The Lightning Thief Perseus "Percy" Jackson is introduced as a troubled year-old boy who is an astounat with dyslexia , which makes it hard for him to read, and ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder , which makes it hard for him to pay attention. He has been kicked out of every single school he has gone to. He has few friends at the school, his best friend being Grover Underwood , a satyr half human, half goat disguised as a human.
Dodds, his pre-algebra teacher, witnesses the whole scene and tells him to follow her into the museum for a "talk. However, when Percy returns to the bus and asks his classmates, nobody remembers Mrs. The only person that may remember her was Grover, who always hesitated before he answered. Everybody else believed her name was Mrs. Percy asks what just happened, and Mr. Brunner says he saw nothing and that Percy should bring his own things to write with in the future.
Percy asks his classmates about it, but they act like there was never any "Mrs. Percy sees that Grover is lying when he hesitates whenever Percy mentions "Mrs. Percy overhears Grover and Mr. Brunner talking about him later in the school year. As he is going home on a bus with Grover, he sees three old ladies knitting a giant sock.
Grover looks really worried about them. Percy leaves Grover at the bus stop and takes a taxi to his apartment on his own. His mother arrives soon after he gets home and tells him that they can go to Montauk Beach for the entire weekend. Percy is happy that something good has finally happened and packs his things and leaves. At the beach, Percy wakes up in the middle of the night in a storm and is shocked to see Grover coming to him and his mom, telling them to leave.
Percy is confused, but his mother takes them both in the car and drives quickly away. After hearing a growl behind them, his mom arrives at a hill and pushes both boys out of the car. Percy sees that the thing chasing them is a Minotaur , who charges them. Percy and his mom dodge it, but Grover is too slow and the Minotaur charges him. Percy manages to defeat the Minotaur, but not before it dissolves Percy's mother into light and sends her to the Underworld.
Percy learns that Camp Half-Blood is a place for demigods like him. He meets a future friend, Annabeth Chase. He learns that Mr. Brunner is actually the centaur half human, half horse Chiron , the camp's activity director.
He also learns that the director of the camp is the god Dionysus. He is introduced to Luke Castellan , the leader of the Hermes cabin. Later, in a capture-the-flag game, Percy single-handed defeats Clarisse, leader of the Ares cabin, and three others when he healed his injuries in water.
This is when he learned that he is the son of Poseidon as a holographic trident appears over his head. Soon after learning that Zeus 's lightning bolt has been stolen, Percy embarks on his first and eventually successful quest along with Grover and Annabeth to retrieve it.
Chiron is blamed for the poisoning and is dismissed from camp; Tantalus , who comes from the Fields of Punishment and cannot have food or water, takes the job. The only thing able to rid the tree of its poison is the Golden Fleece , which is located on the island of Polyphemus another son of Poseidon , in the Sea of Monsters the Bermuda Triangle. Clarisse , the daughter of Ares and longtime enemy of Percy, is given the quest to go into the Sea of Monsters to bring back the Golden Fleece, which has healing powers for plants, animals, and humans.
Percy and Annabeth decide to go also, not just for the Golden Fleece, but for their friend Grover who is trapped in Polyphemus' cave. Tyson, a young Cyclops whom Percy befriended at school that year, joins them on their journey. Tyson is Poseidon's son and therefore Percy's half-brother. As they enter the Sea of Monsters, they have to get past Scylla and Charybdis. Instead of trying to sail in between the two, Clarisse automatically goes for Charybdis and Tyson supposedly dies in Clarisse's ship after it sinks.
After that, Percy and Annabeth journey to many dangerous islands, and Annabeth tells Percy many things about how Thalia died and she also mentions her prophecy and tells Percy that he has a choice to make when he becomes 16 years old. Fighting their way through many other obstacles, like the Sirens and Circe 's island, they join up with Clarisse, Grover, and later Tyson who did not die , and leave with the Golden Fleece.
When they return to the mortal world, they send off Clarisse on an airplane to camp alone, and Percy, Annabeth, Grover, and Tyson are kidnapped by Luke. In a duel with him, Percy is nearly killed. He is saved by Chiron, who is proven innocent, and his relatives, the Party Ponies.
When they return to camp the Fleece is put on the tree. The Fleece not only revives Thalia's tree, but Thalia too. It turns out that this was actually Kronos 's plan, done so that he would have another chance to control the prophecy which governs the future of Olympus and the Olympians. At the end Percy and Annabeth win a chariot race and Annabeth kisses Percy on the cheek. Percy is really going to save Annabeth, who was captured while they were saving the di Angelo's.
She helps him escape from skeletal warriors who were trying to attack Percy and his friends. While warning them about the junkyard of the gods, Aphrodite , goddess of love, tells Percy there is a romantic future waiting for him with Annabeth. Bianca is killed by a crazed robot in the junkyard of the gods while trying to get a figurine for her brother Nico.
She said it was the only figurine he was missing in his collection. Upon entering Olympus, the Gods decide whether to kill Thalia, Percy and Bessie the ophiotaurus who may hold the decision to tear down Olympus according to the Great Prophecy. Thalia becomes one of Artemis' hunters, eliminating her as a potential recipient of the Great Prophecy.
In the end, the gods decide to leave Percy alive and keep the Ophiotaurus in safety at the throne room. Afterward, a feast is held in honor of the heroes and Athena tells Percy that she disapproves of his friendship with her daughter.
At camp, Percy tells Nico about Bianca's death; he sprints into the woods. From then on, Nico hates Percy, blaming him for his sister's death. Annabeth, Percy and Grover search for Nico and cannot find him.
Percy then holds the figurine of the god Bianca gave him at the junk yard. Suddenly, he realizes who Nico's father is: Hades , lord of the dead. Camp Half-Blood is in danger of being invaded by Kronos' army by means of the Labyrinth. In this, they hope to use his knowledge to help thwart any attacks that are carried out using the giant underground maze.
They eventually find Daedalus, who has made himself a new body, and has disguised himself as the swordplay counselor. Many are injured and some are left dead. Daedalus shows up to help along with his giant pet hellhound, Mrs. Daedalus has escaped death for centuries, but gives himself over to Nico di Angelo , a son of Hades , so he can accept his punishment in the Underworld and also so he can see his son Icarus and his nephew Perdix. O'Leary; they have grown fond of each other. Percy and Annabeth's relationship starts to take on a new edge to it.
Annabeth saves Percy several times and kisses him once because she thinks he is going to die. She also makes a big scene in front of all the campers when she realized that Percy was alive. The campers find out there is a spy among them who is reporting everything to Kronos, who took over Luke's body in the fourth book. Percy battles Kronos many times, and eventually becomes invincible from bathing in the River Styx.
In the beginning, Percy and Beckendorf, son of Hephaestus are sent on a quest to blow up Luke's demon cruise ship, and Beckendorf is killed. Percy and Nico sneak out of camp, and meet Hestia, who shows Percy part of Luke's past, and they meet Luke's mother. A war between the Titans and Olympians ensues, one that has been in the making for much of the series. In the end, Luke, who is also invincible from bathing in the River Styx, kills himself in order to send Kronos back to Tartarus.
Silena Beuregard turns out to be the spy. She is a good person inside, but Luke threatens her, and they make a deal that Beckendorf will not be hurt, as she was Beckendorf's girlfriend. Silena dies trying to kill a drakon, disguised as Clarisse, which upsets Clarisse greatly.
In the end of the book, Luke commits suicide to save the Olympians. Annabeth admits she never loved Luke, and that she cared for him only as a brother. She and Percy finally cement their relationship. Percy tries to tell her about his feelings at the River Styx, but says that she is not making it easy. Get used to it", then kisses him, after which the other campers throw them into the canoe lake. Percy then creates an air bubble and they share "pretty much the best underwater kiss of all time.
That movie was adapted from the first book in the series, The Lightning Thief. Percy, like most demigods, has two main disabilities: ADHD , which actually is heightened alertness that keeps half-bloods ready for battle. Dyslexia , since his brain is hard-wired for reading Ancient Greek instead of modern languages. It is made of celestial bronze, a fictional metal which will injure immortals and monsters, but not wound mortals.
Many demigods use celestial bronze weapons. Children of the "big three" Zeus, Poseidon, or Hades are more powerful than demigods of the other Greek gods and goddesses. Hence, Percy has a wide range of abilities. Percy is a naturally talented swordsman, often able to hold his own against larger, stronger, and more experienced opponents.