Robert Graves, classicist, poet, and unorthodox critic, retells the Greek legends of gods and heroes for a modern audience And, in the two volumes of The Greek Myths, he demonstrates with a dazzling display of relevant knowledge that Greek Mythology is "no more mysterious in content than are modern election cartoons." His work covers, in nearly two hundred sections, the creation myths; the legends of the births and lives of the great Olympians; the Theseus, Oedipus, and Heracles cycles; the Argonaut voyage; the tale of Troy, and much more. All the scattered elements of each myth have been assembled into a harmonious narrative, and many variants are recorded which may help to determine its ritual or historical meaning, Full references to the classical sources, and copious indexes, make the book as valuable to the scholar as to the general reader; and a full commentary on each myth explains and interprets the classical version in the light of today's archaeological and anthropological knowledge.
The Cahills aren't the only family searching for the Clues...<P> The Cahills thought they were the most powerful family the world had ever known. They thought they were the only ones who knew about Gideon Cahill and his Clues. The Cahills were wrong. <P> Powerful enemies --the Vespers-- have been waiting in the shadows. Now it's their time to rise and the world will never be the same. In Vespers Rising, a brand new 39 Clues novel, bestselling authors Rick Riordan, Peter Lerangis, Gordon Korman and Jude Watson take on the hidden history of the Cahills and the Vespers, and the last, terrible legacy Grace Cahill leaves for Amy and Dan.
The first book in this groundbreaking multimedia series sends readers around the world on the hunt for the 39 Clues. Written by #1 NYT bestseller Rick Riordan, and backed by $100,000 in prizes!<P> Minutes before she died Grace Cahill changed her will, leaving her decendants an impossible decision: "You have a choice - one million dollars or a clue."<P> Grace is the last matriarch of the Cahills, the world's most powerful family. Everyone from Napoleon to Houdini is related to the Cahills, yet the source of the family power is lost. 39 Clues hidden around the world will reveal the family's secret, but no one has been able to assemble them. Now the clues race is on, and young Amy and Dan must decide what's important: hunting clues or uncovering what REALLY happened to their parents.
Percy Jackson isn't expecting freshman orientation to be any fun. But when a mysterious mortal acquaintance appears on campus, followed by demon cheerleaders, things quickly move from bad to worse. In this latest installment of the blockbuster series, time is running out as war between the Olympians and the evil Titan lord Kronos draws near. Even the safe haven of Camp Half-Blood grows more vulnerable by the minute as Kronos's army prepares to invade its once impenetrable borders. To stop the invasion, Percy and his demigod friends must set out on a quest through the Labyrinth, a sprawling underground world with stunning surprises at every turn.
Jackson "Tres" Navarre and his enchilada-eating cat, Robert Johnson, pull into San Antonio and find nothing waiting but trouble. Ten years ago Navarre left town and the memory of his father's murder behind him. Now he's back, looking for answers. Yet the more Tres digs, trying to put his suspicions to rest, the fresher the decade-old crime looks: Mafia connections, construction site payoffs, and slick politicians' games all conspire to ruin his homecoming. It's obvious Tres has stirred up a hornet's nest of trouble. He gets attacked, shot at, run over by a big blue Thunderbird-and his old girlfriend, the one he wants back, turns up missing. Tres has to rescue the woman, nail his father's murderer, and get the hell out of Dodge before mob-style Texas justice catches up to him. The chances of staying alive looked better for the defenders of the Alamo....
Though the Greek and Roman crewmembers of the Argo II have made progress in their many quests, they still seem no closer to defeating the earth mother, Gaea. Her giants have risen-all of them-and they're stronger than ever. They must be stopped before the Feast of Spes, when Gaea plans to have two demigods sacrificed in Athens. She needs their blood-the blood of Olympus-in order to wake. The demigods are having more frequent visions of a terrible battle at Camp Half-Blood. The Roman legion from Camp Jupiter, led by Octavian, is almost within striking distance. Though it is tempting to take the Athena Parthenos to Athens to use as a secret weapon, the friends know that the huge statue belongs back on Long Island, where it might be able to stop a war between the two camps. The Athena Parthenos will go west; the Argo II will go east. The gods, still suffering from multiple personality disorder, are useless. How can a handful of young demigods hope to persevere against Gaea's army of powerful giants? As dangerous as it is to head to Athens, they have no other option. They have sacrificed too much already. And if Gaea wakes, it is game over. There is an extensive Glossary at the end of the book.
Un ejército de monstruos. Siete chicos al límite de sus fuerzas. Y solo unas horas para salvar la humanidad. Gaia, la madre tierra, se ha propuesto destruir el mundo de los mortales con sus tropas de monstruos y gigantes, y solo hay un modo de impedirlo: cerrar las Puertas de la Muerte, por donde estas criaturas están escapando de los infiernos. Y, lo más importante, hay que hacerlo desde fuera... y desde dentro. Hazel, Nico, Piper, Leo, Frank y Jason han descubierto que la parte exterior se halla en Grecia, en el templo de Hades, dios del inframundo, aunque tienen un largo viaje hasta allí e ignoran a qué deberán enfrentarse cuando lleguen. Mientras, Percy y Annabeth se encuentran en algún lugar al otro lado, luchando por su supervivencia, por encontrar las puertas... y por salir antes de que sea demasiado tarde.
Un ejército de monstruos. Siete chicos al límite de sus fuerzas. Y solo unas horas para salvar a la humanidad. Gaia, la madre Tierra, se ha propuesto destruir el mundo de los mortales con sus tropas de monstruos y gigantes, y solo hay un modo de impedirlo: cerrar las Puertas de la Muerte, por donde estas criaturas están escapando de los infiernos. Y, lo más importante, hay que hacerlo desde fuera... y desde dentro. Hazel, Nico, Piper, Leo, Frank y Jason han descubierto que la parte exterior se halla en Grecia, en el templo de Hades, dios del inframundo, aunque tienen un largo viaje hasta allí e ignoran a qué deberán enfrentarse cuando lleguen. Mientas, Percy y Annabeth se encuentran en algún lugar al otro lado, luchando por su supervivencia, por encontrar las puertas... y por salir antes de que sea demasiado tarde.
Chadwick's life was balanced on a knife's edge--his career, his marriage, his relationship with his dangerously troubled daughter. And then one autumn night, the worst possible thing happened....
What dangers do runaway demigods Luke and Thalia face on their way to Camp Half-Blood? Are Percy and Annabeth up to the task of rescuing stolen goods from a fire-breathing giant who doesn't take kindly to intruders? How exactly are Leo, Piper, and Jason supposed to find a runaway table, dodge a band of party-loving Maenads (who just might be a little psychotic), and stave off a massive explosion. . . all in one hour or less? With his trademark wit and creativity, Rick Riordan answers these questions and more in three never-before-seen short stories that provide vital back-story to the Heroes of Olympus and Percy Jackson books. A special bonus story marks the publishing debut of Rick Riordan's son Haley, the inspiration for Percy Jackson, who introduces readers to a Kronos-siding son of Hecate who finds an unlikely mortal ally in his search for redemption. Original art, enlightening character interviews and illustrated profiles, puzzles, and a quiz add to the fun in this action-packed collection that is sure to delight legions of loyal fans.
Become an expert on everything in Percy's world with this must-have guide to the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. Complete with interviews, puzzles, games, and original short stories by Rick Riordan.
Magic, monsters, and mayhem abound when Percy Jackson and Annabeth Chase meet Carter and Sadie Kane for the first time. Weird creatures are appearing in unexpected places, and the demigods and magicians have to team up to take them down. As they battle with Celestial Bronze and glowing hieroglyphs, the four heroes find that they have a lot in common--and more power than they ever thought possible. But will their combined forces be enough to foil an ancient enemy who is mixing Greek and Egyptian incantations for an evil purpose? Rick Riordan wields his usual storytelling magic in this adrenaline-fueled adventure.
Which Greek god makes the best parent?Would you want to be one of Artemis' Hunters?Why do so many monsters go into retail?Spend a little more time in Percy Jackson's world--a place where the gods bike among us, monsters man snack bars, and each of us has the potential to become a hero.Find out: Why Dionysus might actually be the best director Camp Half-Blood could have How to recognize a monster when you see one Why even if we aren't facing manticores and minotaurs, reading myth can still help us deal with the scary things in our own livesPlus, consult our glossary of people, places, and things from Greek myth: how Medusa got her snake hair extensions, why Chiron isn't into partying and paintball like the rest of his centaur family, and the whole story on Percy's mythical namesake.
Rick Riordan, triple-crown winner of the Edgar, Anthony, and Shamus Awards, has already emblazoned his name on the map of crime fiction with his Tres Navarre novels -- a fast, funny, totally hip series that blends masterful writing with richly drawn characters and nonstop action. Now Riordan brings his P.I. Tres Navarre to the heart of Texas -- Austin -- with a fiercely original thriller that explores family ties as deep and twisted as the waterways of Lake Travis. Tres Navarre, private eye and sometimes English professor, is hoping for a laid-back working vacation when he accepts a teaching gig at the University of Texas at Austin, even if it means shacking up for six weeks with his big brother Garrett, who calls Austin home. Garrett Navarre -- computer programmer extraordinaire, Jimmy Buffett fanatic, and all-around eccentric -- is hoping to retire a multimillionaire thanks to a high-tech start-up company he and two buddies have launched. Garrett has bet everything from his career to the Navarre family ranch that the company will stay alive long enough to make a public stock offering, allowing him to ride the Austin high-tech boom right into the saddle of luxury. Both Tres's and Garrett's hopes are shattered with a single gunshot. Garrett's oldest friend and business partner ends up murdered at his lakefront home -- and Garrett is the only suspect. As Tres delves into Garrett's bizarre world to find the truth behind the murder, he comes face-to-face with the damaged relationships, violent lives, and billion-dollar schemes of a brave new high-tech world. Among the players: a corporate takeover artist with a trail of broken enemies in his wake and an overzealous desire to make Garrett's company his own; the victim's wife, a hard-edged beauty haunted by three generations of family failure; and the head of an oil-rich clan with more power than morals and enough skeletons in the closet to man a ghost ship. Connecting them all -- the beautiful waters of Lake Travis and an unspeakable evil that lies within its depths. A suspense novel of depth and sizzling emotional power,The Devil Went Down to Austin is Rick Riordan's most entertaining work to date.
Primera entrega de la nueva y trepidante trilogía de aventuras de Rick Riordan: «Magnus Chase y los dioses del Asgard», basada en la mitología nórdica. Los dioses vikingos han despertado.Magnus tiene en sus manos el secreto que puede detener el fin del mundo.Pero ese mismo secreto también puede destruirle. Magnus Chase siempre ha sido un chico con problemas, ha vivido solo en las calles de Boston esquivando tanto a la policía como a los ladrones. Un día, una nueva sombra se suma a sus perseguidores: su misterioso y hasta entonces desconocido tío Randolph, que le revela un secreto imposible: Magnus es en realidad el hijo de un dios nórdico. Los mitos Vikingos son reales. Los dioses de Asgard están preparándose para la Gran Guerra. Trolls, gigantes y criaturas horrendas se entrenan para el Ragnarok, el fin del mundo. Con la ayuda de Sam, una valquiria que lo odia en secreto, y del enano Blitzen y el elfo Hearthstone, ambos fugitivos, Magnus viajará por los nueve mundos en busca de la única arma que puede detener el Ragnarok: una espada legendaria perdida hace miles de años... Y en el camino tendrá que tomar la más difícil de las decisiones. Porque a veces, para salvarse, es necesario morir.
Cuando Jason despierta, sabe que algo va muy mal. Está en un autobús camino de un campamento para chicos problemáticos. Y le acompañan Piper --una muchacha (bastante guapa, por cierto) que dice que es su novia-- y el que parece ser su mejor amigo, Leo... Pero él no recuerda nada: ni quién es ni cómo ha llegado allí. Pocas horas después, los tres descubrirán no solo que son hijos de dioses del Olimpo, sino además que su destino es cumplir una profecía de locos: liberar a Hera, diosa de la furia, de las garras de un enemigo que lleva mucho tiempo planeando su venganza...From the Trade Paperback edition.
En El héroe perdido, tres semidioses llamados Jason, Piper y Leo llegaron al Campamento Mestizo, donde les fue revelada una profecía: Siete mestizos responderán a la llamada, El mundo caerá entre tormenta y llamarada. Una promesa para el último aliento, con suerte Para que enemigos porten armas a las Puertas de la Muerte. ¿Quiénes son los otros cuatro semidioses que menciona la profecía? La respuesta podría encontrarse a miles de quilómetros, en otro campamento, el Campamento Júpiter. Allí ha llegado un nuevo chico... que podría ser hijo de Neptuno, el dios romano del mar. Percy está confundido. Cuando despierta de su largo sueño, consigue recordar poco más que su nombre... Y el zumbido en su cerebro persiste incluso después de que la loba Lupa le cuente que él es un semidios y le enseñe a luchar con su bolígrafoespada. Por suerte, y a pesar de que el camino es tan llano como tener que matar monstruos en cada esquina, Percy logra llegar al campamento para mestizos de dioses y humanos que debería despertar en él viejos recuerdos. Sin embargo, lo único que logra recordar es otro nombre: Annabeth. Hazel debería estar muerta. Porque la verdad es que cuando vivió no es que se ganara el cielo... Fue una hija obediente, eso seguro; incluso cuando su madre fue poseída por la codicia. Y ese es, precisamente, el problema: cuando su madre, hechizada por un poder superior, le ordenó que usara su «don» con fines malvados, ella no pudo resistirse. Ahora, a causa de su desliz, el futuro del mundo pende de un hilo. Y ella solo desea poder huir lejos con el caballo que aparece en sus sueños. Frank está gafado. Su abuela le repite que es descendiente de los héroes y que puede llegar a ser todo lo que quiera... pero él no sabe cómo. Por no saber, no sabe ni quién es su padre: aunque guarda la esperanza de que Apolo le reconozca por sus dotes con el arco. Aunque ni siquiera es lo bastante bueno como para ganar el torneo deportivo del campamento... Y cada día se siente más estúpido, especialmente en presencia de Hazel, su única amiga.
Corren rumores de que un monstruo ha sido avistado en la costa, cerca de Nueva York. Cuando Carter Kane se presenta para investigarlo, descubre que no es el único que quiere darle caza... Hay otro chico: uno que habla de cosas muy extrañas, usa una magia misteriosa y lleva una espada con un poder extraordinario. Se llama Percy Jackson y no es precisamente simpático con Carter.Una historia inédita exclusiva para ebook.
At the conclusion of The Mark of Athena, Annabeth and Percy tumble into a pit leading straight to the Underworld. The other five demigods have to put aside their grief and follow Percy's instructions to find the mortal side of the Doors of Death. If they can fight their way through the Gaea's forces, and Percy and Annabeth can survive the House of Hades, then the Seven will be able to seal the Doors from both sides and prevent the giants from raising Gaea. But, Leo wonders, if the Doors are sealed, how will Percy and Annabeth be able to escape? They have no choice. If the demigods don't succeed, Gaea's armies will never die. They have no time. In about a month, the Romans will march on Camp Half-Blood. The stakes are higher than ever in this adventure that dives into the depths of Tartarus.
Fans of The Kane Chronicles series will adore this gorgeous primer on the people, places, gods, and creatures found in Rick Riordan's #1 New York Times bestselling series. Boasting lenticulars, an easy-to-assemble trading card pyramid, and full-color diagrams and maps, this deluxe, lavishly illustrated guide teaches readers how to compile secret messages, read hieroglyphics, and recite ancient magic spells. Featuring enough information and extras to satisfy avid followers and budding Egyptologists alike, this guide will cast a spell on readers of all ages.
Tres Navarre has a passion for tequila, a Ph.D. in English literature, and a penchant for trouble. He's the smart-mouthed Texas private eye who raked in the Edgar, Shamus, and Anthony Awards. Now acclaimed author Rick Riordan fires up the accelerator in Tres Navarre's hardcover debut--a ninety-mile-an-hour thriller for fans with a taste for Spenser and Elvis Cole, spiced with habanero-hot Tex-Mex flavor. When a controversial English professor is found dead, shot twice in the chest with a .45, Tres Navarre--P.I. and erstwhile Berkeley Ph.D.--is the only local academic crazy enough to accept the emergency opening at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Police assure Tres they already have a suspect, a stone-cold killer who's just returned from a stint in a Mexican jail and is suspected of murdering a Texas amusement-park kingpin years before. While the police wrap up the open-and-shut case, all Tres has to do is teach three classes, grade on a curve...and walk in a dead man's shoes. It should be an easy assignment. But one thing Tres Navarre doesn't do is easy. When the evidence in the case starts looking a little too perfect, when the killing doesn't stop, Tres takes on some extracurricular research into the heart of an assassin. He quickly becomes embroiled in a nasty tangle of family secrets, backstabbing squabbles for control of a million-dollar amusement ride business, and a high-stakes game of gangster honor on the darkest streets of San Antonio's West Side. Behind it all--the specter of a murdered man who once proclaimed himself the King of the South Texas carnivals. As fast-paced as the Texas Tornadoes, as funny as Lyle Lovett crossed with Kinky Friedman, as soulful as Willie Nelson,The Last King of Texas is an unforgettable, impossible-to-put-down whirlwind of suspense...in which everyone is guilty of something. The cops already have a suspect in the murder of Tres's predecessor at the University of Texas at San Antonio--a stone-cold killer who's spent six years in prison for murdering an amusement-park kingpin. Now Tres takes on some extracurricular research into the heart of an assassin. Suddenly he's on a carousel-ride collision course with a killer--a one-way ticket to betrayal and death in a novel of suspense in which everyone is guilty of something. Lean, mean, and completely lovable, Jackson "Tres" Navarre is a worthy successor to Spenser and Elvis Cole; THE LAST KING OF TEXAS is an impossible-to-put-down whirlwind of a book; and Rick Riordan is the hottest new star in the suspense firmament.
In the conclusion to the New York Times bestselling series, the long-awaited prophecy surrounding Percy's 16th birthday unfolds. And as the battle for Western civilization rages on the streets of Manhattan, Percy suspects he may be fighting against his own fate.
Percy Jackson about to be kicked out of boarding school... again. And that's the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy's Greek mythology textbook and into his life. And worse, he's angered a few of them. Zeus's master lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect. Now Percy and his friends have just ten days to find and return Zeus's stolen property and bring peace to a warring Mount Olympus. But to succeed on his quest, Percy will have to do more than catch the true thief: he must come to terms with the father who abandoned him; solve the riddle of the Oracle, which warns him of betrayal by a friend; and unravel a treachery more powerful than the gods themselves. <P><P> Winner of Pacific Northwest Library Association's Young Reader's Choice Intermediate Award
After saving Olympus from the evil Titan lord, Kronos, Percy and friends have rebuilt their beloved Camp Half-Blood, where the next generation of demigods must now prepare for a chilling prophecy of their own: Seven half-bloods shall answer the call, To storm or fire the world must fall. An oath to keep with a final breath, And foes bear arms to the Doors of Death. Now, in a brand-new series from blockbuster best-selling author Rick Riordan, fans return to the world of Camp Half-Blood. Here, a new group of heroes will inherit a quest. But to survive the journey, they'll need the help of some familiar demigods.
Magnus Chase has always been a troubled kid. Since his mother's mysterious death, he's lived alone on the streets of Boston, surviving by his wits, keeping one step ahead of the police and the truant officers. One day, he's tracked down by an uncle he barely knows-a man his mother claimed was dangerous. Uncle Randolph tells him an impossible secret: Magnus is the son of a Norse god. The Viking myths are true. The gods of Asgard are preparing for war. Trolls, giants and worse monsters are stirring for doomsday. To prevent Ragnarok, Magnus must search the Nine Worlds for a weapon that has been lost for thousands of years. When an attack by fire giants forces him to choose between his own safety and the lives of hundreds of innocents, Magnus makes a fatal decision. Sometimes, the only way to start a new life is to die . . .
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