Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson Books in Order: An Epic Guide
One thing that all 5 kids in our two households can agree on is their love of Percy Jackson! I don’t know why we have not made this post sooner. We want to provide you with the epic guide to the Percy Jackson books in order as well as all the Percy Jackson series.
We’ve got all the information you need to navigate Rick Riordan’s amazing Percy Jackson and the Olympians series along with all the Percy Jackson books. Spoiler: He makes an appearance in numerous series and we have read them all. What book should you read first? What is the correct order to read the books? We have all the answers here.
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What Rick Riordan Book Should I Read First?
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief is the first book in the Heroes of Olympus series and is the book that should be read first.
What is Percy Jackson and the Olympians About?
In the Percy Jackson series, the main character of the book, Percy Jackson, is given a quest via an oracle. He must complete the tasks in order to avoid grave consequences. The Percy Jackson books each have one quest that becomes more dangerous. The story revolved around Percy, his friends Annabeth and Grover, and their life in and beyond Camp Half-Blood.
How Many Percy Jackson Books are in the Original Series?
There are five books, soon to be 6, in the original Percy Jackson series called Percy Jackson and the Olympians. These are the Percy Jackson books from that series in order.
- Percy Jackson and the Lightening Thief (2006)
- The Sea of Monsters (2007)
- The Titan’s Curse (2008)
- The Battle of the Labyrinth (2009)
- The Last Olympian (2011)
- The Chalice of the Gods (2023)
If you LOVE graphic novels, be sure to check out the series in graphic novel format!
When Does the New Percy Jackson Book Come Out?
Rick Riordan just announced a new book is being added to the Percy Jackson series. It’s slated to come out on September 26, 2023. The current title is Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Chalice of the Gods. Here is the current description of the book. Based on the clues in the write-up, it sounds like there may be 3 new Percy Jackson books coming out in the future.
After saving the world multiple times, Percy Jackson is hoping to have a normal senior year. Unfortunately, the gods aren’t quite done with him. Percy will have to fulfill three quests in order to get the necessary three letters of recommendation from Mount Olympus for college. The first quest is to help Zeus’s cup-bearer retrieve his goblet before it falls into the wrong hands. Can Percy, Grover, and Annabeth find it in time? Readers new to Percy Jackson and fans who have been awaiting this reunion for more than a decade will delight equally in this latest hilarious take on Greek mythology.
What Are the Percy Jackson Books in Order?
These are the Percy Jackson books in order with a brief summary of each book.
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Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
I don’t think there is a boy (or girl) out there who has read this series and not loved it. It is the only series that can compare to Harry Potter in terms of how much my son LOVES it.
This first Percy Jackson book is about our beloved Percy, who discovers he is a demi-god and must recover Zeus’s stolen lightning bolt. He travels into the underworld to locate the lightning bolt and, at the same time, try to save his mother.
His amazing adventures along the way create the foundation for all the books that follow in this amazing and epic series.
The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians Book 2) by Rick Riordan
In this second book of the Percy Jackson series, Percy is back at school and his biggest problem is his new friend Tyson. Tyson is a homeless kid with some mental challenges but is not who he appears to be.
The Titan’s Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians Book 3) by Rick Riordan
The Goddess Artemis has gone missing, and it is up to Percy and his friends to find out what happened to her before the winter solstice. Who is powerful enough to kidnap a Goddess?
The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians Book 4) by Rick Riordan
Percy is back in the fourth book of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series and this is my son’s favorite book in the series. Percy and his demigod friends must enter the Labyrinth to stop Kronos’s invading army.
The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians Book 5) by Rick Riordan
This is the epic conclusion to the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. It all comes down to this. We cannot give too much information because we don’t want to ruin this amazing book.
How Many Percy Jackson Series are There?
Rick Riordan has written four series that have the character Percy Jackson. He is the main character in the Heroes of Olympus series and a secondary character in the other series. If you have already read all the Percy Jackson Books in order and are looking for your next favorite read, we have a great list of books just like Percy Jackson you will love!
What is The Heroes of Olympus About?
Percy is the main character in this series along with 6 other characters. In this series, each chapter is told from the point of view of different characters. Percy and Jason are two of the main characters and both of them have lost their memories. They are sent to two different camps (Greek and Roman) where they make friends and enlist their friends to help them on their quests.
Heroes of Olympus Books in Order
- The Lost Hero (The Heroes of Olympus, Book 1) (2011)
- The Sun of Neptune (The Heroes of Olympus, Book 2)(2011)
- The Mark of Athena (The Heroes of Olympus, Book 3) (2012)
- The House of Haites (The Heroes of Olympus, Book 4) (2013)
- The Blood of Olympus (The Heroes of Olympus, Book 5) (2014)
What is The Trials of Apollo About?
Percy Jackson is a secondary character in this series by Rick Riordan. In these 5 books, Apollo is sent to earth as a mortal. In order to obtain his immortality, Apollo is sent on five different quests by the god Zeus. He is helped by his companion, Meg who is the daughter of Demeter.
Trials of Apollo Books in Order
- The Hidden Oracle (The Trials of Apollo, Book 1) (2016)
- The Dark Prophecy (The Trials of Apollo, Book 2) (2017)
- The Burning Maze (The Trials of Apollo, Book 3) (2018)
- The Tyrants Tomb (The Trials of Apollo, Book 4) (2019)
- The Tower or Nero (The Trials of Apollo, Book 5) (2020)
What is Kane Chronicles About?
Percy Jackson makes a cameo appearance in this series that contains three books. The Kane Chronicles is a series based on Egyptian mythology. Carter and Sadie Kane have been split up their entire lives and must learn to use their Egyptian magic to defeat Egyptian Gods and monsters to protect their home world.
Kane Chronicles Books in Order
- The Red Pyramid (The Kane Chronicles Book 1) (2010)
- The Throne of Fire (The Kane Chronicles Book 2) (2011)
- The Serpents Shadow (The Kane Chronicles Book 3) (2012)
For more books like these, check out our list of Fantasy Books for Tweens.
What is Magnus Chase About?
Percy is a secondary character in this series. This series is based on Norse Mythology. Magnus Chase dies in battle and is brought to Valhalla where he is given the task of bringing back a powerful weapon to keep the monsters at bay and stop Ragnarok from destroying everything.
Magnus Chase Books in Order
- The Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 1) (2015)
- The Hammer of Thor (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 2) (2016)
- The Ship of the dead (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 3) (2017)
Percy Jackson Merchandise
If you or your child love Grover, Annabeth, Percy, and the camp-half blood crew, they will love the objects below. You’ll find gear from Camp Half-Blood, The Lotus Hotel, Delphi Strawberry Service, and more items from the Percy Jackson series.