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The Titan's curse
Library ed.
Publication Information:
New York : Random House/Listening Library, p2007.
Physical Description:
7 sound discs (ca. 76 min. each) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
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Compact discs.
When the goddess Artemis disappears while hunting a rare, ancient monster, a group of her followers joins Percy and his friends in an attempt to find and rescue her before the winter solstice, when her influence is needed to sway the Olympian Council regarding the war with the Titans.


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When Percy Jackson receives an urgent distress call from his friend Grover, he immediately prepares for battle. He knows he'll need his powerful demigod allies, Annabeth and Thalia, at his side; his trusty bronze sword, Riptide; and . . . a ride from his mom.

The demigods race to the rescue, to find that Grover has made an important discovery: two new powerful half-bloods whose parentage is unknown. But that's not all that awaits them. The Titan lord, Kronos, has set up his most devious trap yet, and the young heroes have just fallen prey. Hilarious and action-packed, this third adventure in the series finds Percy faced with his most dangerous challenge so far: the chilling prophecy of the Titan's curse.

Author Notes

Rick Riordan was born on June 5, 1964, in San Antonio, Texas. After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin with a double major in English and history, he taught in public and private middle schools for many years.

He writes several children's series including Percy Jackson and the Olympians, The Kane Chronicles, and The Heroes of Olympus, Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, and The Trials of Apollo. He also writes the Tres Navarre mystery series for adults. He has won Edgar, Anthony, and Shamus Awards for his mystery novels. .

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 5

Publisher's Weekly Review

Picking up where The Sea of Monsters (full of "humor, intelligence and expert pacing," according to a starred PW review) left off, Percy Jackson, son of Poseidon, journeys to Westover Hall after getting a distress call from his best friend Grover (introduced as a satyr in The Lighting Thief). Once there, Grover informs Percy and their other friend Annabeth (the daughter of Zeus) about two new half-bloods, with unknown parentage. Unprepared for the battle that lies ahead, the three friends must contend with these new half-bloods and survive the sinister machinations of the Titan Lord Kronos in The Titan's Curse, the third installment of Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. (Disney, $17.95 320p ages 10-up ISBN 978-1-4231-0145-1; May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Horn Book Review

(Intermediate, Middle School) Hero Percy Jackson, the modern-day half-blood son of Poseidon, returns to face mythical monsters and the enemies of the Olympian gods on a cross-country trip to San Francisco. Percy, his satyr-friend Grover, Zeus's daughter Thalia, and two Hunters are on a quest to rescue Artemis, who was kidnapped by the Titan Kronos's henchmen. Percy hopes to find his friend Annabeth on his quest as well, since she disappeared and is presumed captured, but he's kept occupied fighting skeleton warriors, a manticore, and Atlas himself, sent by Kronos and the traitorous half-blood Luke. The prophecy that a child of the ""big three"" (Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades) will gain the power to overthrow Olympus is touched on lightly here but left for a sequel to unpack fully, so the plot may seem a little muddled, especially to those unfamiliar with the earlier books (The Lightning Thief, rev. 7/05; The Sea of Monsters, rev. 5/06). However, the high-powered action sequences, humorous transposition of Olympian legends to the modern day, and direct, unassuming narration remain big draws for fans of the series, who will enjoy imagining themselves in the young heroes' dilemmas -- and will look forward to more. Copryight 2007 of The Horn Book, Inc. All rights reserved. (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Booklist Review

*Starred Review* Just after finding Bianca and Nico, two newly discovered half-bloods, Percy, Grover, Annabeth, and Thalia end up trapped between a helicopter and a manticore. Artemis and her Hunters save the day, but Annabeth disappears over a cliff; then Artemis rushes off to hunt a dangerous monster. Back at Camp Half-Blood, the Oracle foretells that Artemis must be rescued and makes a prediction that bodes ill for one of their number--but which one? Percy, who is supposed to remain behind while others pursue the quest, follows in search of the missing Annabeth. Their adventures range widely across the U.S., taking them to locales that include Washington, D.C., and the deserts of the Southwest and pitting them against the usual assortment of colorful adversaries. The Percy Jackson & the Olympians series is built around a terrific idea--that the half-mortal offspring of Greek gods live among us, playing out struggles of mythic scale--and Riordan takes it from strength to strength with this exciting installment, adding even more depth to the characters and story arc while retaining its predecessors' nonstop laughs and action.--Tixier Herald, Diana Copyright 2007 Booklist

School Library Journal Review

Gr 6-9-In this third installment (Miramax, 2007) to the "Percy Jackson and the Olympians" series, Rick Riordan continues the saga of the Greek gods and their half-human offspring. The story takes place in modern-day America where Percy, son of Poseidon, faces off with mythical monsters and other enemies of the gods. Accompanying him are his friends, Grover the satyr, Thalia, daughter of Zeus, and two Hunters. They set off to find the missing Artemis, goddess of the hunt, who has been kidnapped by Titan Kronos's cronies, and Annabeth, daughter of Athena, who has disappeared over the edge of a cliff. To make matters worse, the Oracle predicts that one of them will not survive the quest. Actor Jesse Bernstein does a first-rate job of narrating the story, seamlessly shifting between the voices of the various characters and rendering each of them a unique persona. A great addition to most junior high/middle school and public library audio collections.-Kathy Miller, Baldwin Junior High, Baldwin City, KS (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Kirkus Review

The stirring of monsters has begun. Monsters not seen for thousands of years threaten to unleash death and destruction on an unprecedented scale and destroy Olympus, and it's up to Percy Jackson and his friends Grover, Annabeth and Thalia to stop them, though Percy is embarrassed to have to depend on his mother to drive him to his battles. Percy, Annabeth and Thalia are demigods, Grover is a satyr and their quest is to find the missing Artemis and the monster she was hunting. This third in the Olympians series makes the Greek myths come alive in a way no dreary classroom unit can. Apollo driving his Maserati Spyder sun chariot, attacks by skeletal zombie soldiers, dragons and a 20-foot-tall metal warrior and the contests between the gods will have readers wondering how literature can be this fun. This can stand alone, though newcomers to the series will race back to the first two volumes and eagerly await a fourth installment. (Fiction. 10+) Copyright ©Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.