Rick Riordan Books in Order 

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Rick Riordan has written many series and even standalone books that may make it difficult for you to know the ones to start with. Reading Rick Riordan’s books in order will help you understand the story well, and we’ll list them accordingly in this post. From the order of series to chronological order, this post will open you up on how to start your Rick Riordan’s book reading journey. Come with us!

Who Is Rick Riordan?

Rick Riordan was born on June 5, 1964 in 

San Antonio, Texas, USA, and became one of the best American authors who specializes in the fantasy genre. He has written several novels that draw inspiration from mythologies. The author became famous after he published Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, around the Greek mythology genre. After that, Riordan has written several series and has become more popular due to his storytelling prowess. Again, his books have not only resonated with a diverse audience but have also earned him numerous literary awards.

Rick Riordan Books in Order of Series 

Reading Rick Riordan books in order of series is best followed this way:

Percy Jackson and the Olympians 

This series consists of both books and novellas. Take a look at them below:

  • The Lightning Thief, which was published in 2005 
The Lightning Thief: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1
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The Lightning Thief: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1
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  • Rick Riordan (Author) – Jesse Bernstein (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 07/01/2005 (Publication Date) – Listening Library (Publisher)
  • The Sea Of Monsters in 2006 
The Sea of Monsters: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 2
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The Sea of Monsters: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 2
  • Audible Audiobook
  • Rick Riordan (Author) – Jesse Bernstein (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 06/09/2006 (Publication Date) – Listening Library (Publisher)
  • The Titan’s Curse, written in 2007 
The Titan's Curse: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 3
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The Titan’s Curse: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 3
  • Audible Audiobook
  • Rick Riordan (Author) – Jesse Bernstein (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 04/04/2007 (Publication Date) – Listening Library (Publisher)
  • The Battle Of The Labyrinth, written in 2008
Battle of the Labyrinth (08) by Riordan, Rick [Hardcover (2008)]
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Battle of the Labyrinth (08) by Riordan, Rick [Hardcover (2008)]
  • Hardcover Book
  • Rick Riordan (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 01/01/2008 (Publication Date) – Hyperion s for Children, Hardcover(2008) (Publisher)
  • The Last Olympian, published in 2009 
Last Olympian (09) by Riordan, Rick [Hardcover (2009)]
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Last Olympian (09) by Riordan, Rick [Hardcover (2009)]
  • Hardcover Book
  • Rick Riordan (Author)
  • 02/21/2024 (Publication Date) – Gale Cengage Learning (Publisher)
  • Percy Jackson and the Singer of Apollo. This is a Novella written in 2017 
Percy Jackson and the Singer of Apollo (Trials of Apollo)
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Percy Jackson and the Singer of Apollo (Trials of Apollo)
  • Amazon Kindle Edition
  • Riordan, Rick (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 24 Pages – 11/14/2017 (Publication Date) – Disney Hyperion (Publisher)
  • The Chalice of the Gods was also published in 2023 
Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Chalice of the Gods
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Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Chalice of the Gods
  • Audible Audiobook
  • Rick Riordan (Author) – Jesse Bernstein (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 09/26/2023 (Publication Date) – Disney Hyperion (Publisher)
  • Lastly, the Sword of Hades. This is also a Novella written in 2023
Percy Jackson and the Sword of Hades (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)
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Percy Jackson and the Sword of Hades (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)
  • Amazon Kindle Edition
  • Riordan, Rick (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 59 Pages – 01/10/2023 (Publication Date) – Disney Hyperion (Publisher)

Heroes of Olympus Series

The Heroes of Olympus series consists of five books in addition to one companion book:

  • The Lost Hero, published in 2010 
The Lost Hero
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The Lost Hero
  • Audible Audiobook
  • Rick Riordan (Author) – Sean Welsh Brown, Rainy Fields, Avi Roque (Narrators)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 09/24/2022 (Publication Date) – Disney Hyperion (Publisher)
  • The Son of Neptune in 2011 
The Son of Neptune (Heroes of Olympus, Book 2)
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The Son of Neptune (Heroes of Olympus, Book 2)
  • Used Book in Good Condition
  • Riordan, Rick (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 560 Pages – 07/02/2013 (Publication Date) – Disney Hyperion (Publisher)
  • The Mark of Athena, published in 2012 
The Mark of Athena: The Heroes of Olympus, Book 3
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The Mark of Athena: The Heroes of Olympus, Book 3
  • Audible Audiobook
  • Rick Riordan (Author) – Joshua Swanson (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 10/02/2012 (Publication Date) – Listening Library (Publisher)
  • The House of Hades in 2013
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The House of Hades (Heroes of Olympus, Book 4)
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The House of Hades (Heroes of Olympus, Book 4)
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  • Hardcover Book
  • Riordan, Rick (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 608 Pages – 10/08/2013 (Publication Date) – Disney Hyperion (Publisher)
  • The Blood of Olympus, written in 2014 
The Blood of Olympus: The Heroes of Olympus, Book 5
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The Blood of Olympus: The Heroes of Olympus, Book 5
  • Audible Audiobook
  • Rick Riordan (Author) – Nick Chamian (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 10/07/2014 (Publication Date) – Listening Library (Publisher)
  • The Demigod Diaries is a short companion storybook written in 2012
The Heroes of Olympus: The Demigod Diaries
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The Heroes of Olympus: The Demigod Diaries
  • Audible Audiobook
  • Rick Riordan (Author) – Rick Riordan, Jesse Bernstein, Nick Chamian (Narrators)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 08/14/2012 (Publication Date) – Listening Library (Publisher)

The Kane Chronicles 

The Kane Chronicles is a Rick Riordan book series that contains three books, and they are:

  • The Red Pyramid, published in 2010 
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The Red Pyramid: The Kane Chronicles, Book 1
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The Red Pyramid: The Kane Chronicles, Book 1
  • Audible Audiobook
  • Rick Riordan (Author) – Grace Capeless, James Fouhey (Narrators)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 01/24/2023 (Publication Date) – Disney Hyperion (Publisher)
  • The Author wrote The Throne of Fire in 2011 
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The Throne of Fire: The Kane Chronicles, Book 2
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The Throne of Fire: The Kane Chronicles, Book 2
  • Audible Audiobook
  • Rick Riordan (Author) – Grace Capeless, James Fouhey (Narrators)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 09/20/2022 (Publication Date) – Disney Hyperion (Publisher)
  • The Serpent’s Shadow, written in 2012
[(The Serpent's Shadow )] [Author: Rick Riordan] [May-2012]
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[(The Serpent’s Shadow )] [Author: Rick Riordan] [May-2012]
  • Hardcover Book
  • Rick Riordan (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • Thorndike Press (Publisher)

 The Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard 

The Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard series are three in number, and they are as follow:

  • The Sword of Summer was published in  2015
Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan (2015-10-06)
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Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan (2015-10-06)
  • 02/21/2024 (Publication Date) – Penguin Export (Publisher)
  • The Hammer of Thor was written in 2016
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The Hammer of Thor: Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 2
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The Hammer of Thor: Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 2
  • Audible Audiobook
  • Rick Riordan (Author) – Kieran Culkin (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 10/04/2016 (Publication Date) – Listening Library (Publisher)
  • The Ship of Magnus is also included in this series Nd was published in 2017
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The Ship of the Dead: Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 3
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The Ship of the Dead: Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 3
  • Audible Audiobook
  • Rick Riordan (Author) – Michael Crouch (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 10/03/2017 (Publication Date) – Listening Library (Publisher)

The Trials of Apollo Series

The Trial of Apollo consists of five books in total, and they are as follows:

  • The Hidden Oracle, written in  2016
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The Trials of Apollo, Book One: The Hidden Oracle
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  • Rick Riordan (Author) – Robbie Daymond (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 05/03/2016 (Publication Date) – Listening Library (Publisher)
  • Rick Riordan published The Dark Prophecy in 2017
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The Dark Prophecy: The Trials of Apollo, Book 2
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The Dark Prophecy: The Trials of Apollo, Book 2
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  • Rick Riordan (Author) – Robbie Daymond (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 05/02/2017 (Publication Date) – Listening Library (Publisher)
  • The Burning Maze was written in 2018
The Burning Maze: The Trials of Apollo, Book 3
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The Burning Maze: The Trials of Apollo, Book 3
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  • Rick Riordan (Author) – Robbie Daymond (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 05/01/2018 (Publication Date) – Listening Library (Publisher)
  • The Tyrant’s Tomb was written in  2019

The Tyrant's Tomb: The Trials of Apollo Series, Book 4
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The Tyrant’s Tomb: The Trials of Apollo Series, Book 4
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  • Rick Riordan (Author) – Robbie Daymond (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 09/24/2019 (Publication Date) – Listening Library (Publisher)
  • The Tower of Nero, published in 2020
The Tower of Nero: The Trials of Apollo, Book 5
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The Tower of Nero: The Trials of Apollo, Book 5
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  • Rick Riordan (Author) – Robbie Daymond (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 10/06/2020 (Publication Date) – Listening Library (Publisher)

There are other series, Tres Navarre, which consists of seven books on historical fiction mystery, and Demigods and Magician, which are three books. There is also a crossover series with author Margaret Stohl.

Rick Riordan Books in Chronological Order

In this post, we’ll be listing out the Rick Riordan books in chronological order. We won’t be including the years of publication because we’ve done so above in the series. So, stick with us:

  • The Lightning Thief
  • The Sea of Monsters
  • The Titan’s Curse
  • The Battle of The Labyrinth
  • The Red Pyramid
  • The Throne of Fire
  • The Last Olympian
  • The Serpent’s Shadow
  • The Lost Hero
  • The Son of Neptune
  • The Mark of Athena
  • The House of Hades
  • The Blood of Olympus
  • The Sword of Summer
  • The Hammer of Thor
  • The Ship of The Dead
  • The Hidden Oracle
  • The Dark Prophecy
  • The Burning Maze
  • The Tyrant’s Tomb
  • The Tower of Nero

What is Rick Riordan’s Newest Book Series?

“Daughter of the Deep” is the latest book in Rick Riordan’s series. The book is the most recent in the series of fantasy publications for tweens by the author. In The Daughter of the Deep, the story explores the life of a young girl named Ana and her brother Dev. They are both students at Harding Pencroft Academy, a school that is good in Marine Science. 

Something tragic happened when Ana went with some students on an expedition. The school environment was bombed, and everyone else went missing except for the students who went on the expedition and the professor who took them. Everyone believes that all the students died as a result of the incident, but Ana is yet to come to terms with That. She was bent on looking for her brother and to uncover what happened. Read the book to find out more.

Are all of Rick Riordan’s Books Connected?

No, not all of Rick Riordan’s books are directly connected. However, some of his books, like the mythology-based series Percy Jackson and the Olympians, the Heroes of Olympus, and the Kane Chronicles, are connected through a shared universe popularly recognized as Rick Riordan presents” imprint. This is to say that it’s not all of Rick’s books that are connected.

What is The “Heroes of Olympus” Series About?

The “Heroes of Olympus” series is a sequel to Rick Riordan’s “Percy Jackson & the Olympians” series. It follows a new group of demigods who face a threat more significant than any they have witnessed before. The series combines Greek and Roman mythology, introducing new characters like Jason Grace, Piper McLean, and Leo Valdez while bringing back familiar characters like Percy Jackson. 

Furthermore, the demigods must unite forces to prevent the rising of giant Gaia and the world’s destruction. The books in this series include “The Lost Hero,” “The Son of Neptune,” “The Mark of Athena,” “The House of Hades,” and “The Blood of Olympus.”

Who is Rick Riordan Married To?

Rick Riordan is happily married to his love, Becky Riordan, with whom he shares the same birthdays. They got married on June 5, 1995, and they celebrated their 38th wedding anniversary in 2023. Their marriage is blessed with two sons, Haley and Patrick. Becky is a supportive wife who greatly contributes to Rick’s projects.

Do I Need to Read the Trials of Apollo Before the Sun and the Star?

Considering which to read first between the Trials of Apollo and The Sun and The Star depends on your reading choices. However, it’s highly recommended to start with the Trial of Apollo to gain a deep understanding of the series. Because the Trial of Apollo sets up the events and connections between the Sun and the Star, again, if you skip the Trial of Apollo, you will likely lose specific events, which may leave you confused.

Final Notes

To get a proper hold of Rick Riordan’s books and have a fun read, follow them accordingly. This post has all the books listed in order. From the order of series to chronological order, the list is endless. Pick the books one after the other and have a good time. 

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