The Son of Sobek: A Disney Hyperion Short Story [NOOK Book]

Overview

In this e-book short story by Rick Riordan, Carter Kane is investigating rumored sightings of a monster on Long Island when he runs into something else: a mysterious boy named Percy Jackson. And their meeting isn't exactly friendly. . . . Includes a sneak peek chapter from HOUSE OF HADES, Book Four in the Heroes of Olympus series.
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The Son of Sobek: A Disney Hyperion Short Story

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Overview

In this e-book short story by Rick Riordan, Carter Kane is investigating rumored sightings of a monster on Long Island when he runs into something else: a mysterious boy named Percy Jackson. And their meeting isn't exactly friendly. . . . Includes a sneak peek chapter from HOUSE OF HADES, Book Four in the Heroes of Olympus series.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781423188100
  • Publisher: Disney Book Group
  • Publication date: 6/18/2013
  • Series: Single Title (One-Off)
  • Sold by: DISNEY PUBLISHING WORLDWIDE -EBKS
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Short Story
  • Sales rank: 4,114
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Rick Riordan
Rick Riordan
Rick Riordan is best known for his bestselling YA series Percy Jackson and the Olympians and for a series of award-winning adult mysteries featuring San Antonio P.I. Tres Navarre.

Biography

Percy Jackson and the Olympians is a terrific YA series by former middle school teacher and mystery writer Rick Riordan that revamps Greek mythology in a fun, fresh way kids find enthralling. A trouble-prone teen with attention deficit disorder and dyslexia, Percy is the half-blood son of Poseidon, one of 12 Olympian gods making mischief right here in 21st-century America. Praised by critics, librarians, and teachers, the Percy Jackson books have been honored with numerous awards and appear consistently on The New York Times bestseller list.

The series grew out of a sequence of bedtime stories Riordan invented for his son Haley -- who, at eight, had just been diagnosed with learning disabilities. Although Haley was having trouble in school, he loved the Greek myths and asked his dad to tell him some stories about the gods and heroes. Riordan ran through the standards from mythology, then began to invent new tales featuring some of the same characters and introducing a brave boy hero enough like Haley to make things interesting!

Haley begged his father to write the stories down, and in 2005, The Lightning Thief was published to excellent reviews. It was an instant hit with preteens, who loved the concept of a kid much like themselves -- i.e., embroiled in the everyday problems of school, family, and relationships -- embarking on heroic quests, soothing vengeful gods, and battling monsters.

In addition to Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Riordan also writes books for adults, most notably a series of high-octane Tex-Mex thrillers featuring private investigator Jackson "Tres" Navarre, a complicated loner with an offbeat pedigree. (Tres -- pronounced "Trace" -- is a tai chi master with a Ph.D. in medieval literature who turns to detective work when he is unable to find a teaching job!) The first novel in the series, 1997's Big Red Tequila, scooped the Anthony and Shamus Awards, two of the three most prestigious prizes for Mystery & Crime fiction. Riordan completed the trifecta when his sequel, The Widower's Two-Step, won the coveted Edgar Award in 1999.

Between the two series, Riordan remains incredibly busy. For several years, he balanced writing with teaching English to middle school students. Reluctantly, he has left teaching (a career he thoroughly enjoyed) in order to write full-time, but he still harbors hopes that someday he'll return to the classroom. Meanwhile, he makes frequent visits to schools and enjoys meeting young readers on his book tours.

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    1. Hometown:
      San Antonio, TX
    1. Date of Birth:
      June 5, 1964
    2. Place of Birth:
      San Antonio, TX
    1. Education:
      B.A. in English and History, University of Texas

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2013

    5 stars for Rick

    I have always loved the Percy Jackson series and the Kane Chronicles and combining those two was genius. The way Rick make the story come alive was with the amazing details they were wonderful. Also combining two completly diffrent mthyolgies was a great way to incorpacrate the element of mystery into the story. By creating a world wih do different ways of magic and mystery is certinly one of the reason Rik Riordan u one of my all time favorite authors.

    69 out of 72 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2013

    Viking series

    I cant wait for the new viking series that rick will do in 2015 that will be awsome press yes if u agree

    35 out of 45 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2013

    Comical and action-packed, this book is definitely the worth two

    Comical and action-packed, this book is definitely the worth two bucks spent. I hope that Rick starts a new series based on this idea after he's finished with the 'Hero's of Olympus' series. Just imagine how cool that'd be! I don't how he would mix Greek, Roman, and Egyptian in one, and definitely want to see how he writes that! Sorry, got a little off topic there . . . . . . . JUST BUY THE STINKING BOOK ALREADY!!! I'VE ALREADY WASTED THIRTY SECOND OF YOUT TIME SO JUST STOP READING AND BUY THE BOOK!! haha lol, seriously, just get it. :)

    29 out of 33 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2013

    Only the sample

    This book is only.the sample

    17 out of 51 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 18, 2013

    I just read this out loud to my son. Fun book! Does this mean th

    I just read this out loud to my son. Fun book! Does this mean that the Egyptians are going to get involved in the Greek/Roman battle that's brewing? Hmmm.... We can hardly wait for House of Hades.

    14 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2013

    Loved it !!!!! i hope Rick Riordan builds off of this book and s

    Loved it !!!!! i hope Rick Riordan builds off of this book and starts another series. it was awesome!!! 

    12 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2013

    Why

    Why does everyone use the customer reviews to talk to eachother an ask for advice about things that do not concern the book at all?

    10 out of 28 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2013

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    Good book. Needs to add more than what is already there. Maybe Rick should add another short story where they meet again.

    9 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2013

    Good

    I hope Rick Riordan incorparates both mythological worlds in a new series where Percy and Carter have to fight a mutual enemy together -seemed hinted in the book ;] That would be SO EPIC!!!!! Maybe this short story would be the epolouge (perhaps writen from Percy's point of veiw) then he would launch into the story about the Greeks (and maybe Romans?) and Egyptians (gods and magicians) would combine forces to defet the enemy!!!! If you think this idea is AMAZING click "yes" :) if you don't then your mean :( Have a great day!
    [Ya i said that even to the mean people -- just proving my point here (I'm nice so you should hit "yes")]

    9 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2013

    Cool

    This was a really good book! Worth the money!!!!

    8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2013

    Wow

    Great LITTLE book this meeds to be a full book if not then a full series!

    7 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2013

    Must read

    Carter is totally gonna save Percy and annabeth from Tartarus!

    6 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2013

    AWESOME

    Love you rick riordan!

    6 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2014

    ATTENTION RICK RIORDAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG!!!! I wish it would go on forever. After Heroes of Olympus is over this should totally be made into a series maybe when Percy is in college in New Rome perhaps ;-)

    I love both these series and still giggle out loud when reading them for the 15th time, no joke. I'm slightly obsessed. Actually I'm really kind of obsessed with all things Percy Jackson and Rick Riordan. Who cares if I'll be off at college in a few years? After Heroes of Olympus ends(which I hope it never does but know it must), a series should be made of this crossover. Maybe Percy is at college in New Rome? Maybe he's in his twenties and engaged or married to one particularly brilliant and witty gray-eyed daughter of Athena ( hint-hint anyone?). Or maybe Carter tracks down a young magician who happens to go to Percy's school and/or is his good friend who turns out to be his little sister, another daughter of Poseidon. Or maybe of Neptune (Earthshaker?). Whatever you do Rick Riordan do not let Percy die ( and I mean the character and the epic series).!!!!!!!!!!!!

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2013

    Awesome

    Cant wait for house of hades

    4 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2013

    House of hades

    I got to read the first chapter of house of hades!!!!!!!!!!!

    4 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2014

    Not feeling it...

    Pesonally I think Riordan should have left the two worlds seperate.....

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2014

    Good book

    Percy and anabeth survive without carter

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2014

    This Book is Great!

    ??This book is awesome!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2013

    Good

    Very good

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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