My son has always been a huge Percy Jackson fan, even before he could read. He owns Riptide and loved that sword since the first film came out. Like my daughter who grew up side-by-side with Harry Potter; my son has grown up with Percy Jackson. Two years ago, he read the entire series in five days. He has always read above grade level, but for Percy Jackson, I think he’d walk across burning coals of fire. It’s wild how much he adored the character before he even got a chance to meet him onscreen or in books. And yet, having read the series while my little guy was toddling about certainly probably played a huge part in his adoration for the half blood hero.
Which is why I am so delighted to be a part of the Percy Pack and be a representative for the series and Rick Riordan in the 10th Anniversary celebrations. His characters mean a lot to us, and my son felt connected to Percy Jackson even though I never did. Nico di Angelo is my favorite and with him, I found a character who embodied the angsty kid that I relate to! He just had so many anger issues and reminded me of a mini-Hades.
So whoever, whichever character you like the most… tell us. We want to know why the Percy Jackson series is important to you. If you’re lucky, your memories might win you a prize pack during these Anniversary celebrations. In fact, leave a comment below telling me your favorite character from the series and/or why you adore the books and that character, and I’ll enter you into the giveaway for a boxed set! (Giveaway will run the entire month of June.)
Open to US addresses only. Prizing provided by Disney-Hyperion.
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Today, we’re giving you a head start on the party details! Did you know that you can download the 10th Anniversary Activity Kit already and starting now, you can get The Lightening Thief for just .99 cents for your e-reader. Pretty AWESOME, right?! Yep… we’re breaking it down for you below.
10TH ANNIVERSARY ACTIVITY KIT
Available starting June 12th, visit ReadRiordan.com to download a special 10th anniversary Percy Pack Activity Kit.
SUMMER SPECIAL DEAL: JUNE 15 – JUNE 22
The perfect moment to get your friends hooked on the series you love! On June 15th, The Lightning Thief will be discounted to $.99 across all eBook accounts for one full week (6/15-6/22). It also includes a sneak peek chapter excerpt fromMagnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book One: The Sword of Summer.
MAGNUS CHASE SNEAK PEEK ON RICKRIORDAN.COM
Catch a sneak peek of Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book One: The Sword of Summer available online at ReadRiordan.com!
BARNES & NOBLE COLLECTOR’S EDITION
The perfect gift for new and faithful Percy fans: Barnes & Noble offers customers an exclusive Collector’s Edition of The Lightning Thief to celebrate the 10th anniversary. This version includes extra content from both author and illustrator as well as a specially designed jacket and endpapers. Purchase here.
Don’t leave us hanging. We’re calling all heroes, young and old to join us. It’s time to get your Greek on… or Roman if you prefer. Even if you’d like to just stick with your geek-fu, we’re good with that too. So c’mon and join our Percy Pack. We’re going to have so much fun!