Authors We Love: Rick Riordan

Rick Riordan was definitely one of my favorite authors.  He is the writer of the Percy Jackson series, the Heroes of Olympus series, the Kane Chronicles, and the Magnus Chase series. Riordan’s books take ancient mythology and weave it into modern-day stories of adventures.

The Percy Jackson series, which was his first series, revolves around a boy named Percy Jackson who learns that he is a demigod — a son of Poseidon. You follow Percy and his friends, Annabeth and Grover, as well as others, in adventures while learning about Greek Mythology. Placed in a world where Greek Mythology is fact, Riordan does a fabulous job writing this series. When you start reading, you aren’t going to want to put the book down. I think that this is one of the best series of books he has written.

The Heroes Of Olympus series is, in a way, a continuation of the Percy Jackson series. However, it adds new characters and involves both Greek and Roman mythology. This series was just as great as the Percy Jackson series and had me intrigued till the end.

The Kane Chronicles revolves around Egyptian Mythology and a brother and sister, Carter and Sadie. Though, out of all the series’ Rick Riordan has written, this is my least favorite, but it is still good. To me, it was just not quite as captivating as some of his other pieces of writing. I would still recommend reading it, though, because it still a really good story.

The Magnus Chase series is about a boy named Magnus Chase and Norse Mythology. It is a really cool series, especially because you get to learn a little bit about Norse Mythology — something that you really won’t know much about other than the fact that Thor and Loki are Norse Gods.

All of Riordan’s writings are a great way to not only get lost in a book, but to learn about ancient mythology in a new and exciting way. All of his books are pretty easy to read, but they can entertain you for hours. Overall, he is just a fabulous writer and I would recommend any of his books.

-Ava G.

3 thoughts on “Authors We Love: Rick Riordan

  1. We’ve all read the Harry Potter books, but we read most of them in order, unless you reading the 7th book in 2007. On the other hand, we’ve all waited, and waited, and WAITED for some of the Rick Riordan books to come out. Some of us have even have met Rick Riordan when The Son of Neptune came out, through our library. And I’m sure we’ve all seen the huge poster in the library. And of course, if you’ve watched the movies, you were severely disappointed.

    With all that said, I really have to say that Rick Riordan has been on my top 20 list of favorite authors for at least 7 years now.

  2. He’s definitely one of my favorite authors 🙂 I’m actually reading the second “Trials of Apollo” book right now. I love Apollo!

  3. I totally agree with you viejo about Rick Riordan amazingness (XD) and the comment about the kane chronicles’ being least captivating (I also to feel that). Agreed his style and humor is both modern and classic. Kodus to you!

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