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The Staff of Serapis [NOOK Book]

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In this adventure, Annabeth encounters more oddities in the subway than usual, including a two-headed monster and a younger blond girl who reminds her a little of herself. This is the story fans have asked for, in which Annabeth Chase teams up with Sadie Kane. The demigod daughter of Athena and the young magician from Brooklyn House take on a larger-than-life foe from the ancient world. Perhaps even more disturbing than the power-hungry god they encounter is the revelation that he is being controlled by ...
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Overview

In this adventure, Annabeth encounters more oddities in the subway than usual, including a two-headed monster and a younger blond girl who reminds her a little of herself. This is the story fans have asked for, in which Annabeth Chase teams up with Sadie Kane. The demigod daughter of Athena and the young magician from Brooklyn House take on a larger-than-life foe from the ancient world. Perhaps even more disturbing than the power-hungry god they encounter is the revelation that he is being controlled by someone—someone all too familiar to Sadie. As a special bonus, the first chapter of THE BLOOD OF OLYMPUS, the final book in the Heroes of Olympus series, is included.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781484721346
  • Publisher: Disney Publishing Worldwide
  • Publication date: 5/20/2014
  • Sold by: DISNEY PUBLISHING WORLDWIDE -EBKS
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 527
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • File size: 2 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

Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2014

    New Series? (please)

    SPOILERS

    OH MY GOD! OH MY GOD! OH MY GOD! After reading this I realized this book and the Son of Sobek are based after the Blood of Olympus! So we know at least Percy and Annabeth survive. I really hope Mr.Riordan makes a series (at least a novel or more short stories) about how the Greeks & the Egyptians (& hopefully the Romans too) have to fight Setne to stop him from becoming a god. That would be so fun to have all of them together, I really hope that's the plan.

    I also understand that as these stories are based AFTER the Blood of Olympus the Egyptians will not come to the rescue as I had hoped. Although if there are more books like this I will be pacified.

    39 out of 53 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2014

    Great book

    This particular book is special because two different series come together to make this awesome and wonderful book.Thank you rick riandon for making your books for all your fans to enjoy!

    24 out of 27 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2014

    Excellent. Annabeth is my second favorite character (after Leo)

    Excellent. Annabeth is my second favorite character (after Leo) so it was good to see her and Sadie star in a book. I don't want to spoiler much but this book sets up some exciting stuff yo happen in the future.

    19 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2014

    Anonymous

    I really LOVED this book. It was better than I expected. The preview of the Blood Of Olympus was also pretty good. I can not wait until the whole book comes out. :)

    12 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 11, 2014

    more from this reviewer

    Highly Recommended

    Hello all! First of all, don't read this if you have not read the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series or the Kane Chronicles series. Or the Son of Sobek short story, for that matter. Those books are critical to understanding this story. I was very satisfied with this book. It was an easy read, although I did have to fix a couple page numbers to continue reading the CORRECT page. Riordan's eBooks seem to have this issue of page skipping, but it's easy resolved. If you enjoy Rick Riordan's previous works, then I definately recommend this book. It is worth the money.

    9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2014

    Love

    I love the short story. Though Rick should write a book where all four have to team up togther and defeat Setne.........................

    9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2014

    Amazing!!!

    You will love this book! Riordan entrances his readers, and never fails to amaze me!

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2014

    Amazing

    This book made me wish the blood of olympus would come out sooner!!! It was amazing and yoi have to read it, especially if you read the son of sobek. I love all of ricks books and i hope the percy jackson seris contines and that the rumors that after the blood of olympus is published rick is moving on. Anyway, this book prepares you in a way for what is hopefully coming nezt!!!!!

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2014

    Staff

    Rick Riordin has brought Sadie and Annabeth together for this book. Although I haven't read the Kane Chronicles, I understood most of it because I love the Percy Jackson series and the Heroes of Olympus series. This book takes place after The Blood of Olympus, so it is a spoiler that Percabeth is still going and that the Egyptions do not show up in the last book of the Heroes of Olympus series. It also includes the first chapter of the Blood of Olympus. It starts out with Jason, which is a bit disappointing, because I don't like Jason much, but that's just my opinion. For those of you who are having trouble trying to read the preview, just search for the page number it's on pr go to the beginning of the book to tap on the link in the book fr it. I can't wait for the Blood of Olympus!

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2014

    Another one

    Rick you have to right at least one book with Percy, Annabeth, Carter, and Sadie. Hopfully more than jjust them. By the way this book was great.

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2014

    Must have more!

    I thnk a short story with nico and wallt is a must after all the undead is a good theme and stuff that goes horible wrong and exsplodes a lot is good ideas as well.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2014

    Wonderful Book

    I think the book was well written and very discriptive

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2014

    Good

    At least the publishers had the good sense to include tje preview of the blood of olympus in the sample.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2014

    Pretty amazing

    I thought this book was pretty amazing first chapter was awsome as I the book would say for the blood of olympus coming out october only 6 months gah!!!!! - from the book

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2014

    Blood Of Olympus

    omg! This is an awesome first chapter! Cant wait for October 7!!!!!!

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2014

    A Great Read

    I reccomend this book to any Percy Jackson fan who eagerly awaits the sequel to Rick Riordan's previous cliffhanger the House of Hades.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2014

    Highly Recommended - I loved it!

    This short story is great for fans of Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson and the Olympians series and The Kane Chronicles. This short story made you want to keep reading and not stop! When it was finished, I needed more! This is a great second book to The Son of Sobek and a great combination of the two best selling series. Both children and parents would enjoy reading this. It has a great theme of never giving up even when things get tough.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2014

    Blood of Olympus

    Did anybody else notice how it goes to a few pages mentioning Jason? Could it be a sneak peek pn The Blood Of Olympus?
    It wont turn the page but I dont remember Jason being old guys! [===[========>PS Great book!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2014

    TO PIPER FREAKS

    LEO IS WAY BETTER THAN LITTLE PETERPIPER SO SHUT UP!!!!!!! AND WE ARE NOT LEO LOSERS YOIR PIPER FREAKS

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2014

    recommended

    was good I liked

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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