Percy Jackson and the Olympians is a series of five books and two supplementary guides. It begins with The Lightning Thief and ends with The Last Olympian. The series has also inspired a movie. Although it is intended for younger readers, Percy Jackson and the Olympians is still a fun series to read. This series has become extremely popular among kids.
Rick Riordan is the author of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. He has begun writing the Heroes of Olympus series, taking place in the world of Percy Jackson and beginning with The Lost Hero. Another series of children's books by Rick Riordan is the Kane Chronicles, beginning with The Red Pyramid. He has also written various other children's books and books for adults.
The Percy Jackson and The Olympians series focuses on the adventures of Percy Jackson, a modern day demigod. Percy's father is Poseidon, Greek god of the sea. However, because Percy's father is one of the "Big Three" (Zeus, Hades, and Poseidon), Percy is more powerful than most demigods. This also makes him more attractive to wandering monsters looking for lunch. The Great Prophecy, which Percy is not allowed to see, may concern Percy closely, but until he knows more he'll just have to concentrate on surviving.