Author(s): Rick Riordan
A thousand deadly monsters. Three battling demigods. One fatal decision.
Hazel looked behind Hecate at the middle gateway. She saw Percy and Annabeth sprawled helplessly before those black-and-silver doors. A massive dark shape, vaguely humanoid, now loomed over them, its foot raised as if to crush Percy.
'What about them?' hazel asked, her voice ragged. 'Percy and Annabeth?'
Hecate shrugged. 'West, east or south . . . they die.'
'Not an option,' Hazel said.
'Then you have only one path - and that's the most dangerous of all . . . '
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Rick Riordan is an award-winning mystery writer. He lives in Boston with his wife and two sons. Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, Rick's first novel featuring the heroic young demigod, was the overall winner of the Red House Children's Book Award in 2006 and is now a blockbuster film franchise, starring Logan Lerman.