jake Abel as Luke Castellan, the demigod son of Hermes. Sean Bean as Zeus, god of the sky, thunder, lightning, king of the twelve gods of Mount Olympus and brother of Poseidon and Hades, and more items.
One way to think about this is when his lightning bolt is stolen, Zeus accuses Poseidon’s son Percy Jackson and gives Poseidon’s son fourteen days to return it, otherwise he will initiate a war amongst the gods.