The Sea of Monsters is a fantasy-adventure novel based on Greek folklore. It is the second novel in the Percy Jackson series and also the sequel to The Lightning Thief. This outstanding novel was written by Rick Riordan and published in 2006. This book beautifully combines modern-day characters with mythological Greek gods such as Zeus and Poseidon.
Sea of Monsters is an amazing mixture of mythology and young adult fiction. In this action-packed thriller, thirteen-year-old Percy Jackson embarks on an epic journey to rescue his best-friend, Grover. In an attempt to save the camp from evil Titan's attack, he needs to find the Golden Fleece, the only cure to Thalia's poisoned pine tree. He is accompanied by Annabeth Chase and Tyson, his half-brother. What secrets are revealed on Percy's arrival at Camp Half-Blood? Will he succeed in reviving the sick magical tree? A chilling prophecy involving the child of the God. These questions and spellbinding facts will have readers glued to their seats, aching to reach the end. The young characters are sassy and heroic, playing well with today's young generation.
The Sea of Monsters has received international recognition and has won several awards. Some of these awards include the 2006 Book Sense Top Ten Summer Pick, 2006 Child magazine Best Book, 2006 Barnes & Noble Best of 2006 for Kids & Teens, 2009 Mark Twain Award, among others. This book has sold a mighty 100,000 copies in paperback format, also releasing an audiobook version on September 6, 2006. A graphic version of the novel is to be published in 2013. The movie rights of the book were purchased by Twentieth Century Fox, successfully releasing a feature film on February 12, 2010. Rick Riordan is also the New York Times bestselling author of the Kane Chronicles and the Heroes of Olympus. He has also penned together an adult series called Tres Navarre, which has won several awards. You can look for this book in paperback format on India with the ISBN-10 number of 1423103343 and ISBN-13 number of 978-1423103349.