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Percy looked at Coach Hedge and Frank. “A trap?”
“Probably,” Frank said.
“She’s not mortal,” Hedge said, sniffing the air. “Probably some kind of goat-eating, demigod-destroying fiend from Tartarus.”
“No doubt,” Percy agreed.
“Awesome.” Hedge grinned. “Let’s go.


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On sentry duty with Hazel, he would try to take his mind off it. He loved spending time with her. He...
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Life is only precious because it ends.
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Life is only precious because it ends, kid
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scrolls, notebooks, tablet computers, daggers, and a large bowl filled with jelly beans,
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The stupid snack tray did not have power steering.
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Wow." Percy handed back the book. "Maybe Mars is different than Ares. I don't think Ares can read.
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You do the easy thing, the appealing thing, the peaceful thing, mostly it turns out sour in...
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His last image of Grandmother was of her glaring out the window, as if thinking about the terrible s...
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The coffee shops were doing a brisk business, and street musicians filled the air with the sounds of...
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Come on, new friend. Let’s go chalk up my thirteenth defeat in a row!
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____________________. He
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red-nosed reindeer did not stand a chance.
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Then Frank and Percy burst into the open and began to massacre every source of fiber they could find...
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The metal is called Celestial bronze. It’s deadly to monsters, like Imperial gold, but even rarer.
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Hazel shuddered, remembering her close call with Don that afternoon. If she hadn’t moved quickly a...
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My sister and I need to talk.
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bad blood.” Hazel
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Disculparse por algo que no has hecho es mejor que morir por ello.
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La vida es preciosa porque tiene final.
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Multigrain fighting is not allowed!” The
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It was fun to burn.
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Grover cleared his throat. "We're in a public place ... You mean, our friend downstairs?"
"Um, ...
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Anyway, I'm glad you found her. (Calypso) You promised to find a way back to her, and I just wanted ...
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Paul patted Mrs. O'Leary's snout. The living room shook —BOOM, BOOM, BOOM—which either meant a S...
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The wind blowing through my ripped clothes was so cold that I felt like a Percysicle.
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No one spoke in terms of children's literature, as opposed to adult literature, until around the...
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I've never been a collector - just a consumer - and these days unless a book is signed to me by ...
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Seven half-bloods shall answer the call
To storm or fire the world must fall
An oath to ke...
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Always, Always have a plan
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The older lady harrumphed. "I warned you, daughter. This scoundrel Hades is no good. You could've ma...
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Everybody was patting Nico on the back, complimenting him on his fighting. Even the Ares kids though...
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may the gods be with you
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I pulled out Riptide.
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I think that kids have a greater capacity for processing things than we give them credit for.
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You know, how much order is good? And when does order become too restrictive? Is a little bit of cha...
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Forget the chicken-nugget smoke screen. Percy wanted Leo to invent an anti-dream hat.
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Those movies... ridiculously inaccurate. The real gods of Asgard — Thor, Loki, Odin, and the rest ...
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I love Norse mythology - Thor and Odin and Loki - amazing characters.
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This brings to mind an expression I coined ages ago: A peach a day keeps the plague spirits away!' RICK RIORDAN I turned and faced the Olympians.
"We need a shroud," I announced, my voice cracking. "A shroud...
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Have you any idea how much my kingdom has swollen in this past century alone, how many subdivisions ...
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Perseus Jackson, I do expect you to
refrain from causing any more trouble. "
"Trouble?" I ...
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Are you suggesting that the gods have trouble acting together, young lady?" Dionysus asked.
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You do know how to play pinochle?" Mr. D eyed me suspiciously.
"I'm afraid not," I said.
"...
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I stared at him (Dionysus). "You're...you're married? But I thought you got in trouble for chasing a...
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Annabeth hesitated. "Then we'll all go."
"No," I said. "It's too dangerous. If they got hold o...
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Aphrodite strikes again, huh? You're gonna be the best-dressed warrior in town, beauty queen.
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Thankfully,two old friends stood next to the throne. Horus wore full battle armor and a khopesh swor...
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If I were a flowerpot, I would've checked my hair.

~Carter Kane
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No," I said. "I choose the prophecy. It will be about me."
"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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Pain was unimportant. Failure was unthinkable.
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...you shouldn't try to carry a problem alone. But if you don't want to talk about it, that's okay.
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They want to cook you and eat you," she said distatefully, "which is ridiculous. You'd taste terribl...
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This is the Propylon." He waved toward a stone path lined with crumbling columns. "One of the main g...
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