Percy Jackson And The Olympians
Author: Rick Riordan
The pitch: 12-year-old Percy Jackson discovers he's the son of Poseidon, and that the Gods of Greek Mythology are alive and well.
Monsters still exist too, and Percy must fight to survive while trying to stop a war between the Gods - a war in which he may be destined to play a role...
The pedigree: The series has stayed on the New York Times Best Seller list for the last 95 weeks.
The first book, The Lightning Thief, received much critical praise and was showered with awards on its release in 2005.
Books in series: Five
Web presence: 379,000 hits on Google.
Big screen potential: A film adaptation of The Lightning Thief is already in the works, directed by Chris Columbus and starring Pierce Brosnan.
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