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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Rick Riordan
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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[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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 drool when you sleep.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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'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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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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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
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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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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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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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You're a stalker with hooves." "I am not! I followed her to the Big House and hid in a bush and watched the whole thing.
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Rick Riordan (The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #3))
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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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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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I learned a long time ago: Never bet against Annabeth.
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Rick Riordan (The Mark of Athena (The Heroes of Olympus, #3))
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He was slumped over, blood trickling from the side of his mouth. I shook his furry hip, thinking, No! Even if you are half barnyard animal, you're my best friend and I don't want you to die!
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Rick Riordan (The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1))
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It's useless to lecture a human.
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Rick Riordan (The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1))
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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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Safety from what? Who's after me?" Oh, nobody much," Grover said, obviously still miffed about the donkey comment. "Just the Lord of the Dead and a few of his blood-thirstiest minions.
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Rick Riordan (The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1))
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I had a crush on Percy," Nico spat. "That's the truth. That's the big secret.
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Rick Riordan (The House of Hades (The Heroes of Olympus, #4))
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Can’t this thing go any faster?” Thalia demanded. Zoe glared at her. β€œI cannot control traffic.” You both sound like my mother,” I said. Shut up!” they both said in union.
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Rick Riordan (The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #3))
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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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Keep climbing,' he told himself. 'Cheeseburgers,' his stomach replied. 'Shut up,' he thought. 'With fries,' his stomach complained.
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Rick Riordan (The House of Hades (The Heroes of Olympus, #4))
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Erre es korakas, Blinky!" Dionysus cursed. "I will have your soul!
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Rick Riordan (The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #5))
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Hazel squinted. "How far?" "Just over the river and through the woods." Percy raised an eyebrow. "Seriously? To Grandmother's house we go?" Frank cleared his throat. "Yeah, anyway.
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Rick Riordan (The Son of Neptune (The Heroes of Olympus, #2))
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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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Why do you need to gallop while you fly?" "Why do humans have to sway their arms while they walk? I dunno boss, but it just feels right.
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Rick Riordan (The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #5))
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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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Do you always try to kill people when they blow their nose?
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Rick Riordan (The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #3))
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Annabeth pressed her lips to Percy’s ear. β€œI love you.” She wasn’t sure he could hear herβ€”but if they died, she wanted those to be her last words.
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Rick Riordan (The House of Hades (The Heroes of Olympus, #4))
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The first lesson every child of Athena learned: Mom was the best at everything, and you should never, ever suggest otherwise.
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Rick Riordan (The Mark of Athena (The Heroes of Olympus, #3))
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Well . . . sure good to be together again. Arguing. Almost dying. Abject terror. Oh, look. It's our floor.
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Rick Riordan (The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #5))
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Very well! It shall be as you say. But my son, pray this works. I am praying. I'm talking to you, right? Oh...yes. Good point. Amphitrite - incoming!
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Rick Riordan (The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #5))
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Does truth have a moral?
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Rick Riordan (The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #2))
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I had weird dreams full of barnyard animals. Most of them wanted to kill me. The rest wanted food.
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Rick Riordan (The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1))
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Lots of death, huh? Personally, I'm trying to avoid lots of death, but you guys have fun!
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Rick Riordan (The House of Hades (The Heroes of Olympus, #4))
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I still don't understand what a sea god would be doing in Atlanta." Leo snorted. "What's a wine god doing in Kansas? Gods are weird.
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Rick Riordan (The Mark of Athena (The Heroes of Olympus, #3))
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We need music," Nico said. "How's your singing?" "Um, no. Can't you just, like, tell it to open? You're the son of Hades and all." "It's not so easy. We need music." I was pretty sure if I tried to sing, all I would cause was an avalanche.
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Rick Riordan (The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #5))
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Oh, come on!’ Percy complained. β€˜I get a little nosebleed and I wake up the entire earth? That’s not fair!
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Rick Riordan (The Blood of Olympus (The Heroes of Olympus, #5))
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There is always a way out for those clever enough to find it.
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Rick Riordan (The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #3))
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Brother,” Artemis chided. β€œYou do not help my Hunters. You do not look at, talk to, or flirt with my Hunters. And you do not call them sweetheart.
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Rick Riordan (The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #3))
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Race you to the road?" I said. "You are so going to lose." She (Annabeth) took off down Half-Blood Hill and I sprinted after her. For once, I didn't look back.
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Rick Riordan (The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #5))
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Thalia's shoulders relaxed. "I owe you one." "Two." "One and a half," Thalia said. She smiled, and for a second, I remembered that I actually liked her when she wasn't yelling at me.
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Rick Riordan (The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #3))
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Not knowing is half the fun," Aphrodite said, "Exquisitely painful isn't it? Not being sure who you love and who loves you? Oh, you kids! It's so cute I'm going to cry!
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Rick Riordan (The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #3))
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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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Grover murmured, "Well, Percy, what have we learned today?" That three-headed dogs prefer red rubber balls over sticks?" No," Grover told me. "We've learned that your plans really, really bite!
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Rick Riordan (The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1))
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But you'll be killed!" "I'll be fine. Besides, we've got no choice." Annabeth glared at me like she was going to punch me. And then she did something that surprised me even more. She kissed me.
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Rick Riordan (The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #4))
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Everybody was patting Nico on the back, complimenting him on his fighting. Even the Ares kids thought he was pretty cool. Hey, show up with an army of undead warriors to save the day, and suddenly you're everybody's best friend.
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Rick Riordan (The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #5))
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Names have power.
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Rick Riordan (The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1))
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Stars," she whispered. "I can see the stars again, my lady." A tear trickled down Artemis's cheek. "Yes, my brave one. They are beautiful tonight." Stars," Zoe repeated. Her eyes fixed on the night sky. And she did not move again.
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Rick Riordan (The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #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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Yeah, well,” Nico said, β€œnot giving people a second thought…that can be dangerous.
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Rick Riordan (The House of Hades (The Heroes of Olympus, #4))
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We'll have to work on your bunny phobia later.
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Rick Riordan (The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #5))
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Percy is the most powerful demigod I've ever met. No offense to you guys but it's true.
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Rick Riordan (The Mark of Athena (The Heroes of Olympus, #3))
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Powdered donuts," Tyson said earnestly. "I will look for powdered donuts in the wilderness." He headed outside and started calling, "Here, donuts!
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Rick Riordan (The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #2))
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I’ve met plenty of embarrassing parents, but Kronos, the evil Titan Lord who wanted to destroy Western Civilization? Not the kind of dad you invited to school for Career Day.
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Rick Riordan (The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #2))
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You speak horse?" Hazel asked. "Speaking to horses is a Poseidon thing," Percy said. "Uh, I mean a Neptune thing." "Then you and Arion should get along fine," Hazel said. "He's a son of Neptune too." Percy turned pale. "Excuse me?
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Rick Riordan (The Son of Neptune (The Heroes of Olympus, #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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The entrance to the Underworld is in Los Angeles.
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Rick Riordan (The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1))
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Meat!" he said scornfully. "I'm a vegetarian." You eat cheese enchiladas and aluminum cans," I reminded him. Those are vegetables.
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Rick Riordan (The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1))
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I couldn't believe I'd come this far, lost Tyson, suffered through so much, only to fail - stopped by a big stupid monster in a baby-blue tuxedo kilt. Nobody was going to swat down my friends like that! I mean...nobody, not Nobody. Ah, you know what I mean.
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Rick Riordan (The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #2))
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What I did next was so impulsive and dangerous I should've been named ADHD poster child of the year.
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Rick Riordan (The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1))
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Daddy will explain. Come, he is blowing up monsters.
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Rick Riordan (The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #5))
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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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She looked at me, like she was drinking in the fact that I was still here. And I realized I was doing the same thing. 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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Good fighting with you, Seaweed Brain." Ditto.
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Rick Riordan (The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #4))
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Aretmis gripped her bow. β€œLet us pray I am wrong.” Can goddesses pray?
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Rick Riordan (The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #3))
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Tantalus made a wild grab, but the marshmallow committed suicide, diving into the flames.
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Rick Riordan (The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #2))
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Right," she said, "We're going to the Land of the Dead and I shouldn't think negative.
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Rick Riordan (The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1))
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Dude! said a party pony as he unloaded his gear. Did you see that bear guy? He was all like: 'Whoa, I have an arrow in my mouth!
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Rick Riordan (The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #2))
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Look," Percy continued, "I know I'm new here. I know you guys don't like to mention the massacre in the nineteen eighties-" "He mentioned it!" one of the ghosts whimpered.
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Rick Riordan (The Son of Neptune (The Heroes of Olympus, #2))
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There were a lot of answers I might've given, from "I knew that" to "LIAR!" to "Yeah right, and I'm Zeus." - Percy, after Quintus says that he is Daedalus
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Rick Riordan (The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #4))
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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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Five syllables," Apollo said, counting them on his fingers. "That would be real bad.
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Rick Riordan (The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #5))
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Percy tried to remember. He really did. For some reason, Annabeth and he had visited a spa and decided to destroy it. He couldn't imagine why. Maybe they hadn't like the deep-tissue massage? Maybe they'd gotten bad manicures?
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Rick Riordan (The Son of Neptune (The Heroes of Olympus, #2))
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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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Apollo?” I guessed… He put a finger to his lips. β€œI’m incognito. Call me Fred.” A god named Fred?
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Rick Riordan (The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #3))
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Sugar and caffeine. My willpower crumbled.
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Rick Riordan (The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1))
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Tyson, Frank is a descendant of Poseidon." "Brother!" Tyson crushed Frank in a hug. Percy stifled a laugh. "Actually he's more like a great-great-...Oh, never mind. Yeah, he's your brother." "Thanks." Frank mumbled through a mouthful of flannel.
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Rick Riordan (The Son of Neptune (The Heroes of Olympus, #2))
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Percy smiled. He knew the stakes were high. He knew this day could go horribly wrong. But he also knew that Annabeth was on that ship.If things went right, this would be the best day of his life. He threw one arm around Hazel and one arm around Frank. "Come on," he said. "Let me introduce you to my other family.
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Rick Riordan (The Son of Neptune (The Heroes of Olympus, #2))
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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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I couldn’t miss Percy’s fifteenth birthday,” Poseidon said. β€œWhy, if this were Sparta, Percy would be a man today!” "That’s true,” Paul said. β€œI used to teach ancient history.” Poseidon’s eyes twinkled. β€œThat’s me. Ancient history.
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Rick Riordan (The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #4))
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Atlantis?' Jason asked. 'That's a myth,' Percy said. 'Uh...don't we deal in myths?' 'No, I mean it's a MADE-UP myth. Not like, an actual true myth.' 'So this is why Annabeth is the brains of the operation, huh?
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Rick Riordan (The Blood of Olympus (The Heroes of Olympus, #5))
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It doesn't matter if they hate you, or embarrass you, or simply don't appreciate your genius for inventing the internet-" "You invented the internet?" It was my idea, Martha said. Rats are delicious, George said. "It was my idea!" Hermes said. "I mean the internet, not the rats. But that's not the point.
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Rick Riordan (The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #2))
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They all ordered massive plates of eggs, pancakes, and reindeer sausage, though Frank looked a little worried about the reindeer. "You think it's okay that we're eating Rudolph?" "Dude," Percy said, "I could eat Prancer and Blitzen, too. I'm hungry.
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Rick Riordan (The Son of Neptune (The Heroes of Olympus, #2))
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The Council agrees," Zeus said. "Percy Jackson, you will have one gift from the gods." I hesitated. "Any gift?" Zeus nodded grimly. "I know what you will ask. The greatest gift of all. Yes, if you want it, it shall be yours. The gods have not bestowed this gift on a mortal hero in many centuries, but, Perseus Jackson-if you wish it-you shall be made a god. Immortal. Undying. You shall serve as your father's lieutenant for all time." I stared at him, stunned. "Um...a god?" Zeus rolled his eyes. "A dimwitted god, apparently. But yes. With the consensus of the entire Council, I can make you immortal. Then I will have to put up with you forever." "Hmm," Ares mused. "That means I can smash him to a pulp as often as I want, and he'll just keep coming back for more. I like this idea.
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Rick Riordan (The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #5))
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Ever come home and found your room messed up? Like some helpful person (hi, Mom) has tried to "clean" it, and suddenly you can't find anything? And even if nothing is missing, you get that creepy feeling like somebody's been looking through your private stuff and dusting everything with lemon furniture polish?
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Rick Riordan (The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #2))
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Mythologically speaking, if there's anything I hate worse than trios of old ladies, it's bulls. Last summer, I fought the Minotaur on top of Half-Blood Hill. This time what I saw up there was even worse: two bulls. And not just regular bulls - bronze ones the size of elephants. And even that wasn't bad enough. Naturally they had to breathe fire, too.
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Rick Riordan (The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #2))
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Elections only happen in two ways," Reyna said. "Either the legion raises someone on a shield after a major success on the battlefield-and we haven't had any major battles-or we hold a ballot on the evening of June 24, at the Feast of Fortuna. That's in five days." Percy frowned. "You have a feast for tuna?
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Rick Riordan (The Son of Neptune (The Heroes of Olympus, #2))
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Gabe scratched his double chin. "Maybe if you hurry with the seven-layer dip...And maybe if the kid apologizes for interrupting my poker game." Maybe if I kick you in your soft spot, I thought. And make you sing Soprano for a week.
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Rick Riordan (The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1))
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Once I got over the fact that my Latin teacher was a horse, we had a nice tour, though I was careful not to walk behind him. I'd done pooper-scooper patrol in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade a few times, and, I'm sorry, I did not trust Chiron's back the the way I trusted his front.
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Rick Riordan (The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1))
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Christmas in the Underworld was NOT my idea. If I'd known what was coming, I would've called in sick. I could've avoided an army of demons, a fight with a Titan, and a trick that almost got my friends and me cast into eternal darkness. But no, I had to take my stupid English exam.
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Rick Riordan (The Demigod Files (Percy Jackson and the Olympians))
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What if we promoted, like, Adidas shoes?’ Percy wondered. β€˜Would that make Nike mad enough to show up?" Leo smiled nervously. Maybe he and Percy did share something else – a stupid sense of humour. "Yeah, I bet that would totally be against her sponsorship deal. THOSE ARE NOT THE OFFICIAL SHOES OF THE OLYMPICS! YOU WILL DIE NOW!
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Rick Riordan (The Blood of Olympus (The Heroes of Olympus, #5))
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Once the others were below, Hazel and Leo faced each other awkwardly. They were alone except for Coach Hedge, who was back on the quarterdeck singing the PokΓ©mon theme song. The coach had changed the words to: Gotta Kill ’Em All, and Leo really didn’t want to know why.
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Rick Riordan (The Mark of Athena (The Heroes of Olympus, #3))
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Aphros nodded, a glint of pride in his eyes. β€œWe have trained all the famous mer-heroes! Name a famous mer-hero, and we have trained him or her!” β€œOh, sure,” Leo said. β€œLike…um, the Little Mermaid?” Aphros frowned. β€œWho? No! Like Triton, Glaucus, Weissmuller, and Bill!” β€œOh. ”Leo had no idea who any of those people were. β€œYou trained Bill? Impressive.
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Rick Riordan (The Mark of Athena (The Heroes of Olympus, #3))
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She whirled when the monster was almost on top of her. I thought the thing in her hands was an umbrella until she cranked the pump and the shotgun blast blew the giant twenty feet backwards, right into Nico's sword. "Nice one," Paul said. "When did you learn to fire a shotgun?" I demanded. My mom blew the hair out of her face. "About two seconds ago. Percy, we'll be fine. Go!
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Rick Riordan (The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #5))
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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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Okay," I said. "Just a normal afternoon and two normal people." She nodded. "And so...hypothetically, if these to people likes each other, what would it take to get the stupid guy to kiss the girl, huh?" "Oh..." I felt like one of Apollo's sacred cows-slow, dumb, and bright red. "Um...
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Rick Riordan (The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #5))
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I looked down at my clothes. They were slashed to pieces and full of bullet holes, but I was fine. Not a mark on me. Nico's mouth hung open. "You just . . . with a sword . . . you justβ€”" "I think the river thing worked," I said. "Oh gee," he said sarcastically. "You think?
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Rick Riordan (The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #5))
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Boys are usually forbidden to have any contact with the Hunters. The last one to see this camp…” She looked at Zoe. β€œWhich one was it?” That boy in Colorado,” Zoe said. β€œYou turned him into a jackalope.” Ah, yes.” Artemis nodded, satisfied. β€œI enjoy making jackalopes…
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Rick Riordan (The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #3))
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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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Part of their problem was Percy. He fought like a demon, whirling through the defender's ranks in a completely unorthodox style, rolling under their feet, slashing with his sword instead of stabbing like a Roman would, whacking campers with the flat of his blade, and generally causing mass panic.
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Rick Riordan (The Son of Neptune (The Heroes of Olympus, #2))
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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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Mr. D, wearing his leopard-skin jogging suit and rummaging through the refrigerator. He looked up lazily. "Do you mind?" Where's Chiron!" I shouted. How rude." Mr. D took a swig from a jug of grape juice. "Is that how you say hello?" Hello," I amended. "We're about to die! Where's Chiron?
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Festus just detected a large group of eagles behind usβ€”long-range radar, still not in sight.” Piper leaned over the console. β€œAre you sure they’re Roman?” Leo rolled his eyes. β€œNo, Pipes. It could be a random group of giant eagles flying in perfect formation. Of course they’re Roman!
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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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The cord, a familiar voice said. Remember your lifeline, dummy! Suddenly there was a tug in my lower back. The current pulled at me, but it wasn't carrying me away anymore. I imagined the string in my back keeping me tied to the shore. "Hold on, Seaweed Brain." It was Annabeth's voice, much clearer now. "You're not getting away from me that easily." The cord strengthened. I could see Annabeth now- standing barefoot above me on the canoe lake pier. I'd fallen out of my canoe. That was it. She was reaching out her hand to haul me up, and she was trying not to laugh. She wore her orange camp T-shirt and jeans. Her hair was tucked up in her Yankees cap, which was strange because that should have made her invisible. "You are such an idiot sometimes." She smiled. "Come on. Take my hand." Memories came flooding back to me- sharper and more colorful. I stopped dissolving. My name was Percy Jackson. I reached up and took Annabeth's hand.
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Rick Riordan (The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #5))
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I'm afraid not." Hades sighed. "My son here convinced me that perhaps I should prioritize my list of enemies." He glared at me with distaste. "As much as I dislike certain upstart demigods, it would not do for Olympus to fall. I would miss bickering with my siblings. And if there is one thing we agree on - it is that you were a TERRIBLE father.
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Rick Riordan (The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #5))
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Leo drummed his fingers. β€œGreat. I should have installed a smoke screen that makes the ship smell like a giant chicken nugget. Remind me to invent that, next time.” Hazel frowned. β€œWhat is a chicken nugget?” β€œOh, man…” Leo shook his head in amazement. β€œThat's right. You’ve missed the last, like, seventy years. Well, my apprentice, a chicken nugget—” β€œDoesn’t matter,” Annabeth interrupted.
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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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Annabeth gripped the hilt of her dagger. β€œA bounty on our heads . . . as if we didn’t attract enough monsters already.” β€œDo we get WANTED posters?” Leo asked. β€œAnd do they have our bounties, like, broken down on a price list?” Hazel wrinkled her nose. β€œWhat are you talking about?” β€œJust wondering how much I’m going for these days,” Leo said. β€œI mean, I can understand not being as pricey as Percy or Jason, maybe . . . but am I worth, like, two Franks, or three Franks?
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Rick Riordan (The Mark of Athena (The Heroes of Olympus, #3))
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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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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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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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He'd changed since the last summer. Instead of Bermuda shorts and a T-shirt, he wore a button-down shirt, khaki pants, and leather loafers. His sandy hair, which used to be so unruly, was now clipped short. He look like an evil male model, showing off what the fashionable college-age villain was wearing to Harvard this year.
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Rick Riordan (The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #2))
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Doesn't miss many meals, does he?" Zeus muttered. "Tyson, for your bravery in the war, and for leading the Cyclopes, you are appointed a general I. The armies of Olympus. You shall henceforth lead you breathren into war whenever required by the gods. And you shall have a new...um...what kind of weapon would you like? A sword? An axe?" "Stick!" Tyson said, showing his broken club. "Very well," Zeus said. "We will grant you a new, er, stick. The best stick that may be found." "Hooray!
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Rick Riordan (The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #5))
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The main courtyard was filled with warriors - mermen with fish tails from the waist down and human bodies from the waist up, except their skin was blue, which I'd never known before.Some were tending the wounded. Some were sharpening spears and swords. One passed us, swimming in a hurry. His eyes were bright green, like that stuff they put in glo-sticks, and his teeth were shark teeth. They don't show you stuff like that in "The Little Mermaid.
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Rick Riordan (The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #5))
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THAT'S IT!" Terminus cried. "That's AGAINST THE RULES!" Polybotes frowned, obviously confused that he was being told off by a statue. "What are you?" he growled. "Shut up!" He pushed the statue over and turned back to Percy. "Now I'm MAD!" Terminus shrieked. "I'm strangling you. Feel that? Those are my hands around your neck, you big bully. Get over here! I'm going to head-butt you so hard--
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Rick Riordan (The Son of Neptune (The Heroes of Olympus, #2))
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They send a person who can never stay," she whispered. "Who can never accept my offer of companionship for more than a little while. They send me a hero I can't help ... just the sort of person I can't help falling in love with." ... As I sailed into the lake I realized the Fates really were cruel. They sent Calypso someone she couldn't help but love. But it worked both ways. For the rest of my life I would be thinking about her. She would always be my biggest what if.
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Rick Riordan (The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #4))
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You sneaked into my cabin?” Annabeth rolled her eyes. β€œPercy, you’ll be seventeen in two months. You can’t seriously be worried about getting in trouble with Coach Hedge.” β€œUh, have you seen his baseball bat?” β€œBesides, Seaweed Brain, I just thought we could take a walk. We haven’t had any time to be together alone. I want to show you somethingβ€”my favorite place aboard the ship.” Percy’s pulse was still in overdrive, but it wasn’t from fear of getting in trouble. β€œCan I, you know, brush my teeth first?” β€œYou'd better,” Annabeth said. β€œBecause I’m not kissing you until you do. And brush your hair while you’re at it.
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Rick Riordan (The Mark of Athena (The Heroes of Olympus, #3))
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Nico strode forward. The enemy army fell back before him like he radiated death, which of course he did. Through the face guard of his skull-shaped helmet, he smiled. "Got your message. Is it too late to join the party?" "Son of Hades." Kronos spit on the ground. "Do you love death so much you wish to experience it?" "Your death," Nico said, "would be great for me." "I'm immortal, you fool! I have escaped Tartarus. You have no business here, and no chance to live." Nico drew his sword-three feet of wicked sharp Stygian iron, black as a nightmare. "I don't agree.
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Rick Riordan (The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #5))
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Save yourselves!” Percy warned. β€œIt is too late for us!” Then he gasped and pointed to the spot where Frank was hiding. β€œOh, no! Frank is turning into a crazy dolphin!” Nothing happened. β€œI said,” Percy repeated, β€œFrank is turning into a crazy dolphin!” Frank stumbled out of nowhere, making a big show of grabbing his throat. β€œOh, no,” he said, like he was reading from a teleprompter. β€œI am turning into a crazy dolphin.” He began to change, his nose elongating into a snout, his skin becoming sleek and gray. He fell to the deck as a dolphin, his tail thumping against the boards. The pirate crew disbanded in terror.
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Rick Riordan (The Mark of Athena (The Heroes of Olympus, #3))
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Naturally, Coach Hedge went ballistic; but Percy found it hard to take the satyr seriously since he was barely five feet tall. "Never in my life!" Coach bellowed, waving his bat and knocking over a plate of apples. "Against the rules! Irresponsible!" "Coach," Annabeth said, "it was an accident. We were talking, and we fell asleep." "Besides," Percy said, "you're starting to sound like Terminus." Hedge narrowed his eyes. "Is that an insult, Jackson? 'Cause I'llβ€”I'll terminus you, buddy!
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Rick Riordan (The Mark of Athena (The Heroes of Olympus, #3))
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Percy pulled Annabeth close and kissed her...long enough for it to get really awkward for Piper, though she said nothing. She thought about the old rule of Aphrodite's cabin: that to be recognized as a daughter of the love goddess, you had to break someone's heart. Piper had long ago decided to change that rule. Percy and Annabeth were a perfect example of why. You should have to make someone`s heart whole; that was a much better test.
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Rick Riordan (The Blood of Olympus (The Heroes of Olympus, #5))
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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))
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And, whoa!" He turned to Mr.D. "Your the wine dude? No way!" Mr.D turned hi eyes away from me and gave Nico a look of loathing. "The wine dude?" "Dionysus, right? Oh, wow! I've got your figurine!" "My figurine." "In my game, Mythomagic. And holofoil card, too! And even though you've only got like five hundred attack points and everybody thinks your the lamest god card, I totally think your powers are sweet!" "Ah." Mr.D seemed truly perplexed, which probably saved my life. "Well, that's...gratifying.
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Rick Riordan (The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #3))
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[Piper] rushed to get dressed. By the time she got up on deck, the others had already gatheredβ€”all hastily dressed except for Coach Hedge, who had pulled the night watch. Frank’s Vancouver Winter Olympics shirt was inside out. Percy wore pajama pants and a bronze breastplate, which was an interesting fashion statement. Hazel’s hair was all blown to one side as though she’d walked through a cyclone; and Leo had accidentally set himself on fire. His T-shirt was in charred tatters. His arms were smoking.
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Rick Riordan (The Mark of Athena (The Heroes of Olympus, #3))
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The older lady harrumphed. "I warned you, daughter. This scoundrel Hades is no good. You could've married the god of doctors or the god of lawyers, but noooo. You had to eat the pomegranate." "Mother-" "And get stuck in the Underworld!" "Mother, please-" "And here it is August, and do you come home like you're supposed to? Do you ever think about your poor lonely mother?" "DEMETER!" Hades shouted. "That is enough. You are a guest in my house." "Oh, a house is it?" she said. "You call this dump a house? Make my daughter live in this dark, damp-" "I told you," Hades said, grinding his teeth, "there's a war in the world above. You and Persephone are better off here with me." "Excuse me," I broke in. "But if you're going to kill me, could you just get on with it?
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Rick Riordan (The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #5))
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Annabeth,” he said hesitantly, β€œin New Rome, demigods can live their whole lives in peace.” Her expression turned guarded. β€œReyna explained it to me. But, Percy, you belong at Camp Half-Blood. That other life—” β€œI know,” Percy said. β€œBut while I was there, I saw so many demigods living without fear: kids going to college, couples getting married and raising families. There’s nothing like that at Camp Half-Blood. I kept thinking about you and me…and maybe someday when this war with the giants is over…” It was hard to tell in the golden light, but he thought Annabeth was blushing. β€œOh,” she said… β€œI’m sorry,” he said. β€œI just…I had to think of that to keep going. To give me hope. Forget I mentioned—” β€œNo!” she said. β€œGods, Percy, that’s so sweet.
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Rick Riordan (The Mark of Athena (The Heroes of Olympus, #3))
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This is so cool!" Nico said, jumping up and down in the driver's seat. "Is this really the sun? I thought Helios and Selene were the sun and moon gods. How come sometimes it's them and sometimes it's you and Artemis?" "Downsizing," Apollo said. "The Romans started it. They couldn't afford all those temple sacrifices, so they laid off Helios and Selene and folded their duties into our job descriptions. My sis got the moon. I got the sun. It was pretty annoying at first, but at least I got this cool car." "But how does it work?" Nico asked. "I thought the sun was a big fiery ball of gas!" Apollo chuckled and ruffled Nico's hair. "That rumor probably got started because Artemis used to call me a big fiery ball of gas.
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Rick Riordan (The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #3))
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As I got closer to the fence, I held my shirt over my nose to block the smell. One stallion waded through the muck and whinnied angrily at me. He bared his teeth, which were pointed like a bear's. I tried to talk to him in my mind. I can do that with most horses. Hi, I told him. I'm going to clean your stables. Won't that be great? Yes! The horse said. Come inside! Eat you! Tasty half-blood! But I'm Poseidon's son, I protested. He created horses. Usually this gets me VIP treatment in the equestrian world, not this time. Yes! The horse agreed enthusiastically. Poseidon can come in, too! We will eat you both! Seafood! Seafood! The other horses chimed in as they waded through the field.
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Rick Riordan (The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #4))
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She studied me with concern. She touched the new streak of gray in my hair that matched hers exactlyβ€”our painful souvenir from holding Atlas's burden. There was a lot I'd wanted to say to Annabeth, but Athena had taken the confidence out of me. I felt like I'd been punched in the gut. I do not approve of your friendship with my daughter. "So," Annabeth said. "What did you want to tell me earlier?" The music was playing. People were dancing in the streets. I said, "I, uh, was thinking we got interrupted at Westover Hall. And… I think I owe you a dance." She smiled slowly. "All right, Seaweed Brain." So I took her hand, and I don't know what everybody else heard, but to me it sounded like a slow dance: a little sad, but maybe a little hopeful, too.
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Rick Riordan (The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #3))
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A demigod!" one snarled. "Eat it!" yelled another. But that's as far as they got before I slashed a wide arc with Riptide and vaporized the entire front row of monsters. "Back off!" I yelled at the rest, trying to sound fierce. Behind them stood their instructor--a six-foot tall telekhine with Doberman fangs snarling at me. I did my best to stare him down. "New lesson, class," I announced. "Most monsters will vaporize when sliced with a celestial bronze sword. This change is completely normal, and will happen to you right now if you don't BACK OFF!" To my surprise, it worked. The monsters backed off, but there was at least twenty of them. My fear factor wasn't going to last that long. I jumped out of the cart, yelled, "CLASS DISMISSED!" and ran for the exit.
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Rick Riordan (The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #4))