All 30+ Percy Jackson Books in Order | 2 Ways to Read Rick Riordan

Percy Jackson Books in Order

Whether you’re new to Percy Jackson, looking for a re-read, or watched the movies that will never likely see more added to the franchise, you’ve found your way here looking for a list of the Percy Jackson books in order.

There are two ways to read Rick Riordan’s books, but before we dive into those, let’s talk a bit more about the series.

What (or Who) is Percy Jackson?

Percy Jackson and the Olympians is a book series written by Rick Riordan that follows the many character, Percy Jackson. It’s a Middle Grade (MG) book similar to Harry Potter and Artemis Fowl which feature the adventures of younger characters on fantastical journeys.

In particular, Percy Jackson centers around Greek mythology. Percy himself is a demigod and the son of Poseidon. Up until his first encounter with the realm of mythology, Percy thought he was an ordinary boy. Now he finds himself thrust into a world with which he’s not familiar.

Along with some new companions, Grover and Annabeth, Percy begins training at a demigod training school called Camp Half-Blood.

Percy Jackson Books in Order

What about Rick Riordan’s Other Books?

In addition to Percy Jackson & the Olympians, Rick Riordan has written several other series. These include The Heroes of Olympus, The Kane Chronicles, Demigods and Magicians, Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, and The Trials of Apollo.

If you’ve fallen in love with Percy Jackson and are hoping these books are more Percy, you’ll probably be a little disappointed.

While some of the books do give you more Percy, he isn’t the central character.

Others, like the Kane Chronicles, Trials of Apollo, and Magnus Chase, don’t feature Percy at all. These books, however, are set in the same world. Meaning that names and places will be familiar.

Now let’s get on with our list of Percy Jackson books in order.

Percy Jackson Books in Order by Publication

I use the term “Percy Jackson Books” loosely here, because, as we’ve already discussed, many of them don’t actually feature Percy himself.

To make this Publication order list simpler, I’ve removed all indication of what series the books belong to and have just listed them all in order.

If you’d prefer to see a list of Percy Jackson books in order by series, keep reading below.

The primary reason for reading the Percy Jackson books in publication order is the ability to read the books as adoring fans did years ago.

Whether the author intended it or not, there are undoubtedly Easter eggs or nuggets of lore that you’ll be able to pick out reading it this way that you might not if you read only by series.

  1. The Lightning Thief (2005)
  2. The Sea of Monsters (2006)
  3. The Titan’s Curse (2007)
  4. The Battle of the Labyrinth (2008)
  5. The Last Olympian (2009)
  6. The Demigod Files (2009) (Short Story Collection)
  7. The Red Pyramid (2010)
  8. The Lost Hero (2010)
  9. The Throne of Fire (2011)
  10. The Son of Neptune (2011)
  11. The Serpent’s Shadow (2012)
  12. The Demigod Diaries (2012) (Short Story Collection)
  13. The Mark of Athena (2012)
  14. The Son of Sobek (2013) (Short Story)
  15. The Singer of Apollo (2013) (Short Story)
  16. The House of Hades (2013)
  17. The Staff of Serapis (2014)
  18. The Blood of Olympus (2014)
  19. The Crown of Ptolemy (2015) (Short Story)
  20. The Sword of Summer (2015)
  21. The Hidden Oracle (2016)
  22. The Hammer of Thor (2016)
  23. The Dark Prophecy (2017)
  24. The Ship of the Dead (2017)
  25. The Burning Maze (2018)
  26. 9 From the Nine Worlds (2018) (Short Story Collection)
  27. The Tyrant’s Tomb (2019)
  28. The Tower of Nero (2020)

Companion Books/Stories

  1. Percy Jackson and the Greek Gods
  2. Percy Jackson’s Greek Heroes
  3. Hotel Valhalla: Guide to the Norse Worlds
  4. The Trials of Apollo: Camp Jupiter Classified: A Probatio’s Journal

Percy Jackson Books in Order by Series

The primary benefit for reading the Percy Jackson books in order by series is that you aren’t hopping between characters and places.

This is going to the simplest, and probably most recommended reading method for Rick Riordan’s books.

You’ll have a slightly different experience from original readers, but it will be more cohesive as you are sticking with one set of characters throughout.

There shouldn’t be any spoilers for books written in other series so long as you read them in this order, but anything is possible if the series overlap (full disclosure, I haven’t read all of Rick Riordan’s books, so I can’t say for 100% sure).

Be sure to read Percy Jackson before Heroes of Olympus. And read the Kane Chronicles before Demigods and Magicians.

Percy Jackson & The Olympians

  1. The Lightning Thief
  2. The Sea of Monsters
  3. The Titan’s Curse
  4. The Battle of the Labyrinth
  5. The Last Olympian
  6. The Demigod Files (Short Story Collection)
  7. The Singer of Apollo (Short Story)

The Heroes of Olympus

  1. The Lost Hero
  2. The Son of Neptune
  3. The Mark of Athena
  4. The House of Hades
  5. The Blood of Olympus
  6. The Demigod Diaries (Short Story Collection)

The Kane Chronicles

  1. The Red Pyramid
  2. The Throne of Fire
  3. The Serpent’s Shadow

Demigods and Magicians

  1. The Son of Sobek (Short Story)
  2. The Staff of Serapis (Short Story)
  3. The Crown of Ptolemy (Short Story)

Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard

  1. The Sword of Summer
  2. The Hammer of Thor
  3. The Ship of the Dead
  4. 9 From the Nine Worlds (Short Story Collection)

The Trials of Apollo

  1. The Hidden Oracle
  2. The Dark Prophecy
  3. The Burning Maze
  4. The Tyrant’s Tomb
  5. The Tower of Nero

Percy Jackson Books in Detail

Percy Jackson books in order

The Lightning Thief

Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can’t seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. And lately, being away at boarding school is only getting worse-Percy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him.

When Percy’s mom finds out, she knows it’s time that he knew the truth about where he came from.

She sends Percy to Camp Half Blood, a summer camp for demigods where he learns that the father he never knew is Poseidon, God of the Sea.


Sea of Monsters Rick Riordan

The Sea of Monsters

The heroic son of Poseidon makes an action-packed comeback in the second must-read installment of Rick Riordan’s amazing young readers series. Starring Percy Jackson, a “half blood” whose mother is human and whose father is the God of the Sea, Riordan’s series combines cliffhanger adventure and Greek mythology lessons that results in true page-turners that get better with each installment.

In this episode, The Sea of Monsters, Percy sets out to retrieve the Golden Fleece before his summer camp is destroyed, surpassing the first book’s drama and setting the stage for more thrills to come.


The Titan's Curse Rick Riordan

The Titan’s Curse

When the goddess Artemis goes missing, she is believed to have been kidnapped. And now it’s up to Percy and his friends to find out what happened.

It’s not everyday you find yourself in combat with a half-lion, half-human.

But when you’re the son of a Greek god, it happens. And now my friend Annabeth is missing, a goddess is in chains and only five half-blood heroes can join the quest to defeat the doomsday monster.

Oh, and guess what? The Oracle has predicted that not all of us will survive…


Percy Jackson Battle of the Labyrinth

The Battle of the Labyrinth

Percy Jackson isn’t expecting freshman orientation to be any fun. But when a mysterious mortal acquaintance appears at his potential new school, followed by demon cheerleaders, things quickly move from bad to worse.

In this fourth 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


Percy Jackson Books in order

The Last Olympian

All year the half-bloods have been preparing for battle against the Titans, knowing the odds of victory are grim. Kronos’s army is stronger than ever, and with every god and half-blood he recruits, the evil Titan’s power only grows.

While the Olympians struggle to contain the rampaging monster Typhon, Kronos begins his advance on New York City, where Mount Olympus stands virtually unguarded.

Now it’s up to Percy Jackson and an army of young demigods to stop the Lord of Time.


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