Chapter One

Percy Jackson, the key character, is a 12-year-old boy and also recent student at Yancy Academy, a personal school for troubled kids. His life alters dramatically after a school ar trip come the metropolitan Museum the Art. Here, college student admire ancient Greek and Roman art and share expertise on the Greek gods. Previous field trips did not bode well because that Percy after mysterious accidents occurred. Top top this trip, 2 chaperones command the group of tweens: Mr. Brunner, the Latin teacher and also Percy’s favorite, and also Mrs. Dodds, the mathematics teacher. Percy’s just friend, Grover, is on the trip as well. As the group explores the museum, Mr. Brunner viewpoints Percy and tells him that he holds an excellent promise, leaving Percy perplexed with his listed below average grades and dyslexia.

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After an altercation through bully Nancy Bobofit at the water fountain, Percy is falsely accused of advertise her. Mrs. Dodds leader Percy deeper right into the museum to punish him. Together she is demanding a confession native Percy, she transforms into a Fury, a mythical creature with bat wings and also yellow fangs. Mr. Brunner appears and also tosses Percy a ballpoint pen that turns into a copper sword. Percy swings the sword, striking the monster, and also it transforms to dust. Dazed by this experience, Percy returns earlier to the fountain just to uncover that, in anyone else’s minds, Mrs. Dodds never existed. Grover speak him that Mrs. Kerr has always been your math teacher, leaving Percy an ext confused 보다 ever.

Chapter Two

No one appears to recall Mrs. Dodds’ existence, ~ Percy damaged her, therefore he is even an ext convinced something weird is walking on. Irritable by this and other weird occurrences, his grades drop, that fights with Nancy, and also then disrespects a teacher. Through the finish of the college year approaching, Percy is expelled from return to Yancy Academy in the fall, but he is enabled to finish out the institution year. Percy decides the only final he will certainly prepare for is Latin because Mr. Brunner is his favorite teacher. He viewpoints Mr. Brunner’s office and also overhears a conversation in between Mr. Brunner and also Grover regarding the occurrence with Mrs. Dodds. They talk about magical mist do the students and staff forget the altercation. Then Grover states that Percy might be the only one who have the right to save them indigenous the “Kindly Ones” before the summer solstice.After the college year ends, Percy confronts Grover about his conversation v Mr. Brunner if riding top top a bus. Grover confesses to gift Percy’s protector prior to the bus division down. Turn off the bus, throughout the street, Grover and also Percy see 3 old women knitting. Grover seems to it is in worried and makes Percy promise him that they will certainly walk come Percy’s home together. Percy agrees and also watches together the woman in the middle cuts a string. Back on the bus, Grover and Percy talk about the implication of what castle saw. The cut signifies someone is going to die.

Chapter Three

After getting here at the bus terminal, Percy ditches Grover and also departs for home on his own. Prior to entering the apartment, he speak readers around his mother, Sally Jackson. She is the ideal person Percy knows, regardless of some unfortunate situations in her life. Percy’s father was the only great break she got although they never married, and Percy has no memory of him before he left because that an s voyage. Sally later married Gabe, whom Percy describes as “Smelly Gabe, the world-class jerk.” inside the apartment, Smelly Gabe rudely welcomes Percy home and also Percy storms upstairs come his bedroom. That is later on comforted by his mother who gives him the interesting news around taking a trip to Montauk Beach where she met his father. Together they space leaving for your trip, Smelly Gabe alerts Percy no to damages his car.

While at the beach, Sally answers few of Percy’s questions around his father. He learns the his father want to send him to a special camp, but Sally couldn’t lug herself to take him there. The night, a knock on the door amidst the hurricane brewing outside wakes Percy and Sally. Sally opens the door to Grover who states he has been browsing all night for Percy due to the fact that losing him in ~ the bus terminal. Sally is no fazed by Grover’s presence various other than why he came and demands that Percy phone call her whatever that occurred at Yancy and at the museum. After Percy finishes telling his mom everything, the three of them operation to the car where Percy notices Grover has hooves for feet.

Chapter Four

While driving far from the storm, Percy notices a creature adhering to them in the distance. He inquiries Grover and Sally’s relationship and also what kind of animal Grover is. Grover defines that that is a satyr in charge of protecting Percy, yet the much less he knows, the fewer monsters he will certainly attract. Sally begins driving Percy come the camp for security after finding out that the 3 old ladies Percy encountered were the Fates. The automobile swerves into a ditch, i m sorry injures Grover. Sally encourages Percy to get aid by running previous a large tree that marks the building line come safety. The refuses to leaving without her and also Grover, regardless of the creature that is stability creeping up on them.

Sally and Percy ultimately pull Grover the end of the car and also head towards the tree. Exterior of the car, Percy establish the monster as fifty percent bull, fifty percent man. The starts to name the monster, yet his mom warns him that names have power. She advises the to run to the next if the creature attacks, because a bull cannot readjust directions easily. Percy does so as soon as the bull charges, i m sorry angers the monster. The monster then attacks his mother and Grover who room on the next of the road. The bull-man take away Percy’s mommy by the neck, and also she disappears right into a golden light. Furious, Percy loss the monster by tearing off one of the monster’s horns and also shoving it right into the monster’s ribs. Percy help Grover come safety and the 2 pass out on the porch that a farmhouse ~ a young girl establish him together the “one.”

Chapter Five

After gift nursed back to health, Percy enjoys the beautiful see of the camp, regardless of feeling remorse because that what the assumes to be his mother’s death. The tries to remember the fight with the bull-man, i beg your pardon he now calls the Minotaur. Grover apologizes to Percy for not being may be to save Sally and also for his fail in the role of a keeper. Percy does no blame Grover though and the 2 leave the farmhouse and enter into the main part of Camp Half-Blood. Percy meets Mr. D, the camp director; Chiron, that he knew together Mr. Brunner; and also Annabeth, among the daughters that Athena. That learns the Chiron had gone to the school to teach Percy after ~ Grover suggested that Percy to be special.

Percy join Chiron, Mr. D, and also Grover in a game of pinochle. While play the game, they talk about the visibility of Greek gods in the world and also comment on just how Mr. D is one himself: Dionysus, the god the wine. Mr. D and also Grover leave so that Chiron and also Percy have the right to have a personal conversation. Chiron and Percy discuss more about mountain Olympus and the Greek gods. Chiron tells Percy that he will learn an ext about himself and also his function after that gets worked out in his cabin. In ~ this point, Percy look at Chiron as his true self—a centaur.

Chapter Six

While go Percy come his cabin, Chiron provides Percy a tour of the camp. Percy to learn this was Grover’s 2nd chance to gain back his duty as a keeper after that failed 5 years ago. Percy fears he will certainly be in trouble if Mr. D and the the supervisory board of Cloven Elders take into consideration his mission to safeguard Percy a failure. Upon approaching the cabins, Percy notices the each cabin functions a mascot specialized to a god. Annabeth greets him prior to he enters his cabin. He has actually been put in “Hermes,” the cabin for undetermined campers. Here, he meets his cabin counselor, Luke, the son of Hermes.

Percy is disappointed the he has not received suitable recognition because that fighting the Minotaur and also leaves the cabin. Annabeth join him outside and also explains that monsters execute not die due to the fact that they absence a soul. They have the right to still reform and he should refer to them together “Kindly Ones,” fairly than by your names. Annabeth also points the end that Percy would certainly not be right here if the were not a half-blood by his father. As they space talking, another girl, Clarisse, the daughter the Ares, provokes Percy and Annabeth into a struggle in the bathroom. Percy defends himself by unknowingly manipulating the water to soak Clarisse and also her friends. Angered and also humiliated, she declares battle on Percy.

Chapter Seven

Percy feels overwhelmed by his brand-new home and everything he is learning as he proceeds to wonder that his father is. Annabeth speak him the although he may never know, the is important that he stay at the camp in stimulate to safeguard himself indigenous monsters and also mortals. The camp’s border does not allow monsters or mortals to enter unless summoned by someone in ~ the camp. If he to be to stay in the mortal world, he would certainly be much more susceptible to danger. Annabeth defines that Percy is only permitted to leaving the camp through permission or if assigned come a quest.

Percy asks Annabeth what she knows around the summer solstice. She only recalls an unease v the weather after ~ her pilgrimage to mountain Olympus because that the winter solstice with Clarisse and also Luke. She also overheard talk about something the was stolen and if the item to be not reverted by the summer solstice, a battle would break out. Percy and Annabeth go back to their cabins where Percy chats with Luke. Luke speak Percy the although Annabeth desperately desires to go on a quest, she is can not to till somebody unique arrives. Percy walk not recognize what Luke method but drops the conversation.

Chapter Eight

As Percy settles into the camp, he discovers his skill in sword fighting, his gift through water, and his father’s identity. Throughout a sword-fighting lesson with Luke, Percy properly beats him, which records Luke off guard. Later, Percy asks Grover around Grover’s desire for a searcher’s license. Grover does no share much detail other than exactly how he may be one step closer if he properly protects Percy during a quest. They also talk around the “Big Three” gods: Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades.

Grover describes that the children of the “Big Three” gods are an ext powerful than various other half-bloods. Due to the fact that of this, the “Big Three” determined not to have any much more children ~ they recognized that their children were leading to catastrophic events. Zeus, however, damaged this pact by having actually a daughter called Thalia. Hades to be angered at Zeus because that his indiscretion and sent monsters to strike Thalia. She sacrificed herself by fighting the monster alone to save various other half-bloods and also a satyr that were accompanying she on their way to Camp Half-Blood. Together Thalia was dying, Zeus turn her into a pine tree. With this tree, now dubbed Half-Blood Hill for her heroic act, Thalia’s heart still protects the neighboring borders.

In the evening, during a video game of catch the flag, Percy is struck by Clarisse and also several other campers, leave a deep wound in his arm. Percy falls ago into a creek and, also though that is weak, he is mysteriously maybe to protect himself versus his opponents. Meanwhile, Luke wins the game for his cabin. Annabeth magically appears near Percy in the creek after taking off her invisibility cap. As they are acquiring out of the water, Annabeth notices the Percy’s arm has currently healed. Suddenly, a hellhound native the fields of Punishment strikes Percy, but is promptly killed by arrows fired through Chiron, piercing its neck. Chiron trots over and points out that someone from inside the camp must have actually summoned a monster to assault Percy. Together Percy resubmerges right into the water to heal, a hologram of environment-friendly light shines over him and also reveals that Poseidon has claimed Percy together his son.

Chapter Nine

The camp responds to Poseidon’s insurance claim by granting Percy his very own private cabin and also other freedoms, while also assigning him come a world-saving quest. Regardless of these luxuries the freedom, Percy feels isolated and angered after ~ hearing he is gift blamed for his mother’s disappearance earlier home. That night, Grover encourages Percy to talk v Chiron about accepting the quest and also speaking with the Oracle around his destiny. Percy agrees to the quest and also Chiron describes why Zeus and Poseidon space fighting. Zeus believes that Poseidon stole his lightning bolt, the prize of his power. Poseidon denies this allegation and also seeks an apology through the summer solstice, the day Zeus likewise wants his grasp bolt returned by. If the search fails, a catastrophic war will it is in unleashed. Zeus thinks that having actually Poseidon’s boy return his bolt will certainly be a lucrative peace offering. Percy seeks advice indigenous the Oracle and learns the he needs to go west and also face a god to discover the stolen item. The Oracle tells him that follow me the way, he will be betrayed by a friend and also fail to conserve what matters most.

Chiron speak Percy the he suspects the Hades stole the understand bolt since he was angry the Zeus damaged their pact by having an additional child. The knew that Zeus would blame Poseidon and a war would unfold. Chiron trust Hades likewise knew Poseidon would case Percy as his son, for this reason Hades has tried to death Percy by sending out monsters such as the Minotaur prior to Percy’s quest might begin. Percy is angry that Hades’ desire to kill him caused his mother to disappear and also has instilled fear in the rest of the camp. The takes Grover and also Annabeth ~ above the journey, so the Grover can acquire his searcher’s license and also Annabeth can satisfy her desire because that a quest.

Chapter Ten

As Percy, Grover, and also Annabeth prepare come depart for your quest, Luke provides Percy miracle shoes the fly. As a precaution, Percy hand the shoes over to Grover because Percy fears the Zeus will certainly strike him under if he travels through the sky. Chiron gives Percy the ballpoint pen the transforms into a sword, called Riptide. The sword cannot be lost. It cannot hurt any mortal, only monsters, yet Percy is reminded that he is at risk to both mortal and also celestial weapons.

Once in the city, Percy beginning thinking around his family. Grover shares v Percy exactly how his mommy was protecting that by continuing to be with Smelly Gabe due to the fact that his scent masking Percy’s odor from monsters. When they room on a bus headed towards the enntrance gate to the Underworld, three old women that look prefer Mrs. Dodds gain on the bus. These women room actually monsters. Castle are dubbed the Furies. Percy wears Annabeth’s invisible cap and also slips previous them, hoping the the Furies only want him and will overlook his friends. Instead, the Furies attack Annabeth and also Grover.

While still invisible, Percy spins the bus through taking regulate of the steering wheel. He pulls the emergency brake and releases the mortals from the bus. Then he takes turn off the cap and instigates a fight with the monsters, therefore they will leave his friends alone. Annabeth and also Grover help hold the Furies when Percy uses Riptide to rotate the an initial two to dust. Together Percy strikes the 3rd Fury, he and also his friends escape from the bus simply as the bursts into flames. The Mrs. Dodds look-alike calls because that reinforcements amidst the flames and the three friends flee right into the nearby woods.

Chapter Eleven

Percy, Annabeth, and also Grover emerge from the woods and also come ~ above a curio shop the smells favor food. Together they prevent to eat, Grover notices a life-size statue external that looks strangely choose his Uncle Ferdinand. A woman that calls it s her Aunty Em feeds them and also offers come take their picture. Percy accepts the offer, however Annabeth and also Grover are skeptical around the woman’s statues. Suddenly, Grover realizes the the statue was his uncle and also Annabeth alerts Percy and also Grover come look far from the woman. Percy learns the Aunty Em is in reality Medusa, a monster seeking revenge on Annabeth for being the daughter the Athena, the god who cursed her. She tells Percy that he would be better off as a statue than having to play the Olympians’ game.

Grover assaults Medusa with a tree branch v his eyes shut while Percy supplies the reflection of a gazing round to method her. Percy severs Medusa’s head through Riptide. Annabeth claims that also though the head is a damn of battle it have the right to still rotate him to stone. Worn down of being offered as a pawn, Percy steals money indigenous Medusa’s office to use on their journey. He grabs a freight bill showing the Underworld’s billing resolve and currently knows it is situated at a DOA record Studio in California He finds a box and also fills the end a delivery slip to send Medusa’s head to mountain Olympus prior to they setup their following move.

Chapter Twelve

Back in the woods, Percy, Annabeth, and Grover remainder for the night when Percy learns that in stimulate to earn his searcher’s license, Grover must find Pan, the god the wild places. To the satyrs, Pan is their master who once safeguarded the earth. Return legend claims that that died, the satyrs refuse to believe he is gone and also many dedicate their resides to recognize him, although none have survived the search. Grover states that regardless of the risk, he still desperately desires to search for Pan to regain the earth’s goodness.

On this component of the trip, Percy also discovers the Grover was the keeper because that Annabeth 5 years ago when the failed, however she forgave him. Grover stop Percy indigenous asking an ext questions around that quest and also instead says how he and Annabeth think this pursuit is different because the monsters seem to be holding ago from attacking them while they look because that something. The next morning, Percy meets Gladiola, a missing pink poodle. They collect sufficient money to buy train tickets by return Gladiola to his owner.

Chapter Thirteen

The Amtrak train bring away Percy, Annabeth, and Grover come Denver. Percy make the efforts to store a low-profile ~ his image is plastered on the front web page of papers as a wanted fugitive for the loss of his mother and for the flaming bus accident. If Percy take away a nap, he desires of a dreary, scary pit and also tries to barter to save his mother’s life. Later, Annabeth reveals the she ran far to Camp Half-Blood once she was 7 after finding out that she father never wanted her and resented she after that remarried.

The three discover the peak of the Gateway Arch throughout a layover in St. Louis. Percy waits at the optimal of the Arch v the other tourists when Annabeth and also Grover take the continuing to be seats on the elevator back down. A fat woman and a Chihuahua confront Percy and reveal that they room monsters trying come hurt him. The mrs is the mom of Monsters, a reptile-looking creature called Echidna. The Chihuahua is actually Chimera, a rabid, fire-breathing, lion serpent. Chimera strikes Percy by plunging the serpent fangs into Percy’s leg and also damaging the Arch with a ball of fire. Percy feels defeated after he loser Riptide do the efforts to safeguard himself and also the other tourists. Echidna taunts him, speak if he truly believed he to be the kid of Poseidon climate he would certainly jump into the water to conserve himself. Percy prays and jumps into the river.

Chapter Fourteen

As Percy enters the water, that realizes the wasn’t pains by the influence of the water or Chimera’s bite, but rather feel dry and can breath underwater. Together he watch around, that sees Riptide a few feet in prior of him. A female soul tells him the his dad believes in him, he have to go to Santa Monica prior to going come the Underworld, and to no trust gifts. Prior to she departs, the spirit reassures Percy that his mother’s fate is not hopeless. As the soul disappears, Percy take away Riptide and swims off to find Annabeth and Grover.

Several news stations and police policemans surround the area below the Arch, together they try to figure out what occurred to it. Eyewitnesses tell castle they witnessed a boy jump right into the water. As ambulance technicians resolve the civilians ~ above the roof, Percy find his friends and also tells them everything that happened. While they do plans to go to Santa Monica, lock hear news reporters making the connection in between the boy that jumped and the fugitive they have actually been report on. The three conveniently dash towards the train station before anyone establish Percy and also head to Denver.

Chapter Fifteen

In Denver, Percy, Annabeth, and Grover call Chiron with Iris-messaging, the rainbow goddess who carries messages because that the gods. Luke answers and also is updated on all that has actually happened for this reason far. Percy and Luke talk about the opportunity of Hades thefts the grasp bolt during the winter solstice by making use of his Helm the Darkness. While eat at a diner, Ares, Clarisse’s dad and also the god the war, joins the group and asks Percy to retrieve his shield, i beg your pardon he lost in the Tunnel the Love while at a waterpark with his girlfriend. In turn, Ares will disclose information about Percy’s mom and aid the three continue west.

After early stage reluctance, Percy and his friend head to the waterpark. Percy discovers the Ares was date Aphrodite, the goddess that love, in spite of Aphrodite’s marriage to Hephaestus, the blacksmith. Hephaestus is conscious of his wife’s work and constantly tries to embarrass her and also Ares. If Grover stands guard, Percy and Annabeth are captured in a trap the was set by Hephaestus to catch his wife and Ares together. A camera emerges and also spotlights shine down on Percy and also Annabeth. A loudspeaker voice announces the start of a countdown till the transfer goes live to mount Olympus. Annabeth is concerned about looking like a fool prior to the gods till thousands of metal spiders emerge and also begin to swarm towards them. Annabeth is paralyzed v terror. Percy move her earlier to the boat and also uses his connection with water to relocate the boat along and also fight off the spiders. Before the watercraft crashes, the 2 of castle jump and also Grover grabs castle by flying through his shoes and also carries them come safety prior to dropping them follow me the way. They make it through the fall and also Percy vows to confront Ares top top this assignment.

Chapter Sixteen

At the diner, Percy and also his friend return the shield they recovered come Ares. That takes his shield and gives Percy a backpack v food and directs them come a truck that will take them come Los Angeles. Before leaving, Ares speak Percy the his mother is not actually dead, but rather a hostage in metamorphosis. Percy, Annabeth, and Grover sign up with some caged animals on the truck headed to Los Angeles with a protect against in las Vegas. If on the road, Percy learns that Grover to be the keeper for Thalia, Zeus’ daughter that died. The 2 half-bloods she to be protecting at the moment were Annabeth and Luke. Annabeth shares exactly how she tried to reconcile with her household a pair of years ago only to return to Camp Half-Blood.

Percy dreams about the pit again. That hears a secret voice and also sees his mother reaching the end to him however wakes as much as the truckers check on the animals. After ~ witnessing the abuse of few of the animals, Percy release them right into Vegas when he and his friends leave the truck. They get in the Lotus Hotel and Casino and are given a room key. Lock shower, eat, relax, and also play video clip games till Percy realizes something appears off. People show up to be in a daze. No one deserve to tell that what year they are in. Percy breaks Annabeth and also Grover the end of the trance they space in and they leaving the hotel only to establish that because they lost track of time, they only have one job left to complete the quest.

Chapter Seventeen

While top top the taxi ride come Santa Monica, Percy make the efforts to define his dream of the pit, but Annabeth reassures him the Hades has actually the master bolt and there is nothing rather to fear. At the beach, Percy submerges into the water and is greeted through Nereid, the soul of the sea. Nereid provides Percy three pearls and also tells him to to trust his heart on as soon as to usage them. She reminds him that if something belongs to the sea, it will ultimately return. Percy meets through Annabeth and also Grover on land and also they find for the enntrance gate to the Underworld.

Down an alley, a group of boys begin a fight, therefore the three flee into a waterbed store. They space welcomed through a salesclerk who calls himself Crusty. That prompts them come lie down and relax. When Annabeth and also Grover take him up on it, ropes suddenly trap them to the beds. Crusty reveals himself to it is in Procrustes, the Stretcher, and attempts to assault Percy. However, Percy distracts Crusty through pretending he is interested in the waterbed. He persuades Crusty to demonstrate, which permits him the possibility to catch Crusty v the ropes and use Riptide ~ above him. Percy frees Annabeth and Grover from gift stretched. Percy sees a flyer on a bulletin plank for the DOA record Studio reflecting the exact address for the Underworld entrance.

Chapter Eighteen

Annabeth, Percy, and Grover arrive at the record studio, and also meet a protection guard named Charon that asks castle to salary for your entrance. Percy gives him part drachmas that stole indigenous Crusty’s office before they left. Charon is not happy v the amount and will not enable them come enter. After Charon recognizes Percy is a godling, Percy hands him a bag complete of drachmas and also says the he will put in a good word through Hades around giving Charon a ideal raise. Charon agrees and the team departs toward one of three gateways with steel detectors and security cameras.

Before passing with the protection line, the three are stopped by Cerberus, a three-headed protection Rottweiler. Percy tries to odor him through a bedpost he took from Crusty’s, yet Cerberus is no interested in “the stick.” Annabeth pulls the end a ball she took from the waterpark and also commands Cerberus come sit. Percy and also Grover room able come sneak past the dog while Annabeth distracts him. She tosses that the ball and catches up through Grover and Percy. They set off the steel detectors with their wonder items and also run come escape the security guards.

Chapter Nineteen

As Percy, Annabeth, and Grover head towards the residence of Hades, the flying shoes Grover is wearing take it off and fly him toward the pit from Percy’s dream. The shoes loss off that Grover before he falls into the pit together Percy and also Annabeth record up. Once they sit under to catch their breath, Percy notices that his backpack feeling heavier. A to whisper echoes native the pit signifying the entrance to the stormy pit of Tartarus and also the 3 flee prior to they space sucked down.

Finally, they satisfy Hades that accuses Percy of thefts not just the master sword, but also his Helm of Darkness. Hades cases he does not desire war because he would need to hire much more staff to assistance the extra deaths. Percy denies stealing one of two people item, but Hades warns him that he will certainly unleash the dead back into the people if his helm is not returned. Hades tells Percy to check his backpack. Percy opens up it and reveals the understand sword in his possession. Percy feels defeated, learning that someone has been manipulating him. Hades claims he knows that Percy pertained to bargain because that his mother’s life. The then shows Percy a vision the his mother in a sphere of yellow fire.

Hades endangers to kill Percy’s mother if the does no return his helm. Percy bring away the pearl to leaving Hades, yet realizes that only has three and also cannot conserve himself, his friends, and his mother. He provides up the idea of a joyful reunion through his mother and uses the pearls to escape through Annabeth and also Grover in order to return the grasp bolt come Olympus. The three room dropped right into the ocean at Santa Monica and also plan to not just return the master’s bolt, but likewise to talk with the god that tricked them.

Chapter Twenty

On the shore, Percy, Annabeth, and also Grover challenge Ares around stealing the grasp bolt and also the Helm that Darkness. Ares admits that while that did no personally stealing them, because gods can not steal every other’s icons of power, that did have someone rather take it. Ares wants war, so he framed Percy together the culprit in order to accomplish a three-way war versus Poseidon, Zeus, and also Hades. He explains that magic similar to that in Riptide, the sword, was supplied on the backpack, so the the bolt would appear in the backpack once Percy gotten in the Underworld. Since Percy still has actually the understand bolt, Ares claims he will need to kill Percy so the it cannot be returned to Zeus.

Percy and Ares make a transaction that they will fight and also if Percy wins, he will certainly return the bolt and also be cost-free from Ares; however, if that loses, Ares deserve to take the bolt and transform Percy right into anything Ares wishes. The two engage in fight but space interrupted through mortals who acknowledge Percy as the boy from the news. Ares fires in ~ the mortals while Percy offers the waves versus him and also stabs that in the heel. As Ares prepares come implement his following attack, a strange force stops him and he lowers his sword in defeat. He tells Percy to clock out due to the fact that he’s do a brand-new enemy, climate disappears in a shining light.

The Furies show up next and take the Helm of Darkness to return to Hades ~ they acknowledge that Percy did not steal it. Together they fly away, Percy joins Grover and also Annabeth and also they briefly ponder that or what stopped Ares from continuing the fight. The 3 decide the fastest means to get to new York to return the bolt is by flying in an airplane, in spite of Percy’s are afraid of Zeus’s wrath.

Chapter Twenty-One

In Manhattan, Percy separates native Annabeth and also Grover therefore he can return the master bolt come Zeus when Annabeth and also Grover go earlier to Camp Half-Blood come tell Chiron whatever that has happened. In ~ Olympus, Percy it is provided the understand bolt to Zeus and Poseidon and also discloses details the his quest. He tells them about the fight with Ares and the unease that encountered while in ~ the entrance of Tartarus. Zeus dismisses Percy’s concerns and also spares his life because he changed the bolt. Poseidon reassures Percy the he cases him together his son and tells Percy that he will have a decision come make about a delivered package when he returns home. At this time, Percy likewise learns that his mom was returned residence after Hades obtained his Helm.

Back home, Percy reunites with his mother and Smelly Gabe. Smelly Gabe blames him for his ruined car and says he is no welcome there. He raises his hand come hit Sally when she make the efforts to protect Percy. Sally and also Percy retreat upstairs to his bedroom where Percy find the parcel containing Medusa’s head. He suggests that Sally usage the head against Smelly Gabe. Percy decides to leaving for Camp Half-Blood and says goodbye come his mother.

Chapter Twenty-Two

Percy returns to Camp Half-Blood and also is welcomed with praise and celebratory gifts. In a letter, his mom tells him that Smelly Gabe mysteriously disappeared and also she has actually received a nice commission on she sculpture. She used the money come buy a brand-new apartment, enroll at NYU, and also hold a spot at a exclusive school in new York for him. Through that information, Percy realizes he needs to decide if he desires to stay at Camp Half-Blood year-round or return home throughout the college year. Later that evening, Grover says goodbye to Annabeth and also Percy as he departs top top his find for Pan.

To clean his head and also decide what to carry out in the fall, Percy begins sword training. He sees Luke fighting dummies with a new sword called Backbiter, a two-sided sword that deserve to kill mortal and also creature. The 2 boys sit through a tree to talk and also Percy it s okay the impression that Luke is acquiring ready to say goodbye. Suddenly, Luke breaks his fingers and a scorpion the dimension of Percy’s hand appears from the pit. Luke points out that these scorpions have the right to jump fifteen feet and also the stinger can slice through clothes to death someone in sixty seconds.

During their conversation, Percy realizes that Luke is the lacking piece indigenous his prophesy: the treason of a friend. Luke feel deceived by the god for sending him on a pity quest—one that had currently been formerly fulfilled through Hercules. He was frustrated through the gods for repeating the very same quests as soon as there was so much more out there, so he started to hear to urgings indigenous Kronos and also stole the bolt and the helm throughout the winter solstice. When captured by Ares, Luke encouraged him that hiding the items would an outcome in a war between the gods. At this point, Luke admits come summoning the hellhound to assault Percy in order come instill fear in the camp and also propel Percy’s quest. He additionally admits that component of his plan failed once Percy offered the gifted shoes to Grover. The shoes to be cursed and were an alleged to drag Percy and the bolt into Tartarus.

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Luke declares that Kronos will certainly rise and that the Olympians will be overthrown. Climate he disappears while Percy tries to fight off the scorpion. Percy slices the scorpion however not before he is stung through poison. Although Percy make the efforts to cure himself with the creek water, the is conserved by Chiron’s wonder nectar. He climate tells Annabeth and Chiron around Luke’s deception and vows to take revenge. However, Chiron redirects Percy by stating that that will gain his justice when the time is right. Annabeth has reconciled with her family and they arrive to take her home. Percy decides to go house as well and also plans to fight Luke next summer.