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Instead of collapsing, Theseus swung it and smacked Periphetes upside the head, killing him instantly. 'Yep!' Theseus said. 'That's bronze over wood, all right! Thanks, man. I think I'll keep this.' Periphetes didn't argue, since he was dead. Theseus -- Rick Riordan
P.S. You'll have to meet with Dan's principal when you get back. He got in trouble for doing ninja moves in class. Don't worry. This happens all the time. -- Rick Riordan
Amy, Dan, and Nellie were sitting at a table in a conference room, examining reproductions of Franklin documents-some so rare, the librarians told her, the only copies existed in Paris.
"Yeah, here's a rare grocery list," Dan muttered. "Wow. -- Rick Riordan
Amy gritted her teeth. "King Louis XVI even put Franklin's picture on a chamber pot!"
Jonah looked at his dad. "Do we have souvenir chamber pots?"
"No." His dad whipped out his phone. "I'll make the call. -- Rick Riordan
No!" Amy said. "Dan, you're lucky it was only concussive. You could've wiped out the whole Holt family."
"And that would've been bad because ... ? -- Rick Riordan
Dan was thrilled that the second clue had been safely smuggled out of the church in his pants.
"So, really, I saved the day," he decided.
"Wait a minute," Amy said, "I climbed onto the roof in the middle of a thunderstorm."
"Yeah, but the clue was in my pants. -- Rick Riordan
Don't mind Mallory. She's a sweetheart, once you get past the fact that she's a horrible person. -- Rick Riordan
Fear can't be reasoned with. Neither can hate. They're like love. They're almost identical emotions. -- Rick Riordan
Dan felt as if the air had turned to glass. He was afraid to move or he might get cut. -- Rick Riordan
(Annabeth says most of that salt water is in my head. Very funny, Wise Girl.) Anyway, -- Rick Riordan
Ask me again, once we defeat Gaea. -- Rick Riordan
'Harry Potter' opened so many doors for young adult literature. It really did convince the publishing industry that writing for children was a viable enterprise. And it also convinced a lot of people that kids will read if we give them books that they care about and love. -- Rick Riordan
Freak is easily spooked. Flesh-eating monsters tend to scare him away. So do fireworks, clowns, and the smell of Sadie's weird British Ribena drink. (Can't blame him on that last one. Sadie grew up in London and developed some pretty strange tastes. -- Rick Riordan
Hazel squinted. "How far?"
"Just over the river and through the woods."
Percy raised an eyebrow. "Seriously? To Grandmother's house we go?"
Frank cleared his throat. "Yeah, anyway. -- Rick Riordan
Just because I'm Native American doesn't mean I can track furniture through the wilderness." She deepened her voice: "'Yes, kemosabe. A three-legged table passed this way an hour ago.' Heck, I don't know. -- Rick Riordan
Coach Hedge grunted like he was pleased to have an excuse. He unclipped the megaphone from his belt and continued giving directions, but his voice came out like Darth Vader's. The kids cracked up. The coach tried again, but this time the megaphone blared: The cow says moo! -- Rick Riordan
chair with a place for his trident and his fishing pole. Ares's -- Rick Riordan
Oh, dear Hazel." Aphrodite folded her fan. "Such optimism, yet you have heartrending days ahead of you. Of course war is coming. Love and war always go together. They are the peaks of human emotion! Evil and good, beauty and ugliness. -- Rick Riordan
Young Cyclopes grow up alone on the streets, learn to make things out of scraps. Learn to survive ... makes us appreciate blessings, not be greedy and mean and fat ... -- Rick Riordan
To my wonderful readers:
Sorry about that last cliff-hanger.
Well, no, not really. HAHAHAHA.
But seriously, I love you guys. -- Rick Riordan
What's the best part of being in Hermes cabin?
Connor: You are never lonely. I mean seriously, new kids are always coming in. So you always have someone to talk to.
Travis: Or prank.
Connor: Or pickpocket. One big happy family. -- Rick Riordan
Understand what he was saying. Nico wished the coach hadn't brought the megaphone. Not only was it loud and obnoxious, but also, for no reason Nico understood, it occasionally blurted out random Darth Vader lines from Star Wars or yelled, THE COW GOES MOO! -- Rick Riordan
One of these days, I would love to exit a world without being pursued by an angry mob. -- Rick Riordan
IOU one Roman praetor.
She will be returned safely.
Otherwise you'll be killed.
XOX, the Hunters of Artemis. -- Rick Riordan
I wanted to get up and face Setne, but my rear end had other ideas. It wanted to stay where it was and be in extreme pain. Butts are like that sometimes. They can be, well, butts. -- Rick Riordan
I've found peace here at the co-op. You could stay with us, if you want. Become a ROFLcopter. -- Rick Riordan
Shut up," Thoth and I said at the same time. He looked at me with surprise. "So, Sadie ... you are trying to stay in control. It won't last. You may be blood of the pharaohs, but Isis is a deceptive, power-hungry - " "I can contain her," I said, -- Rick Riordan
Tonight was 25 July. Seven more days until 1 August. -- Rick Riordan
What was in that file? Why had that lion/counselor/monster lady been so intent on killing me? I -- Rick Riordan
When the griffin moved, they fluttered so fast, they blurred and buzzed like the wings of the world's largest, most vicious hummingbird. -- Rick Riordan
Leo got up and brushed himself off. "I hate that guy". He offered Jason his arm like they should go skipping together."I'm Dylan. I'm so cool, I want to date myself, but I can't figure out how! You want to date me instead? You're so lucky!"
"Leo" Jason said "You're weird -- Rick Riordan
Frey was the god of spring and summer! read the caption. He was the god of wealth, abundance, and fertility. His twin sister, Freya, the goddess of love, was very pretty! She had cats! -- Rick Riordan
Next to her Percy coughed. This place smells like my ex-stepfather. -- Rick Riordan
Wise Girl -- Rick Riordan
Laistrygonians. Cannibals. Northern Giants. Sasquatch legend. Yep, yep. They are not birds. Not birds of North America. -- Rick Riordan
Cinnamonrolls are good for harpies.' She [Ella] said. -- Rick Riordan
Ella is nervous," the harpy muttered from her perch on the railing. "The elephant. The elephant is watching Ella. -- Rick Riordan
YOU CANNOT DEFEAT ME!' Gaia crumbled to sand, only to get blasted by more flames. Her body melted into a lump of glass, shattered, then re-formed again as human. 'I AM ETERNAL!'
'Eternally annoying!' Leo yelled, and he urged Festus higher. -- Rick Riordan
The fall of the sun, the final verse. -- Rick Riordan
PERCY JACKSON AND THE GREEK HEROES -- Rick Riordan
I'd had years of practise looking dumb when people threw out Greek names I didn't know. It's a skill of mine. Annabeth keeps telling me to read a book of Greek myths, but I don't see the need. It's easier just to have folks explain stuff. -- Rick Riordan
It wasn't easy looking dignified wearing a bed sheet and a purple cape. -- Rick Riordan
Usually I give demigods something simple like a shopping trip, singing a funny song, that sort of thing. After all those labors I had to complete for my evil cousin Eurystheus, well...I don't want to be that guy, you know? -- Rick Riordan
The deeper I go into mythology, the more I find. I originally did five 'Percy Jackson' books. I thought that would cover Greek mythology and I couldn't have been more wrong. It's ever-expanding. -- Rick Riordan
Don't feel bad, I'm usually about to die. -- Rick Riordan
Eventually, Krysomallos would be skinned for his fleece, which became known as the Golden Fleece, which means I am related to a sheepskin rug.
This is why you don't want to think too hard about who you're related to in the Greek myths. It'll drive you crazy. -- Rick Riordan
You're probably wondering: why were Medusa's kids a golden warrior and a winged horse? And how had they been stuck in Medusa's body all those years?Heck, I dunno. I'm just telling you how it was. You want stuff to make sense, you're in the wrong universe -- Rick Riordan
In a way, it's nice to know there are Greek gods out there, because you have somebody to
blame when things go wrong. For instance, when you're walking away from a bus that's just been
attacked by monster hags and blown up by lightning, and it's raining on top of everything else. -- Rick Riordan
Can't this thing go any faster?" Thalia demanded.
Zoe glared at her. "I cannot control traffic."
You both sound like my mother," I said.
Shut up!" they both said in union. -- Rick Riordan
I love Greek Mythology, wish there was a TV series, like being human or smallville, but with the series based around Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Holla Mayne! -- Rick Riordan
Nosoi?" Percy planted his feet in a fighting stance. "You know, I keep thinking, I have now killed every single thing in Greek mythology. But the list never seems to end."
"You haven't killed me yet," I noted.
"Don't tempt me. -- Rick Riordan
Hazel and Piper zipped around the monster's head, Hazel slicing with her sword, Piper shouting random commands like, "Dive! Turn left! Look behind you!" The -- Rick Riordan
Find your school satyr and get his help. You need to make it to Camp Half-Blood right away. -- Rick Riordan
The orange and purple ones destroyed my home. Now Ma Gasket will destroy theirs! Do you hear me, Leo? Jason? Piper? I come to annihilate you! -- Rick Riordan
Reyna looked at Percy without much hope. "You do have a plan?"
Percy wanted to step forward bravely and say, No, I don't! -- Rick Riordan
Hope does not leave without being given permission. -- Rick Riordan
Or perhaps Zeus was just messing with me again - giving me a taste of my old power before yanking it away once more. Remember this, kid? WELL YOU CAN'T HAVE IT! -- Rick Riordan
The woman was beautiful in timeless, regal way- like a statue you might admire but could never love. -- Rick Riordan
Get up seaweed brain -- Rick Riordan
Oo!" Nico raised his hand. "What about Dr. Thorn? That was awesome how you shot him
with arrows! Is he dead? -- Rick Riordan
She glanced at the minotaur horn in my hands, then back at me. I imagined she was going to say, You killed a minotaur! or Wow, you're so awesome! or something like that.
Instead she said, You drool when you sleep. -- Rick Riordan
Nico di Angelo ran up to me with a big grin on his face.
"Percy, this is awesome!" His blue-feathered bronze helmet was falling in his eyes, and his breastplate was about six sizes too big. I wondered if there was any way I'd looked that ridiculous when I'd first arrived. -- Rick Riordan
A really hard time writing about it. I hate Hera. While Hercules was growing up as a cowherd in Thebes, his cousin Eurystheus grew up as the high king of Mycenae. That may sound awesome, -- Rick Riordan
Hey girl," he said, wiggling his eyebrows. "You must be the riptide, 'cause you sweep me off my feet."
He'd be practicing that pickup line for years. He was glad he finally got yo use it. -- Rick Riordan
Can we just call them storm spirits?" Leo asked. "Venti makes them sound like evil espresso drinks. -- Rick Riordan
I wanted to argue but I found I couldn't. Athena was pretty darn smart. -- Rick Riordan
It's all still about having a good story. You have to have a good story as your anchor, as your main focus. So for me, personally, I just like to concentrate on writing the best book I can, and if there's other stuff that goes along with it, that's awesome, as long as the story is central. -- Rick Riordan
Her name badge read: Hello! My name is DIE, DEMIGOD SCUM! -- Rick Riordan
AH, MY THREE FAVORITE WORDS: Carter, shut up. Zia -- Rick Riordan
Leo unfurled the little strip of paper. It read: THAT'S YOUR REQUEST? SERIOUSLY? (OVER) On the back, the paper said: YOUR LUCKY NUMBERS ARE: TWELVE, JUPITER, ORION, DELTA, THREE, THETA, OMEGA. (WREAK VENGEANCE UPON GAEA, LEO VALDEZ.) -- Rick Riordan
The Bifrost,' Gunilla said. 'The rainbow bridge leading from Asgard to Midgard. -- Rick Riordan
I glanced back. Annabeth was trying not to meet my eyes. Her face was pale. I flashed back to two years ago, when I'd thought she was going to take the pledge to Artemis and become a Hunter. I'd been on the edge of a panic attack, thinking that I'd lose her. Now she looked pretty much the same way. -- Rick Riordan
Her face was pale, her eyes as sad as when she looked at the ocean. -- Rick Riordan
Yeah, my bad," Leo muttered. "I should've crashed on one of the other islands. Oh, wait-there aren't any!"
She [Calypso] snarled and kept walking along the edge of the water. -- Rick Riordan
But how do we even get to the land of the dead?" I asked. "I mean ... without dying. -- Rick Riordan
Otis clopped forward and sighed. "Well, if you need a volunteer to die, I suppose I can do it. I've always loved weddings-"
Shut up, dummy!" Marvin said. "You're a goat! -- Rick Riordan
Nereus spun and expanded, turning into a killer whale, but I grabbed his dorsal fin as he burst out of the water.
A whole bunch of tourists went, "Whoa!"
I managed to wave at the crowd. Yeah, we do this every day here in San Francisco. -- Rick Riordan
I've got this." Apollo stepped forward. His fiery armor was so bright it was hard to look at, and his matching Ray-Bans and perfect smile made him look like a male model for battle gear. "God of medicine, at your service. -- Rick Riordan
Sometimes the hardest power to master is the power of yielding. -Hestia -- Rick Riordan
Kronos took the child in his arms and saw right away that Demeter was another goddess. She glowed with an aura even more powerful than Hestia's. She was trouble with a capital tau. -- Rick Riordan
The Set animal's jaws were pried open so fast that it yelped and let go of my arm. I stood, now encased in a magical barrier twice my normal size, and kicked Leroy into a wall.
Good! said Horus. Now dispatch the beast to the netherworld!
Quiet man. I'm doing all the work. -- Rick Riordan
He also didn't mind Piper's using him for a pillow. She had a cute way of breathing when she slept - inhaling through the nose, exhaling with a little puff through the mouth. He was also disappointed when she woke up. -- Rick Riordan
The others were a little surprised when Piper came back on a pegasus with two unconscious demigods. -- Rick Riordan
Jason looked like her was trying to figure out an equation. Let me get this straight. Your table ran away ... because you polished him with windex. -- Rick Riordan
All aboard for one last trip. -- Rick Riordan
Jason muttered "And I saw something ... Really terrible."
"That was Hera," Thalia grumbled, "Her Majesty, the Loose Cannon."
"That's it, Thalia Grace," Said the goddess. "I will turn you into and aardvark, so help me-"
"Stop it, you two," Piper said. Amazingly, they both shut up. -- Rick Riordan
You must forge your own path for it to mean anything. -- Rick Riordan
Piper gave Lit a friendly sorry-about-that smile. Even with her hair messed up and wearing two-day-old clothes, she looked extremely cute, and Jason felt a little jealous she was giving Lit that smile. -- Rick Riordan
I wondered if Olympus had gone to a commercial break, or if our ratings had been any good. -- Rick Riordan
Percy: "Hey, how's it going?" Annabeth: "Uh, no thanks." Percy: "Okay ... have you eaten anything today?" Annabeth: "I think Leo is on duty. Ask him." Percy: "So, my hair is on fire." Annabeth: "Okay. In a while." She got like this sometimes. It was one of the challenges of dating an Athena girl. -- Rick Riordan
I need a free hand for slapping you when you act stupid. -- Rick Riordan
The pinecone is a fearsome tool of destruction!
-Bacchus -- Rick Riordan
Bring it on, Pinecone Face! -- Rick Riordan
People can be creul,people can be mean, what they say about us is not true it makes it there opinion, and it doesnt mean thats how the rest of the world see's it. -- Rick Riordan
Well, I hope you like it here, Leo. It used to be ... really nice. -- Rick Riordan
I hope I packed well for you," Hermes said. "I do have some experience with travel. -- Rick Riordan
Khufu carefully picked out everything that ended with-o - Doritos, Oreos, and some chunks of meat. Buffalo? Armadillo? I was scared to even ask. -- Rick Riordan
The meat loaf is coming right up, dear," she told Gabe. "Meat loaf surprise. -- Rick Riordan
Hello, Paranoia, My Old Friend -- Rick Riordan
For me, writing for kids is harder because they're a more discriminating audience. While adults might stay with you, if you lose your pacing or if you have pages of extraneous description, a kid's not going to do that. They will drop the book. -- Rick Riordan
There is always a way out for those cleaver enough to find it-Athena
When you wake up, you have two choices, to go on dreaming your dreams or get up and chase them.
It's not about the destination, it's about the journey.
a journey begins with a single step. -- Rick Riordan
Whathat!" Tyson gasped. "Those are the stables for the pegasi," I replied, "You know, winged horses?" "Whasthat!" "Um ... those are the toilets. -- Rick Riordan
Some risks are worth taking, even if it means losing a life. -- Rick Riordan
Heroes like you always have a weak spot. We just have to find it, and then we can kill you. Won't that be lovely? Have a cheese 'n' Wiener! -- Rick Riordan
Dreams like a podcast,
Downloading truth in my ears.
They tell me cool stuff."
"Apollo?" I guess, because I figured nobody else could make a haiku that bad.
He put his finger to his lips. "I'm incognito. Call me Fred."
"A god named Fred? -- Rick Riordan
You will suffer, son of Hades!'
What else is new? Nico thought. -- Rick Riordan
we have war games after dinner. -- Rick Riordan
As a general rule, I preferred not to have my soul reaped. -- Rick Riordan
Percy: We're staying together. You're not getting away from me. Never again.
Annabeth: As long as we're together. -- Rick Riordan
You're not getting away from me. Never again. - Percy -- Rick Riordan
We're staying together," he promised. "You're not getting away from me. Never again. -- Rick Riordan
(Dylan air - gross) -- Rick Riordan
Leo didn't usually think of the ukulele as a sad instrument. (Pathetic, sure. But not sad.) Yet the tune Apollo strummed was so melancholy it broke Leo's feels. -- Rick Riordan
canyons like a chorus of zombies. I mentioned this to Blitzen, but he set me straight. -- Rick Riordan
Sadie," he said forlornly, "when you become a parent, you may understand this. One of my hardest jobs as a father, one of my greatest duties, was to realize that my own dreams, my own goals and wishes, are secondary to my children's. -- Rick Riordan
Christmas in the Underworld was NOT my idea.
If I'd known what was coming, I would've called in sick. I could've avoided an army of demons, a fight with a Titan, and a trick that almost got my friends and me cast into eternal darkness.
But no, I had to take my stupid English exam. -- Rick Riordan
Who is this lady?" he asked me.
"Britomartis," I said. "The Lady of Nets."
Leo looked dubious. "Does that include basketball and the Internet?"
"Just hunting and fishing nets," I said. -- Rick Riordan
Piper and Hazel were ready to go, but first Annabeth turned to Percy, who was leaning on the starboard rail, gazing over the bay.
Annabeth took his hand. "What are you going to do while we're gone?"
"Jump in the harbor," he said casually, like another kid might say, I'm going to get a snack. -- Rick Riordan
It will be the dawn of my new kingdom. I will scour all life from this continent, and this pyramid shall stand as a monument to my power - the final and eternal tomb of Osiris! -- Rick Riordan
Maia hated this town. Everything was connected. Everybody was somebody's cousin or childhood friend. A city of a million-plus people, and they still operated like a little country town. -- Rick Riordan
They're not so bad. They just need some attention ... Like pets. Or my brother. -- Rick Riordan
Most people call it The Book of the Dead," he told me. "Rich Egyptians were always buried with a copy, so they could have directions through the Duat to the Land of the Dead. It's like an Idiot's Guide to the Afterlife. -- Rick Riordan
We need our goats!" I yelled.
I waded through the crowd until I reached our chariot. I grabbed Otis's face and pressed my forehead against his.
"Testing," I whispered. "Is this goat on? Thor, can you hear me?"
"You have beautiful eyes," Otis told me. -- Rick Riordan
Polybotes found it difficult to say good-bye, since he no longer had a head. -- Rick Riordan
Be careful of love. It'll twist your brain around and leave you thinking up is down and right is wrong. -- Rick Riordan
I racked my brain trying to remember the names of all of Nut's five children. Bit difficult without my brother, the human Wikipedia, around to keep track of such trivia for me. -- Rick Riordan
Leo took out a pen and autographed the arm of one of the nymphs. Narcissus is a loser! He's so weak, he can't bench-press a Kleenex. He's so lame, when you look up lame on Wikipedia, it's got a picture of Narcissus - only the picture's so ugly, no one ever checks it out. -- Rick Riordan
My glowing form was so heavy, its feet sank into the top of the tank.
"Sekhmet!" I yelled.
The lioness whirled and snarled, trying to locate my voice.
"Up here, kitty!" I called.
She spotted me and her ears went back. "Horus?"
'Unless you know another guy with a falcon head. -- Rick Riordan
Amos stopped before the entrance, which was the size of a garage door - a dark heavy square of timber with no visible handle or lock. "Carter after you."
"Um, how do I - "
"How do you think?"
Great another mystery. I was about to suggest we ram Amos's head against it and see if that worked. -- Rick Riordan
Just remember if we get caught, you're deaf and I don't speak English. -- Rick Riordan
For thousands of years, you humans have been throwing in everything as you come across
hopes, dreams, wishes that never came true. Irresponsible waste management, if you ask me. -- Rick Riordan
A loaded gun
deadly, easy to reach, impossible to ignore. -- Rick Riordan
Annabeth turned the blade of her drakon-bone sword, which Percy had to admit made her look pretty intimidating and hot in a "Barbarian Princess" kind of way. "So I guess your Death Mist is pretty useless, then," she said. The goddess bared her broken -- Rick Riordan
His family included all the demigods who fought at his side, Roman and Greek, new friends and old. He wasn't going to let anyone break his family apart. -- Rick Riordan
Intelligence won wars, not brute force. -- Rick Riordan
It always disappointed me when mortals put themselves first and failed to see the big picture - the importance of putting me first -- Rick Riordan
Apparently, Clytius hadn't expected her to be quite so suicidal. He was slow raising his sword. By the time he slashed, Hazel had ducked between his legs and jabbed her Imperial gold blade into his gluteus maximus. Not very ladylike. The nuns at St. Agnes would never have approved. But it worked. -- Rick Riordan
He wore pointy-toed leather shoes, designer pants that were way too tight, and a god-awful silk shirt with the top three buttons open. Maybe he thought he looked like a groovy love god, but the guy couldn't have weighed more than ninety pounds, and he had a bad case of acne. -- Rick Riordan
Throwing down your staff may sound like a sign of surrender, but in Egyptian magic, it's bad news. It usually means, 'Hey, I'm going to summon a big nasty thing to kill you while I stand safely inside my circle and laugh'. -- Rick Riordan
You say I'm a demigod. I say I'm a receipt. My dad crafted a pair of earrings for Freya. She married him for a day. She -- Rick Riordan
I keep thinking about fire," Piper said. "How we expect Leo to beat this giant because he's ... " "Hot?" Leo suggested with a grin. "Um, let's go with flammable. -- Rick Riordan
She approached his throne warily, looking at Poseidon and Apollo, who were both grinning at her, holding bouquets of flowers and boxes of candy. She though, uh-oh. -- Rick Riordan
Let's see, today is Thor's Day the sixteenth." "You mean Thursday?" "That's what I said. The island will rise on the full moon six days from now, on the twenty-second, which is Woden's Day." "Wednesday?" I asked. "That's what I said. -- Rick Riordan
Nut shrugged. Set had always been Set, for better or worse. But he is still part of our family. It is difficult to lose any member of your family ... is it not? -- Rick Riordan
Nico knew something about ghosts. Letting them get inside your head was dangerous. He wanted to help Reyna, but since his own strategy was to deal with his problems alone, spurning anyone who tried to get close, he couldn't exactly criticize Reyna for doing the same thing. -- Rick Riordan
A moose tried to eat us, Hearth signed. "Excuse me?" I asked. "A moose?" Hearth grunted in exasperation. He spelled out: D-E-E-R. Same sign for both animals. "Oh, that's much better," I said. "A deer tried to eat you. -- Rick Riordan
Leo dropped into the pool and approched the cage. "Hola, Tia. Little bit of trouble?"
She [Hera] crossed her arms and sighed in exasperation. "Don't inspect me like I'm one of your machines, Leo Valdez. Get me out of here! -- Rick Riordan
God alert!" Blackjack yelled. "It's the wine dude!
Mr. D sighed in exasperation. "The next person, or horse, who calls me the 'wine dude' will end up in a bottle of Merlot! -- Rick Riordan
You teach combat, I guess."
Aphros threw up his hands in exasperation. "Why does everyone assume that?"
Leo glanced at the massive sword on the fish-guy's back. "Uh, I don't know. -- Rick Riordan
I was glad to be with her, but it also kind of hurt, and it hurt when I wasn't with her, too. -- Rick Riordan
Finally they reached the Colosseum, where a dozen guys in cheap gladiator costumes were scuffling with the police - plastic swords versus batons. Percy wasn't sure what that was about, but he and Annabeth decided to keep walking. Sometimes mortals were even stranger than monsters. -- Rick Riordan
You kidding? So many preservatives in these things, I'll live forever. -- Rick Riordan
Teachers and librarians are some of my favorite people, especially since I was a teacher myself. I love talking to them because they have wonderful ideas about how to share books, and especially about how to share my books with kids. -- Rick Riordan
Really? That would be a first. I'm the son of Hades, Jason. I might as well be covered in blood or sewage, the way people treat me. I don't belong anywhere. I'm not even from this century. But that's not enough to set me apart. -- Rick Riordan
Getting a second life is one thing. Making it a better life, that's the trick. -- Rick Riordan
A Kind Act can sometimes be as Powerful as A Sword -- Rick Riordan
I'd been to the British museum before. In fact I've been in more museums than I like to admit - it makes me sound like a total geek.
[That's Sadie in the background, yelling I am a total geek. Thanks, Sis.] -- Rick Riordan
Why did adults have to be so thick? They always say "tell the truth", and when you do, they don't believe you. What's the point? - Sadie Carter (Red Pyramid) -- Rick Riordan
Gaea?" Leo shook his head. "Isn't that Mother Nature? She's supposed to have, like, flowers in her hair and birds singing around her and dear and rabbits doing her laundry."
"Leo, that's Snow White," Piper said. -- Rick Riordan
You guys are so ... dark. Even if I used flash, I'm not sure it would come out."
"Y-yeah," Percy managed. "You guys aren't photogenic. -- Rick Riordan
Nothing?" Favonius cried. "The one you care for most ... plunged into Tartarus, and you still will not allow the truth?"
Suddenly Jason felt like he was eavedropping.
The one you care for most. -- Rick Riordan
Dude." Jason gave Percy a bear hug.
"Back from Tartarus!" Leo whooped. "That's my peeps! -- Rick Riordan
Perhaps I simply didn't think about it too much. I've found that thinking often interferes with doing. It's one of those lessons that gods learn early in their careers. -- Rick Riordan
Her most recent birthday. She'd just turned thirteen. But not last December - December 17, 1941, the last day she had lived in New Orleans. -- Rick Riordan
My understanding of magic is fairly straightforward. Hit enemies with a sword until they're dead. If they rise again, hit them again. Repeat as necessary. It worked against Set. -- Rick Riordan
Beckendorf walked up with his helmet under his arm. 'She likes you, man.'
'Sure,' I muttered. 'She likes me for target practice.'
'Nah, they always do that. A girl starts trying to kill you, you know she's into you.
'Makes a lot of sense. -- Rick Riordan
The old women only stuck around this long out of a sense of duty. Your mom was the same way. That's why I loved her. She put her duty first, ahead of evverything. -- Rick Riordan
Annabeth sat up and glared at her ankle.
"You HAD to break," she scolded it.
The ankle did not reply. -- Rick Riordan
But you'll be killed!"
"I'll be fine. Besides, we've got no choice."
Annabeth glared at me like she was going to punch me. And then she did something that surprised me even more. She kissed me. -- Rick Riordan
Grand buildings made her feel better
maybe because being in a place so permanent made her feel more permanent. -- Rick Riordan
Yeah, Cabin One. A big honor, the other campers had told him. Sure, if you liked sleeping in a cold tempelby yourself with Hippie Zeus frowning down at you all night. -- Rick Riordan
There's no point in defending camp if you guys die. All our friends are here. -- Rick Riordan
slashed the horse's muzzle with its huge talons. The horse reared up and kicked at the eagle's wings. As -- Rick Riordan
There's my baby!" I cried, quite carried away, "There's my poochiekins!"
"Sadie," My dad said firmly, "Please do not refer to the devourer of souls as 'poochiekins'. -- Rick Riordan
I sort of fell."
"Percy! Six hundred and thirty feet? -- Rick Riordan
Leo. Jason said, you're wierd. Yeah, you tell me that a lot. Leo grinned. But if you don't remember me, that means I can reuse all my old jokes. Come on! -- Rick Riordan
I'd love to tell you that I walked in and killed the snakes, Annabeth stabbed Elvis in the back and took his scroll, and we went home happy. You'd figure once in a while things would work out the way we planned. But noooooo. -- Rick Riordan
Otis barreled towards them empty-handed, before apparently realizing that a) he was empty-handed and b) charging towards a large body of water to fight a son of Poseidon was maybe not a good idea. -- Rick Riordan
It was fun to burn. -- Rick Riordan
Good idea," Percy put in. "Go burn your bears, Octavian. -- Rick Riordan
As for her charmspeak, she'd gotten so powerful it made Leo nervous. If she told him to eat his vegetables, he might actually do it. -- Rick Riordan
Well, I live a double life. Tonight, I'll escort you to dinner. Then I have to rush home and finish my calculus homework.'
'You're not joking, are you?'
'I never joke about calculus homework. -- Rick Riordan
She ended up marrying Oceanus, which was kind of a no-brainer. Hey, you like water? I like water too! We should totally go out! -- Rick Riordan
We've all got weaknesses. Me, for instance. I'm tragically funny and good-looking. -- Rick Riordan
Carter stood straight. I could see the doubt and fear in him, but possibly that was just because I knew him. I'd spoken his secret name. On the outside, he looked confident, strong, adult - even kingly. [Yes, I said that. Don't get a big head, brother dear. You're still a huge dork.] -- Rick Riordan
I felt like one of Apollo's sacred cows- slow, dumb, and bright red. -- Rick Riordan
He was slumped over, blood trickling from the side of his mouth. I shook his furry hip, thinking, No! Even if you are half barnyard animal, you're my best friend and I don't want you to die!
Then he groaned "Food," and I knew there was hope. -- Rick Riordan
But family connections are weird. Even if your relatives aren't good to you, they're still your blood. You can't lose that connection completely. And believe me, I've got a few relatives on my dad's side I'd love to lose. -- Rick Riordan
Knowledge of any value can't be given. It must be sought and earned -- Rick Riordan
Percy gulped. When he and his friends had encountered Hercules at the Straits of Gibraltar, it hadn't gone well. The exchange had involved a lot of yelling, death threats, and high-velocity pineapples. -- Rick Riordan
I've found that thinking often interferes with doing. -- Rick Riordan
There will be guards," Bast said. "And traps. And alarms. You can bet the house is heavily charmed to keep out gods."
"Magicians can do that?" I asked. I imagined a big can of pesticide labeled God-Away. -- Rick Riordan
Nothing is more tragic than loving someone to the depths of your soul and knowing they cannot and will not ever love you back. -- Rick Riordan
Not your girlfriend?" Grandmother guessed. "Well, she should be, you dolt! Don't let her get away. You need strong women in your life, if you haven't noticed. Now, to business. -- Rick Riordan
There's nothing here," Carter said.
"What do you want?" I asked. "We've got wax, some toilet papyrus, an ugly statue. -- Rick Riordan
Zia's senile grandfather? Nope. That was Ra, god of the sun, first divine pharaoh of Egypt and archenemy of Apophis. Last spring we'd gone on a quest to find him and revive him from his twilight sleep, trusting he would rise in all his glory and fight the Chaos snake for us. -- Rick Riordan
I (Percy) set Nico on guard duty with Beckendorf and the Stoll brothers, figuring he'd be safely out of the way.
"What's happening?" Nico demanded, trying to climb up next to me. -- Rick Riordan
Another thing I learned: it's one thing to climb a rope in gym class. It's a completely different thing to climb a rope attached to a moving pig's wing while you're flying at a hundred miles an hour. -- Rick Riordan
Our camels plodded along. Katrina tried to kiss, or possibly spit on Hindenburg, and Hindenburg farted in response. I found this a depressing commentary on boy-girl relationships. -- Rick Riordan
While Coach Hedge was having dinner on the foredeck, a wild pegasus appeared from nowhere,stampeded over the coach's enchiladas, and flew off again, leaving cheesy hoof prints all across the deck. "What was that for?" the coach demanded. -- Rick Riordan
He'd heard about people who ascended too quickly and developed nitrogen bubbles in their blood. Leo wanted to avoid carbonated blood. -- Rick Riordan
Otrera, we meet at last,' he said. 'Dang, girl, you're fine.' Otrera's knees shook. It's not every day you meet one of your favourite gods. But she didn't bow or kneel. She was done bowing to men, even Ares. Also, -- Rick Riordan
It isn't easy being a brilliant inventor, always alone. Always misunderstood. Easy to turn bitter, make horrible mistakes. People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
-Hephaestus -- Rick Riordan
You can do this" I murmured. "You are my brother. I love you. All the embarrassing bits, all the annoying bits, which I imagine is most of you
a thousand Zias might run away from you if they knew the truth. But I won't. I'll still be here. -- Rick Riordan
Nico's voice was like broken glass. "I- I wasn't in love with Annabeth."
"You were jealous of her," Jason said. "That's why you didn't want to be around her. Especially why you don't want to be around ... him. It makes total sense. -- Rick Riordan
Just keep moving! we're almost there." "almost where?" Juno chuckled. "all roads lead there child. you should know that" "detention?" Percy asked. "Rome, child, the old woman said. "Rome -- Rick Riordan
Juno: "All roads lead there child. You should know that."
Percy: "Detention? -- Rick Riordan
Juno: "The heroes of olympus must unite! After your victory over kronos in manhattan ... well I fear that wounded jupiter's self-esteem."
Percy: Cause I was right and he was wrong"
Juno: "He should be used to that after being married to me so long, but alas. -- Rick Riordan
Every molecule in Jason's body told him he was on enemy ground. -- Rick Riordan
He pushed that thoughts away. He didn't like painful memories. Keep moving
that was his motto. Don't dwell in things. Don't stay in one place too long. It was the only way to stay ahead of the sadness. -- Rick Riordan
Someday, you will make an excellent guardian ba."
"Thanks," I muttered. "Can't wait to be poultry forever. -- Rick Riordan
Seeing Carter hurt was the final insult. My grandparents had been possessed. My friends had been attacked, and my birthday ruined. But my brother was off-limits. No one was allowed to hurt my brother. -- Rick Riordan
We wandered the halls of an infinite magic nursing home, led by a hippo nurse with a torch. Really, just an ordinary night for the Kanes. -- Rick Riordan
Ever hold your hand over a torch (sorry, a flashlight for you Americans). -- Rick Riordan
Calypso: "You think it's funny to send me this ... this charbroiled runt of a boy to ruin my tranquility? This is NOT FUNNY! take him back!"
Leo: "Hey, sunshine, I'm right here you know ... "
Calypso: "Do NOT call me sunshine! -- Rick Riordan
You know how teachers tell you the magic word is 'please'? That's not true. The magic word is 'puke'. It will get you out of class faster than anything else. -- Rick Riordan
I love to read and you should read percy kackson & the olympians the last one the best -- Rick Riordan
Then Charon looked at me. That cold stare behind his glasses seemed to bore a hole through my chest. "Here now," he said. "You couldn't read my name correctly. Are you dyslexic, lad?"
"No," I said. "I'm dead. -- Rick Riordan
Whoa," said Nico as he climbed off the bus. "Is that a climbing wall?"
"Yeah," I (Percy) said.
"Why is there lava pouring down it?"
"Little extra challenge ... " - Percy -- Rick Riordan
I hate it when pretty girls turn into tree. -- Rick Riordan
I remembered the last thing my mom ever told me. I'd been reluctant to use the fire escape, reluctant to leave her, but she'd gripped my arms and made me look at her. Magnus, run. Hide. Don't trust anyone. I'll find you. Whatever you do, don't go to Randolph for help. -- Rick Riordan
Not knowing is half the fun," Aphrodite said, "Exquisitely painful isn't it? Not being sure who you love and who loves you? Oh, you kids! It's so cute I'm going to cry! -- Rick Riordan
When she kissed me, I had the feeling my brain was melting right through my body. -- Rick Riordan
It hasn't been easy, you know. Having the dead for company. Knowing that I'll never be accepted by the living. Only the dead respects me, and they only do that out of fear. -- Rick Riordan
Being productive. Ugh. It's such a human concept. It implies you have limited time (LOL) and have to work hard to make something happen (double LOL). -- Rick Riordan
a tree falls in the forest and crushes a demon, does the tree get cursed? -- Rick Riordan
Relax," Chiron told me. "Keep a clear head. And remember, you may be about to prevent the biggest war in human history."
"Relax," I said. "I'm very relaxed. -- Rick Riordan
When I was young, my favorite picture book was 'Fletcher and Zenobia,' written by Edward Gorey and illustrated by Victoria Chess. It's long out of print now, but its mix of macabre humor and 1960s psychedelia made it a perfect children's book for the times. -- Rick Riordan
The world may need fixing, but it's worth preserving. -- Rick Riordan
What the creeping crud is that?" [Percy] demanded. "You're inside a giant glowing chicken-man!"
"Hawk!" I yelled.
I decided that if I survived this day I would have to make sure this guy never met Sadie. They'd probably take turns insulting me for the rest of eternity. -- Rick Riordan
Kids are baby goats. They're cute and they have redeeming social value. You are definitely not kids. -- Rick Riordan
My father, Zeus, did not love me. The demigods at Camp Half-Blood did not love me. Python and the Beast and his comrades at Triumvirate Holdings did not love me. It was almost enough to make me question my self-worth.
No, no. That was crazy talk. -- Rick Riordan
I seriously needed an extra-strength magic pillow, because my ba refused to stay put. [And no, Sadie, I don't think wrapping my head in duct tape would've worked either.] -- Rick Riordan
Thalia had gotten herself turned into a pine tree when she was twelve. Me ... Well, I was doing
my best not to follow her example. I had nightmares about what Poseidon might turn me into
if I were ever on the verge of death
plankton, maybe. Or a floating patch of kelp. -- Rick Riordan
I had nightmares about what Poseidon might turn me into if I were on the verge of death-plankton maybe.
-Percy Jackson -- Rick Riordan
When he woke, daylight was coming through the glass floor, and a boy's voice said, Oh ... You are in so much trouble. -- Rick Riordan
Suddenly he thought of Bob. Tell the sun and stars hello for me. Percy's smile melted. Bob and Damasen had sacrificed their lives so that Percy and Annabeth could sit here now, enjoying the sunlight and laughing with their friends. It wasn't fair. -- Rick Riordan
I couldn't miss Percy's fifteenth birthday," Poseidon said. "Why, if this were Sparta, Percy would be a man today!"
"That's true," Paul said. "I used to teach ancient history."
Poseidon's eyes twinkled. "That's me. Ancient history. -- Rick Riordan
He looked like those paintings of baby angels - what do you call them, hubbubs? No cherubs. That's it. He looked like a cherub who'd turned middle-aged in a trailer park. -- Rick Riordan
But (Peresphone) was like, the goddess of flowers." Grover looked offended. "Springtime. -- Rick Riordan
Hi, this is Ganymede, cup-bearer to Zeus, and when I'm out buying wine for the Lord of the Skies, I always buckle up! -- Rick Riordan
Sorry if that offends your sense of right and wrong. Oh wait. No, I'm not. -- Rick Riordan
He considered shooting a column of fire at the nearest tour bus and blowing up the gas tank, but he decided that might be a tad dramatic. -- Rick Riordan
Leo laughed. "I keep forgetting about your amnesia. Heh. Forgetting about amnesia. That's funny. But yeah, her dad's Tristan McLean." "Uh - Sorry, what was he in?" "It doesn't matter," Piper said quickly. -- Rick Riordan
A hero can go anywhere, challenge anyone, as long as he has the nerve. -- Rick Riordan
The afterlife looks different to every soul," he said, "depending on whatthey believe. For that guy, Egypt must've made a strong impression when he was young , maybe."
"And if someone doesn't believe in any afterlife?" i asked.
Walt gave me a sad look. "Then that's what they experience. -- Rick Riordan
The pig says oink. -- Rick Riordan
I have an uncle and cousin in Boston." Percy looked shocked. "You, with the Yankees cap? You've got family in Red Sox country?" Annabeth smiled weakly. "I never see them. My dad and my uncle don't get along. Some old rivalry. I don't know. It's stupid what keeps people apart. -- Rick Riordan
She(Annabeth) saw Grover and said weakly, your not ... married? -- Rick Riordan
Frank scooted back like the disk might explode. He had an orange-juice mustache and a brownie-crumb beard that made Piper want to hand him a napkin. -- Rick Riordan
Look, lady, we're not going to go all HUNGER GAMES on each other. Isn't going to happen. -- Rick Riordan
So," I (Percy) said glumly. "We're going to get a ride from your brother, huh?"
Artemis's silver eyes gleamed. "Yes, boy. You see, Bianca di Angelo is not the only one with
an annoying brother. It's time for you to meet my irresponsible twin, Apollo. -- Rick Riordan
Carter, not to be unkind," I said, "but the last few months you've been seeing messages about Zia everywhere. Two weeks ago, you thought she was sending you a distress call in your mashed potatoes."
"It was a Z! Carved right in the potatoes! -- Rick Riordan
Pretty soon we'd laced the sneakers over his fake feet, and the world's first flying goat boy was ready for launch. -- Rick Riordan
What if we promoted, like, Adidas or something? Would that make Nike mad enough to show up? -- Rick Riordan
He'd removed his helmet, revealing a babyish face that didn't go with his military haircut or his big burly frame. He looked like a toddler who'd taken steroids and joined the Marines. -- Rick Riordan
Suddenly Leo got an idea so incredible that his nose burst into flames. He patted it out as quickly as possible. Man, it was embarrassing when that happened. -- Rick Riordan
Fairness means everyone gets what they need. And the only way to get what you need is to make it happen yourself. -- Rick Riordan
Jules-Albert could -- Rick Riordan
I looked into his eyes, and I realized he was the same man I'd seen in my dreams. His face might be totally different, but the same soul was in there, the same intelligence and all the sadness. -- Rick Riordan
Sadie and I locked eyes. We had a brief, silent exchange, something like:
You ask her.
Of course Sadie's better at giving dirty looks, so I lost the contest. -- Rick Riordan
The Greeks described her eyes as 'oxlike'. Believe it or not, that was a compliment. It meant she had large, soft brown eyes that you could get lost in. I guess the Greeks spent a lot of time staring at oxen. -- Rick Riordan
In the old legends, Arachne had gotten into trouble because of pride. She'd bragged about her tapestries being better than Athena's, which had led to Mount Olympus's first reality TV punishment program: 'So You Think You Can Weave Better Than a Goddess?' Arachne had lost in a big way. -- Rick Riordan
How does it taste?" Carter wondered.
Zia smiled. "Stick out your tongue."
To answer Carter's question, the tattoo tasted like burning car tires.
"Ugh." I spit a blue gob of "order and harmony" into the fountain. -- Rick Riordan
At the ed of the hall stood a walnut door with a bronze plaque:
MD, DMD, DME, DC, DVS, FAAN, OMG, EMT, TTYL, FRCP, ME, IOU, OD, OT, PHARMD, BAMF, RN, PHD, INC., SMH
There may have been more acronyms in the list, but by that point Leo's brain had exploded. -- Rick Riordan
Me? I slept like the dead, which I hoped wasn't a sign of things to come. -- Rick Riordan
The first lesson every child of Athena learned: Mom was the best at everything, and you should never, ever suggest otherwise. -- Rick Riordan
There are so many fantastic stories and I want to bring Thor and Odin and the other gods into the modern world, just like I did with the Greeks and 'Percy Jackson.' I'll give the books an urban setting and have young people interacting with the Norse gods. -- Rick Riordan
Without you, I doubt Percy could find a way out of a paper bag.'
'True', Annabeth agreed.
'Hey!' Percy complained. -- Rick Riordan
My point is that love is the most powerful motivator in the world. It spurs mortals to greatness. Their noblest, bravest acts are done for love. -- Rick Riordan
Stars," she whispered. "I can see the stars again, my lady."
A tear trickled down Artemis's cheek. "Yes, my brave one. They are beautiful tonight."
Stars," Zoe repeated. Her eyes fixed on the night sky. And she did not move again. -- Rick Riordan
Number eight, the silver one, belongs to Artemis. She vowed to be a maiden forever. So of course, no kids. The cabin is, you know, honorary. If she didn't have one, she'd be mad. -- Rick Riordan
Jason wondered why his expression seemed farmiliar. The he realised. Nico Di Angelo had looked the same way after facing cupid.
Leo was heartsick. -- Rick Riordan
You live your entire life trapped in a sack of meat, unable to enjoy simple pleasures -- Rick Riordan
The world was collapsing, and the only thing that really mattered to me was that she was alive. -- Rick Riordan
Leo waited while the fish centaur put away his supplies. Aphros's lobster-claw horns kept swimming around in his thick hair, and Leo had to resist the urge to try and rescue them. -- Rick Riordan
Hazel had promised to visit again with Arion. The mermaids had written their phone numbers in waterproof ink on Hazel's arm so that she could keep in touch. Leo didn't even want to ask how mermaids got cell-phone coverage in the middle of the Atlantic. -- Rick Riordan
If I've got the powers of a god, then why am I so ... "
"Lame?" Sadie suggested.
"Shut up," I said. -- Rick Riordan
Hephaestus glowered up at us. "I didn't make you, did I?"
Uh," Annabeth said, "no, sir."
Good," the god grumbled. "Shoddy workmanship. -- Rick Riordan
To all my librarian friends, champions of books, true magicians in the House of Life. Without you, this writer would be lost in the Dust. -- Rick Riordan
In case you're wondering, the underside of a sheep doesn't smell that great. Imagine a winter sweater that's been dragged through the mud and left in the laundry hamper for a week. Something like that. -- Rick Riordan
You can never give up on family. -- Rick Riordan
Annabeth looked at me. " We have to get out of here."
" You think I want to be in the girls' restroom?"
" I mean the ship, Percy! We have to get off the ship."
" Smells bad," Tyson agreed. " And dogs eat all the eggs. Annabeth is right. We must leave the restroom and the ship. -- Rick Riordan
He pinched the name tag and ran his fingers under the letters. "Can you read this, mate? It says C-H-A-R-O-N. Say it with me: CARE-ON."
"Amazing! Now: Mr. Charon."
"Well done. -- Rick Riordan
put Mentos in his Spanish teacher's Diet Coke. -- Rick Riordan
Grover cradeled his laurel sapling in his hands. Well ... sure is good to be back together again. Arguing. Almost dying. Abject terror. Oh, look It's our floor -- Rick Riordan
Percy looked at Coach Hedge and Frank. "A trap?"
"Probably," Frank said.
"She's not mortal," Hedge said, sniffing the air. "Probably some kind of goat-eating, demigod-destroying fiend from Tartarus."
"No doubt," Percy agreed.
"Awesome." Hedge grinned. "Let's go. -- Rick Riordan
I try to avoid teaming up with goddesses who eat roadkill. It's one of my personal boundaries. -- Rick Riordan
Meg looked at me with something resembling respect. "What did you do to them?"
"Nothing," I said. "Half the trick to being a god is knowing how to bluff. -- Rick Riordan
But too much love is poison, especially when that love is not returned. -- Rick Riordan
It's a good thing Jack was no longer in my hands, because I would've pulled a full-on Kylo Ren temper tantrum. -- Rick Riordan
Her name is Annabeth," I said. "And she's one of a kind. -- Rick Riordan
What did he say?" Hazel asked.
"With the cussing removed? He said he can get us to the top," Percy replied. -- Rick Riordan
It is a costly thing, looking on the true face of Love. -- Rick Riordan
They plummeted toward the volcano as their largest piece of luggage - the forty-foot-tall Athena Parthenos - trailed after them, leashed to a harness on Nico's back like a very ineffective parachute. -- Rick Riordan
Percy's thoughts: I don't recommend shadow travel if your scared of:
A) The dark
B) Cold shivers up your spine
C) Strange noises
D) Going so fast you feel like your is peeling off
In other words I thought it was awesome -- Rick Riordan
I'm so hot that I'm willingly get with myself, I just don't know how. What do you say to do that for me? -- Rick Riordan
I love New York. You can pop out of the Underworld in Central Park, hail a taxi, head down Fifth Avenue with a giant hellhound loping along behind you and nobody even looks at you funny. -- Rick Riordan
Powdered doughnuts I will look for powdered doughnuts in the wilderness here doughnuts -- Rick Riordan
Oh, my dear! I'm afraid you've mistaken
me for someone else! My name is Rhea Silvia. I was the mother to Romulus and Remus, thousands of years ago. But you're so kind to think I look as young as the 1950s. -- Rick Riordan
Any moment now ... " The girl [Calypso] stared out at the water.
No magical raft appeared.
"Maybe it got stuck in a traffic," Leo said. -- Rick Riordan
A ruby-encrusted orb popped its top and helicopter blades unfolded. Leo was glad Buford the table wasn't here-he would've fallen in love. -- Rick Riordan
Different elevator music was playing since my last visit-that old disco song "Stayin' Alive." A terrifying image flashed through my mind of Apollo in bell-bottom pants and a slinky silk shirt. -- Rick Riordan
Tantalus made a wild grab, but the marshmallow committed suicide, diving into the flames. -- Rick Riordan
Maybe it's the other way around," Jason suggested. "Maybe people with special gifts show up when bad things are happening because that's when
they're needed most. -- Rick Riordan
Just for you non-sea-god types out there, don't go swimming in New York Harbor. It may not be as filthy as it was in my mom's day, but that water will still probably make you grow a third eye or have mutant children when you grow up. -- Rick Riordan
She often had to remind herself that she couldn't do everything alone. She wasn't always the best person for the job. Sometimes she got tunnel vision and forgot about what other people needed. -- Rick Riordan
You belong at Camp Jupiter. That sounded so ridiculous, Hazel almost laughed. She didn't belong in this place. She didn't even belong in this century. -- Rick Riordan
Are you guys busy?" Juniper asked.
"Well," I said, "we're in the middle of this game against a bunch of monsters and we're trying not to die."
"We're not busy," Annabeth said. -- Rick Riordan
Boys are usually forbidden to have any contact with the Hunters. The last one to see this camp ... " She looked at Zoe. "Which one was it?"
That boy in Colorado," Zoe said. "You turned him into a jackalope."
Ah, yes." Artemis nodded, satisfied. "I enjoy making jackalopes ... -- Rick Riordan
Just then, thunder boomed overhead. Lightning flashed, and the bars on the nearest window burst into sizzling, melted stubs of iron. Jason flew in like Peter Pan, electricity sparking around him and his gold sword steaming. Leo whistled appreciatively. Man, you just wasted an awesome entrance. -- Rick Riordan
My landlord Gary Hales was standing in his living room, watching out the window as I brought the man with the shoulder holstered gun and the black briefcase onto his property. Gary loves it when I do stuff like that. -- Rick Riordan
Go with what your heart tells you, or you will lose all. Hades feeds on doubt and hopelessness. He will trick you if he can, make you mistrust your own judgment. Once you are in his realm, he will never willingly let you leave. Keep faith. Good luck, Percy Jackson. -- Rick Riordan
Go on with what your heart tells you, or you will lose all. -- Rick Riordan
If the parents are too busy to read, it's a safe bet the children will feel the same way. Set aside time for family reading each night. It doesn't matter so much what the kids read, as long as you provide them space for reading and a sense that it is a valuable part of your daily routine. -- Rick Riordan
Let's have a good clean three-legged death race. -- Rick Riordan
No gift comes without a price. -- Rick Riordan
Keep moving. Don't get bogged down. Don't think about the bad stuff. Smile and joke even when you don't feel like it. -- Rick Riordan
Look, I never wanted to be a half-blood. most of the time it gets you killed in nasty, dangerous ways. -- Rick Riordan
That's a relief. I hate it when scholars disagree. -- Rick Riordan
I'm not saying hello to a pink poodle," I said. "Forget it." "Percy," Annabeth said. "I said hello to the poodle. You say hello to the poodle. -- Rick Riordan
His lion and hippo legs twitched. I wondered if netherworld monsters dreamed of chasing rabbits. -- Rick Riordan
My anger swelled. I couldn't believe I'd come this far, lost Tyson, suffered through so much, only to fail - stopped by a big stupid monster in a baby-blue tuxedo kilt. Nobody was going to swat down my friends like that! I mean ... nobody, not Nobody. Ah, you know what I mean. -- Rick Riordan
Zeus needed someone to blame, so of course he'd picked the handsomest, most talented, most popular god in the pantheon: me. -- Rick Riordan
I disobeyed Ra's wishes, and so he ordered my onw father, Shu-"
"Hang on," I said. "Shoe?"
"S-h-u," she said. "The god of the wind."
"On." I wished these gods had names that wearn't common household objects. "Go on, please. -- Rick Riordan
They were all at the First Nome, in Egypt, for a weeklong training session on controlling cheese demons (yes, they're a real thing; believe me, you don't want to know), so I was on my -- Rick Riordan
I guess we're even,Sadie.First,Walt and I rushed off to save you in London.Then,you and Walt rushed off to save me.The only one who got shafted on both deals was Walt.Poor guy gets hauled all over the world pulling us out of trouble -- Rick Riordan
They want to cook you and eat you," she said distatefully, "which is ridiculous. You'd taste terrible."
"Thank you, grandmother. -- Rick Riordan
During their separation, something had happened to Annabeth's feelings. They'd grown painfully intense-like she'd been forced to withdraw from a life-saving medication. Now she wasn't sure which was more excruciating-living with that horrible absence, or being with him again. -- Rick Riordan
O Great Teller of the Future and Inhaler of Volcanic Gas!' said the king. 'Can I get a boy child over here, or what? -- Rick Riordan
Can't I give him a sample first? -- Rick Riordan
One the next corner stood a cinder block restaurant with a hand-painted sign that read CHICKEN & WAFFLES. There was a queue of twenty people outside.
You Americans have the strangest taste. What planet is this? -- Rick Riordan
Beautiful,' Jason exclaimed. 'Piper, you ... you're a knockout. -- Rick Riordan
For once you're right, brother dear,' Sadie said. 'As much as I'd love to be a literal goddess, I suppose I'll have to remain a figurative one. -- Rick Riordan
If my life is going to mean something, I've got to live it myself -- Rick Riordan
You remind me of myself " Bes continued "back when I was a young dwarf. You got a stubborn
streak. When it comes to girl problems you're clueless. -- Rick Riordan
a dragon, a bear, a wolf, and two snakes entwined around a sword. The crest -- Rick Riordan
Good luck, boss. Don't let'em turn you into horse meat! (Blackjack) -- Rick Riordan
Tyson dropped the two warriors he was about to tie into a knot and jogged after us. He jumped on the centaur's back.
'Dude!' the centaur groaned, almost buckling under Tyson's weight. 'Do the words "low-carb diet" mean anything to you? -- Rick Riordan
I know you'll do what's best for Annabeth."
"How can you be sure?"
"Because she'd do the same for you. -- Rick Riordan
They were thirty feet away - much too far to reach the elevator - but Leo pulled out a screwdriver and chucked it like a throwing knife. An impossible shot. The screwdriver spun straight past Clytius and slammed into the UP button. -- Rick Riordan
Leo: "So ... giants who can throw mountains. Friendly wolves that will eat us if we show weakness. Evil espresso drinks. Gotcha. Maybe this isn't the best time to bring up my psycho babysitter."
Piper: "Is that another joke? -- Rick Riordan
If my mom told one more story about how cute I looked in the bathtub when I was three years old I was going to burrow into the snow and freeze myself to death. -- Rick Riordan
It's not how long you live that matters. It's what you live for. -- Rick Riordan
Otis," I said.
"Shhh," he said. "I'm incognito. Call me...Otis."
"I'm not sure that's how incognito works, but okay."
Otis, aka Otis climbed into the chair I'd reserved for Sam. -- Rick Riordan
He was drawn to painful thoughts, fear, darkness. And Reyna's darkest, most painful memory was San Juan. Her biggest fear? Coming back here. -- Rick Riordan
Look, Miss Victory ... " Percy tried for a smile. "We don't want to interrupt your crazy time. Maybe you can just finish this conversation with yourself and we'll come back later, with, um, some bigger weapons, and possibly some sedatives. -- Rick Riordan
The word Styx got her [Mrs. O'Leary, the hellhound] excited. She probably thought I meant sticks. She jumped a few times, chased her tail just to teach it who was boss, and then calmed down enough for me to push Nico onto her back. -- Rick Riordan
I believe you, Sadie."
"Oh really. I'm holding the bloody feather of truth, and you believe me. Well, thanks. -- Rick Riordan
Sadie, Carter, Annabeth and I exchanged uneasy looks. Normally when a god says, We must stop him , it means, You must stop him while I sit back and enjoy a cold beverage. But Nekhbet seemed serious about joining the gang. -- Rick Riordan
Happy the Dragon was not so happy. -- Rick Riordan
It was an annoying name to have. People tended to spell in Mangus, rhymes with Angus. I always corrected them: No, it's Magnus, rhymes with swagness. At which point they would stare at me blankly. -- Rick Riordan
Ares's power was causing my anger. He'd love it if I attacked. I didn't want to give him the satisfaction. -- Rick Riordan
Her eyes were puffy from crying , but she managed to say "he was the bravest friend I've ever had. He ... " Then she saw me. Her face went blood red. "He's right there! -- Rick Riordan
I tried to look confused, which is one of my most convincing expressions. -- Rick Riordan
Far below, I heard Cacus bellowing as millions, maybe even thousands of filthy gallons of water slammed into him. Meanwhile, Annabeth alternately shouted, gagged, hit me, called me endearing pet names like, "Idiot! Stupid
" and topped it all off with "Kill you! -- Rick Riordan
The end of the world started when a Pegasus landed on the hood of my car. -- Rick Riordan
Jason's heart lifted when he saw Nico di Angelo on the front lines with the Greeks, slashing his way through a crowd of two-headed men. -- Rick Riordan
You can count on me. I won't fail." "Not failing would be good. -- Rick Riordan
As it did every time she saw Frank, Hazel's heart performed a little skip-beat tap-dance - which really irritated her. Sure, he was a good friend - one of the only people at camp who didn't treat her as if she had a contagious disease. But she didn't like him in that way. -- Rick Riordan
The coach could do a goat-hoof tap dance around Nico's head and the son of Hades wouldn't even budge. -- Rick Riordan
He loves ordering new shows and canceling them after two episodes. God -- Rick Riordan
CHEERS, CARTER. At least you have the sense to hand me the microphone for important things.
Honestly, he drones on and on about his plans for the Apocalypse, but he makes no plans at all for the school dance. My brother's priorities are severely skewed.
Sadie Kane -- Rick Riordan
So, you invite a wild rabbit living in Italy to a party on the island of Crete. What's it supposed to do, swim there? Its little tux would get wet. -- Rick Riordan
You've got to be kid - Well, crud, what just happened there? I ran out of syl - -- Rick Riordan
The Underworld had no mercy. It only had justice -- Rick Riordan
Hazel shuddered, remembering her close call with Don that afternoon. If she hadn't moved quickly and snatched that diamond off the road ... She didn't want to think about it. She didn't need another death on her conscience. -- Rick Riordan
Kids are the audience I know best. -- Rick Riordan
I have moments like that alot, when my brain falls asleep or something, and the next thing I know I've missed something, as if a puzzle piece fell out of the universe and left me staring at the blank place behind it. -- Rick Riordan
Charlie ... " Silena's eyes were a million miles away. "See Charlie. -- Rick Riordan
See, bad things happen to me on field trips. Like at my fifth-grade school, when we went to the Saratoga battlefield, I had this accident with a Revolutionary War cannon. I wasn't aiming for the school bus, but of course I got expelled anyway. - Percy Jackson -- Rick Riordan
Our problems started in Dallas, when the fire-breathing sheep destroyed the King Tut exhibit. -- Rick Riordan
What are you talking about?" Narcissus demanded. "I am amazing. Everyone knows this."
"Amazing at pure suck," Leo said. "If I was as suck as you, I'd drown myself. Oh wait, you already did that. -- Rick Riordan
Dan Cahill thought he had the most annoying big sister on the planet. And that was before she set fire to two million dollars. -- Rick Riordan
My sister, with her ratty red-highlighted hair and her linen pajamas and her combat boots - how could she possibly worry about being possessed by a goddess? What goddess would want her, except the goddess of chewing gum? -- Rick Riordan
Yes, I would die to save Meg McCaffrey. - Apollo/Lester -- Rick Riordan
Don't get too comfortable out there in Hollywood, Gleeson," Piper said. Hedge snorted. "You kidding? These people make Aeolus look sane. -- Rick Riordan
Yeah, well. I don't try to be awesome. It just comes natural. -- Rick Riordan
DIE!" Gleeson Hedge dropped directly behind Orion, smacking his baseball bat over the giant's head so hard the Louisville Slugger cracked in half. -- Rick Riordan
--Gleeson Hedge -- Rick Riordan
Coach Hedge shouted, 'Let the movie star go, you big ugly cupcake! Or I'm gonna plant my hoof right up your ... -- Rick Riordan
I'm gonna be percy Jackson when I grow up," she told Hazel solemnly.
Hazel Smiled and ruffled her hair. "That's a good thing to be, Julia."
"Although," Frank said. "Frank Zhang would be good too. -- Rick Riordan
Yeah! Bring it on lake!" -Coach Gleeson Hedge -- Rick Riordan
I should've blown more stuff up. -Coach Gleeson Hedge -- Rick Riordan
Hey, wake up." Reyna's eyes fluttered open. Gleeson Hedge was leaning over her, shaking her shoulder. "We got trouble." His grave tone got her blood moving. "What is it?" She struggled to sit up. "Ghosts? Monsters?" Hedge scowled. "Worse. Tourists. -- Rick Riordan
I've been thinking."
That snapped Piper back to the present. Coming from your boyfriend, I've been thinking was kind of a scary line. -- Rick Riordan
Set screamed something in Ancient Egyptian. I was fairly sure it wasn't a compliment.
"I will rend your limbs from their sockets!" he shouted. "I will - "
"Die?" Carter suggested. -- Rick Riordan
open into the rain. "We're going together. Come on, Mom. -- Rick Riordan
And I was holding someone who was destined to be my best friend, or possibly my worst enemy. -- Rick Riordan
For a moment, Percy actually remembered what it was like to be happy. He had an amazing girlfriend. They could have a future together. -- Rick Riordan
What the Romans would have done left to their own devices, Nico didn't know.
But he hadn't counted on the Greeks. -- Rick Riordan
I don't do epilogues. I hate epilogues. It's like nailing the coffin shut on the story, allowing for no further growth and leaving no room for the readers' imaginations. -- Rick Riordan
We sat in silence, listening to strange creaks and groans in the maze, the echo of stones grinding together as tunnels changed, grew, and expanded. The dark made me think about the visions I'd seen of Nico di Angelo, and suddenly I realized something. -- Rick Riordan
Maybe Piper could shoot their enemies with high-velocity smoked hams. -- Rick Riordan
I should make sure my brethren don't go too overboard with the root beer. -- Rick Riordan
I hate it when people let me down, when things are temporary. I think that's why I want to be an architect."
"To build something permanent," I said. "A monument to last a thousand years. -- Rick Riordan
What I'm saying... I hate it when people let me down, when things are temporary. -- Rick Riordan
Piper!" Frank yelled. "Counter those empousai! We need some chaos."
"Thought you'd never ask." She started catcalling at the female demons: "Your makeup is smeared! Your friend called you ugly! That one is making a face behind your back! -- Rick Riordan
I sometimes forget that as bad as you think your family is, there's always someone who has it worse. -- Rick Riordan
I will not have a sea creature destroyed, if I can help it. And I can help it. -- Rick Riordan
Egypt is the First Nome. New York is the twenty-first. What's the last one, the Three-hundred-and-sixtieth?" "That would be Antarctica," Zia said. "A punishment assignment. Nothing there but a couple of cold magicians and some magic penguins." "Magic penguins?" "Don't ask. -- Rick Riordan
Why do you not disintegrate? Tartarus mused. You are nothing. You are even weaker than Krios and Hyperion. "I am Bob," said Bob. Tartarus hissed. What is that? What is Bob? "I choose to be more than Iapetus," said the Titan. "You do not control me. I am not like my brothers. -- Rick Riordan
The whole scene made Dan think of American history tests, which were almost as scary as exploding museums. -- Rick Riordan
Those movies... ridiculously inaccurate. The real gods of Asgard - Thor, Loki, Odin, and the rest - are much more powerful, much more terrifying than anything Hollywood could concoct. -- Rick Riordan
The Cyclopes growled, I don't see very well since the last hero poked my eye out, but you're ... NO ... LADY ... CYCLOPES! -- Rick Riordan
Happy Birthday Seaweed Brain -- Rick Riordan
Great," Percy said. "I always wanted to be glue. -- Rick Riordan
Why does it have to be so hard? Why can't it be a happily-ever-after ride-into-the-sunset feeling all the time? -- Rick Riordan
I am never, ever going to make things easy for you, Seaweed Brain. Get used to it. -- Rick Riordan
Percy," my father said, "what exactly do you mean?" "Kronos couldn't have risen if it hadn't been for a lot of demigods who felt abandoned by their parents," I said. "They felt angry, resentful, and unloved, and they had a good reason. -- Rick Riordan
Don't worry, goat boy. The milkman is dead. -- Rick Riordan
Then, finally, we were ready to charge in and save Sadie, and she rides up in a limousine driven by an ugly dwarf in a swimsuit, and she accuses us of being late.
So when she told us the dwarf was driving us to Russia, I was like, "Whatever." And I got into the car. -- Rick Riordan
Bes snorted. "That's okay. I finally came to my senses and found the right girl. Besides, you're a cat. It's your nature to think you're the center of the universe." She stared at him blankly. "But I am the center of the universe." Bes -- Rick Riordan
For all I knew, Zeus was aware of the Beast and his plans, and he had sent me here specifically to deal with the situation ... a thought that did not make me any more likely to get him a nice tie for Father's Day. -- Rick Riordan
Could an Olympian parent turn against his half-blood child? Would it sometimes be easier just to let them die? If there were ever any half-bloods who needed to worry about that, it was Thalia and me. I wondered if maybe I should've sent Poseidon that seashell pattern tie for Father's Day after all. -- Rick Riordan
If there were ever any half-bloods who needed to worry about that, it
was Thalia and me. I wondered if maybe I should've sent Poseidon that seashell pattern tie
for Father's Day after all.
Percy Jackson -- Rick Riordan
She's stronger than she looks... she'll survive. -- Rick Riordan
Okay, time to ruin this guy's outfit. -- Rick Riordan
Nike could start you two fighting easily." Percy gave her a sideways smile. "Yeah, we can't have another incident like in Kansas. I might kill my bro Jason." "Or I might kill my bro Percy," Jason said amiably. "Which proves my point," Annabeth said. -- Rick Riordan
As for Percy, he held his magic ballpoint pen like he was trying to decide whether to bust out some sword moves or autograph Nike's chariot. -- Rick Riordan
Percy muttered. 'I want to drown her.'
'Be patient, water boy.'
'Don't call me water boy. -- Rick Riordan
Somewhere behind them, Nike yelled, Try harder! That popcorn was not fatal! -- Rick Riordan
We were surrounded by thirty-foot-tall giants who were about to kill us. Then the sky opened up, and the gods descended."
"Grandad," the kids said, "you are full of schist."
"I'm not kidding!" he protested. -- Rick Riordan
June cackled with delight, muttering, "Whoops!" as a car almost killed them. -- Rick Riordan
There are parties, and then there are huge, major, blowout parties. And then there are Olympian parties. If you ever get a choice, go for the Olympian. -- Rick Riordan
You are amazing," she said. "And you make a very handsome elephant. -- Rick Riordan
It'll be dangerous," Nyssa warned him. "Hardship, monsters, terrible suffering. Possibly none of you will come back alive."
"Oh." Suddenly Leo didn't look so excited. Then he remembered everyone was watching. "I mean ... Oh, cool! Suffering? I love suffering! Let's do this. -- Rick Riordan
She stared at me. "Fly, ;ole, in an airplane, which you were warned never to do lest Zeus strike you out of the sky, AND carrying a weapon that has more destructive power than a nuclear bomb?"
"Yeah," I said. "Pretty much exactly like that. -- Rick Riordan
I'd come to respect the bag. -- Rick Riordan
The chariot lurched and bumped. It had no seat belts and the back was wide open, so Piper wondered if Jason would catch her again if she fell. -- Rick Riordan
After you reach the number impossible, there's no point in counting. -- Rick Riordan
There's one thing I've learned over the eons, it's that you can't give up on your family, no matter how tempting they make it. It doesn't matter if they hate you, or embarrass you, or simply don't appreciate your genius -- Rick Riordan
Nico di Angelo has warned them: the House of Hades would stir their worst memories, make them see things and hear things from the past Their ghosts would become restless. -- Rick Riordan
It's my big secret. -- Rick Riordan
Hey, boss, said Blackjack. Can we take a donut break? I wiped the sweat off my brow. "I wish, big guy, but the fight's still going on." In fact, I could hear it getting closer. My friends needed help. I jumped on Blackjack and we flew north toward the sound of explosions. FIFTEEN -- Rick Riordan
The most dangerous flaws are those which are good in moderation. -- Rick Riordan
Theophane gave birth to a magical ram named Krysomallos, who for some reason had wool made of gold. Eventually, Krysomallos would be skinned for his fleece, which became known as the Golden Fleece, which means I am related to a sheepskin rug. -- Rick Riordan
Now- I don't know what you think of when I say dragon. Whatever it is- it's not scary enough. -- Rick Riordan
We'll have to work on your bunny phobia later. -- Rick Riordan
Piper's dad used to say that being in the airport didn't count as visiting a city. Piper felt the same
way about sewers. -- Rick Riordan
As we got closer to Montauk, she seemed to grow younger, years of worry and work disappearing from her face. Her eyes turned the color of the sea. -- Rick Riordan
Whenever I'm tempted to hug a dwarf, that's usually a sign I need to move along. -- Rick Riordan
I caught Bast's arm when she was a few steps from the bank.
"Stay away from the water."
She frowned. "Carter, I'm a cat. I'm not going for a swim. But if you want to summon a river goddess, you really need to do it at the riverbank. -- Rick Riordan
Haven't seen Imhotep in millennia. I wonder what he's up to. Perhaps I should Google him - -- Rick Riordan
Hermes?" I stammered. "Hello, Percy. Didn't recognize me without my jogging clothes?" "Uh ... " I wasn't sure whether I was supposed to kneel or buy stamps from him or what. -- Rick Riordan
Remake the wild, a little at a time, each in your own corner of the world. You cannot wait for anyone else, even a god, to do that for you. -- Rick Riordan
The forge looked like a steam-powered locomotive had smashed into the Greek Parthenon and they had fused together. -- Rick Riordan
Where his eyes should've been, there was only fire, empty sockets glowing with miniature nuclear explosions. -- Rick Riordan
Nice work,' Nico said.
Lou Ellen blushed. 'Well, it's the only pig ball I have. So don't ask for an encore. -- Rick Riordan
You promised, Seaweed brain. We would not get separated! Ever again! -- Rick Riordan
Travis: The Aphrodite kids were ripping each other's clothes and throwing lipstick and jewellery. It was like a rabid herd of wild Bratz. -- Rick Riordan
Math test tomorrow.
Complete lack of preparation for test.
Check. -- Rick Riordan
Humans don't exist on the same level as immortals. They can't even be hurt by our weapons. But you,Percy - you are part god,part human.You live in both worlds.You can be harmed by both,and you can affect both. That's what makes heroes so special. -- Rick Riordan
[Jason] faltered when he looked at Leo, who was mimicking taking notes with an air pencil.
"Go on, Professor Grace!" he said, wide-eyed. "I wanna get an A on the test. -- Rick Riordan
Get closer," I told Blackjack. "I need to talk to the statue."
Now I'm sure you've lost it, boss, he muttered, but he flew as close as he could, dodging the flying statue. -- Rick Riordan
The thing about fate, Magnus: even if we can't change the big picture, our choices can alter the details.That's how we rebel against destiny, how we make our mark. What will you choose to do? -- Rick Riordan
A guy in Greek armor drew his sword and charged, but slipped in a puddle of pina colada. -- Rick Riordan
I wanted to flirt with with Chiara and steal her from Damien... or perhaps steal Damien away from Chiara, I wasn't sure yet -- Rick Riordan
I was starting to believe him, and that scared the baked beans out of me. -- Rick Riordan
I held it up, and tried to channel happy dog thoughts toward Cerberus- Alpo commercials, cute little puppies, fire hydrants. -- Rick Riordan
It was like looking at the ocean: some days, you could tell what mood
it was in. Most days, though, it was unreadable, mysterious. -- Rick Riordan
Makes us appreciate blessing, not be greedy and mean and fat like Polyphemus. -- Rick Riordan
G.I. Joe boxers!' Apollo screamed. 'OH - oh, I can't even... HAHAHAHAHA!' 'Aphrodite,' Athena giggled. 'You look simply lovely.' The gods couldn't stop laughing. Soon they were rolling on the floor, wiping tears from their eyes, taking photos with their phones to post on Tumblr. -- Rick Riordan
That's a long way," Nico said. "Plus, we don't have ... " His voice cracked. "You know ... our sea expert, Percy. -- Rick Riordan
[Percy] kept hoping things would get better for Annabeth and him, but their lives just got more dangerous, as if the Three Fates were up there spinning their futures with barbed wire instead of thread just to see how much two demigods could tolerate. -- Rick Riordan
You're cute when you're worried," she muttered. "Your eyebrows get all scrunched together."
You are not going to die while I owe you a favor," I said. "Why did you take that knife?"
You would've done the same for me. -- Rick Riordan
You're cute when you're worried. Your eyebrows get all scrunched together. -- Rick Riordan
Will and Nico sat shoulder to shoulder, bantering good-naturedly. They were so cute together it made me feel desolate. It -- Rick Riordan
Artemis laid the body of Hippolytos at his feet. "Asklepios, I need you to heal Hippolytos. Please! This is beyond even my powers." "Hmm," Asklepios said. "What's wrong with him?" "He's dead," Artemis said. "That's a serious condition. It's almost always fatal. But I'll see what I can do. -- Rick Riordan
We were absolutely destined to meet your hot sister -- Rick Riordan
Nico stepped into the sunlight, blinking and disoriented. Ugh ... Perhaps the cabin's designers had been right about the children of Hades being like vampires. He was not a morning person. -- Rick Riordan
I will feast on enemies of Ra until my belly is full!"
"Charming," Sadie whispered. -- Rick Riordan
I think anytime you're writing to the middle grades, you're writing to young readers who are trapped in a number of ways between two worlds: between childhood and adulthood, between their friends and their parents. -- Rick Riordan
Writing 'Book 1: The Maze of Bones' didn't feel much different than writing one of my other novels, but I thought it was very innovative to offer the website and trading card components as well for those readers who wanted to go more in depth with the Cahill experience. -- Rick Riordan
If he's survived as a loner all this time, maybe he's seen Jason. -- Rick Riordan
Perseus, you are not the hero. -- Rick Riordan
Who's your best buddy? -- Rick Riordan
Do yourself a favor,' I said. "Forget it. Forget you ever saw me."
"Forget that you tried to kill me too?"
"Yeah. That, too."
"But who are you?"
"Percy-" I started to say. Then the skeletons turned around. "Gotta go!"
"What kind of name is Percy Gotta-go?"
I bolted for the exit. -- Rick Riordan
Great. We just blow torched a national monument. -- Rick Riordan
The truth hit him. Jason wasn't quite Roman anymore. His time at Camp Half-Blood had changed him. Reyna had recognized that. Apparently, so did the undead legionnaires. If Jason no longer gave off the right sort of vibe, or aura of a Roman leader ... -- Rick Riordan
Why are they so sad?" I asked.
"Well, they're dead," Carter speculated. -- Rick Riordan
I need to find Meg." I wiped my mouth with a shaky hand. "What would the myrmekes do with her?"
"I don't know!"
"Tell me or I will not complete your customer service survey. -- Rick Riordan
Nico sheathed his black sword. 'You sure about this, Reyna? I don't like leaving you alone.'
Blackjack whinnied and licked the side of Nico's face.
'Gah! Okay, I'm sorry.' Nico wiped off the horse spit. 'Reyna's not alone. She's got a herd of excellent pegasi. -- Rick Riordan
Piper patted his shoulder. Trust me, Valdez. Beautiful people never lie. -- Rick Riordan
Paul patted Mrs. O'Leary's snout. The living room shook - BOOM, BOOM, BOOM - which either meant a SWAT team was breaking down the door or Mrs. O'Leary was wagging her tail.
I couldn't help but smile. -- Rick Riordan
Menshikov wants to see the old gold swallowed by Apophis. He wants to see the world plunged into darkness and chaos. He is quite insane.
[great response, I know. But what do you say to a story like that?] -- Rick Riordan
He slung off his backpack. He'd managed to grab a lot of supplies at the Napa Bargain Mart: a portable GPS, duct tape, lighter, superglue, water bottle, camping roll, a Comfy Panda Pillow Pet (as seen on TV), and a Swiss army knife - pretty much every tool a modern demigod could want. -- Rick Riordan
I tried to talk to Annabeth, but she was acting like I'd just punched her grandmother. -- Rick Riordan
I am not supposed to be here," he said. Drew circled her arm through his. "Oh, please. You're perfect here, sweetie. -- Rick Riordan
Annabeth wanted to sob. She wanted someone, anyone to be here for her. She wanted Leo with his fire skills, or Jason with his lightning, or Hazel to collapse the tunnel. Most of all she wanted Percy. She always felt braver when Percy was with her. -- Rick Riordan
It blew my mind that this stuff had survived for two thousand, three thousand years. -- Rick Riordan
To save a friend, you would sacrifice the world -- Rick Riordan
His brother Blerg had a red ball with Kurt Cobain's face on it. Blerg kept looking back and forth between me and the ball like he was trying to imagine me without the choppy haircut. -- Rick Riordan
The strife will only get worse. Chaos feeds on weak leaders, divided loyalties. That -- Rick Riordan
Two U.S. Marine skeletons guarded the doors. They grinned down at us, rocket-propelled grenade launchers held across their chests.
"You know," Grover mumbled, "I bet Hades doesn't have trouble with door-to-door salesman. -- Rick Riordan
Dark seams radiated outwards like a shotgun blast of ink, as if Nico's body were trying to expel all the shadows he'd travelled through. Yesterday had been worse: an entire meadow withering, skeletons rising from the earth. Reyna wasn't anxious for that to happen again. -- Rick Riordan
Selling one's book to Hollywood is rather like selling someone your house. After it's sold, it isn't yours anymore. They can paint it a different color, tear it down and build something new, or do anything they want. -- Rick Riordan
Lemurs?" Frank asked nervously. "I'm guessing you don't mean the furry little guys from Madagascar? -- Rick Riordan
I tried to tell them that things would be okay, but I didn't believe it. -- Rick Riordan
This is the Wilderness School. 'Where the Kids are animals -- Rick Riordan
Imagine jumping into a pit of boiling acid. Now multiply that pain times fifty.
-Percy -- Rick Riordan
A giant vulture with a girl hanging from its feet tends to attract attention. -- Rick Riordan
Always happens with men. They promise friendship. They promise to treat you as an equal. In the end, all they want is to possess you. -- Rick Riordan
The fence was probably there to keep people from getting onto the highway and doing stupid things - like sledding into the fast lane on snack trays - but -- Rick Riordan
The meeting was like a war council with donuts. Then again, back at Camp Half-Blood they used to have their most serious discussions around the Ping-Pong table in the rec room with crackers and Cheez Whiz, so Percy felt right at home. -- Rick Riordan
She saw the sunlight far, far above ... maybe the last sunlight she would ever see.
Annabeth Chase -- Rick Riordan
I turned just in time to see Tyson punch Skull Eater in the face. The giant crumpled. But the last giant, Joe Bob, had wisely held on to his own ball, waiting for an opportunity. He threw just as Tyson was turning to face him. -- Rick Riordan
Judging from her wide eyes, I guessed the answer was, No, and does hallucinations run in the family? -- Rick Riordan
Clarisse demolished a whole building with a wrecking ball, and the maze entrance just shifted a few feet. -- Rick Riordan
I tried not to feel hurt. Here was my own dad,telling me he was sorry i'd been born. -- Rick Riordan
I'm Carter Kane-part-time high school freshman, part-time magician, full-time worrier about all the Egyptian gods and monsters who are constantly trying to kill me.
Okay, that last part is an exaggeration. Not all the gods want me dead. Just a lot of them. -- Rick Riordan
Wisdom's daughter walks alone.
That didn't just mean without other people, Annabeth realized. It meant without any special powers. -- Rick Riordan
Keep calm and love percy jackson -- Rick Riordan
In person, if possible, Anubis was even more drop-dead gorgeous. [Oh ... ha, ha. I didn't catch the pun, but thank you, Carter. God of the dead, drop-dead gorgeous. Yes, hilarious. Now, may I continue?] -- Rick Riordan
His hair was permed and gelled like a New Jersey girl's on homecoming night.
Percy Jackson -- Rick Riordan
In the meantime, no one should roam the camp alone. Use the buddy system."
"Understood." Will looked at Nico. "Will you be my buddy?"
"You're a dork," Nico announced.
The two of them strolled off bickering. -- Rick Riordan
The truth is, Pierre - " "Percy. -- Rick Riordan
He scowled at Jason. And please, I don't like being touched. Don't ever grab me again. -- Rick Riordan
Maybe the lesson is: Know when to brag and when to keep your mouth shut. Or: Sometimes life isn't fair, even if you are as gifted as Athena. Or maybe: Don't give away free tapestries. -- Rick Riordan
Anubis frowned. He locked his very nice eyes with mine.
"You're not dead."
"No," I said. "Though we're trying awfully hard. -- Rick Riordan
The Norns themselves have come to read your fate. - Sam -- Rick Riordan
Maybe if I kick you in your soft spot, I thought. And make you sing soprano for a week. -- Rick Riordan
I mean ... we'd just passed our one-year dating anniversary. I figured I was a sort of long-term investment for her. She hoped I would pay dividends eventually; if I died now, she would've put up with all my annoying qualities for nothing. -- Rick Riordan
It's hard to enjoy practical jokes when your whole life feels like one. -- Rick Riordan
A long white ribbon shot out of the crack in the wall. The ribbon just kept coming, weaving itself into some kind of shape next to Anubis, and my first thought was, My god, he's got a magic roll of toilet paper. -- Rick Riordan
I felt as if I'd been spun around fifty times then released into the middle of a circus and told to have fun. -- Rick Riordan
People don't just appear on the beach unless they're demigods or gods or really, really lost pizza delivery guys. (It's happened - but that's another story.) -- Rick Riordan
Bellona has answered my prayer. She doesn't fight my battles for me. She doesn't guarantee me easy victory. She grants me opportunities to prove myself. She gives me strong enemies and potential allies. -- Rick Riordan
It's a Thing thing. You wouldn't understand. -- Rick Riordan
I'll show them 'love is worthless,'" Silena Beauregard grumbled as she strapped on her armor. "I'll pulverize them! -- Rick Riordan
Getting some redecorating ideas?' Nico asked. 'Maybe you could do your dining room in mediaeval monk skulls.'
Hades arched an eyebrow. 'I can never tell when you're joking. -- Rick Riordan
It has a name because it's important, and all important things have names. -- Rick Riordan
Annabeth is the most level-headed demigod -- Rick Riordan
She decided to make his life as terrible, tragic and complicated as possible, so that some day Percy Jackson would have a really hard time writing about it. -- Rick Riordan
I stood in line in a blizzard for six days to discover the sorcery of the smartphone. -- Rick Riordan
Grover: It's a very sweet love story. I get misty-eyed every time I play it. So does Percy, but I think that's because he's laughing at me. -- Rick Riordan
I woke to a bucket of ice water in my face.
"Sadie! Get up," Zia said.
"God!" I yelled. "Was that necessary?"
"No," admitted Zia. -- Rick Riordan
My gods! She told me you were dead!" She gripped Jason's face and seemed to be examining everything about it. "Thank Artemis, it is you. That little scar on your lip - you tried to eat a stapler when you were two! -- Rick Riordan
Once I got over the fact that my Latin teacher was a horse, we had a nice tour, though I was careful not to walk behind him. I'd done pooper-scooper patrol in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade a few times, and, I'm sorry, I did not trust Chiron's back the the way I trusted his front. -- Rick Riordan
I will look for powdered donuts in the wilderness. He headed outside and started -- Rick Riordan
Question (from a reader) : Will the Wise Goddess Athena overthrow Zeus and become the ruler of Olympus?
Athena's answer : What an interesting idea ... No, just kidding, Dad. Put away the lightning bolt. -- Rick Riordan
Well, yes, I call it the Expando-Duck. It's perfect if you need a small metal duck. Or a larger metal duck. -- Rick Riordan
That's Narmer with the spoon," I guessed. "Angry because the other bloke stole his breakfast cereal? -- Rick Riordan
It's wonderful being an author and having so many kids enjoying my books. That's always been my dream job, and I feel very lucky to be able to do it. -- Rick Riordan
I wondered if I should start a small fire in Percy Jackson's sink, perhaps burn some bandages in thanks, but I decided that might strain that Jackson's hospitality. -- Rick Riordan
He was making a brave attempt, but Jason could see the sadness lingering in his eyes. Something had happened to him... something to do with Calypso. -- Rick Riordan
Apollo: A man of honor never surrenders his ukelele. -- Rick Riordan
her outstretched hand jutting into the engine room, offering the life-sized figure of Nike that stood in her palm, like, Here, have some Victory! -- Rick Riordan
I opened my backpack and checked my supplies: some enchanted rope, my curved ivory wand, a lump of wax for making a magical shabti figurine, my calligraphy set, and a healing potion my friend Jaz had brewed for me a while back. (She knew that I got hurt a lot.) -- Rick Riordan
But beauty is about finding the right fit, the most natural fit, To be perfect, you have to feel perfect about yourself
avoid trying to be something you're not. For a goddess, that's especially hard. We can change so easily.
-Aphrodite -- Rick Riordan
I'd spoken with Milo in Spanish only enough to know that he wasn't as comfortable with it as I was. There were plenty of Latinos who would consider Milo's lack of fluency a personal insult. A cultural lobotomy. -- Rick Riordan
So you can't live in Manhattan?' she asked.
Amos's brow furrowed as he looked across at the Empire State Building. 'Manhattan has other problems. Other gods. It's best we stay separate. -- Rick Riordan
Thalia blushed. "Hi, Lord Apollo."
Zeus's girl, yes? Makes you my half sister. Used to be a tree, didn't you? Glad you're back. I hate it when pretty girls turn into trees. Man, I remember one time - -- Rick Riordan
You can't swing a cat in Ancient Greece without hitting one of Zeus's ex-girlfriends. -- Rick Riordan
One day his mom, Rhea, came to visit on her chariot pulled by lions.
'Zeus,' she said, 'you need a summer job. -- Rick Riordan
That little punk," Zeus grumbled. "Prometheus armed the cockroaches." Next to him, the goddess Hera said, "Uh, what?" "Nothing," Zeus muttered. He yelled to his guards: "Find Prometheus and get him in here. NOW! -- Rick Riordan
Hera, do not dare take credit! You have caused at least as many problems as you fixed! -- Rick Riordan
My bus is in flames My son is older than me Please, Zeus, make it stop -- Rick Riordan
FEAR NOT, said a voice from the glitter. I AM ZEUS, LORD OF THE SKY. YOU LOOK FINE, GIRL. DO YOU WANT TO HANG OUT?