|Percy Jackson & the Olympians, Heroes of Olympus character|
|First appearance||The Lightning Thief|
|Created by||Rick Riordan|
|Portrayed by||Logan Lerman|
|Full name||Perseus "Percy" Jackson|
|Nickname(s)||Percy, Seaweed Brain|
|Family||Poseidon(Immortal Parent, ie, Father)
Sally Jackson (Mother)
Tyson (Half- brother)
Paul Blofis (Step-father)
|Significant other(s)||Annabeth Chase|
Perseus "Percy" Jackson (also known as "seaweed brain") is a fictional character, the title character and narrator of Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson & the Olympians series and a protagonist in the sequel series The Heroes of Olympus, which are part of the Camp Half-Blood chronicles.
Percy is the son of Poseidon, called Neptune(Roman Form) in The Heroes of Olympus. He begins in The Lightning Thief as a troubled twelve-year-old boy with dyslexia and ADHD. When his class takes a field trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, one of his teachers turns into a Fury and attacks him. His friend Grover then reveals himself to be a satyr and takes Percy to Camp Half-Blood, a place where demigods can train. Percy then learns that he, being a child of Poseidon, is mentioned in the Great Prophecy given by the Oracle. With the help of the other demigods at Camp Half-Blood, Percy defeats the forces of Kronos and saves the camp.
In The Heroes of Olympus, Percy begins the series missing, with Annabeth Chase and his other friends searching for him. He returns with amnesia in The Son of Neptune, where he comes across Camp Jupiter, a camp for the children of the Roman gods. Mars tells him to go with other demigods to Alaska and free the god of death, Thanatos. He regains his memory, and he and Annabeth travel through Tartarus in an attempt to defeat Gaea's forces and close the Doors of Death.
- 1 Series summary
- 1.1 Percy Jackson & the Olympians
- 1.2 The Heroes of Olympus
- 2 Description
- 3 Relationships
- 4 Percy Jackson & the Olympians Films
- 5 References
- 6 External links
Percy Jackson & the Olympians
The Lightning Thief
Percy Jackson begins the series as a 12 year-old preteen, who has been expelled from every school he has ever attended. When his class takes a field trip to the museum, his pre-algebra teacher Mrs. Dodds transforms into a Fury and attacks him. Percy's Latin teacher Mr. Brunner throws Percy a magic sword named Anakslusmos (or the English translation, Riptide). In the ensuing battle Mrs. Dodds is sent to Tartarus.
Soon after, Percy and his mother go to the beach and his friend Grover Underwood comes to tell them to leave immediately. They drive away in the midst of a terrible storm, and in the chaos a Minotaur grabs Percy's mother. Hades, the god of the underworld, saves Percy's mother by transporting her to the underworld in a blinding flash of light, while Percy kills the minotaur in battle! Exhausted from the strain of the battle, Percy falls unconscious and wakes three days later at Camp Half-Blood, healed by nectar and ambrosia. Grover reveals himself to be a satyr, and Mr. Brunner to be Chiron, a centaur. Being of unknown parentage, Percy is initially placed in the Hermes cabin, named for the god of messengers, travelers, and thieves. After several water-related incidents, a trident mark appears above Percy's head, showing that Poseidon has claimed him as his son. This is unusual because the three eldest Olympian gods, Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades, swore a pact on the river Styx to not have any more children.
The Oracle tells Percy that he must find and return the stolen lightning bolt of Zeus before the summer solstice. The god Zeus believes Percy is responsible for its theft, and Percy begins a journey to find the lightning bolt and clear his name. He is joined by his friend Grover and Annabeth Chase, a daughter of Athena. After defeating several monsters, including Medusa herself, they find that Hades's helm of darkness has also gone missing. Hades accuses Percy of stealing his helm and threatens to kill Percy's mother and release the dead back into the living world. Percy uses magical pearls, a gift from a Nereid, to save themselves from Hades, and they soon discover that Ares is in possession of the helm. Percy challenges Ares to a duel and wins the helm upon his victory. Lord Hades realizes that Percy did not steal his helm of darkness, and returns Percy's mother safely.
After the bolt is returned to Zeus, Percy returns to Camp Half-Blood and spends the summer there. But at the end of the summer, Percy's friend Luke Castellan reveals that he was behind the theft and sends a pit scorpion to kill Percy. Percy is poisoned by the scorpion but is able to convince the dryads to drag him back to the camp where Chiron nurses him back to health. It is later revealed that Luke Castellan was convinced by the Titan lord Kronos to steal the master lightning bolt of Zeus, but Ares saw Luke steal the lightning bolt. However, Ares lets Luke go and doesn't tell Zeus because Ares knew that the theft of the lightning bolt promised war, the very element of Ares' existence.
The Sea of Monsters
Percy is attacked by Lastrygonians at his school, but is saved by his cyclops half-brother, Tyson and Annabeth. When the three of them go to Camp Half-Blood they notice that Thalia's pine tree (named for the daughter of Zeus, who died to save her friends and whose body turned into a tree upon her death) is poisoned, weakening the borders and allowing monsters to enter the camp. Clarisse, the daughter of Ares, is sent to retrieve the Golden Fleece to heal the tree. Percy and Annabeth decide to go along, but Dionysus and Tantalus, who replaced Chiron when the centaur was accused of poisoning the tree, forbid them from leaving. That night, Percy sneaks to the beach and meets Hermes, who gives Percy two gifts and some supplies. Percy's friends Annabeth and Tyson find him and they sneak away. On the way, Percy and his friends meet the traitor Luke Castellan. Thanks to Percy's water powers, Annabeth's superior brain cells, and Tyson's strength they manage to escape from Luke's clutches. They discover Luke's plans to aid the rebirth of Kronos.
Meanwhile, Grover has been captured by the cyclops Polyphemus. Grover creates an empathy link with Percy and calls for help. Percy, through his empathy link, sees that the Golden Fleece is also kept at the island where Grover is being held. En route to the island, Percy, Annabeth and Tyson are nearly killed by a hydra, but Clarisse saves them using the ship lent to her by her godly father Ares. However, the ship is destroyed and Tyson and Clarisse are nowhere to be found.
Percy and Annabeth journey to many islands, including the island of the witch Circe and the island of the Sirens. Soon after Percy and Annabeth make it to their destination. They learn they must now save Clarisse and Grover, and take the Golden Fleece. Percy, Annabeth and Clarisse duel with Polyphemus in vain until Tyson arrives, having been saved from the shipwreck by a hippocampus named Rainbow. They recapture the Golden Fleece and return to the mortal world, sending Clarisse on a plane with the Fleece so that she can heal Thalia's pine tree. Luke Castellan, under the orders of Kronos, kidnaps Percy again and nearly kills him in a duel, but Percy tricks Luke into revealing that he poisoned the tree by sending the information in a secret Iris message to the wine god Dionysus. This proves Chiron's innocence, and he is rehired at Camp Half-Blood. With the help of the recovered Fleece, the tree is restored to full health and Thalia regains her human form.
The Titan's Curse
Percy, Annabeth, and Thalia go to Westover Hall after Grover finds two demigod siblings named Nico and Bianca. They are attacked by a manticore named Dr. Thorn, but are saved by Artemis and her hunters, including one named Zoe Nightshade. Annabeth is captured by Dr. Thorn. Artemis went to hunt down an unknown monster but got kidnapped by the "general". Three hunters (including Zoe Nightshade and Bianca di Angelo), Thalia, and Grover went to find the goddess following a prophecy.
Five shall go west to the goddess in chains,
One shall be lost in the land without rain,
The bane of Olympus shows the trail,
Campers and Hunters combined prevail,
The Titan's curse must one withstand,
And one shall perish by a parent's hand
A hunter (Phoebe) that was going on the mission got poisoned with centaur blood forcing her to stay behind. The group had to leave without her. Percy, unable to stay back at camp while Annabeth was in danger, decided to follow the group. Percy calls on Blackjack, a Pegasus he liberated in The Sea of Monsters, to help him catch up. When they stop to rest briefly on top of the Chrysler building, Dionysus snares Percy and Blackjack in grapevines, but the god decided to let him go after telling him a story about a betrayed girl whom the god marries. Percy escaped and sees Dr. Thorn, who he follows into the National Museum of Natural History with Annabeth's invisibility cap. He sees Dr. Thorn with "the General" using dinosaur teeth that grow into skeleton warriors. Percy races to tell his friends about these warriors at the National Air and Space Museum, but they are attacked by the Nemean Lion, which they subdue. The group reluctantly agrees to let Percy come on the quest. They take several subway trains to escape the skeleton warriors.
Apollo helps them and takes them to a little ski town against Zeus's orders. There they get attacked by the skeleton warriors. Grover gets a blessing from Pan, the god of the wild, it was the Erymanthian Boar. After they managed to subdue it for a short time, they jump on it and it takes them to the "junkyard of the gods" in Gila Claw, Arizona. When rested there, Percy and his friends find out that Bianca and Nico were trapped in a hotel called 'Lotus Casino'. It was made so that nobody who ever entered wanted to come out. The Di Angelos were kept in there for seventy years until a lawyer came and told them that they had to leave. After some time Percy meets Ares, who secretly loves Aphrodite, and takes Percy to speak with Aphrodite, who insists that Percy is deeply in love with Annabeth. She warns him to not pick up anything in the junkyard.
When they go through the 'junkyard of the gods' Bianca tries to steal a figurine from the Mythomagic game for Nico, because that is the only figurine he never got for his game. Talos, the guardian, woke and started attacking them. Percy comes up with a plan and Bianca decided to be the one to go inside the metal giant and destroy it. She succeeded but was killed as well. Percy remembered the prophecy 'One shall be lost in the land without rain'.
When Percy and his friend are attacked by skeletal warriors at Hoover Dam, Percy is saved by a mortal with the ability to see through the mist, Rachel Elizabeth Dare. Rachel confuses the skeletons and allows Percy and his friends to escape.
At the advice of Apollo, Percy consults Nereus about what the monster is that could destroy Olympus. Nereus says that the monster is Bessie, the Ophiotaurus that Percy saved. Dr. Thorn and his henchmen then ambush the demigods. Dr. Thorn tries to coax Thalia into killing and burning the Ophiotaurus, which would give her the power to kill the gods. Percy, Zoe, and Grover pull her away. They then agree to send the Ophiotaurus to Olympus with Grover, and give Poseidon the skin of the Nemean Lion as an offering. They go to seek the help of Annabeth's father. Going to the Garden of Hesperides, the dragon Ladon poisons Zoe as she tries to help Percy and Thalia cross. They continue up to Mount Othrys, where Artemis is holding up the sky as part of the Titan's curse. It is revealed that the 'general' was Atlas, Zoe's dad.
Percy takes the burden as he is prophesied to, releasing Artemis and she tricks Atlas into taking the burden back. Annabeth is rescued and Zoe dies while saving Artemis and Percy and from her poisoned wound. While she's dying she confesses to Percy that she had betrayed her family to save Hercules and that Riptide was her immortal power. She then admitted that Percy was different from other men who betrayed women and said that she was honored that he carried her sword. Artemis transforms her into a constellation after she dies.
The gods debate whether or not to kill Percy and the Ophiotaurus, but voted for their survival. Bessie will be kept in Olympus. When the group goes back to Camp Half-Blood, Percy tells Nico what happened to his sister, and the boy blames Percy. Suddenly they get ambushed by the skeleton warriors, Percy tried to fight them of telling Nico to run. But Nico sent them to the Underworld by shouting "go away". Percy realizes and tells Annabeth and Grover that Nico is a son of Hades; they vow to keep it a secret.
The Battle of the Labyrinth
Percy returns to Camp Half-Blood after being attacked by Empusa cheerleaders. He learns about the labyrinth designed by Daedalus in the palace of King Minos in Crete. He then meets the camp's new sword master Quintus. During a battle drill against giant scorpions, he and Annabeth accidentally find an opening to the labyrinth. Percy learns that Luke used this labyrinth before and is going to use it again to lead his army straight into Camp Half-Blood. They meet privately in the Athena cabin after Annabeth reads the next prophecy, and Percy asks if she is okay. Annabeth cries and holds out her arms for a hug. Percy tells her that she shouldn't worry about whatever she was crying about, unaware that Annabeth believes the prophecy means that Percy will die.
Annabeth must pick 2 other demigods for the quest: Percy, Grover, and Tyson. Chiron warns her she must pick only two demigods, because of Big Three, one will die or disappear. Annabeth pleaded that she needed them, and Chiron allows it. Percy, Annabeth, Grover, and Tyson use the labyrinth to try to find Daedalus, who can prevent Luke from obtaining Ariadne's String, which will help him navigate the maze. They encounter Kampê and free her prisoner and Tyson's idol, Briares the Hekatonkheires. They encounter Hera and battle at the farm of Geryon before they see Nico again, still convinced that Percy killed Bianca. Nico summons the spirit of Bianca, who says that it was not Percy's fault that she died. Nico is convinced and puts his grudge behind him. The next day Percy and his companions attempt to find Hephaestus, believing that he will know the location of Daedalus. Grover feels the presence of Pan, and he and Tyson depart in search of their own quest. After meeting with the god of the forge, Percy and Annabeth travel to Mount St. Helens, where telekhines attack Percy. He and Annabeth have a short argument where he tells her to flee. Annabeth kisses Percy and tells him to be careful before fleeing. Percy causes the volcano to erupt, releasing him from the labyrinth and draining his energy.
When Percy awakens he finds himself on Ogygia with Calypso, who treats his burns. He stays there for a while. One day Calypso tells him about her past. That she worked with the Titans so when the gods overthrew the Titans, they put her on this island and sends a boy that she would love, to the island every thousands of years. She explained that when the boy would come she would fall in love with him but then, he would always had to leave. That was the gods' punishment for her. Percy felt sad but he had to leave as well to save the world. Calypso understood and helped him to return to the mortal world. Percy finds Annabeth and gathers the help of Rachel who, even though she is mortal, helps navigate the Labyrinth because she can see through the Mist. As Pan has now died, Grover comes back to help them. They learn that Quintus is Daedalus, Kronos possesses Luke, and Kronos has found out about Nico's divine parent. Luke has already found Ariadne's String, and the whole camp fights his army. Grover saves the day by using a Panic, a power used by Pan. Annabeth tells Percy about the last line of the prophecy.
The Last Olympian
Percy and his friend Beckendorf attempt to destroy Kronos' ship the Princess Andromeda. Kronos remains one step ahead and Beckendorf is killed. Percy falls unconscious but is rescued by Tyson. He finds himself in his father's underwater palace, which is under attack by Oceanus. Percy tries to stay and help his father, but Poseidon sends him back to Camp Half-Blood. Chiron finally tells Percy the Great Prophecy that he is part of, and Percy in turn tells Chiron that there is a spy in the camp. That issue is put aside until the impending Titan war is ended. Percy and Nico leave to discover Nico's plan for Percy's survival. They visit Luke's mother, Percy's mother, and Hestia. Percy's mother gives him a blessing that will allow him to return to the Underworld. Nico betrays Percy for information on his past, but then helps Percy escape confinement. Percy bathes in the River Styx to gain near-total invulnerability to physical harm.
Percy emerges in New York City, leaving Nico behind and meeting up with Annabeth. The entire camp, minus the Ares cabin (who refuses to fight), and the battle begins. Percy finds that Ethan, a son of Nemesis, would have killed Percy, having hit him in his vulnerable spot, had Annabeth not protected him. Percy tells Annabeth about the River Styx and how Ethan was going to hit him in his vulnerable spot, the small of his back. Percy then falls asleep and dreams of Kronos questioning Ethan about where Percy's weak spot is, but Ethan says that he does not know. Rachel then flies into New York to tell Percy that she does not know who the hero of the Great Prophecy is, but it is not Percy.
A drakon enters the camp, and a camper posing as Clarisse tries to kill it but is mortally wounded. The real Clarisse comes in and kills it. The fake reveals herself to be Silena Beauregard, who revealed herself to be the spy and that Luke tricked her into it. Meanwhile, Percy and his friends are in a last stand against Kronos, who breaks into the Empire State Building, headquarters of Olympus. Percy and Kronos (in the form of Luke) battle, and Ethan tries to rebel against Kronos. His sword ricochets back into his stomach, killing him. Before dying, Ethan tells Percy that minor gods deserve better and then falls to his death. When Annabeth tries to tell Luke about the promise of family, he hits her, sending him back into his non-evil self in shock. Luke tells Percy that only he can kill Kronos or Kronos will free himself. Percy gives him a dagger and Luke dies.
Percy turns sixteen that day, and a prophecy stated that the first child of the "Big Three" (Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades), to turn sixteen will either help or hurt the gods. Rachel becomes the next Oracle and tells Percy a new prophecy. New cabins are built for the minor gods. Percy is given the choice to be immortal, but refuses and asks that all the kids that are at least 13 should be claimed and all the minor gods respected. Percy and Annabeth kiss, and he is praised throughout the camp.
The Heroes of Olympus
The Lost Hero
Set four months after the end of the Percy Jackson series, The Lost Hero introduces the characters Jason Grace, Piper McLean, and Leo Valdez. Jason wakes up on a bus from a camp for juvenile delinquents. He has no memory of his identity or how he came to be on the bus, although Leo claims to be his best friend and Piper claims to be Jason's girlfriend. The group is taking a field trip to the Grand Canyon, where a horde of Venti attack the three and their supervising teacher, Coach Gleeson Hedge, who reveals himself to be a satyr and confronts the Venti. Jason is able to defeat the Venti's helpers, but the Venti capture Coach Hedge and flee. Two strangers arrive in a flying chariot: they are Annabeth and Butch, son of Iris. Annabeth is hostile towards Jason when they meet as she had a vision in which Hera gave her a clue concerning the whereabouts of her missing boyfriend, Percy Jackson, saying to find Percy she had to find someone with only one shoe, which was Jason, but Percy was not there once she arrived. Jason, Piper, and Leo are taken to Camp Half Blood and are informed that they are demigods, children of the ancient Greek gods. Leo and Piper are then claimed by their godly parents, Hephaestus and Aphrodite, respectively. Jason is revealed as a son of Jupiter after he summons his power to call lightning. He is also revealed to be the brother of Thalia Grace, a main character from the Percy Jackson series. Jason remembers Thalia when he sees a picture of her in Zeus's cabin and learns that Hera has stolen his memories. Less than a day later, the three new demigods are sent on an urgent quest to rescue Hera who has been kidnapped by a giant. The three set off on the back of a giant robotic dragon, Festus. Along the way, Jason, Piper and Leo meet and confront Boreas, three Cyclopes, Medea, King Midas, King Lycaon and his pack of Werewolves, and Aeolus. They discover that Hera's kidnappers are Gaia's underlings and that she seeks to overthrow the Olympians when Hera's powers have been drained. They save Piper's father, whom Enceladus has held ransom, and Hera. They temporarily stall Gaia's plans, but the newly risen Porphyrion is able to escape. With part of his memory returned, Jason realizes that he is from the Roman counterpart to Camp Half-Blood, called Camp Jupiter, and that Hera switched his place with Percy Jackson, who is now at Camp Jupiter with no memory of his life at Camp Half-Blood.
The Son of Neptune
The Son of Neptune, Percy Jackson wakes up at the wolf house and only remembers one name; Annabeth. Percy Jackson being chased by two gorgons. While making his escape, he runs into an old woman. The old woman reveals herself to be Juno (Hera) and gives him a choice: provide her with a favor or run away. As a favor, Percy carries her across the Little Tiber, which is a powerful river. In doing so, he loses his invincibility from the River Styx. When he reaches his destination he meets Hazel Levesque, a daughter of Pluto (Hades), and Frank Zhang, a son of Mars (Ares). Percy saves Frank from the Gorgons by drowning them. Percy is then taken into the camp after Juno introduces him to Camp Jupiter. During war games, a Camp Jupiter activity, Percy impresses everyone with his battle skills and instincts, even though they are not Roman tactics and are more Greek-style. After the games, one of the Fifth Cohort's leaders is found severely injured and dies, only to come back to life a few moments later. Mars, the god of war, then appears and informs the campers that "Death has lost its grip.". He also claims Frank Zhang as his son. Mars insists that Percy and Frank must go on a quest to free Thanatos, the god of Death. He has been captured in Alaska and is no longer able to keep mortals dead. Frank requests that Hazel also come on the quest, and they set off towards Alaska. While traveling on their quest, Percy struggles to regain his memory. Time and time again, he recalls things but never where from. The only clear memory to him is a girl named Annabeth. Hazel reveals that she had died long ago, but that Nico di Angelo, son of Hades and her half-brother, saved her from the Underworld. Frank informs the other two that he was given a piece of wood that is tied to his life; if the wood burns up completely, he will die. After many events and monsters, such as basilisks, giants, and an unexpected meeting with the Amazons, they finally get to Alaska, where they find Thanatos in chains. His chains can only be broken by the piece of wood tied to Frank's life. Percy defends Frank while he melts Thanatos' chains with his burning stick, losing more and more of his life. Hazel attacks Alcyoneus, the giant born to oppose Pluto. Thanatos is eventually freed and with the help of Hazel's horse, Arion, they drag the giant out of its land (Alaska) to Canada where it is able to be killed. Percy regains his memory as they race back to Camp Jupiter. Knowing that the camp is under attack, Percy takes charge and leads the Romans into battle with the help of some of his old friends from Camp Half-Blood and the Amazons. The morale of the Romans is recharged after discovering that Percy recovered the camp's lost standard, which had been missing for years. Percy then challenges the giant, Polybotes, to a duel and calls to Terminus, the Roman border god, to help him defeat the giant. He has been told that only when gods and demigods work together can the giants be defeated. Percy eventually defeats Polybotes by using the head of Terminus' statue as a weapon. The camp then name him a praetor, a leader of the Roman camp. The Greek demigods from Camp Half-Blood appear in the flying ship Argo II sailing towards the camp. The Romans argue over attacking the ship. As praetor, Percy orders them to hold their fire. If the Greeks attacked, he would be to blame, but he is not worried. with his arms around Frank and Hazel, he approaches his "other family".
The Mark of Athena
After sending Leo's video scroll to Camp Jupiter, Argo II prepares to land on the Roman camp's border, but Terminus, the god of borders, stops them for no weapons are allowed inside the city. It is then decided to let the ship stay in the air while Annabeth, Leo, Piper, and Jason meet the Roman campers. Percy Jackson together with Hazel and Frank welcomes the Greek demigods. A friendly lunch is held, and during the conversations, Ella, the harpy, speaks about a prophecy that refers to Annabeth's quest of following the Mark of Athena. Piper uses her charm speak in order to divert the topic. While Jason gives Piper a tour of the camp, Reyna talks to Annabeth alone. During the conversation, the Argo II, which is controlled by Leo Valdez who was possessed by eidolons, fires at Camp Jupiter. The Romans defend their bases, and Annabeth, Piper, Jason, and Percy rush inside the Argo II to stop Leo from firing on the camp. They start to leave the camp while Hazel and Frank delay the Roman campers. The Argo II becomes damaged, and Leo lands for repairs, encountering Echo and Narcissus. There they are told that they have to search for the Mark of Athena to bring the Romans and the Greeks together. In their journey, they meet Phorcys and Keto. The seven quickly leave for Charleston. Annabeth, Piper, and Hazel go to Battery Park to find a mysterious ghost, which happened to be Aphrodite. Jason, Leo, and Frank go to a museum in Fort Sumter. Only the girls' story is told. Aphrodite tells them about their love lives and the other Olympians that are suffering from being confused about their Roman or Greek identity. After their talk, the angry Romans come, and war breaks out. Annabeth meets Reyna in Fort Sumter who was there to retrieve a map which will save her friends. Reyna begs Annabeth to come with her and die a painful death to save her camp, but Annabeth tells Reyna that she will only follow the mark. The seven reach the ship and leave safely to go to Chiron's brothers, who live in the sea. During the ride, they get attacked by a shrimp monster. Leo, Frank, and Hazel go underwater and find icthyocentaurs, Chiron's brothers. They find the three's story interesting and speed their way to Rome. They meet Hercules near the pillars, or the entrance to Rome and Piper and Jason get the second horn of Achelous, the bull-headed river god. Even though it was Hercules who ordered them to cut it off, Piper decided that Hercules did not deserve the horn and keeps it for herself. She brings forth a pile of supplies, and Hercules falls. The seven cross the pillars and sail into Rome. Annabeth has to find the Athena Parthenon by following the Mark of Athena and battle its guardian Arachne. Percy, Jason, and Piper travel into an underground area and battle the twin giants, Otis and Ephialtes, the anti-Dionysus. Frank, Hazel, and Leo travel in search of Nico, and find Archimedes' scrolls on spheres. In the end, Annabeth outwits Arachne by tricking her into weaving her own trap. Percy and Jason battle the giants and with some (very little) help from Dionysus's roman counterpart, Bacchus, they rescue Nico. Frank, Hazel, and Leo battle the Eidolons and rescue Archimedes' scrolls. They all meet up where Annabeth secures the Athena Parthenon. However, Arachne pulls Percy and Annabeth into Tartarus by some spider silk as the statue is lifted onto their ship. After Percy and Annabeth fall into Tartarus, the remaining five demigods and Coach Hedge are at a meeting. Nico says Percy told him to lead the demigods to the Doors of Death, while he and Annabeth would meet them at the end of Tartarus on the Doors' other side. Nico and Hazel both say they are fairly sure Percy and Annabeth are not dead yet. The book closes with Leo telling Festus the Dragon figurehead to set sails: they have friends to save.
The House of Hades
The House of Hades, the fourth book in the Heroes of Olympus series, was released on October 8, 2013.
Approximately nine days after the events of "The Mark of Athena", Hazel and the others are struggling to get past the Apennine Mountains because they are being stopped by numinas, rock gods. She prays to her father, Pluto, for help, who sends Arion. Arion takes her into a storm where she meets Hecate, the goddess of magic and crossroads. Hazel is given 4 choices to choose from to continue on her journey. Hazel chooses to take Hecate's secret path to get across the Apennines. She also informs Hazel of her special gift, and tells her what to do when she crosses the Apennines.
Meanwhile, Percy and Annabeth are falling towards Tartarus. Shortly after arriving in Tartarus, Annabeth and Percy find the River of Fire, and drink from it, which makes them immune to the harsh Tartarus environment, albeit temporarily. Annabeth and Percy follow some empousa, including Kelli (originally seen in Battle of the Labyrinth), to try and find the Doors of Death. Percy and Annabeth eventually get spotted and are almost killed until Bob (the name Percy changed Iapetus's name to in The Demigod Files: The Sword of Hades when he dragged Iapetus (a Titan) through the River Lethe) comes and helps vanquish them. Bob then leads them to The Shrine of Hermes. Annabeth successfully gets a message from Tartarus to Rachel back at Camp Half-Blood, whilst also discovering that Percy's sword can be used as a pen to write with, if he were to put the cap on the hilt, rather than the tip. Bob joins them on their journey to the heart of Tartarus, along the way they encounter many challenges.
Leo has a dream of being chased by someone in shadows, who was found to be Clytius, when Leo described his dream in a meeting. During that meeting, two dwarfs attack and steal from the ship. Leo and Jason chase after the dwarfs and rescue their stuff, along with Odysseus's astrolabe and an ancient book and they return the book to Triptolemus, an agricultural god, in Venice. Hecate teaches Hazel how to use the mist. At Venice, they encounter many katoblepones, creatures that exhale poison. Hazel is struck by the poison and loses consciousness. Triptolemus refuses to heal Hazel unless he gets another python for his chariot. Frank sets out to destroy all the katoblepones in Venice. Frank rounds up all the katoblepones and kills them. Ares and Mars, who have been fighting inside Frank's head as soon as the Greek and Roman sides met, temporarily call a truce and reward Frank. On their way to Greece, the Argo II is attacked by a giant turtle and the bandit Sciron. Using her gift, Hazel manipulates the mist and kills Sciron. Her father, Pluto, then appears and gives her more information about the House of Hades. Jason has a dream of Rachel and Grover passing on the message from Annabeth to Reyna. Reyna then decides to venture to the Ancient Lands, and get the Athena Parthenos to prevent war between the Greeks and Romans. Jason tells Leo they need to make a stop in Croatia. In Croatia, Jason and Nico meet up with Cupid to get Diocletian's Scepter. It is revealed that Nico isn't in love with Annabeth as it had apparently been rumoured, but that he had had a crush on Percy. Jason agrees to keep it a secret. Back on the ship, Leo is blown into the sky and Piper is left alone to fight Khione, the goddes of snow, who had frozen the others. Piper kills Khione by using charmspeak to reactivate Festus and manages to save the Argo II. Leo lands on Ogygia, where he meets Calypso. Calypso reveals that, despite Percy making the gods swear to release her at the end of The Last Olympian. At first, they hate each other, but start developing feelings as they spend time together. Leo wants to take Calypso with him but she's cursed to fall in love with the hero and then lose them. As Leo heads back to the real world, he swears on the River Styx to come back for her, knowing that the prophecy contains the line: "an oath to keep with final breath". Meanwhile Jason had to meet with Auster, the Roman god of the south wind, who he convinces to allow them to pass his realm, providing venti (storm spirits) to help them until they find Leo, who can fix the ship. Jason harnesses the storm spirits and take the Argo II back north to Greece where they meet up with Leo.
Meanwhile, Annabeth and Percy meet Nyx (Night) in Tartarus and face the serious treat of being killed by her. After much effort, Annabeth devises a plan which manages to trick Nyx and her children into blinding each other with darkness, giving Annabeth and Percy time to flee. As they head into the Mansion of Night, Nyx's palace, believing that it is a shortcut towards the Doors of Death, they meet up with Bob. Annabeth, Percy, Bob and Small Bob (Bob's new-found pet cat, first seen in The Titans Curse at the Museum of Natural History) then head directly towards the Doors of Death. As the group trudges amidst the colossal number of monsters, Percy and Annabeth, who are both camouflaged by the Death Mist, encounter Hyperion and Krios, who are guarding the Doors of Death. Just as they were about to cut the chains securing the Doors, Tartarus makes an unexpected appearance, destroying the Titans in an instance, and removing the Death Mist from Percy and Annabeth. Percy is traumatised and loses all will to fight, while Annabeth is void of ideas. The only exception is Bob, who challenges Tatarus head on, along with Small Bob who grew from a kitten into a sabre-tooth tiger. Just when Bob was beginning to lose the battle, Damasen charges into the battle with his drakon, declaring that he has decided to choose his own fate. With Damasen holding off Tartarus and Bob securing the Doors of Death, Percy and Annabeth finally escape Tartarus.
In the mortal word, the crew soon notices that Leo has changed. Though he still retains much of his liveliness, the encounter with Calypso changed him. Piper and Hazel soon notice. With an ominous storm brewing ahead, the crew soon embarks the Argo II to head towards their final destination - Epirus. Nico and Hazel lead the way into the Necromanteion, which Nico believes is ridden with luminae. After going down two levels, the crew find themselves ambushed by a swarm of monsters. Leo and Hazel are soon separated from the others. Nico, Piper, Jason and Frank begin to mount an attack on the monsters but are soon overwhelmed, as Nico's army of dead Roman warriors are left wondering aimlessly without proper commands. The turning point of the battle comes in the form of Frank, who Jason promoted to Praetor, commanding the warriors and leading the army himself to obliterate the enemy without fail.
On the other side of the cave, Leo and Hazel encounter Pasiphae and Clytius who are guarding the Doors of Death; enemies whom Hecate has predicted that Hazel and Leo would meet. Pasiphae warns that someone is required to push the 'UP' button on the Doors of Death, and that if Hazel and Leo succeed to win this battle, Percy and Annabeth will be trapped for eternity. The battle begins with Hazel and Leo being trapped in the Pasiphae's labyrinth. Hazel soon figures out that she could utilise her Mist powers to disillusion Pasiphae into believing what she wanted to see most - that the heroes were tormented in her Labyrinth. With her powers, Hazel soon overcomes the Labyrinth and defeats Pasiphae by launching her into the trapdoor made purely by her Mist. Hecate then appears and aids Hazel in battling Clytius. She is soon defeated, but Leo manages to open the doors for Percy and Annabeth with a well-aimed screwdriver. Hazel also manages to cut the chains that bind the doors to the Necromanteion. Just when the allies are defeated, Frank, Piper, Jason and Nico appear and collectively defeat Clytius with the help of Hecate. Finally, just as the cave collapses, Nico, with the help of Hazel, shadow-travels the crew out of the cave.
In the mortal world, the crew is joined by Reyna, who has made it to the ship painstakingly, losing her pegasus Scipio in the process. While discussing their next course of action, the crew decides that the Athena Parthenos must be transported to Camp Half-Blood, and they must head towards Athens to face the giants. With only 2 weeks left before the revival of Gaia at the Feast of Spes, the crew is unable to decide where to go. After much debate, Nico volunteers to shadow-travel with Reyna and Coach Hedge back to Camp Half-Blood, while the crew can head towards Greece. As the book heads towards its final conclusion, Percy and Annabeth stand together on the deck of Argo II pondering about their journey through Tartarus, with the discussion ending with the thought of a future together. The book then concludes with Percy studying the constellations in the night sky and muttering 'Bob says hello' to the stars in recollection of his friend, Bob, whose final wish was to say hello to the stars.
The Blood of Olympus
The Blood of Olympus, the fifth and final book in the Heroes of Olympus series, is set to be released on October 7, 2014.
The seven Greek and Roman demigods on quest—Percy, Annabeth, Jason, Frank, Hazel, Leo and Piper—must get to Athens to stop Gaea before the Feast of Spes, only two weeks away. All of Gaea's giant children have been freed from Tartarus and are back on earth: they plan to waken their mother by capturing and sacrificing two demigods on the day of the feast. The demigods must defeat these giants, who were bred to defeat the real gods, while the gods themselves are incapacitated as their Greek and Roman aspects battle for supremacy. Meanwhile, the powerful Athena Parthenos statue is being transported back to Camp Half-Blood by Nico, Reyna and Coach Hedge in the hopes of preventing the approaching Roman demigods of Camp Jupiter from invading the Greek camp and the Greeks and Romans from destroying each other. If the questing demigods do not succeed, Gaea will awaken and remake the world, killing everyone.
Percy has proved himself to be a natural leader, who is brave, spirited, and willing to risk his life for those that he cares about. His sense of humor is sarcastic and intelligent, and his demeanor is laid-back. While he can be intelligent at times, Percy can act unintelligent and absent minded. His prowess has earned him the respect of all Olympians, including Artemis, who dislikes men; Dionysus, who dislikes heroes; and Hades, who dislikes humans.
As part of being a demigod, Percy has a short temper and tends to act before he thinks, which leads to extreme consequences at times. He has always been branded a rebel, and he dislikes being restrained or forced to obey. Since getting his memories taken by Hera and fighting monsters, Percy has developed a "wolf stare" that he believes seems to say, "No matter how bad you think you are, I'm worse." He is also unafraid of the mortal world. He believes that this may be part of Lupa, the Capitoline Wolf's, influence over him when he stayed with her pack.
Some of Percy's friends misfits and outcasts with a few exceptions, and his "fatal flaw", according to Athena, is excessive personal loyalty. She says that he would risk the world and even his own life to save a loved one, or even a stranger. Kronos exploited this trait in Percy Jackson & the Olympians by putting his friends in peril so that Percy would try to save them and be killed in the process. In The Son of Neptune, Mars tells Frank that he believes this loyalty could hinder the completion of the Prophecy of Seven, but Hera states that his fatal flaw will keep the seven together. Hera also mentions that when a daughter of Athena, such as Annabeth, comes to Rome, it will cause trouble.
Like most demigods, Percy has ADHD and dyslexia, the former because he is used to battle and quick thinking, and the latter because his brain is meant to understand Ancient Greek and not English. Percy has limited clairvoyance because of his father's unpredictable nature. Sometimes in his visions, Percy is another person, such as Heracles. He has a Greek, unpredictable, singular fighting style and is an expert swordsman. After bathing in the River Styx, Percy was given the curse of Achilles, which he loses when it is swept away in the Little Tiber. In addition, he has an empathy link with his satyr guardian Grover.
Being a son of Poseidon, one of the "Big Three" gods (the others being Zeus and Hades), Percy is more powerful than most of the other children of gods, and he has a degree of divine authority over his father's domains and subjects. Because he is the son of the god of the sea, Percy is gifted with several water-induced abilities, such as hydrokinesis, a disproportionate amount of superhuman clarity, strength, speed, agility, and endurance in the water, water propulsion, breathing underwater, immunity in water, water solidification, sailing skills, communication with marine animals, aerokinesis of hurricanes and water-related storms, cryokinesis, heat resistance, and healing when in contact with water. Poseidon is also the god of earthquakes, and so Percy can use geokinesis to a moderate degree. Percy has also been given superhuman strength. Percy also has The Eye of Horus drawn on his palm that can summon Carter Kane only once.
Percy's main weapon is Anaklusmos, which is the Greek word for Riptide. It is made of celestial bronze and was given to him by Chiron. He first used it against Mrs. Dodds, his pre-algebra teacher, when she turned into a Fury and attacked him. When not in sword form, Riptide appears as a ballpoint pen. It was a weapon of Heracles, who received it from Zoe Nightshade. He also uses javelins with a grappling hook and an explosive setting on occasion.
Percy has several magical items from battles against monsters. The first of these is the horn of the Minotaur, which he obtained after killing the beast, assuming that it had killed his mother. Another is the head of Medusa, which he cut off after killing it. He gave it to his mother, who used its petrifying power to turn her abusive husband Gabe to stone. When he killed the Nemean Lion, Percy cut off its pelt but threw it in the sea later on as an offering to Poseidon.
Many other magical items were given to Percy as gifts. Daedalus, in the form of Quintus, gave him a Stygian ice whistle, which shatters if it is blown once. His half-brother Tyson gave him a wristwatch that turns into a shield, but it was lost in The Battle of the Labyrinth. Percy's father Poseidon gave him a sand dollar for his fifteenth birthday; he split it in half, giving the halves to the Hudson River and the East River to heal the pollution and have them join the forces of the Olympians. Hermes gave him multivitamins that can prevent or reverse nearly any attack, as well as a thermos of winds. A Nereid gave Percy magical pearls that can transport a person to the sea when smashed. The Hephaestus cabin allowed him to use Chameleon Armor during a Capture the Flag session in The Bronze Dragon. His friend Calypso gifted him with moonlace, which he planted to remember her by. Luke stole talaria from his father Hermes and gave them to Percy. Percy gave them to Grover, but the talaria were a trap and Grover was almost pulled into Tartarus. Prometheus gave him Pandora's pithos, which he later gave to Hestia to give her hope.
Others Percy took or have unknown origins. Percy seized the eagle of the Twelfth Legion of Camp Jupiter, which he used to destroy hundreds of monsters. He took the Golden Fleece from Polyphemus and used it to heal Annabeth before saving Thalia's tree with it. He stole the wings of Daedalus, but they became too damaged and he threw them away.
Magical pets and companions
Percy has two magical pets and companions. The first is Blackjack, a Pegasus that Percy liberated in The Sea of Monsters. Since then, Blackjack has become his personal steed and the two can speak to each other, Blackjack repeatedly has to save Percy's life. Blackjack is quite fond of sugar cubes and doughnuts. The second is Mrs. O'Leary, a pet hellhound that he received from Daedalus (Quintus in the first chapters) before the inventor died in The Battle of the Labyrinth. He also has a dog
Annabeth Chase is Percy's primary love interest and eventual girlfriend. Because their divine parents Poseidon and Athena have a rivalry over the city of Athens, they were at odds in The Lightning Thief. Through the series, they grow more fond of each other, and Aphrodite tells Percy that they will have an "interesting love life." In "The Battle of the Labyrinth", Annabeth kissed him when she thought that he's going to die for her. In "The Last Olympian", Annabeth kisses him again, while almost the whole camp eavesdropped and dumped them into the lake, only for Percy to take advantage of his aquatic powers to create an air bubble around the two of them and they share another kiss, officially starting their relationship. When Percy disappears in The Lost Hero, it is revealed that he and Annabeth were officially dating, and Annabeth is the only memory that Percy develops after Hera takes his memories away. While at Camp Jupiter, Percy sees a possibility of college life and marriage with Annabeth in New Rome. In The House of Hades they share a deep bond which helps them get through all the misery and pain in Tartarus. After escaping from Tartarus their love grows stronger and they start thinking about the future and possibly a family.
Percy has had other, minor love interests. After Percy is stranded on the island of Ogygia, he meets Calypso, who nurses him back to health. She offers to keep him on the island, but he turns her down. It is later revealed that it's not the three Fates sent Percy to the island to torment Calypso, but Hera to "help" with the quest. While Percy is living in the mortal world, he would spend frequent amounts of time with Rachel Elizabeth Dare. Rachel kissed him on one occasion, and Percy never openly stated his feelings about her. When Rachel became the next Oracle, she could not have a relationship.
Reyna had a liking to Percy in The Son of Neptune. She offers a relationship but Percy eventually turned down the offer after he regains his memory for Annabeth Chase.
Grover Underwood is Percy's best friend. When they both went to Yancy Academy, Percy would protect Grover from bullies. When Percy wakes up at Camp Half-Blood after battling the Minotaur, Grover reveals to Percy that he is a satyr tasked with protecting Percy. In The Sea of Monsters, Grover and Percy build an empathy link and communicate with each other and can pick up on the other's feelings. When Percy vanished in The Lost Hero, Grover gathered a large amount of satyrs to look for him.
Percy has made friends with the other two children of the "Big Three", which would make all three of them cousins, as their fathers were brothers. Thalia Grace, the daughter of Zeus, first met him when he healed her tree in The Sea of Monsters and, inadvertently, brought her back to life. Percy felt intimidated by her skill at first, and they acted like brother and sister for most of the series. At the end, when Thalia joins the hunters of Artemis, she hugs him and says, "I am honoring a friend". The son of Hades, Nico di Angelo, began by annoying Percy with his questions. When his sister is killed at the end of The Titan's Curse, Nico blames Percy and refuses to speak to him until Percy channels Bianca to tell Nico that it wasn't Percy's fault. Afterwards, they developed a brotherly relationship.
Percy sometimes has a rocky start to his friendships, but by the end builds mutual respect. Clarisse La Rue began Percy Jackson & the Olympians hating Percy, but in The Sea of Monsters Percy saves Clarisse and sends her ahead with the Golden Fleece, which she appreciates. By the end of the series, they respect each other. Zoe Nightshade, the daughter of Atlas, similarly did not like Percy at the beginning of The Titan's Curse, but came to respect him by her death.
At Camp Jupiter, Percy made friends as well. Throughout The Son of Neptune, Percy and Hazel Levesque build a close friendship. When Octavian blackmailed Hazel, Percy said that he would uncap Riptide if he did anything to her. Hazel kissed Percy on the cheek once, but Percy says it was a sisterly kiss. Reyna is a co-praetor and friend of Percy. She was first bitter towards Percy but changes as The Son of Neptune goes on. She invites Percy to become a praetor before he proves his ability because she says it will draw them closer as "friends". When he defeats Polybotes with the help of Terminus, he earns the rating praetor and works with Reyna. When Jason, Piper, Leo, and Coach Hedge arrive, however, Percy steps aside for Jason; who had been praetor before him.
Sally Jackson is Percy's mother, and they have a clear, close bond. In The Lightning Thief, when Percy thinks that his mother was killed by the Minotaur, he kills the beast in vengeance. It was later discovered that Hades just brought her to the underworld. Sally's first husband, Gabe Ugliano, was abusive to her, and Percy called him "Smelly Gabe" for his poor hygiene habits. In The Lightning Thief, Percy sends the head of Medusa to his mother, who uses it to petrify Gabe and sell the resulting statue to a museum. Later in the series, his mother marries Paul Blofis, who Percy is first wary of, but then warms up to. When Sally and Paul finally marry, Percy is happy.
Percy's father is Poseidon, the Greek god of the sea. Initially, Percy resented his father, feeling as if he were abandoned, but as he sees more of his father, they form a close bond. Percy now has a strong feeling of admiration and pride for his father, and he works for approval. Poseidon once called his son a hero greater than Heracles and said that Percy was his favorite son. One of Percy's most important memories is of Poseidon visiting his cradle with a warm glow and smile. Percy also has a half-brother named Tyson, a cyclops, as a result of his father. At first, Percy was ashamed to have a monster as a brother, but he later grew fond of the cyclops after the adventures they had together. It was revealed later that Tyson prayed for a friend to his father, and so Poseidon sent him Percy. He is also related to Frank Zhang, as Frank's maternal ancestors link him to Poseidon.
Chiron is a centaur and son of Kronos. He was in charge of Camp Half-Blood for most of the series, with the exception being The Sea of Monsters, when he was temporarily fired, blamed for poisoning Thalia's tree. When Percy went to Yancy Academy, Chiron posed as Percy's favorite teacher Mr. Brunner, a crippled Latin teacher . It was Chiron who gave Percy Anaklusmos, and the centaur tried to clear Percy's name in The Lightning Thief when he was blamed for stealing Zeus's lightning bolt. When Percy went missing in The Lost Hero, Chiron became pained, having raised Percy into a hero.
Luke Castellan, the son of Hermes, was Percy's rival in Percy Jackson & the Olympians. In The Lightning Thief, Percy thought of Luke as a friend and mentor figure, but by the end of the book Luke revealed that he was the true lightning thief and sent a scorpion to kill Percy. In The Sea of Monsters, Percy tricks Luke into revealing that he was behind the poisoning of Thalia's tree, proving Chiron's innocence. In The Titan's Curse, Luke is knocked over a cliff, but Annabeth tells Percy that he is still alive. In The Battle of the Labyrinth, Percy witnesses Luke's body becoming a vessel for Kronos, and Luke has Percy fight a giant. In The Last Olympian, it is revealed that Luke feared Percy for his power, and Luke kills himself, destroying the vessel for Kronos, after hurting Annabeth. Percy had expressed jealousy for Annabeth's affection towards Luke, although she saw Luke as more of a brother.
Octavian is a Legacy of Apollo. He becomes Percy's rival in The Son of Neptune. When Percy first comes to Camp Jupiter, Octavian believes that he is a spy for Gaea. At the end of the book, when Percy becomes a praetor, Octavian thinks that his chances of becoming one were stolen and accuses Percy of leading the Greeks to Camp Jupiter for an attack. When Percy first meets Octavian, Percy says that Octavian looks familiar, because of Octavian's similar appearance to Luke.
Carter Kane is a magician and a main character in The Kane Chronicles. Percy first met Carter in the short story The Son of Sobek when they faced against a giant crocodile possessed by a necklace belonging to Sobek, that had been terrorizing Long Island. After removing the necklace from the crocodile, Carter and Percy wonder if someone is trying to bring them together to cause trouble and agree to keep their respective worlds a secret from each other until the time is right. Carter takes the necklace and the baby crocodile with him, but places an enchantment on Percy's hand so that if he ever needs to contact him, all he has to do is say his name.
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