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"Why are you saying that?" she cried...
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The others were a little surprised when Piper came back on a pegasus with two unconscious demigods.
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Leo dropped into the pool and approched the cage. "Hola, Tia. Little bit of trouble?"
She [Hera...
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Oh, and Drew, honey?”
The former counselor looked back reluctantly.
“In case you thin...
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Percy: I’ll walk down to the cabins and Connor and Travis are stealing stuff from the camp store, ...
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He’s a restless soul, always looking for another chance to drive,’ Nico said. ‘The last few ye...
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I love New York. You can pop out of the Underworld in Central Park, hail a taxi, head down Fifth Ave...
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I wanted to get angry, this guy pushed me so hard.
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The entrance to the Underworld is in Los Angeles.
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It was an annoying name to have. People tended to spell in Mangus, rhymes with Angus. I always corre...
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I hate this plan,” I said. “Let’s do it.
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APOLLO'S DAILY MOTIVATIONAL SPEECH

"You are gorgeous and people love you!
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Like your zodiac sign? Percy asked. 'I'm a Leo.
'No, stupid,' Leo said. I'm a Leo. You're a Per...
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With great power... comes need to take a nap. Wake me up later
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I held out the rune for Hearthstone. ‘I know what it feels like to be an empty cup, to have everyt...
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Legion, cuneum formate!’ Reyna yelled. ‘Advance!’ Another cheer on Jason’s right as Percy an...
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It's useless to lecture a human.
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I think kids want the same thing from a book that adults want - a fast-paced story, characters worth...
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This is so cool!" Nico said, jumping up and down in the driver's seat. "Is this really the sun? I th...
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For a long time,’ Nico said, ‘I had a crush on you. I just wanted you to know.’ Percy looked a...
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Nico," I said at last, "shouldn't you be sitting at the Hades table?"

He shrugged. "Techn...
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Oh, did you expect me to play fair?" Cupid laughed. "I am the god of love. I am never fair.
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Because I know you, Percy Jackson. In many ways, you are impulsive, but when it comes to your friend...
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There is always a way for those clever enough to find it.
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Headache!" Zeus bellowed. "Bad. bad headache!"
As if to prove his point, the lord of the univer...
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Athena stood in the middle of the road with her arms crossed and a look on her face that made me thi...
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There is always a way out for those clever enough to find it.
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Remind me again-why do you hate me so much?"

I don't hate you."

Could've foole...
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It's okay,” he said. “We're together.” He didn't say you're okay, or we're alive...
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Once she was gone, I knelt next to Annabeth and felt her forehead. She was still burning up.
"Y...
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Percy: Don't I get a kiss for luck? It's kind of a tradition, right?
Annabeth: Come back alive,...
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The real story of the Fleece: there were these two children of Zeus, Cadmus and Europa, okay? They w...
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It's hard to enjoy practical jokes when your whole life feels like one.
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Huh," Leo said. "Well, if you ever get off this island and want a job, let me know. You're not a tot...
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Now, come over here so I can pat you down."
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Hera, do not dare take credit! You have caused at least as many problems as you fixed!
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Usually I give demigods something simple like a shopping trip, singing a funny song, that sort of th...
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If you look at it from any other side, it looks like a pile of enormous deer droppings, but Chiron w...
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Wait just a minute," Ares growled. He pointed at Thalia and me. "These two are dangerous. It'd be mu...
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Your uncle," Poseidon sighed, "has always had a flair for dramatic exits. I think he would've done w...
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Той ме погледна тъжно, сякаш мислеше какви цветя да изб...
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Синдром на Дефицит на Вниманието (СДВ)
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Apollo?” I guessed…
He put a finger to his lips. “I’m incognito. Call me Fred.”
...
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Um...is that thing tame?" Frank said.
The horse whinnied angrily.
"I don't think so...
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Juno: "All roads lead there child. You should know that."
Percy: "Detention?
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I'm fine!" Percy yelled out as he ran by, followed by a giant screaming bloody murder.
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THAT'S IT!" Terminus cried. "That's AGAINST THE RULES!"
Polybotes frowned, obviously confused t...
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Gaea?” Leo shook his head. “Isn’t that Mother Nature? She’s supposed to have, like, flowers ...
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Be careful of love. It'll twist your brain around and leave you thinking up is down and right is wro...
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Is this guy Love or Death?" Jason growled.

Ask your friends, Cupid said. Frank,...
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I'd love to tell you I had some deep revelation on my way down, that I came to terms with my own mor...
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