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.
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After being attacked by a vampire cheerleader at his new school, Percy returns to Camp Half-Blood and learns about the Labyrinth; a maze in the palace of King Minos in Crete that was designed by Daedalus. He also meets the camp's new sword master, Quintus. During a battle drill giant scorpions... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
After being attacked by a vampire cheerleader at his new school, Percy returns to Camp Half-Blood and learns about the Labyrinth; a maze in the palace of King Minos in Crete that was designed by Daedalus. He also meets the camp's new sword master, Quintus. During a battle drill giant scorpions at the camp, Annabeth and Percy accidentally find an entrance into the Labyrinth. Percy soon learns that Luke has used this entrance before and will try and lead his army through the Labyrinth straight into the heart of Camp Half-Blood.
Using the Labyrinth, Percy, Annabeth, Grover, and Tyson must find Daedalus so that Luke cannot get Ariadne's string, which would guide him through the labyrinth. Percy and his friends encounter Kampe, a half woman, half-dragon monster, and free hexjdhfvdjkzr prisoner, Briares the Hekatonkheires (Hundred-Handed One), who is Tyson's idol, but disappoints him by being too scared to help them. After an encounter with the goddess Hera and a battle on the farm of Geryon, the group are reunited with Nico di Angelo, son of Hades, who blames Percy for the death of his sister Bianca, but is convinced to put it behind him by the ghost of his sister.
Next, by order of the Greek god Hephaestus, Percy travels to Mt. St. Helens. There he finds telekhines, also known as "sea demons". He is discovered by the telkhines, who attack him. Once Percy found Annabeth and they have a short argument during which Percy tells Annabeth to flee. Percy gets a kiss from Annabeth and she disappears. In an attempt to escape the telekhines, Percy causes Mt. St. Helens to erupt, pushing him out of the volcano, draining his energy in the process.
When he awakens after the eruption of Mount Saint Helens, he finds himself in the mythical island inhabited by Calypso. After being treated for burns by Calypso and returning to the mortal world, Percy gets the help he needs from a mortal girl named Rachel Elizabeth Dare, who is able to see through the Mist, the magical veil that makes mortals see things differently than demigods. Grover finally finds Pan, but the god of the wild is dying and wants Grover to tell the other satyrs that they must save the natural world themselves. His spirit passes into all present, the satyr in particular, when he dies.
They finally discover that Quintus, the mysterious new sword instructor at Camp Half-Blood, is actually Daedalus, who has attained extended life by putting his life-force, his animus, into a robot body — and that Kronos has gained enough strength by Luke. He also possess Luke, using his body as a starter form. Kronos finds out that Nico di Angelo is a son of Hades and that he could be the child of the great prophecy, which states that a child of "Big Three" (Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades) would decide the fate of the gods. Luke has already reached Daedalus and attained Ariadne's string; using the magical instrument, he sends out Kronos's army to take Camp Half-Blood via the Labyrinth.
While fighting a losing battle, the entire camp is either injured or killed, and Daedalus and Briares come out of the Labyrinth to help fight the battle and destroy Kampe. Grover rescues Camp Half-Blood by causing a Panic, to scare away the enemy. After the battle, Daedalus sacrifices himself to close the Labyrinth, which is tied to his life. The camp say good bye to the dead, Nico leaves the camp, Grover doesn't go to exile, and Percy leaves for his 15th birthday and Nico comes by to give him a proposal for his upcoming battle with Kronos.The end
“I’m calm, every time I’m around you, some monster attacks us. What’s to be nervous about?”Rachel Elizabeth Dare
“My dad was a nice guy. He’s never asked me for a Father’s day card much less somebody’s skull.”Percy Jackson
“I am nice! I simply ooze niceness, Perry Johansson. Haven’t you noticed?”Mr. D
“New lesson, class," I announced. "Most monsters will vaporize when sliced with a celestial bronze sword. This change is perfectly normal, and will happen to you right now if you don't BACK OFF!”Percy Jackson
“'But gods can't die' Grover said.'They can fade' Pan said 'when everything they stood for is gone. When they cease to have power, and their sacred placed disappear.'”Grover/Pan
“Sometimes small things can become very large indeed.”Dionysus
“I hope the dead like root beer.”Eurytion
“Left walls are mean.”Tyson
“But underground smells like that. Monsters and dead milk people.”Tyson
“Meat is good! Baths are bad!”Flesh eating horses
“We won't eat you! Please, lord! No more salty baths!”Flesh eating horses
“There were a lot of answers I might’ve given, from 'I knew that' to 'LIAR!' to 'Right, and I’m Zeus.'”Percy
“"You hit the lord of the titans in the eye with a blue plastic hairbrush."”Percy
“Sometimes it is better to have someone you mistrust close to you, so that you can keep an eye on him.”Chiron
“Things were better left as mysteries.”Percy Jackson
“Be careful of love. It'll twist your brain around and leave you thinking up is down and right is wrong.”Hephaestus
“As I sailed onto the lake I realized the Fates really were cruel. They sent Calypso someone she couldn't help but love. But it worked both ways. For the rest of my life I would always be thinking about her. She would always be my biggest what if.”Percy Jackson
“Maybe it's okay to still be a kid once in a while.”Percy Jackson
“But remember, boy, that kind act can sometimes be as powerful as a sword.”Dionysus
“I was glad to be with her, but it also kind of hurt, and it hurt when I wasn't with her, too.”Percy Jackson
“And lose a love to worse than death.”Annabeth Chase
“I wanted to tell Annabeth that I didn't really want to be so distant from her.”Percy Jackson
“"'YAY!' he said " Now we can eat peanut butter and sandwiches and ride fish ponies! We can fight monsters and see Annabeth and make things go BOOM!'"”Tyson
Annabeth glared at me like she was going to punch me. And then she did something that surprised me even more. She kissed me.Highlighted by 697 Kindle customers
“Percy, lesser beings do many horrible things in the name of the gods. That does not mean we gods approve. The way our sons and daughters act in our names . . . well, it usually says more about them than it does about us. And you, Percy, are my favorite son.”Highlighted by 435 Kindle customers
“You shall rise or fall by the ghost king’s hand,” Annabeth said, “the child of Athena’s final stand.”Highlighted by 417 Kindle customers
OPEN WITH CARE. TRIPLE G RANCH IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR PROPERTY DAMAGE, MAIMING, OR EXCRUCIATINGLY PAINFUL DEATHS.Highlighted by 355 Kindle customers
You shall delve in the darkness of the endless maze . . .” We waited. “The dead, the traitor, and the lost one raise.”Highlighted by 338 Kindle customers
“Percy Jackson,” the god said. “I know what you have seen today. I know your doubts. But I give you this news: when the time comes, you will not be ruled by fear.”Highlighted by 332 Kindle customers
“I’m Janus,” both faces said in harmony. “God of Doorways. Beginnings. Endings. Choices.”Highlighted by 323 Kindle customers
“Something about . . . Destroy with a hero’s final breath.”Highlighted by 298 Kindle customers
“I know you believe you cannot make amends,” he said. “But you are just as important as your father.”Highlighted by 292 Kindle customers
“You shall delve in the darkness of the endless maze,” I remembered. “The dead, the traitor, and the lost one raise.Highlighted by 262 Kindle customers
1. I Battle the Cheerleading Squad
2. The Underworld Sends Me a Prank Call
3. We Play Tag with Scorpions
4. Annabeth Breaks the Rules
5. Nico Buys Happy Meals for the Dead
6. We Meet the God with Two Faces
7. Tyson Leads a Jailbreak
8. We Visit the Demon Dude Ranch
9. I Scoop Poop
10. We Play the Game Show of Death
11. I Set Myself on Fire
12. I Take a Permanent Vacation
13. We Hire a New Guide
14. My Brother Duels Me to the Death
15. We Steal Some Slightly Used Wings
16. I Open a Coffin
17. The Lost God Speaks
18. Grover Causes a Stampede
19. The Council Gets Cloven
20. My Birthday Party Takes a Dark Turn
On page 351 Annabeth says "You'd better getting going." She should have said "You'd better get going."
On page 216 - Percy is talking to Calypso and he says, "And then I starting telling her about the time Grover..." When it should have been "And then I started telling her about the time Grover..."
On page 161, Annabeth says to Nico, "That wasn't Percy fault." When it should be "That wasn't Percy's fault."
On page 97. 'Briars wiped his nose with five or six hands' should say 'Briares wiped his nose with five or six hands'
On page 139. '"Enough Mions" Nico commented' should say '"Enough Minos"' Nico commented.
On age 162. "I want to know who dates to invade my territory". Should say: "I want to know who dares to invade my territory"
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