Rick Riordan Books in Order [+ Rick Riordan Presents]

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Rick Riordan has largely become “the guy” when it comes to mythology-driven storytelling in our modern era, so much so that he even created an imprint for mythology-inspired middle-grade novels.

So I decided to do a complete read-through of his work, along with those in his imprint, and needed a list to follow, so here it is!

What’s on this List of Rick Riordan Books in Order?

This list consists primarily of all of Rick Riordan’s mythology-based books (he has a few that I’m not including here).

Additionally, this list includes all of the books from his imprint: Rick Riordan Presents.

While these extra books are not canon to his Percy Jackson universe, they are very much in the same spirit, and provide a more diverse look at other mythologies besides Greek, Egyptian, and Norse that we are all familiar with.

Rick Riordan Books by Release Order

The following is a list of all the Rick Riordan books (and Rick Riordan Presents books), in the order of release. You can also filter this table by Mythology type, sort by author name, and more. Enjoy!

#Get ItNameMediaAuthor/DirectorDateMythologyNotes
1Check PriceThe Lightning ThiefNovelRick Riordan2005-06-28Greek
2Check PriceThe Sea of MonstersNovelRick Riordan2006-03-21Greek
3Check PriceThe Titan's CurseNovelRick Riordan2007-05-01Greek
4Check PriceThe Battle of the LabyrinthNovelRick Riordan2008-05-06Greek
5Check PriceThe Last OlympianNovelRick Riordan2009-05-05Greek
6Check PriceThe Demigod FilesAnthologyRick Riordan2009-09-02Greek
7Check PriceThe Lightning Thief (film)FilmChris Columbus2010-02-12Greek
8Check PriceThe Red PyramidNovelRick Riordan2010-05-04Egyptian
9Check PriceThe Lightning Thief (comic)Graphic NovelRick Riordan, Robert Venditti2010-10-12Greek
10Check PriceThe Lost HeroNovelRick Riordan2010-10-12Greek
11Check PriceThe Throne of FireNovelRick Riordan2011-05-03Egyptian
12Check PriceThe Son of NeptuneNovelRick Riordan2011-10-04Greek
13Check PriceThe Serpent's ShadowNovelRick Riordan2012-05-01Egyptian
14Check PriceThe Diary of Luke CastellanShort StoryRick Riordan2012-08-14GreekCollected in The Demigod Diaries
15Check PricePercy Jackson and the Staff of HermesShort StoryRick Riordan2012-08-14GreekCollected in The Demigod Diaries
16Check PriceSon of MagicShort StoryRick Riordan2012-08-14EgyptianCollected in The Demigod Diaries
17Check PriceLeo Valdez and the Quest for BufordShort StoryRick Riordan2012-08-14GreekCollected in The Demigod Diaries
18Check PriceThe Red Pyramid (comic)Graphic NovelRick Riordan2012-10-02Egyptian
19Check PriceThe Mark of AthenaNovelRick Riordan2012-10-02Greek
20Check PriceThe Staff of SerapisShort StoryRick Riordan2012-10-02GreekIncluded with The Mark of Athena paperback.
21Check PriceThe Sea of Monsters (comic)Graphic NovelRick Riordan, Robert Venditti2013-07-02Greek
22Check PriceThe Sea of Monsters (film)FilmThor Freudenthal2013-08-07Greek
23Check PriceThe Titan's Curse (comic)Graphic NovelRick Riordan, Robert Venditti2013-10-08Greek
24Check PriceThe House of HadesNovelRick Riordan2013-10-08Greek
25Check PricePercy Jackson's Greek GodsAnthologyRick Riordan2014-08-19Greek
26Check PriceThe Lost Hero (comic)Graphic NovelRick Riordan, Robert Venditti2014-10-07Greek
27Check PriceThe Blood of OlympusNovelRick Riordan2014-10-07Greek
28Check PriceThe Crown of PtolemyShort StoryRick Riordan2015-05-12Greek
29Check PricePercy Jackson's Greek HeroesAnthologyRick Riordan2015-08-18Egyptian
30Check PriceThe Throne of Fire (comic)Graphic NovelRick Riordan2015-10-06Egyptian
31Check PriceThe Sword of SummerNovelRick Riordan2015-10-06Norse
32Check PriceThe Hidden OracleNovelRick Riordan2016-05-03Greek
33Check PriceHotel Valhalla: Guide to the Norse WorldsNovelRick Riordan2016-08-16Norse
34Check PriceThe Hammer of ThorNovelRick Riordan2016-10-04Norse
35Check PriceThe Son of Neptune (comic)Graphic NovelRick Riordan, Robert Venditti2017-02-21Greek
Check PriceCamp Half-Blood ConfidentialNovelRick Riordan2017-02-21
36Check PriceThe Dark of ProphecyNovelRick Riordan2017-05-02Greek
37Check PriceThe Son of SobekShort StoryRick Riordan2017-10-03EgyptianIncluded with The Serpent's Shadow paperback.
38Check PriceThe Ship of the DeadNovelRick Riordan2017-10-03Norse
39Check PriceAru Shah and the End of TimeNovelRoshani Chokshi2018-03-23Hindu
40Check PriceThe Serpent's Shadow (comic)Graphic NovelRick Riordan2018-04-03Egyptian
41Check PriceThe Burning MazeNovelRick Riordan2018-05-01Greek
42Check PriceBrooklyn House Magician's ManualNovelRick Riordan2018-05-01Egyptian
43Check PriceThe Storm RunnerNovelJ. C. Cervantes2018-09-18Maya
44Check Price9 From the Nine WorldsNovelRick Riordan2018-10-02Norse
45Check PriceDragon PearlNovelYoon Ha Lee2019-01-15Korean
46Check PriceSal and Gabi Break the UniverseNovelCarlos Hernandez2019-03-05Cuban
47Check PriceAru Shah and the Song of DeathNovelRoshani Chokshi2019-04-16Hindu
48Check PriceThe Fire KeeperNovelJ. C. Cervantes2019-09-03Maya, Aztec
49Check PriceThe Tyrant's TombNovelRick Riordan2019-09-24Greek
50Check PriceThe Tower of NeroNovelRick Riordan2019-09-24Greek
51Check PriceTristan Strong Punches a Hole in the SkyNovelKwame Mbalia2019-10-15African-American
52Check PriceRace to the SunNovelRebecca Roanhorse2020-01-14Navajo
53Check PriceAru Shah and the Tree of WishesNovelRoshani Chokshi2020-04-07Hindu
54Check PriceCamp Jupiter ClassifiedNovelRick Riordan2020-05-05Greek
55Check PriceSal and Gabi Fix the UniverseNovelCarlos Hernandez2020-05-05Cuban
56Check PricePaola Santiago and the River of TearsNovelTehlor Kay Mejia2020-08-04Mexican
57Check PriceThe Shadow CrosserNovelJ. C. Cervantes2020-09-01Maya
58Check PriceTristan Strong Destroys the WorldNovelKwame Mbalia2020-10-06African-American
59Check PriceCity of the Plague GodNovelSarwat Chadda2021-01-05Mesopotamian
60Check PriceAru Shah and the City of GoldNovelRoshani Chokshi2021-04-06Hindu
61Check PriceThe Last Fallen StarNovelGraci Kim2021-05-04Korean
62Check PricePaola Santiago and the Forest of NightmaresNovelTehlor Kay Mejia2021-08-03Mexican
63Check PricePahua and the Soul StealerNovelLori M. Lee2021-09-07Hmong
64Check PriceThe Cursed Carnival and Other CalamitiesAnthologyVarious2021-09-28Various
65Check PriceTristan Strong Keeps PunchingNovelKwame Mbalia2021-10-05African-American
66Check PriceTiger HonorNovelYoon Ha Lee2022-01-04Korean
67Check PriceAru Shah and the Nectar of ImmortalityNovelRoshani Chokshi2022-04-05Hindu
68Check PriceBallad & DaggerNovelDaniel José Older2022-05-03Santería
69Check PriceThe Last Fallen MoonNovelGraci Kim2022-06-07Korean
70Check PricePaola Santiago and the Sanctuary of ShadowsNovelTehlor Kay Mejia2022-08-02Mexican
71Check PriceSerwa Boateng’s Guide to Vampire HuntingNovelRoseanne A. Brown2022-09-06Ghanaian
72Check PriceThe Lords of NightNovelJ. C. Cervantes2022-10-04Aztec
73Check PriceWinston Chu Versus the WhimsiesNovelStacey Lee2023-02-07Chinese
Check PricePercy Jackson and the Singer of ApolloShort StoryRick Riordan2017-11-14Greek

Rick Riordan Books in Chronological Order

When you put them all together, these books follow a rough chronology. Thankfully, you don’t have to split up the series too much, you can read each one (again, roughly) as it was released, like so:

Percy Jackson and the Olympians

  • The Lightning Thief (2005)
  • The Sea of Monsters (2006)
  • The Titan’s Curse (2007)
  • The Battle of the Labyrinth (2008)
  • The Last Olympian (2008)
  • Percy Jackson and the Singer of Apollo (2017)

Kane Chronicles

  1. The Red Pyramid (2010)
  2. The Throne of Fire (2011)
  3. The Serpent’s Shadow (2012)
  4. Brooklyn House Magician’s Manual (2018)

Percy Jackson & Kane Chronicles Crossover

  1. The Son of Sobek (2013)
  2. The Staff of Serapis (2014)
  3. The Crown of Ptolemy (2015)

Heroes of Olympus

  1. The Lost Hero (2010)
  2. The Son of Neptune (2011)
  3. The Mark of Athena (2012)
  4. The House of Hades (2013)
  5. The Blood of Olympus (2014)

Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard

  1. The Sword of Summer (2015)
  2. The Hammer of Thor (2016)
  3. The Ship of the Dead (2017)
  4. Hotel Valhalla Guide to the Norse Worlds (2016)
  5. 9 From the Nine Worlds (2018)

Trials of Apollo

  1. The Hidden Oracle (2014)
  2. The Dark Prophecy (2017)
  3. The Tyrant’s Tomb (2019)
  4. The Tower of Nero (2020)
  5. Camp Jupiter Classified (2020)

The Companion Books

Additionally, there are a number of really awesome companion books, some of which tell the stories of mythology from the perspective of Percy Jackson characters, and others that are bundles of short stories.

  • The Demigod Files (2009): This is a bunch of short stories, and takes place around book 5 of the Olympians series.
  • The Demigod Diaries (2012): Another set of short stories, one prequel and two others set before The Mark of Athena.
  • Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods (2014): A really fun companion book where Percy Jackson tells us the story of the Greek Gods from his perspective.
  • Percy Jackson’s Greek Heroes (2015): Like the previous book, this is Percy Jackson’s own rendition of the Greek Myths.
  • Demigods and Magicians (2016): A collection of the three crossover stories between Percy Jackson and the Kane Chronicles.
  • Hotel Valhalla Guide to the Norse Worlds (2016): This is a guide to Norse Mythology and ties in directly to the Magnum Chase series.
  • Camp Half-Blood Confidential (2017): A tie-in companion book to the Trials of Apollo series.
  • Brooklyn House Magician’s Manual (2018): A companion book to the Kane Chronicles.
  • 9 From the Nine Worlds (2018): 9 short stories that tie into the Magnum Chase series.
  • Camp Jupiter Classified (2020): Another tie-in companion piece to the Trials of Apollos series.

Rick Riordan Presents

You may notice on the table above that I’ve included more books than just those written by Rick Riordan. That’s because he has created an imprint for other authors to write middle-grade novels based on mythology.

Note: These are not canon to the Percy Jackson universe, but if you like Percy Jackson, and want a more diverse exposure to mythologies beyond Greek, Egyptian, and Norse, then you will love these.

As someone who loves to learn about mythologies from all over the world, I am in love with these books. They include the following series:

Pandava Quintet (Hindu Mythology)

  • Aru Shah and the End of Time (2018)
  • Aru Shah and the Song of Death (2019)
  • Aru Shah and the Tree of Wishes (2020)
  • Aru Shah and the City of Gold (2021)
  • Aru Shah and the Nectar of Immortality (2022)

Storm Runner Trilogy (Maya Mythology)

  • The Storm Runner (2018)
  • The Fire Keeper (2019)
  • The Shadow Crosser (2020)

Thousand Worlds (Korean Mythology)

  • Dragon Pearl (2019)

Sal and Gabi Duology (Cuban Mythology)

  • Sal and Gabi Break the Universe (2019)
  • Sal and Gabi Fix the Universe (2020)

Tristan Strong (African-American Mythology)

  • Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky (2019)
  • Tristan Strong Destroys the World (2020)
  • Tristan Strong Keeps Punching (2021)

Paola Santiago (Mexican Mythology)

  • Paola Santiago and the River of Tears (2020)
  • Paola Santiago and the Forest of Nightmares (2021)

The Gifted Clans (Korean Mythology)

  • The Last Fallen Star (2021)
  • The Last Fallen Moon (2022)

Throne of Sand (Maya Mythology)

  • The Throne of Sand (2022)

Standalones

  • Race to the Sun (2020) (Navajo Mythology)
  • City of the Plague God (2021) (Mesopotamian Mythology)
  • Pahua and the Soul Stealer (2021) (Hmong Mythology)
  • The Cursed Carnival and Other Calamities (2021) (Various Mythologies)

My Rick Riordan Readthrough

As of the start of this writing (July, 2022), I am commencing a huge Rick Riordan readthrough. As a mythologically-inspired fantasy author myself, I want to be very familiar with books like these, so I am using the table above, starting at the beginning, and working my way through each one, including Rick Riordan Presents.

I will post a brief review of each one below. Check back for more updates.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians

The Lightning Thief (2005)

Brief summary: Percy Jackson discovers that he is a demi-god and has to run off to Camp Half-blood before evil forces kill him. But he may have bitten off more than he can chew when he is assigned a quest.

  • Plot: 7/10 – Nothing overly fancy but an enjoyable sequence of events that works well for a middle-grade novel.
  • Character: 7/10 – Percy Jackson’s narration is delightful, though I found some of the other characters to be a bit boring. None of them were nearly as interesting as Percy.
  • Worldbuilding: 8/10 – The setting is great, mostly for the adaptation of mythological elements into every-day locations and settings.
  • Mythology Usage: 10/10 – This is the book series that got kids interested in Greek Mythology again, and Rick Riordan really knows his stuff. He’s put all those pieces together into something that kids will love and really teaches the subject matter.
  • Tone: 9/10 – I loved the first-person narration from Percy. His voice comes through perfectly, and it’s a highly engaging tone, especially if you’re a middle-grade reader.

Overall: 8.2/10 – Not the best of Rick Riordan’s work, but almost. It’s definitely one of the best middle-grade books around, especially if you’re into mythology.

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