Percy Jackson Quotes

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With great power... comes great need to take a nap. Wake me up later.
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Rick Riordan (The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #5))
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If my life is going to mean anything, I have to live it myself.
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Rick Riordan (The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1))
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Deadlines just aren't real to me until I'm staring one in the face.
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Rick Riordan (The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1))
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Wow," Thalia muttered. "Apollo is hot." "He's the sun god," I said. "That's not what I meant.
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Rick Riordan (The Titan’s Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #3))
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Be careful of love. It'll twist your brain around and leave you thinking up is down and right is wrong.
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Rick Riordan (The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #4))
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Ever had a flying burrito hit you? Well, it's a deadly projectile, right up there with cannonballs and grenades.
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Rick Riordan (The Titan’s Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #3))
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How did you die?" "We er....drowned in a bathtub." "All three of you?" "It was a big bathtub.
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Rick Riordan (The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1))
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Love conquers all," Aphrodite promised. "Look at Helen and Paris. Did they let anything come between them?" "Didn't they start the Trojan War and get thousands of people killed?" "Pfft. That's not the point. Follow your heart.
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Rick Riordan (The Titan’s Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #3))
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People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
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Rick Riordan (The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #4))
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Don't feel bad, I'm usually about to die.
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Rick Riordan (The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #4))
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I nodded, looking at Rachel with respect. "You hit the Lord of the Titans in the eye with a blue plastic hairbrush.
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It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
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Rick Riordan (The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1))
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Even strength must bow to wisdom sometimes.
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Rick Riordan (The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1))
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Go on with what your heart tells you, or you will lose all.
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Rick Riordan (The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1))
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We're staying together," he promised. "You're not getting away from me. Never again.
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Rick Riordan (The Mark of Athena (The Heroes of Olympus, #3))
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Knowing too much of your future is never a good thing.
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Rick Riordan (The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1))
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Let us find the dam snack bar," Zoe said. "We should eat while we can." Grover cracked a smile. "The dam snack bar?" Zoe blinked. "Yes. What is funny?" "Nothing," Grover said, trying to keep a straight face. "I could use some dam french fries." Even Thalia smiled at that. "And I need to use the dam restroom." ... I started cracking up, and Thalia and Grover joined in, while Zoe just looked at me. "I do not understand." "I want to use the dam water fountain," Grover said. "And..." Thalia tried to catch her breath. "I want to buy a dam t-shirt.
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Rick Riordan (The Titan’s Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #3))
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What if it lines up like it did in the Trojan War ... Athena versus Poseidon?" "I don't know. But I just know that I'll be fighting next to you." "Why?" "Because you're my friend, Seaweed Brain. Any more stupid questions?
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Rick Riordan (The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1))
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The world was collapsing, and the only thing that really mattered to me was that she was alive.
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Rick Riordan (The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #5))
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It's hard to enjoy practical jokes when your whole life feels like one.
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Rick Riordan (The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #5))
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Families are messy. Immortal families are eternally messy. Sometimes the best we can do is to remind each other that we're related for better or for worse...and try to keep the maiming and killing to a minimum.
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Rick Riordan (The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #2))
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You deal with mythological stuff for a few years, you learn that paradises are usually places where you get killed.
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Rick Riordan (The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #4))
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God alert!" Blackjack yelled. "It's the wine dude! Mr. D sighed in exasperation. "The next person, or horse, who calls me the 'wine dude' will end up in a bottle of Merlot!
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Rick Riordan (The Titan’s Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #3))
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Dreams like a podcast, Downloading truth in my ears. They tell me cool stuff." "Apollo?" I guess, because I figured nobody else could make a haiku that bad. He put his finger to his lips. "I'm incognito. Call me Fred." "A god named Fred?
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Rick Riordan
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My name is Percy Jackson. I'm twelve years old. Until a few months ago, I was a boarding student at Yancy Academy, a private school for troubled kids in upstate New York. Am I a troubled kid? Yeah. You could say that.
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Rick Riordan (The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1))
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The real world is where the monsters are.
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Rick Riordan (The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1))
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Humans see what they want to see.
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Rick Riordan (The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1))
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Percy: Don't I get a kiss for luck? It's kind of a tradition, right? Annabeth: Come back alive, Seaweed Brain. Then we'll see.
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Rick Riordan
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Why can't you place a blessing like that on us?" I asked. "It only works on wild animals." "So it would only affect Percy," Annabeth reasoned. "Hey!" I protested.
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Rick Riordan (The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1))
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Rachel: You're a half-blood, too? Annabeth: Shhh! Just announce it to the world, how about? Rachel: Okay. Hey, everybody! These two aren't human! They're half Greek god!...They don't seem to care.
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Rick Riordan (The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #4))
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Grover was sniffing the wind, looking nervous. He fished out his acorns and threw them into the sand, then played his pipes. They rearranged themselves in a pattern that made no sense to me, but Grover looked concerned. "That's us," he said. "Those five nuts right there." "Which one is me?" I asked. "The little deformed one," Zoe suggested. "Oh, shut up.
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Rick Riordan (The Titan’s Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #3))
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Hercules,huh? Percy frowned. "That guy was like the Starbucks of Ancient Greece. Everywhere you turn--there he is.
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Rick Riordan (The Mark of Athena (The Heroes of Olympus, #3))
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Where's the glory in repeating what others have done?
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Rick Riordan (The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1))
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Behold!" Percy shouted. "The god's chosen beverage. Tremble before the horror of Diet Coke!
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Rick Riordan (The Mark of Athena (The Heroes of Olympus, #3))
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She'd also called me brave...unless she was talking to the catfish.
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Rick Riordan (The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1))
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Jumping out a window five hundred feet above ground is not usually my idea of fun. Especially when I'm wearing bronze wings and flapping my arms like a duck.
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Rick Riordan (The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #4))
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Braccas meas vescimini!" I wasn't sure where the Latin came from. I think it meant 'Eat my pants!
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Rick Riordan (The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1))
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The real story of the Fleece: there were these two children of Zeus, Cadmus and Europa, okay? They were about to get offered up as human sacrifices, when they prayed to Zeus to save them. So Zeus sent this magical flying ram with golden wool, which picked them up in Greece and carried them all the way to Colchis in Asia Minor. Well, actually it carried Cadmus. Europa fell off and died along the way, but that's not important." "It was probably important to her.
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Rick Riordan (The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #2))
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Afterward, I had the last laugh. I made an air bubble at the bottom of the lake. Our friends kept waiting for us to come up, but hey-when you are the son of Poseidon, you don't have to hurry. And it was pretty much the best underwater kiss of all time.
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Rick Riordan
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[My mom's] funny that way, celebrating special occasions with blue food. I think it's her way of saying anything is possible. Percy can pass seventh grade. Waffles can be blue. Little miracles like that.
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Rick Riordan (The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #2))
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I don't recommend shadow travel if you're scared of: a) The dark b) Cold shivers up your spine c) Strange noises d) Going so fast you feel like your face is peeling off In other words, I thought it was awesome.
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Rick Riordan (The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #5))
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In a way, it's nice to know that there are Greek gods out there, because you have somebody to blame when things go wrong. For instance, when you're walking away from a bus that's just been attacked by monster hags and blown up by lightning, and it's raining on top of everything else, most people might think that's just really bad luck; when you're a half-blood, you understand that some devine force is really trying to mess up your day.
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Rick Riordan (The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #3))
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It's okay,” he said. β€œWe're together.” He didn't say you're okay, or we're alive. After all they'd been through over the last year, he knew that the most important thing was that they were together. She loved him for saying that.
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Rick Riordan (The Mark of Athena (The Heroes of Olympus, #3))
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Monkey bar," Annabeth said. "I'm great at these." She leaped onto to the first rung and start swinging her way across. She was scared of tiny spiders, but not of plummeting to her death from a set of monkey bars. Go figure.
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Rick Riordan (The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #4))
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But remember, boy, that a kind act can sometimes be as powerful as a sword.
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Rick Riordan (The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #4))
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New lesson, class. 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
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Rick Riordan (The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #4))
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The cafe windows wrapped all the way around the observation floor, which gave us a beautiful panoramic view of the skeleton army that had come to kill us.
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Rick Riordan (The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #3))
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You're Dionysus," I said. "The god of wine." Mr. D rolled his eyes. "What do they say these days, Grover? Do the children say 'Well duh!'?" Y-yes, Mr. D." Then, well, duh! Percy Jackson. Did you think I was Aphrodite, perhaps?" You're a god." Yes, child." A god. You.
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Rick Riordan (The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1))
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He had no idea where the stereotype of dumb giggly blondes came from. Ever since he'd met Annabeth at the Grand Canyon last winter,when she'd marched toward him with that Give me Percy Jackson or I’ll kill you expression, Leo had thought of blondes as much too smart and much too dangerous.
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Rick Riordan (The Mark of Athena (The Heroes of Olympus, #3))
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Getting something and having the wits to use it...those are two different things.
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Rick Riordan (The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #4))
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You drool when you sleep.
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Rick Riordan (The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1))
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You are okay?" he asked. "Not eaten by monsters?" "Not even a little bit." I showed him that I still had both arms and both legs, and Tyson clapped happily. "Yay!" he said. "Now we can eat peanut butter sandwiches and ride fish ponies! We can fight monsters and see Annabeth and make things go BOOM!" I hoped he didn't mean all at the same time, but I told him absolutely, we'd have a lot of fun this summer.
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Rick Riordan (The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #4))
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It's him," I said. "Typhon." I was seriously hoping Chiron would say something good, like 'No, that's our huge friend Leroy! He's going to help us!
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Rick Riordan
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This is Annabeth,” Jason said. β€œUh, normally she doesn't judo-flip people.
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Rick Riordan (The Mark of Athena (The Heroes of Olympus, #3))
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She said this in the same way you might say Fields of Punishment or Hades's gym shorts.
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Rick Riordan (The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #3))
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You weren't able to talk sense into him?" Well, we kind of tried to kill each other in a duel to the death." I see. You tried the diplomatic approach.
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Rick Riordan (The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #2))
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Correct." Kekrops sounded bitter, like he regretted his decision. "My people were the original Athenians--the gemini." "Like your zodiac sign?" Percy asked. "I'm a Leo." "No, stupid," Leo said. "I'm a Leo. You're a Percy.
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Rick Riordan (The Blood of Olympus (The Heroes of Olympus, #5))
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I gave her my deluxe I'll-Kill-You-Later stare.
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Rick Riordan (The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1))
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Grover didn't say anything for awhile. Then, when I thought he was going to give me some deep philosophical comment to make me feel better, he said, "Can I have your apple?
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Rick Riordan (The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1))
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Now, come over here so I can pat you down." "But you don't have-" Percy stopped. "Uh, sure." He stood next to the armless statue. Terminus conducted a rigorous mental pat down. "You seem to be clean," Terminus decided. "Do you have anything to declare?" "Yes," Percy said. "I declare that this is stupid.
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Rick Riordan (The Son of Neptune (The Heroes of Olympus, #2))
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And it was pretty much the best underwater kiss of all time.
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Rick Riordan (The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #5))
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You must forge your own path for it to mean anything.
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Rick Riordan (The Lost Hero (The Heroes of Olympus, #1))
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I said hello to the poodle.
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Rick Riordan (The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1))
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I told Tantalus to go chase a doughnut.
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Rick Riordan (The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #2))
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Nothing like watching your relatives fight, I always say.
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Rick Riordan (The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1))
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The sea does not like to be restrained.
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Rick Riordan (The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1))
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Hades raised an eyebrow. When he sat forward in his throne, shadowy faces appeared in the folds of his black robes, faces of torment,as if the garment was stitched of trapped souls from the Fields of Punishment, trying to get out. The ADHD part of me wondered, off-task, whether the rest of his clothes were made the same way. What horrible things would you have to do in your life to get woven into Hades' underwear?
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Rick Riordan (The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1))
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My brother broke into a toothy grin. "Yay! Your brain works!
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Rick Riordan (The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #5))
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I'd love to tell you I had some deep revelation on my way down, that I came to terms with my own mortality, laughed in the face of death, et cetera. The truth? My only thought was: Aaaaggghhhhh!
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Rick Riordan (The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1))
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I'm Dylan. I'm so cool. I want to date myself, but I don't know how! You want to date me instead? You're so lucky!
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Rick Riordan (The Lost Hero (The Heroes of Olympus, #1))
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Percy scowled. "I-I know you." Nico raised his eyebrows. "Do you?
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Rick Riordan (The Son of Neptune (The Heroes of Olympus, #2))
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I felt like one of Apollo's sacred cows- slow, dumb, and bright red.
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Rick Riordan (The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #5))
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I found myself staring at her, which was stupid since I'd seen her a billion times. Still, she seemed so much more mature. It was kind of intimidating. I mean, sure, she'd always been cute, but she was starting to be seriously beautiful.
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Rick Riordan (The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #5))
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Can you surf really well, then?" I looked at Grover, who was trying hard not to laugh. "Jeez, Nico," I said. "I've never really tried." He went on asking questions. Did I fight a lot with Thalia, since she was a daughter of Zeus? (I didn't answer that one.) If Annabeth's mother was Athena, the goddess of wisdom, then why didn't Annabeth know better than to fall off a cliff? (I tried not to strangle Nico for asking that one.) Was Annabeth my girlfriend? (At this point, I was ready to stick the kid in a meat-flavored sack and throw him to the wolves.)
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Suspecting and knowing are not the same.
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Rick Riordan (The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1))
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Once she was gone, I knelt next to Annabeth and felt her forehead. She was still burning up. "You're cute when you're worried," she muttered. "Your eyebrows get all scrunched together." "You are not going to die while I owe you a favor," I said. "Why did you take that knife?" "You would've done the same for me." It was true. I guess we both knew it. Still, I felt like somebody was poking my heart with a cold metal rod.
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Rick Riordan (The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #5))
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I turned to Dionysus. "You cured him?" "Madness is my specialty. It was quite simple." "But...you did something nice. Why?" He raised and eyebrow. "I am nice! I simple ooze niceness, Perry Johansson. Haven't you noticed?
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Rick Riordan (The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #4))
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Before I could figure out how to apologize for being such an idiot, she tackled me with a hug, then pulled away just as quickly. "I'm glad you're not a guinea pig." "Me, too." I hoped my face wasn't as red as it felt.
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Rick Riordan (The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #2))
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Hermes gazed up at the stars. 'My dear young cousin, if there's one thing I've learned over the eons, it's that you can't give up on your family, no matter how tempting they make it. It doesn't matter if they hate you, or embarrass you, or simply don't appreciate your genius for inventing the Internet--
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Rick Riordan (The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #2))
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Gods of Olympus.” Piper stared at Leo. β€œWhat happened to you?” His hair was greased back. He had welding goggles on his forehead, a lipstick mark on his cheek, tattoos all over his arms, and a T-shirt that read HOT STUFF, BAD BOY, and TEAM LEO. β€œLong story,” he said.
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Rick Riordan (The Mark of Athena (The Heroes of Olympus, #3))
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I'm calm," Rachel insisted. "Every time I'm around you, some monsters attack us. What's to be nervous about?" "Look," I said. "I'm sorry about the band room. I hope they didn't kick you our or anything." "Nah. They asked me a lot of questions about you. I played dumb." "Was it hard?" Annabeth asked.
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Rick Riordan (The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #4))
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All I could think of was that the teachers must've found the illegal stash of candy I'd been selling out of my dorms room. Or maybe they'd realized I got my Essay on Tom Sawyer from the Internet without ever reading the book and now they were going to take away my grade. Or worse, they were going to make me read the book.
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Rick Riordan (The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1))
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I could have killed you.” β€œOr I could have killed you,” Percy said. Jason shrugged. β€œIf there’d been an ocean in Kansas, maybe.” β€œI don’t need an ocean—” β€œBoys,” Annabeth interrupted, β€œI’m sure you both would’ve been wonderful at killing each other. But right now, you need some rest.” Food first,” Percy said. β€œPlease?
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Rick Riordan (The Mark of Athena (The Heroes of Olympus, #3))
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He cleared his throat and held up one hand dramatically. β€œGreen grass breaks through snow. Artemis pleads for my help. I am so cool.” He grinned at us, waiting for applause. "That last line was four syllables.” Artemis said. Apollo frowned. β€œWas it?” β€œYes. What about I am so bigheaded?” β€œNo, no, that’s six syllable, hhhm.” He started muttering to himself. Zoe Nightshade turned to us. β€œLord Apollo has been going through this haiku phase ever since he visited Japan. Tis not as bad as the time he visited Limerick. If I’d had to hear one more poem that started with, There once was a godess from Sparta-" β€œI’ve got it!” Apollo announced. β€œI am so awesome. That’s five syllables!” He bowed, looking very pleased with himself.
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Rick Riordan (The Titan’s Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #3))
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We only came close to dying six or seven times, which I thought was pretty good. Once, I lost my grip and found myself dangling by one hand from a ledge fifty feet above the rocky surf. But I found another handhold and kept climbing. A minute later Annabeth hit a slippery patch of moss and her foot slipped. Fortunately, she found something else to put it against. Unfortunately, that something was my face. "Sorry," she murrmured. "S'okay," I grunted, though I'd never really wanted to know what Annabeth's sneaker tasted like.
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Rick Riordan (The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #2))
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Two hundred Romans, and no one’s got a pen? Never mind!" He slung his M16 onto his back and pulled out a hand grenade. There were many screaming Romans. Then the hand grenade morphed into a ballpoint pen, and Mars began to write. Frank looked at Percy with wide eyes. He mouthed: Can your sword do grenade form? Percy mouthed back, No. Shut up.
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Rick Riordan (The Son of Neptune (The Heroes of Olympus, #2))
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Blackjack," Percy said, "this is Piper and Jason. They're friends." The horse nickered. "Uh, maybe later," Percy answered. Piper had heard that Percy could speak to horses, being the son of the horse lord Poseidon, but she'd never seen it in action. "What does Blackjack want?" she asked. "Donuts," Percy said. "Always donuts.
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Rick Riordan (The Mark of Athena (The Heroes of Olympus, #3))
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Legion, cuneum formate!’ Reyna yelled. β€˜Advance!’ Another cheer on Jason’s right as Percy and Annabeth reunited with the forces of Camp Half-Blood. β€˜Greeks!’ Percy yelled. β€˜Let’s, um, fight stuff!’ They yelled like banshees and charged. Jason grinned. He loved the Greeks. They had no organization whatsoever, but they made up for it with enthusiasm.
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Rick Riordan (The Blood of Olympus (The Heroes of Olympus, #5))
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The throne rumbled. A wave of gale-force anger slammed into me. WHO DARES- The voice stopped abruptly, The anger retreated, which was a good thing, because just those two words had almost blasted my mind to shreds. Percy. My fathers voice was still angry but more controlled. What-exactly-are you doing on my throne? "I'm sorry, Father," I said. "I needed to get your attention." This was a very dangerous thing to do. Even for you. If I hadn't looked before I blasted, you would now be a puddle of seawater.
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Rick Riordan (The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #5))
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Very slowly using two fingers, Annabeth drew her dagger. Instead of dropping it, she tossed it as far as she could into the water. Octavian made a squeaking sound. "What was that for? I didn't say toss it! That could've been evidence. Or spoils of war!" Annabeth tried for a dumb-blonde smile, like: Oh, silly me. Nobody who knew her would have been fooled. But Octavian seemed to buy it. He huffed in exasperation. "You other two..." He pointed his blade a Hazel and Piper. "Put your weapons on the dock. No funny bus--" All around the Romans, Charleston Harbor erupted like a Las Vegas fountain putting on a show. When the wall of seawater subsided, the three Romans were in the bay, spluttering and frantically trying to stay afloat in their armor. Percy stood on the dock, holding Annabeth's dagger. "You dropped this," he said, totally poker-faced.
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Rick Riordan (The Mark of Athena (The Heroes of Olympus, #3))
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She raised an eyebrow. "You got something to say to me, Seaweed Brain?" You'd probably kick my butt." You know I'd kick your butt." I brushed the cake off my hands. "When I was at the River Styx, turning invulnerable . . . Nico said I had to concentrate on one thing that kept me anchored to the world, that made me want to stay mortal." Annabeth kept her eyes on the horizon. "Yeah?" Then up on Olympus," I said, "when they wanted to make me a god and stuff, I kept thinking-" Oh, you so wanted to." Well, maybe a little. But I didn't, because I thought-I didn't want things to stay the same for eternity, because things could always get better. And I was thinking . . ." My throat felt really dry. Anyone in particular?" Annabeth asked, her voice soft. I looked over and saw that she was trying not to smile. You're laughing at me," I complained. I am not!" You are so not making this easy." Then she laughed for real, and she put her hands around my neck. "I am never, ever going to make things easy for you, Seaweed Brain. Get used to it.
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Rick Riordan (The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #5))
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Remind me again-why do you hate me so much?" I don't hate you." Could've fooled me." She folded her cap of invisibility. "Look...we're just not supposed to get along, okay? Our parents are rivals." Why?" She sighed. "How many reasons do you want? One time my mom caught Poseidon with his girlfriend in Athena's temple, which is hugely disrespectful. Another time, Athena and Poseidon competed to be the patron god for the city of Athens. Your dad created some stupid saltwater spring for his gift. My mom created the olive tree. The people saw that her gift was better, so they named the city after her." They must really like olives." Oh, forget it." Now, if she'd invented pizza-that I could understand.
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Rick Riordan (The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1))
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For a long time,’ Nico said, β€˜I had a crush on you. I just wanted you to know.’ Percy looked at Nico. Then at Annabeth, as if to check that he’d heard correctly. Then back at Nico. β€˜You –’ β€˜Yeah,’ Nico said. β€˜You’re a great person. But I’m over that. I’m happy for you guys.’ β€˜You … so you mean –’ β€˜Right.’ Annabeth’s grey eyes started to sparkle. She gave Nico a sideways smile. β€˜Wait,’ Percy said. β€˜So you mean –’ β€˜Right,’ Nico said again. β€˜But it’s cool. We’re cool. I mean, I see now … you’re cute, but you’re not my type.’ β€˜I’m not your type … Wait. So –’ β€˜See you around, Percy,’ Nico said.
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Rick Riordan (The Blood of Olympus (The Heroes of Olympus, #5))
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He turned to Frank who was trying to pull his fingers out of the Chinese handcuffs… β€œOkay,” Frank relented. β€œSure.” He frowned at his fingers, trying to pull them out of the trap. β€œUh, how do you—” Leo chuckled. β€œMan, you’ve never seen those before? There’s a simple trick to getting out.” Frank tugged again with no luck. Even Hazel was trying not to laugh. Frank grimaced with concentration. Suddenly, he disappeared. On the deck where he’d been standing, a green iguana crouched next to an empty set of Chinese handcuffs. β€œWell done, Frank Zhang,” Leo said dryly, doing his impression of Chiron the centaur. β€œThat is exactly how people beat Chinese handcuffs. They turn into iguanas.
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Rick Riordan (The Mark of Athena (The Heroes of Olympus, #3))
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As for my brothers," Zeus said, "we are thankful"-he cleared his throat like the words were hard to get out-"erm, thankful for the aid of Hades." The lord of the dead nodded. He had a smug look on his face, but I figure he'd earned the right. He patted his son Nico on the shoulders, and Nico looked happier than I'd ever seen him. "And, of course," Zeus continued, though he looked like his pants were smoldering, "we must...um...thank Poseidon." "I'm sorry, brother," Poseidon said. "What was that?" "We must thank Poseidon," Zeus growled. "Without whom . . . it would've been difficult-" "Difficult?" Poseidon asked innocently. "Impossible," Zeus said. "Impossible to defeat Typhon.
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Rick Riordan (The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #5))
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And,” Annabeth continued, β€œit reminds me how long we’ve known each other. We were twelve, Percy. Can you believe that?” β€œNo, he admitted. β€œSo…you knew you liked me from that moment?” She smirked. β€œI hated you at first. You annoyed me. Then I tolerated you for a few years. Then—” β€œOkay, fine.” She leaned in and kissed: him a good, proper kiss without anyone watchingβ€”no Romans anywhere, no screaming satyr chaperones. She pulled away. β€œI missed you, Percy.” Percy wanted to tell her the same thing, but it seemed too small a comment. While he had been on the Roman side, he’d kept himself alive almost solely by thinking of Annabeth. I missed you didn’t really cover that.
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Rick Riordan (The Mark of Athena (The Heroes of Olympus, #3))
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My mother made a squeaking sound that might of been either "yes" or "help". Poseidon took it as a yes and came in. Paul was looking back and forth between us, trying to read our expressions. Finally he stepped forward. "Hi, I'm Paul Blofis." Poseidon raised an eyebrow and then shook his hand. "Blowfish, did you say?" "Ah, no. Blofis, actually." "Oh, I see," Poseidon said. "A shame. I quite like blowfish. I am Poseidon." "Poseidon? That's an interesting name." "Yes, I like it. I've gone by other names, but I do prefer Poseidon." "Like the god of the sea." "Very much like that, yes" "Well!" My mother interrupted. "Um, were so glad you could drop by. Paul, this is Percy's father." "Ah." Paul nodded, though he didn't look real pleased. "I see." Poseidon smiled at me. "There you are, my boy. And Tyson, hello, son!" "Daddy!" Tyson [shouted]... Paul's jaw dropped. He stared at my mother. "Tyson is..." "Not mine," she promised. "It's a long story.
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Rick Riordan (The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #4))
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Argh!" Thalia pushed me, and a shock went through my body that blew me backward ten feet into the water. Some of the campers gasped. A couple of the Hunters stifled laughs. "Sorry!" Thalia said, turning pale. "I didn't mean toβ€”" Anger roared in my ears. A wave erupted from the creek, blasting into Thalia's face and dousing her from head to toe. I stood up. "Yeah," I growled. "I didn't mean to, either." Thalia was breathing heavily. "Enough!" Chiron ordered. But Thalia held out her spear. "You want some, Seaweed Brain?" Somehow, it was okay when Annabeth called me that β€” at least, I'd gotten used to it β€” but hearing it from Thalia was not cool. "Bring it on, Pinecone Face!
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Rick Riordan (The Titan’s Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #3))
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Hey, can I see that sword you were using?" I showed him Riptide, and explained how it turned from a pen into a sword just by uncapping it. "Cool! Does it ever run out of ink?" "Um, well, I don't actually write with it." "Are you really the son of Poseidon?" "Well, yeah." "Can you surf really well, then?" I looked at Grover, who was trying hard not to laugh. "Jeez, Nico," I said. "I've never really tried." He went on asking questions. Did I fight a lot with Thalia, since she was a daughter of Zeus? (I didn't answer that one.) If Annabeth's mother was Athena, the goddess of wisdom, then why didn't Annabeth know better than to fall off a cliff? (I tried not to strangle Nico for asking that one.) Was Annabeth my girlfriend? (At this point, I was ready to stick the kid in a meat-flavored sack and throw him to the wolves.)
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Rick Riordan (The Titan’s Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #3))
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Hoover Dam," Thalia said. "It's huge." We stood at the river's edge, looking up at a curve of concrete that loomed between the cliffs. People were walking along the top of the dam. They were so tiny they looked like fleas. The naiads had left with a lot of grumblingβ€”not in words I could understand, but it was obvious they hated this dam blocking up their nice river. Our canoes floated back downstream, swirling in the wake from the dam's discharge vents. "Seven hundred feet tall," I said. "Built in the 1930s." "Five million cubic acres of water," Thalia said. Graver sighed. "Largest construction project in the United States." Zoe stared at us. "How do you know all that?" "Annabeth," I said. "She liked architecture." "She was nuts about monuments," Thalia said. "Spouted facts all the time." Grover sniffled. "So annoying." "I wish she were here," I said.
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Rick Riordan (The Titan’s Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #3))