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Percy Jackson Timeline: All Percy Jackson Books in Order

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Once upon a time, there was Percy Jackson the demigod son of Poseidon who reintroduced audiences around the world to ancient Greek and Roman mythology. 

But soon he was joined by other heroes in a shared universe of other demigods in separate yet connected series. This is the Percy Jackson reading order and timeline. Enjoy!

Also, be sure to check out all of our other Mythology Book Lists like this one.

What’s on this Percy Jackson Reading Order?

The list consists of all Percy Jackson books in order, which consists of several series, all set within the same universe (sometimes called the Camp Half-blood Universe). 

These include: 

  • The Olympians series
  • The Kane Chronicles
  • The Heroes of Olympus series
  • The Magnum Chase books
  • The Trials of Apollo series.

This timeline also includes film/television adaptations, as well as a few comic books that were produced.

Many of the books revolve around the character of Percy Jackson who is a modern demigod of Greco-Roman mythology, but some of the books delve into other areas of mythology, and not Percy Jackson.

Don’t forget to let me know if I missed something, or a piece of media is misplaced on the timeline. Thank you, and enjoy.

book cover for The Choice of Hercules
The Choice of Hercules

This is a short story that takes place in Greek Mythology (and is part of my shared universe of mythic stories).

It’s a faithful adaptation of a little-known myth that is perhaps my favorite about Hercules. Check it out!

The Complete Timeline

Here is a table with everything listed in chronological order, though you can also sort by title, medium, or release date.

Additionally, you can filter this timeline by media type, so if you want to see just the books and nothing else, you could do that! I’ve tried to make this timeline truly interactive.

Check it out:

#Get ItNameMediaAuthor/DirectorDateSeriesNotes
1Check PriceThe Diary of Luke CastellanShort StoryRick Riordan2012-08-14The OlympiansCollected in The Demigod Diaries
2Check PriceThe Lightning ThiefNovelRick Riordan2005-06-28The Olympians
3Check PriceThe Lightning Thief (comic)Graphic NovelRick Riordan, Robert Venditti2010-10-12The Olympians
4Check PriceThe Lightning Thief (film)FilmChris Columbus2010-02-12The Olympians
5Check PriceThe Sea of MonstersNovelRick Riordan2006-03-21The Olympians
6Check PriceThe Sea of Monsters (comic)Graphic NovelRick Riordan, Robert Venditti2013-07-02The Olympians
7Check PriceThe Sea of Monsters (film)FilmThor Freudenthal2013-08-07The Olympians
8Check PriceThe Titan's CurseNovelRick Riordan2007-05-01The Olympians
9Check PriceThe Titan's Curse (comic)Graphic NovelRick Riordan, Robert Venditti2013-10-08The Olympians
10Check PriceThe Battle of the LabyrinthNovelRick Riordan2008-05-06The Olympians
11Check PriceThe Demigod FilesAnthologyRick Riordan2009-09-02The Olympians
12Check PriceThe Last OlympianNovelRick Riordan2009-05-05The Olympians
13Check PricePercy Jackson's Greek GodsAnthologyRick Riordan2014-08-19The Olympians
14Check PricePercy Jackson's Greek HeroesAnthologyRick Riordan2015-08-18Kane Chronicles
15Check PriceThe Red PyramidNovelRick Riordan2010-05-04Kane Chronicles
16Check PriceThe Red Pyramid (comic)Graphic NovelRick Riordan2012-10-02Kane Chronicles
17Check PriceThe Throne of FireNovelRick Riordan2011-05-03Kane Chronicles
18Check PriceThe Throne of Fire (comic)Graphic NovelRick Riordan2015-10-06Kane Chronicles
19Check PriceThe Serpent's ShadowNovelRick Riordan2017-10-03Kane Chronicles
20Check PriceThe Serpent's Shadow (comic)Graphic NovelRick Riordan2018-04-03Kane Chronicles
21Check PriceThe Son of SobekShort StoryRick Riordan2017-10-03Kane ChroniclesIncluded with The Serpent's Shadow paperback.
22Check PricePercy Jackson and the Staff of HermesShort StoryRick Riordan2012-08-14Kane ChroniclesCollected in The Demigod Diaries
23Check PriceSon of MagicShort StoryRick Riordan2012-08-14Kane ChroniclesCollected in The Demigod Diaries
24Check PriceThe Lost HeroNovelRick Riordan2010-10-12Heroes of Olympus
25Check PriceThe Lost Hero (comic)Graphic NovelRick Riordan, Robert Venditti2014-10-07Heroes of Olympus
26Check PriceLeo Valdez and the Quest for BufordShort StoryRick Riordan2012-08-14Heroes of OlympusCollected in The Demigod Diaries
27Check PriceThe Son of NeptuneNovelRick Riordan2011-10-04Heroes of Olympus
28Check PriceThe Son of Neptune (comic)Graphic NovelRick Riordan, Robert Venditti2017-02-21Heroes of Olympus
29Check PriceThe Mark of AthenaNovelRick Riordan2012-10-02Heroes of Olympus
30Check PriceThe Staff of SerapisShort StoryRick Riordan2012-10-02Heroes of OlympusIncluded with The Mark of Athena paperback.
31Check PriceThe House of HadesNovelRick Riordan2013-10-08Heroes of Olympus
32Check PriceThe Crown of PtolemyShort StoryRick Riordan2015-05-12Heroes of Olympus
33Check PriceThe Blood of OlympusNovelRick Riordan2014-10-07Heroes of Olympus
34Check PriceThe Sword of SummerNovelRick Riordan2015-10-06Magnus Chase
35Check PriceThe Hammer of ThorNovelRick Riordan2016-10-04Magnus Chase
36Check PriceThe Ship of the DeadNovelRick Riordan2017-10-03Magnus Chase
37Check PriceHotel Valhalla: Guide to the Norse WorldsNovelRick Riordan2016-08-16Magnus Chase
38Check Price9 From the Nine WorldsNovelRick Riordan2018-10-02Magnus Chase
39Check PriceThe Hidden OracleNovelRick Riordan2016-05-03Trials of Apollo
40Check PriceThe Dark of ProphecyNovelRick Riordan2017-05-02Trials of Apollo
41Check PriceThe Burning MazeNovelRick Riordan2018-05-01Trials of Apollo
42Check PriceThe Tyrant's TombNovelRick Riordan2019-09-24Trials of Apollo
43Check PriceThe Tower of NeroNovelRick Riordan2019-09-24Trials of Apollo
44Check PriceCamp Jupiter ClassifiedNovelRick Riordan2020-05-05Trials of Apollo

What is the Percy Jackson Franchise?

Percy Jackson, and all of the books that have come since it, our books written by Rick Riordan. They involve a young protagonist named Percy Jackson, who discovers that he is a demigod, the son of the Greek God Poseidon out of Greek Mythology.

Indeed, most of the Percy Jackson books deal with Greek Mythology, and are remarkably educational for young people. They involve Percy Jackson teaming up with his friends, Annabeth Chase, and Grover Underwoord, as they encounter various mythological threats.

But Rick Riordan did not stop with Percy Jackson. He wrote several other series based on Egyptian and Norse Mythology: The Kane Chronicles and Magnus Chase books respectively. These are also great reads and take place in the same universe.

The collective universe usually goes by the title “Camp Half-blood Chronicles” though most people still know it for Percy Jackson, which is why we still call this the “Percy Jackson Timeline”.

The Proper Reading Order of the Percy Jackson Books

There are really three different ways to read the Percy Jackson books:

  1. By series
  2. In chronological order
  3. By release date

Let me briefly list out everything in order for all three.

All Camp Half-blood Universe Series in Order

Honestly, this is the easiest way to think of the different Percy Jackson-related series, and the one I most recommend you read.

Simply start with the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, and go series by series from there.

Percy Jackson & The Olympians

  • The Lightning Thief
  • The Sea of Monsters
  • The Titan’s Curse
  • The Battle of the Labyrinth
  • The Last Olympian
  • The Demigod Files (Anthology)
  • The Singer of Apollo (Short Story)

The Heroes of Olympus

  • The Lost Hero
  • The Son of Neptune
  • The Mark of Athena
  • The House of Hades
  • The Blood of Olympus
  • The Demigod Diaries (Anthology)

The Kane Chronicles

  • The Red Pyramid
  • The Throne of Fire
  • The Serpent’s Shadow

Demigods and Magicians

  • The Son of Sobek (Short Story)
  • The Staff of Serapis (Short Story)
  • The Crown of Ptolemy (Short Story)

Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard

  • The Sword of Summer
  • The Hammer of Thor
  • The Ship of the Dead
  • 9 From the Nine Worlds (Anthology)

The Trials of Apollo

  • The Hidden Oracle
  • The Dark Prophecy
  • The Burning Maze
  • The Tyrant’s Tomb
  • The Tower of Nero

Percy Jackson Books in Chronological Order

Chronological order is my favorite way to experience a franchise. However, unlike a straight-forward franchise like Harry Potter, going chronologically can get a bit convoluted, especially when you factor in all the short stories. 

So this might be something to wait until you’ve already read them once by series or release order. Nevertheless, here is the chronological order:

  1. The Diary of Luke Castellan (Short Story)
  2. The Lightning Thief
  3. The Sea of Monsters
  4. The Titan’s Curse
  5. The Battle of the Labyrinth
  6. The Demigod Files (Anthology)
  7. The Last Olympian
  8. Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods (Anthology)
  9. Percy Jackson’s Greek Heroes (Anthology)
  10. The Red Pyramid
  11. The Throne of Fire
  12. The Serpent’s Shadow
  13. The Son of Sobek (Short Story)
  14. Percy Jackson and the Staff of Hermes (Short Story)
  15. Son of Magic (Short Story)
  16. The Lost Hero
  17. Leo Valdez and the Quest for Buford (Short Story)
  18. The Son of Neptune
  19. The Mark of Athena
  20. The Staff of Serapis (Short Story)
  21. The House of Hades
  22. The Crown of Ptolemy (Short Story)
  23. The Blood of Olympus
  24. The Sword of Summer
  25. The Hammer of Thor
  26. The Ship of the Dead
  27. Hotel Valhalla: Guide to the Norse Worlds
  28. 9 From the Nine Worlds
  29. The Hidden Oracle
  30. The Dark of Prophecy
  31. The Burning Maze
  32. The Tyrant’s Tomb
  33. The Tower of Nero
  34. Camp Jupiter Classified

Percy Jackson Books by Release Date

Lastly, you can read the Percy Jackson books by release date. For many, this is the ideal way to read, since you get the information exactly as it came out and how Rick Riordan intended it.

  1. The Lightning Thief (2005)
  2. The Sea of Monsters (2006)
  3. The Titan’s Curse (2007)
  4. The Battle of the Labyrinth (2008)
  5. The Last Olympian (2009)
  6. The Demigod Files (2009) (Anthology)
  7. The Red Pyramid (2010)
  8. The Lost Hero (2010)
  9. The Throne of Fire (2011)
  10. The Son of Neptune (2011)
  11. The Serpent’s Shadow (2012)
  12. The Demigod Diaries (2012) (Anthology)
  13. The Mark of Athena (2012)
  14. The Son of Sobek (2013) (Short Story)
  15. The Singer of Apollo (2013) (Short Story)
  16. The House of Hades (2013)
  17. The Staff of Serapis (2014)
  18. The Blood of Olympus (2014)
  19. The Crown of Ptolemy (2015) (Short Story)
  20. The Sword of Summer (2015)
  21. The Hidden Oracle (2016)
  22. The Hammer of Thor (2016)
  23. The Dark Prophecy (2017)
  24. The Ship of the Dead (2017)
  25. The Burning Maze (2018)
  26. 9 From the Nine Worlds (2018) (Anthology)
  27. The Tyrant’s Tomb (2019)
  28. The Tower of Nero (2020)

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where should I start reading Percy Jackson?

The best place to start is with the first Percy Jackson book, The Lightning Thief, since that’s where it all started. However, the Kane Chronicles and the other series in this universe are all meant to stand on their own, so they’re also acceptable, though we still recommend The Lightning Thief first.

While we have included the films and comics in this timeline, those are extra content and not necessary for most. If all you do is read the books, you’ll be good to go.

Why aren’t Rick Riordan Presents books included?

Rick Riordan Presents is an imprint that specializes in middle-grade mythology-based books. However, these do not take place in the same continuity as Percy Jackson, so we do not include them in the timeline.

That said, they are excellent, and you should definitely check them out. We have this list here for you to peruse.

What year does the Percy Jackson series take place?

The Percy Jackson series takes place in roughly 2009, though the year is never actually specified. The first Olympians series takes place over the course of one year, between winter and August.

How long after The Last Olympian does The Lost Hero take place?

The Lost Hero takes place roughly six months after the events of The Last Olympian. It is a sequel series and stands on its own, though we do recommend you read the Olympians series first before starting the Heroes of Olympus series.

Are the Kane Chronicles in the same universe as Percy Jackson?

Yes! The King Chonicles are in the same universe with Percy Jackson (and with the Magnus Chase books). Although they mostly stand on their own, the two series cross over in a number of short stories.

Is Magnus Chase connected to Percy Jackson?

Yes! The Magnus Chase books are in the same universe with Percy Jackson (and with the Kane Chronicles). Although both series stand on their own, they do have a number of crossovers in a few short stories, along with some crossovers with the Kane Chronicles as well.

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Jason is a Mythic Fantasy Author and creator of MythBank. He loves mythology, history, and geek culture. When he's not writing, his favorite hobbies include hiking, chilling with his wife, spouting nonsense words at his baby daughter, and developing this (and other) websites.

2 thoughts on “Percy Jackson Timeline: All Percy Jackson Books in Order”

  1. Hi,
    Thank you so much for this. I have just introduced my nephews to the Percy Jackson series, and it’s a joy to be able to have a guide to the books in a comprehensive order. I recall that you used to have timelines for other book series as well. Terry Pratchett’s Discworld was one of them. I can’t seem to find them on your website though. Have they been removed, or am I looking in the wrong place?

    • I shut down most of the other timelines, because they were dying a slow death and I wanted to focus all my energy on this site. I will probably add some of them where appropriate (like this one for Percy Jackson).


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