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

“Percy Jackson Books” might be a bit of a misnomer here as Percy himself isn’t in all of them. However, each of the books on this list are in the Percy Jackson Universe of books.

To avoid complicating things, I’ve removed the series names from the publication order list. Rick Riordan flip flopped between series a lot as he wrote, so if you follow this list, it may be a bit chaotic of a reading experience.

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)
  29. The Sun and the Star (w/ Mark Oshiro) (Expected: May 2, 2023)
  30. The Chalice of the Gods (Expected: September 26, 2023)

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 Series Order

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).

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)
  7. The Chalice of the Gods (Expected: September 26, 2023)

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

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About Rick Riordan

Rick Riordan got his start in publishing by writing adult mystery novels. His first book published was his Tres Navarre series. He wrote this while teaching full time. Before becoming an author, he taught English and History in both San Francisco and Texas.

His first YA novel, Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, started out as a bedtime story he told his oldest son.

Rick Riordan has sold over 190 million copies of his books worldwide in more than 42 languages.

Percy Jackson Books

1. The Lightning Thief

Percy Jackson books in order

2. The Sea of Monsters

Sea of Monsters Rick Riordan

3. The Titan’s Curse

The Titan's Curse Rick Riordan

4. The Battle of the Labyrinth

Percy Jackson Battle of the Labyrinth

5. The Last Olympian

Percy Jackson Books in order

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6 thoughts on “All 30+ Percy Jackson Books in Order | 2 Ways to Read Rick Riordan

  1. Just wanted to make a correction to this list. The Chalice of the Gods is going to place after the Blood of Olympus, not The Last Olympian. Otherwise, this list seems perfect, thanks.

    1. Thank you! I placed it where I did based on Amazon and Goodreads placing it in that series. After your comment, I found an article on Rick Riordan’s website that states it’s after The Blood of Olympus. I’m not sure why they’re placing it wrong on sales sites. Thanks again.

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