By Rick Riordan
After a summer time spent attempting to hinder a catastrophic warfare one of the Greek gods, Percy Jackson reveals his seventh-grade tuition 12 months unnervingly quiet. His largest challenge is facing his new pal, Tyson-a six-foot-three, mentally challenged homeless child who follows Percy all over, making it not easy for Percy to have any "normal" friends.
But issues don't remain quiet for lengthy. Percy quickly discovers there's difficulty at Camp Half-Blood: the mystical borders which shield Half-Blood Hill were poisoned by means of a mysterious enemy, and the one refuge for demigods is at the verge of being overrun by means of mythological monsters. to save lots of the camp, Percy wishes assistance from his ally, Grover, who has been taken prisoner by way of the Cyclops Polyphemus on an island someplace within the Sea of Monsters, the damaging waters Greek heroes have sailed for millennia-only this present day, the ocean of Monsters is going by way of a brand new identify the Bermuda Triangle.
Now Percy and his friends-Grover, Annabeth, and Tyson-must retrieve the Golden Fleece from the Island of the Cyclopes via the tip of the summer season or Camp Half-Blood might be destroyed. yet first, Percy will examine a gorgeous new mystery approximately his family-one that makes him query even if being claimed as Poseidon's son is an honor or just a merciless shaggy dog story.
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Definite, well,” Tantalus acknowledged, as soon as the speaking had died down. “Another positive meal! Or so i'm advised. ” As he spoke, he inched his hand towards his refilled dinner plate, as though might be the nutrition wouldn’t discover what he was once doing, however it did. It shot away down the desk once he bought inside six inches. “And the following on my first day of authority,” he persisted, “I’d prefer to say what a delightful kind of punishment it really is to be right here. Over the process the summer time, i'm hoping to torture, er, engage with every certainly one of you teenagers. You all glance more than enough to consume. ” Dionysus clapped with courtesy, resulting in a few halfhearted applause from the satyrs. Tyson was once nonetheless status on the head desk, having a look uncomfortable, yet at any time when he attempted to scoot out of the limelight, Tantalus pulled him again. “And now a few alterations! ” Tantalus gave the campers a crooked smile. “We are reinstituting the chariot races! ” Murmuring broke out in any respect the tables—excitement, worry, disbelief. “Now I know,” Tantalus persisted, elevating his voice, “that those races have been discontinued a few years in the past because of, ah, technical difficulties. ” “Three deaths and twenty-six mutilations,” a person on the Apollo desk referred to as. “Yes, convinced! ” Tantalus stated. “But i do know that you'll all sign up for me in welcoming the go back of this camp culture. Golden laurels will visit the profitable charioteers every month. groups may possibly sign up within the morning! the 1st race might be held in 3 days time. we'll unlock you from so much of your average actions to organize your chariots and select your horses. Oh, and did I point out, the effective team’s cabin can have no chores for the month within which they win? ” An explosion of excited conversation—no KP for a complete month? No strong cleansing? was once he critical? Then the final individual I anticipated to item did so. “But, sir! ” Clarisse acknowledged. She seemed fearful, yet she stood as much as converse from the Ares desk. a few of the campers snickered after they observed the YOU MOO, woman! sign up her again. “What approximately patrol accountability? I suggest, if we drop every thing to prepared our chariots—” “Ah, the hero of the day,” Tantalus exclaimed. “Brave Clarisse, who single-handedly bested the bronze bulls! ” Clarisse blinked, then blushed. “Um, I didn’t—” “And modest, too. ” Tantalus grinned. “Not to fret, my expensive! this can be a summer time camp. we're right here to take pleasure in ourselves, sure? ” “But the tree—” “And now,” Tantalus stated, as a number of of Clarisse’s cabin pals pulled her again into her seat, “before we continue to the campfire and sing-along, one moderate housework factor. Percy Jackson and Annabeth Chase have obvious healthy, for a few cause, to carry this right here. ” Tantalus waved a hand towards Tyson. Uneasy murmuring unfold one of the campers. loads of sideways seems to be at me. i wished to kill Tantalus. “Now, of course,” he acknowledged, “Cyclopes have a name for being bloodthirsty monsters with a truly small mind ability. less than basic situations, i might unencumber this beast into the woods and feature you hunt it down with torches and pointed sticks. yet who understands? probably this Cyclops isn't really as terrible as such a lot of its brethren.