By Rick Riordan
After a summer time spent attempting to hinder a catastrophic conflict one of the Greek gods, Percy Jackson reveals his seventh-grade college yr unnervingly quiet. His greatest challenge is facing his new buddy, Tyson-a six-foot-three, mentally challenged homeless child who follows Percy all over the place, making it not easy for Percy to have any "normal" friends.
But issues do not stay quiet for lengthy. Percy quickly discovers there's hassle at Camp Half-Blood: the mystical borders which guard Half-Blood Hill were poisoned through a mysterious enemy, and the single refuge for demigods is at the verge of being overrun through mythological monsters. to avoid wasting the camp, Percy wishes assistance from his ally, Grover, who has been taken prisoner by means of the Cyclops Polyphemus on an island someplace within the Sea of Monsters, the harmful waters Greek heroes have sailed for millennia-only this present day, the ocean of Monsters is going by means 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 top of the summer time or Camp Half-Blood may be destroyed. yet first, Percy will examine a gorgeous new mystery approximately his family-one that makes him query no matter if being claimed as Poseidon's son is an honor or just a merciless funny story.
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Chugging towards us down the river used to be the strangest send I’d ever visible. It rode low within the water like a submarine, its deck plated with iron. within the heart used to be a trapezoid-shaped casemate with slats on both sides for cannons. A flag waved from the top—a wild boar and spear on a bloodred box. Lining the deck have been zombies in grey uniforms— useless squaddies with shimmering faces that in basic terms in part lined their skulls, just like the ghouls I’d visible within the Underworld guarding Hades’s palace. The send used to be an ironclad. A Civil conflict conflict cruiser. i'll simply make out the identify alongside the prow in moss-covered letters: CSS Birmingham. and status subsequent to the smoking cannon that had nearly killed us, donning complete Greek conflict armor, was once Clarisse. “Losers,” she sneered. “But i guess i need to rescue you. Come aboard. ” 11 CLARISSE BLOWS UP every little thing “You are in rather a lot trouble,” Clarisse acknowledged. We’d simply comprehensive a boat journey we didn’t wish, via darkish rooms overcrowded with useless sailors. We’d noticeable the coal bunker, the boilers and engine, which huffed and groaned love it might explode any minute. We’d visible the pilothouse and the powder journal and gunnery deck (Clarisse’s favourite) with Dahlgren smoothbore cannons at the port and starboard aspects and a Brooke nine-inch rifled gun fore and aft—all specifically refitted to fireside celestial bronze cannon balls. all over we went, useless accomplice sailors stared at us, their ghostly bearded faces shimmering over their skulls. They authorized of Annabeth simply because she advised them she was once from Virginia. They have been attracted to me, too, simply because my identify was once Jackson—like the Southern general—but then I ruined it by way of telling them i used to be from ny. all of them hissed and muttered curses approximately Yankees. Tyson used to be frightened of them. throughout the travel, he insisted Annabeth carry his hand, which she didn’t glance too extremely joyful approximately. ultimately, we have been escorted to dinner. The CSS Birmingham captain’s quarters have been concerning the dimension of a walk-in closet, yet nonetheless a lot larger than the other room on board. The desk was once set with white linen and china. Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, potato chips, and Dr Peppers have been served by way of skeletal crewmen. I didn’t are looking to consume something served through ghosts, yet my starvation overruled my worry. “Tantalus expelled you for eternity,” Clarisse informed us smugly. “Mr. D stated if any of you exhibit your face at camp back, he’ll flip you into squirrels and run you over together with his SUV. ” “Did they offer you this send? ” I requested. “’Course no longer. My father did. ” “Ares? ” Clarisse sneered. “You imagine your daddy is the one one with sea strength? The spirits at the wasting part of each warfare owe a tribute to Ares. That’s their curse for being defeated. I prayed to my father for a naval delivery and right here it's. those men will do something I inform them. Won’t you, Captain? ” The captain stood at the back of her taking a look stiff and indignant. His gleaming eco-friendly eyes mounted me with a hungry stare. “If it capability an finish to this infernal struggle, ma’am, peace ultimately, we’ll do whatever.