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The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series #3)

The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series #3)

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by Rick Riordan, Jesse Bernstein (Read by)

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When Percy Jackson receives an urgent distress call from his friend Grover, he immediately prepares for battle. He knows he’ll need his powerful demigod allies, Annabeth and Thalia, at his side; his trusty bronze sword, Riptide; and . . . a ride from his mom.
The demigods race to the rescue, to find that Grover has made an important discovery: two


When Percy Jackson receives an urgent distress call from his friend Grover, he immediately prepares for battle. He knows he’ll need his powerful demigod allies, Annabeth and Thalia, at his side; his trusty bronze sword, Riptide; and . . . a ride from his mom.
The demigods race to the rescue, to find that Grover has made an important discovery: two new powerful half-bloods whose parentage is unknown. But that’s not all that awaits them. The Titan lord, Kronos, has set up his most devious trap yet, and the young heroes have just fallen prey. Hilarious and action-packed, this third adventure in the series finds Percy faced with his most dangerous challenge so far: the chilling prophecy of the Titan’s curse.

Editorial Reviews

This terrific YA series by mystery writer Rick Riordan revamps Greek mythology in a fun, fresh way kids find absolutely enthralling. Percy Jackson is a trouble-prone teenager with attention deficit disorder and dyslexia. He's also the half-blood son of Poseidon (yes, that Poseidon!), one of 12 Olympian gods making mischief right here in 21st-century America. Riordan ratchets up the action in this third rip-roaring installment, as Percy and his demigod pals set out to find the vanished goddess Artemis -- and to foil a treacherous plot cooked up by the titan lord Kronos. Fast-paced, funny, and filled with super-cool fantasy elements perfectly suited to 'tween sensibilities, this new adventure is an irresistible treat for the 9-12 set.
VOYA - Rollie Welch
Percy Jackson is loyal, humble, and defends his friends. What's not to like? It seems, however, that the evil Dr. Thorn wants Percy, the son of Poseidon, dead. Percy, Thalia (daughter of Zeus), and Annabeth are summoned by Grover to creepy Westover Hall where the satyr has located two new half-bloods. It is a setup. Dr. Thorn mocks the heroes and then boldly kidnaps Annabeth. The despicable act launches Percy and company on a cross-country rescue mission, allowing the author to work in classic myths, gods, and creatures. Action comes fast and furious here and only lets up when the characters pause to plan their next move. Several persons are repeated from the previous books, such as the wine-soaked Dionysus and Chiron, Camp Half-Blood's activity director. Key new arrivals are Artemis and her unit of hardened archers. These tough girls do not play around and conduct themselves as a deadly special-forces platoon-and it is a good thing, too. Artemis's warriors protect Percy's crew from a death squad of deranged skeletal soldiers as they zoom across the American West to save Annabeth. The screenplay-like story line and almost over-the-top action might alienate literary purists, but this reviewer is betting that teens will be thrilled by the wicked pace. Especially gripping is a brawl through the gods' junkyard with seventy-foot-tall Talos, a scene hinting of a manga title's mecha battle. Mixing humor with fantasy and rousing swordplay, this installment in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series is a hero's epic quest reminiscent of cyberpunk science fiction or addictive videogames. Librarians should lock and load for requests.
Children's Literature
AGERANGE: Ages 9 to 14.

The action begins right away as the demigods Percy, Annabeth, and Thalia arrive at Westover Hall in Maine to rescue two half-bloods whose parentage is unknown. Percy is fourteen-years-old and identifies himself as an impulsive ADHD kid. He is the son of Poseidon and a mortal mother. The half-blood kids attend Camp Half Blood, which is run by Chiron the centaur. They look human but have these special powers because of their parentage. The half-bloods are out to save the world from destruction by the monsters. In their quest, they fight a manticore and are assisted by Artemis, Goddess of the Hunt, and her eternal maidens. The fight against the monsters takes them across New England to Washington, DC, and across the country to Arizona and California. This fast-paced story is full of adventure and humor. Readers will relate to good natured Percy, the protagonist. He is trying to fit in with his peers, please his parents, and save the world. The book brings Greek mythology to life in a kid-friendly way. This third book in the author's series, "Percy Jackson & The Olympians," follows bestsellers The Lightning Thief and The Sea of Monsters. Reviewer: Jeanne K. Pettenati, J.D.

School Library Journal

Gr 6-9 -In this third installment (Miramax, 2007) to the "Percy Jackson and the Olympians" series, Rick Riordan continues the saga of the Greek gods and their half-human offspring. The story takes place in modern-day America where Percy, son of Poseidon, faces off with mythical monsters and other enemies of the gods. Accompanying him are his friends, Grover the satyr, Thalia, daughter of Zeus, and two Hunters. They set off to find the missing Artemis, goddess of the hunt, who has been kidnapped by Titan Kronos's cronies, and Annabeth, daughter of Athena, who has disappeared over the edge of a cliff. To make matters worse, the Oracle predicts that one of them will not survive the quest. Actor Jesse Bernstein does a first-rate job of narrating the story, seamlessly shifting between the voices of the various characters and rendering each of them a unique persona. A great addition to most junior high/middle school and public library audio collections.-Kathy Miller, Baldwin Junior High, Baldwin City, KS

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Kirkus Reviews
The stirring of monsters has begun. Monsters not seen for thousands of years threaten to unleash death and destruction on an unprecedented scale and destroy Olympus, and it's up to Percy Jackson and his friends Grover, Annabeth and Thalia to stop them, though Percy is embarrassed to have to depend on his mother to drive him to his battles. Percy, Annabeth and Thalia are demigods, Grover is a satyr and their quest is to find the missing Artemis and the monster she was hunting. This third in the Olympians series makes the Greek myths come alive in a way no dreary classroom unit can. Apollo driving his Maserati Spyder sun chariot, attacks by skeletal zombie soldiers, dragons and a 20-foot-tall metal warrior and the contests between the gods will have readers wondering how literature can be this fun. This can stand alone, though newcomers to the series will race back to the first two volumes and eagerly await a fourth installment. (Fiction. 10+)

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Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group
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Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series
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5.05(w) x 5.88(h) x 1.11(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Rick Riordan is the author of Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book One: The Lightning Thief, and Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book Two: The Sea of Monsters, both available on audio from Listening Library. His previous novels for adults include the hugely popular Tres Navarre series, winner of the top three awards in the mystery genre. He lives in San Antonio, Texas, with his wife and two sons.

Brief Biography

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

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The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series #3) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4927 reviews.
Schmutz93 More than 1 year ago
If you're looking for a romantic love story with heart-quenching, tear-jerking, lovey-dovey moments.... then you're looking at the wrong book here. BUT, if you're looking for an action packed thriller based on the greek gods in modern times (duh, the headline), then you've come to the right place. Percy Jackson found out in previous books that he is teh half-blood son of Posiedon. When you're a half-blood in a world like ours, you are either targeted by mythical monsters, misunderstood by mortals, or completely neutral in the minds of the gods... Percy is only lucky enough to be teo of these things, since most of the gods want him either dead, or they just don't care. This time, Percy is in for a doosy of a ride when he is dodging monsters such as the Manticore, or the Nemean Lion. Not only that, but he must save a friend, and a god, and maybe even take the full force of the Titan's curse! If you're ready for the ride of your life, then hop on the back of Blackjack, the black pegasus, and hold on tight!
Balina More than 1 year ago
The series is just amazing. I love it!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've read all the books from this series and their incredible! They should totally make a movie out of these books. The descriptions are mezmorizing and the consepts of modern day gods and demi-gods inspires me. I hope more people will read these books. Even if your not a big fantasy person these books takes you into the 'reality' of the ancient greeks. In short you'll love it!!!!!!!!!!! :-
bebe1613 More than 1 year ago
While it does have children as main characters, they still captivate the reader and you get so into the problems and adventures they find themselves into. I recommend this book along with the series to all those young readers or young at heart :p.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Buy this book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"!!!!!
Denna McDaniel More than 1 year ago
Who said girls cant hold up the sky? Cool book mr. Riordan!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In apollo's words; I loved this great book I could not stop reading it You need to read it In thalia's words; You need to read this dam book! :) In great lord dionysus' words; That's right, great lord dionysus, not "the wine dude." Really, that peter johnson and his horse... what? You don't know what i'm talking about? Just read the book In thalia's words; Read the dam book and the whole dam series! :)
paigeturner77 More than 1 year ago
Percy, Annabeth, Grover, And Thalia discover 2 more half-bloods. Bianca and Nico. Siblingd naturally. Well on their way out of Bianca and Nico's school they run into a monster. AND the only ones to save them are... the Hunters? If you are not familiar with the Hunters, they are a group of immortal maidens who follow Artemis, goddess of the hunt and the moon. They have sworn loyalty to her and have baned males from their life. Well, they save them, but in the process, Annabeth goes missing!!! Bianca joins the hunters, and Percy is dumbfounded! Artemis sets out for a hunt for the new monster lircing around, while the rest head back to Camp with the half-bloods. Artemis goes missing and Zoe Nightshade- Artemis' right hand maiden-calls a quest to save her. Her, Bianca, Thalia, and Grover are chosen to go. Zoe refuses to let Percy go because he is a boy. Grover doesn't count because is a stayr. TOO BAD! Percy goes anyway. As always. He follows behind them secretivly, but when he discovers Luke is after them, he warns them. He then has to tag along with them. But when Bianca dies (sorry i had to tell), Percy is at lost. When they find Artemis and Annabeth bearing the sky on their shoulders (an old myth) Zoe faces her father in a battle to the death to save Artemis. What a brave girl. Will they all make it out alive? :( They are all safe, for now.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a really amazing book and author and i think everyone should read these series.
emma-bear_ More than 1 year ago
The Titan's Curse was a great book, filled with adventure, love, and surprises. I think that with all of the twists in this book, it might be my favorite. I also ove how Rick Riordan makes the book interesting with Greek mythology, but not dull. Rick has done it again!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great seires i love all of the books he makes
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read this book it is great
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Omg! Love this book. My favorite chapters was "We Have a Dam Problem" and the chapter about the god junkyard. So funny! --- | | ____________| | [________0) | [________0) \______ [________0) [________0)_____________
Guest More than 1 year ago
In this third book to the series Percy Jackson and his friend have to rescue the goddess Artemis and defeat a Titan (not saying which one. The only thing I'm saying is that it isn't Kronos.) This book was funny, full of action and adventure, and great! If you love Greek mythology with a twist then you have to read this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was amazing. Percy Jackson has to do it without Annabeth. Defintely my favorite. Artemis is my favorite godess too so, you get the idea. Percy has to save two new demigods, but not everyone makes it through. Thalia helps out, but is not the most interesting caracter. Rick Riordan's books are amazing, all of them. This is a must read for any age in my opinion!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is absolutely amazing. What no author could have written so perfect. It was flabergasting
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book. Apollo and artemis are my favorite gods :D this is my favorite book from this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its great with great twist and turns
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read almosr all of this series and thi sis awesome and actioj filled.im young im11 and i oove this perfect for9-12 year olds
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the first time I have read this series, but I LOVE rthis series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Book title and author: Percy Jackson and the lightning thief; The Titan’s Curse. Title of review: A total thriller with all of your favorite “Percy Jackson” characters. Number of stars (1 to 5): I give it four stars. Introduction If you’re looking for a big adventure starring your favorite Percy Jackson characters, such as Percy, Grover, and Annabeth, then you’ve got to read this book! It is filled with surprises, new characters, and plot twists that you’ll love. Description and summary of main points It all starts when Thalia, Percy, and Annabeth go on a journey to collect two half-bloods whose parents are unknown. When they get to the school where the two kids are, they encounter an ancient Greek monster called the manticore. After that, they’re off on another epic adventure with Artemis, the goddess of the hunt, and her maidens to help them on their journey, yet again, to save the world. Evaluation This thrilling book is complete with awesome adventures filled with ancient Greek monsters and a prophecy given to them from the oracle herself. While trying to keep each other from harm and also trying to save the world, these demi-gods are in for, yet another, thrilling adventure. Conclusion In conclusion, if you love Greek gods mixed with everyday life in America, then this is the book for you. Your final review My final review is that I absolutely love this book! And I can’t wait for you to read it!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was 2nd my favorite in the series I like the 4th book best but it was awesome especially the part in Hoover Dam
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Like all Rick's books this one is amazing! I totally recomend it!