Riordan Modern Mythology Reading Order

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Since we have now established an accurate combined timeline of events of what I call the “Riordan Modern Mythology” world, it is only obvious that there should be a recommended reading order. After all, should be read it based on the released date, or chronologically, or whichever we feel like reading?

Below you will find my recommended reading order, a chronological list (if you prefer that), and released date order.

Recommended Reading Order

This is my recommended reading order based on what I have learned from the novels and short stories.

  1. Start with The Kane Chronicles, since this series is shorter and it teases you (in a way) to the world of Percy Jackson and the Greek/Roman pantheon.
    1. The Kane Chronicles: The Red Pyramid (released: 2010 May 4)
    2. The Kane Chronicles: The Throne of Fire (released: 2011 May 9)
    3. The Kane Chronciles: The Serpent’s Shadow (released: 2012 May 12)
  2. Followed by Percy Jackson and the Olympians series:
    1. Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (released: 2005 July 1)
    2. Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Sea of Monsters (released: 2006 April 1)
    3. Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Titan’s Curse (released: 2007 May 11)
    4. Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Battle of the Labyrinth (released: 2008 May 6)
    5. The Demigod Files (released: 2009 February 10)
    6. Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Last Olympian (released: 2009 May 5)
  3. Then The Heroes of Olympus series:
    1. The Heroes of Olympus: The Lost Hero (released: 2010 October 12)
    2. The Heroes of Olympus: The Son of Neptune (released: 2011 October 4)
    3. The Demigod Diaries (released: 2012 August 14)
    4. The Heroes of Olympus: The Mark of Athena (released: 2012 October 2)
    5. The Heroes of Olympus: The House of Hades (released: 2013 October 8)
    6. The Heroes of Olympus: The Blood of Olympus (to be released: 2014 Fall)
  4. End with:
    1. The Son of Sobek (released: 2013 May 7)
    2. The Staff of Serapis (released: 2014 May)

Released Order

  1. 2005-07-01: Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
  2. 2006-04-01: Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Sea of Monsters
  3. 2007-05-11: Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Titan’s Curse
  4. 2008-05-06: Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Battle of the Labyrinth
  5. 2009-02-10: The Demigod Files
  6. 2009-05-05: Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Last Olympian
  7. 2010-05-04: The Kane Chronicles: The Red Pyramid
  8. 2010-10-12: The Heroes of Olympus: The Lost Hero
  9. 2011-05-09: The Kane Chronicles: The Throne of Fire
  10. 2011-10-04: The Heroes of Olympus: The Son of Neptune
  11. 2012-05-12: The Kane Chronciles: The Serpent’s Shadow
  12. 2012-08-14: The Demigod Diaries
  13. 2012-10-02: The Heroes of Olympus: The Mark of Athena
  14. 2013-05-07: The Son of Sobek
  15. 2013-10-08: The Heroes of Olympus: The House of Hades
  16. 2014 Fall: The Heroes of Olympus: The Blood of Olympus

Chronological Reading Order

I do not recommend reading it in the order their quests happened because The Kane Chronicles overlaps with Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. Secondly, the short stories told in The Demigod Files and The Demigod Diaries, each happened on different dates. If you read it in their chronological order, the impact of the novels itself would be less because you already knew what happened prior or what will happen after.

  1. The Diary of Luke Castellan (The Demigod Diaries)
  2. Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
  3. Percy Jackson and the Stolen Chariot (The Demigod Files)
  4. Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Sea of Monsters
  5. Percy Jackson and the Bronze Dragon (The Demigod Files)
  6. Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Titan’s Curse
  7. Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Battle of the Labyrinth
  8. The Kane Chronicles: The Red Pyramid
  9. Percy Jackson and the Sword of Hades (The Demigod Files)
  10. The Kane Chronicles: The Throne of Fire
  11. Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Last Olympian
  12. The Kane Chronciles: The Serpent’s Shadow
  13. Percy Jackson and the Staff of Hermes (The Demigod Diaries)
  14. The Son of Sobek
  15. The Staff of Serapis
  16. The Heroes of Olympus: The Lost Hero
  17. Leo Valdez and the Quest for Buford (The Demigod Diaries)
  18. Son of Magic (The Demigod Diaries)
  19. The Heroes of Olympus: The Son of Neptune
  20. The Heroes of Olympus: The Mark of Athena
  21. The Heroes of Olympus: The House of Hades
  22. The Heroes of Olympus: The Blood of Olympus

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