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Encyclopedia > The Sea of Monsters
The Sea of Monsters
Author Rick Riordan
Country United States
Language English
Series Percy Jackson and the Olympians
Genre(s) Children's Fantasy novel
Publisher Miramax Books
Publication date 2006
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Preceded by The Lightning Thief
Followed by The Titan's Curse

The Sea of Monsters is a 2006 book written by Rick Riordan. It is the sequel to The Lightning Thief. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Rick Riordan is an American author from Texas famous for his Percy Jackson and the Olympians series (The Lightning Thief, The Sea of Monsters, and The Titans Curse). ... For other uses, see Country (disambiguation). ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Percy Jackson & The Olympians is a series of mythology books written by Rick Riordan. ... Childrens books redirects here. ... Look up Fantasy in Wiktionary, the free dictionary For other definitions of fantasy, see fantasy (psychology). ... A publisher is a person or entity which engages in the act of publishing. ... Logo used on Hyperion Books for Childrens official site Miramax (also known as Hyperion Books for Childrens) is the childrens division of Hyperion, the book publishing division of the Walt Disney Company. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Hardcover books A hardcover (or hardback or hardbound) is a book bound with rigid protective covers (typically of cardboard covered with cloth, heavy paper, or sometimes leather). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... The Lightning Thief is the first in the Percy Jackson & The Olympians series of novels for children, written by Rick Riordan. ... The Titans Curse is the third book in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. ... Rick Riordan is an American author from Texas famous for his Percy Jackson and the Olympians series (The Lightning Thief, The Sea of Monsters, and The Titans Curse). ... The Lightning Thief is the first in the Percy Jackson & The Olympians series of novels for children, written by Rick Riordan. ...

Contents

Plot

In The Sea of Monsters, a 13-year-old demi-god Percy Jackson goes on a quest with his friend Annabeth, a daughter of Athena, and Tyson, a Cyclops, who happens to be Percy's half brother. They go to save Thalia's pine tree, which has been poisoned mysteriously, and to save Grover, Percy's best friend. In order to get the Golden Fleece, which will heal the tree, he must travel across the ominous Sea of Monsters (a. k. a. Bermuda Triangle) to an island guarded by Polyphemus, a cyclops, and his man-eating sheep, where his friend Grover is trapped. Throughout the journey, Percy, Annabeth and Tyson face many challenges, such as Circe, the Sirens, Scylla and Charybdis, and the Hydra.


Percy has finally made it to his last day of school without anyting crazy happening causing him to get expelled, but he has been having nightmares involving Grover lately. Once Percy gets to school Sloan(The School Bully) picks on Tyson as usual, but when Percy insults him he swears to kill him. Gym class starts and Percy is stuck playing dogeball against sloan and his goons. His goons transform into giants and completely destroy the gym, Percy is only protected by Tyson, who he doesn't know to be a cyclops yet.


Back at camp Clarisse is fighting off metal bulls were percy finds out Thalia's tree has been poisined and the camp is constantly on the look out for attacking monsters. He finds out the Chiron has been fired because he is suspected to have poisined the tree and Tantalus has taken his place. While at the camp Tantalus decides to implement the Chariot races once more. Clarrise ends up winning the race. While they are celebrating Percy and Annabeth ask Tantalus to send somebody on a quest to find the Golden fleece. Pressured be the whole camp he decides to send Clarrise, instead of Percy.


Percy sneeks out to the ocean to calm down and think things over. He meets up with a jogger, who is revealed to be Hermes. He gives Percy the task of trying to convince Luke to return to the side of the Gods. He gives Percy a set of 'gifts'. After Hermes leave, Tyson and Annabeth arrive, Percy tells them of what has happaned. Harpes arrive to eat them, but they sneak onto a passing cruise ship, which was soon revealed to be owned by Luke. Percy, Tyson ,and Annabeth are soon captured, where they learn that Luke is trying to bring Kronos back to life using a golden carcophygas. They manage to escape, and are soon attacked by the Hydra. They are saved by Clarisse (a daughter of Ares), who has a boat of her own, given to her by her father, and, when they try to enter the Sea of Monsters, the boat is destroyed. Tyson is thought to be dead, and nothing is known of Clarisse.


After being attacked by Circe (where Percy is temporarily turned into a guinea pig), and stealing a pirate ship, Annabeth makes a plan to listen to the Sirens. After a...disastrous attempt, Annabeth tells Percy that her fatal flaw is deadly pride. They soon reach the island of the cyclops, and save Grover, with the help of Tyson and Clarisse. They recover the fleece and make their way to Florida. Percy sends Clarisse to camp ,with the fleece, on an airplane.


Soon after, Percy, Annabeth, and Tyson are captured by Luke. Percy manages to contact camp with an Iris-message,tricked Luke into admitting he poisoned Thalia's tree, and challenges to fight Luke. He is nearly killed, and saved by Chiron and and his other centaur family. Back at camp, since Thalia's tree is injured, the magical borders of Camp Half-Blood have been going down, allowing monsters to enter the camp. Chiron, the camp director, has also been suspected as a perpetrator, and replaced by the extremely antagonistic Tantalus, who was cursed to an eternal fast for serving his own children at a feast for the gods. Chiron is re-hired and everything seems to be perfect.


When they return to camp, the camp places the Fleece on the tree. The next day, Grover awakens Percy to find out that the Golden Fleece also brought Thalia back to life, giving Kronos another chance to control the prophecy. (The prophecy stated that 16 years old child of the Big Three (Zeus, Poseidon or Hades) will either destroy or save the gods).


Characters

Perseus "Percy" Jackson: The main character, he's very brave and the son of Poseidon and a semi-god of the ocean (because of his father). In first book The lightning Thief he was brought to Camp Half-Blood. He is quite fond of his best-friend Annabeth Chase. Annabeth's mother, Athena does not aprove of them being friends. He is a courageous boy and loves his mother. He is funny and barely shows sad emotion.He has a sword call "Riptide" It is mortally-shown as a pen it also comes back to him even if he loses it


Annabeth Chase: The second main character, she is best-friends with Percy they usually go on adventures together except for in the titans curse which Percy was on a quest to save her, as Percy says her features make it seem as if she is the stereo-typical California girl, Shes very intelligent, and usually finds a resolution to most of their problems.


Grover Underwood: A large-hearted satyr, whose favorite foods are aluminum cans and cheese enchiladas. He is 28 years old, yet has the appearance of a 12 to 14 year old due to the satyrs' slower growth rate. However, his scrubby beard makes him look older. He accompanies Percy on his first quest to find The Sky God Zeus's master lightning bolt, after which he obtained a searcher's license so he could look for Pan, the satyr god of nature and the wild, who fell into a "deep sleep" due to the humans' pollution of the world. A large part of the second quest involves rescuing him from his marriage to Polyphemus. He is still learning nature magic. He extremely dislikes humans who pollute the sky and air. A bald, bearded, horse-tailed satyr balances a winecup on his erect penis, a trick worthy of note, on an Attic red-figured psykter, ca. ...


Tyson: a young, ugly, rather wimpy Cyclops. He is a son of Poseidon, making him Percy's half brother. He likes horses(named a hippocampus Rainbow), has a limited intelligence,is super strong, and he has an immunity to fire. At the end of the novel he goes to do an internship at the Cyclopean forges under the sea.(Cyclopes are immune to fire, making them extremely good metalworkers.)


Luke: Son Of Hermes and enemy of Percy. He poisons Thailia's tree taking down the barrier of Half-Blood Hill. He is recruting mosnters and half-bloods to his cause.



Clarisse: 15 years old, belligerent but courageous demigoddess, daughter of Ares, camp enemy of Annabeth and Percy, and fights with an electrically charged spear which unfortunately for her, snapped once in the first book. She was sent to recover the fleece by herself, originally. She succeeds with the help of Percy and his friends, who rescue her from having to marry Polyphemus when the Cyclops realizes that Grover is not, in fact, a female Cyclops. She is a skilled fighter but believes that any problem can be solved with explosives, and is incapable of not talking for more than ten minutes.


Chiron a.k.a. "Mr. Brunner": immortal centaur, trainer of demigods, assistant director of Camp Half Blood. Fired and replaced by Tantulus, as the Olympians suspected him of poisoning Thalia's tree because Kronos is his father. However, Kronos is also the father of Hades, Poseidon and Zeus, and so far none of them have been accused of vandalizing the local flora. He is skilled in archery. Chiron and Achilles In Greek mythology, Chiron (hand) — sometimes transliterated Cheiron or rarely Kiron — was held as the superlative centaur among his brethren. ... The Fountain of Eternal Life in Cleveland, Ohio Immortality (or eternal life) is the concept of living in physical or spiritual form for an infinite length of time, or in a state of timelessness. ...


Tantalus: Cruel ex-king cursed to never touch food or water, new assistant director at Camp, loathes Percy. He attempted to serve his own children to the gods as a special dinnertime treat, and his favorite camper was apparently Clarisse. His least favorite was Percy. Near the very end, he finally captured a cheese burger, but was sent back to the Underworld before he could even take a bite. Tantalos, by Goya In Greek mythology Tantalus (Greek Τάνταλος) was a son of Zeus[1] and the nymph Plouto (riches)[2] Thus he was a king in the primordial world, the father of a son Broteas whose very name signifies mortals (brotoi)[3] Other versions name his father as Tmolus wreathed...


Dionysus: God of wine, disgruntled director of Camp Half Blood, skilled at pinochle, resembles a "cherub gone middle-aged in a trailer park". Banished to Camp Half Blood and banned from wine by his father, Zeus, as a punishment for taking a liking to a wood nymph that had been declared "off limits". Drinks Diet Coke, since he can no longer drink wine, which he summons out of thin air. He almost never gets Percy's name correct and has twin sons who currently reside at Camp Half-Blood. This article is about the ancient deity. ... Pinochle (sometimes Pinocle or Penuchle), is a trick-taking game typically for two, three or four players and played with a 48 card deck. ... In Greek mythology, a nymph is any member of a large class of female nature entities, either bound to a particular location or landform or joining the retinue of a god or goddess. ...


Kronos: An evil Titan, condemned to Tartarus, stole Zeus' master lightning bolt through his half-blood servant Luke and the manipulated Olympian Ares. Is being resurrected through a gold sarcophagus. Technically, a main villain. He is not only the father of Zeus, Poseidon and Hades, but Chiron as well. Chronos is the personification of time in Greek mythology There is also Cronus, the similarly named Greek mythological Titan, father of Zeus. ... The Etruscan Sarcophagus of the Spouses, at the National Etruscan Museum. ...


Zeus: King of the gods, Lord of the sky, Thalia's father. Probably has other qualities. For other uses, see Zeus (disambiguation). ...


Poseidon: Sea god, Father of Horses, since he created them, has black hair and sea-green eyes (like Percy), Percy's father. Neptune reigns in the city of Bristol. ...


Hades: God of the Underworld. He is in a foul mood most of the time due to overwork and Underworld overpopulation. Hades, Greek god of the underworld, enthroned, with his bird-headed staff, on a red-figure Apulian vase made in the 4th century BC. For other uses, see Hades (disambiguation). ...


Ares: God of war, blood, and death. A biker with a very bad attitude, Clarisse's father. This article is about the ancient Greek god; for other uses, see Ares (disambiguation). ...


Hermes: God of travellers, merchants and thieves. He meets Percy and owns two snakes on his caduceus named Martha and George. He also bears Percy some gifts and is the father of Luke. For other uses, see Hermes (disambiguation). ...


Polyphemus: Villain, a cyclops who captures Grover. Uses Golden Fleece to lure satyrs to their doom. Mostly blind from an attack by Odysseus. Firstly attempts to marry Grover, then Clarisse after deciding she has spunk. He then decides to eat Grover with mango chutney (even though Polyphemus has no idea what a mango is, let alone how to find one). For the collection of short stories by Michael Shea, see Polyphemus (book). ... For other uses, see Odysseus (disambiguation). ...


Circe: Sorceress descended from Hecate who turns people into animals. In this case Percy is turned into a guinea pig and is set into a cage with a morphed Blackbeard the Pirate and his crew. Circe, a painting by John William Waterhouse. ... For other uses, see Hecate (disambiguation). ...


Thalia: Daughter of Zeus. Maybe the one talked about during the Prophecy of the Oracle.


Rainbow the Hicocampi: A half hose and half hippo aquatic creature. Helps Tyson and Percy throught the book


Chapters

1. My Best Friend Shops for a Wedding Dress


2. I Play Dodgeball with Cannibals


3. We Hail the Taxi of Eternal Torment


4. Tyson Plays with Fire


5. I Get a New Cabin Mate


6. Demon Pigeons Attack


7. I Accept Gifts from a Stranger


8. We Board the Princess Andromeda


9. I Have the Worst Family Reunion Ever


10. We Hitch a Ride with Dead Confederates


11. Clarisse Blows Up Everything


12. We Check In to C.C.'s Spa & Resort


13. Annabeth Tries to Swim Home


14. We Meet the Sheep of Doom


15. Nobody Gets the Fleece


16. I Go Down with the Ship


17. We Get a Surprise on Miami Beach


18. The Party Ponies Invade


19. The Chariot Race Ends with a Bang


20. The Fleece Works Its Magic Too Well


See also

For other uses, see Mythology (disambiguation). ... A listing of Greek mythological beings. ... This article refers to a mountain in Greece. ... The bust of Zeus found at Otricoli (Sala Rotonda, Museo Pio-Clementino, Vatican) Greek mythology is the body of stories belonging to the Ancient Greeks concerning their gods and heroes, the nature of the world and the origins and significance of their own cult and ritual practices. ... For other uses, see Fantasy (disambiguation). ... This article is about the series of books by Rick Riordan. ... Perseus Percy Jackson is a character in Rick Riordans Percy Jackson and the Olympians stories. ... Annabeth Chase is a fictional character in Rick Riordans Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. ... Grover Underwood is one of the main characters in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan. ... Thalia is a fictional character in Rick Riordans Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Clarisse is one of the minor characters in Rick Riordans Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. ... Chiron in Percy Jackson & The Olympians is a modern adaption of Chiron from the Greek mythologies. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Lightning Thief is the first in the Percy Jackson & The Olympians series of novels for children, written by Rick Riordan. ... The Titans Curse is the third book in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. ... The Battle of the Labyrinth is the 4th book in the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Rick Riordan is an American author from Texas famous for his Percy Jackson and the Olympians series (The Lightning Thief, The Sea of Monsters, and The Titans Curse). ... The Lightning Thief is a 2008 American film adaptation of the 2005 novel The Lightning Thief written by Rick Riordan. ... // Percy is the one of this prophecy. ...

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