Updated on 16 October, 2021
Percy Jackson the Boy is an award winning, best-selling and blockbuster graphic novel written by Bill Bryson. The character was created by adapting the Book called " Percy Jackson: And Other Stories" by A.C. Lewis. Though the graphic novel is all original and the story is quite different from that of the original work, it has nevertheless managed to attract huge numbers of fans. Percy is an orphan who lives with his grandmother in the rural town of Flatwater River in the south west of England.
One day, while the boy was asleep on a swing, a dog named Buzz killed his dog's family. The grieving grandfather hires a huntsman to find a way to retrace the path of the dog, so that he can find his son and kill the dog's killer once and for all. Along the way, Percy meets the feisty monkey named Percy, who proves to be an excellent hunter. Percy also meets the clever lioness named Luna. Both of them become friends with a number of animals including the friendly donkey named Glenda. Though animals are often seen as comic relief, they also have much historical significance and are thus, an important part of the plot of the book.
The book vividly chronicles the adventures of Percy, who grows up amidst the adoration of his grandparents and the rejection of his mother. Percy's adventurous nature leads him to become a river pirate, a woods scout and a naturalist who works with wildlife. His adventures sometimes include the support of his friend Rascal, who becomes an object of affection for him. However, Percy's love of birdsong proves to be his undoing.
In a nutshell, the plot of the book revolves around Percy's search for his father who had died in battle. He teams up with a Native American warrior and succeeds in assisting him in a quest. The boy learns that the cause of his father's death was his own failure to follow a trail that was left by his father, which lead him and other warriors to a decimated town. The graphic novel is accompanied by the musical score of "Moves in the Wind", by The Isley Brothers.
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters is a great video game adaptation of the novel. The game presents the adventures of Percy as he teams up with gargantuan creatures to save the world. The graphics and the effects are so real that you could almost feel the splinters of wood cracking and the tears of brave hearts being shed in battle. The game has received warm reviews from critics and players, and is a worthy adaptation of this classic book.
In the second episode of Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, called "Grimmgarth", the story is told from the point of view of Percy's cousin, Grimmy. This makes the character more like a traditional uncle, and the viewer would get a better picture of how the boy feels about his cousin's struggle against the monster. It would be interesting to see a spin-off featuring another member of the Percy family, since some fans have asked about the possibility.
Another Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters novel is being written by C.C. Lewis, who has written several fantasy novels based on mythology and other literary works. I'm not sure whether he will do an original creation or just re-adapt one of the Percy Jackson stories. But it is looking as if he may take the 'pirate' element from the original work and present it in a different setting.
Fans of the book will no doubt be happy to hear that there is an animated Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters movie currently in development. Billions of Dollars have been spent making this possible, and it looks as if the movie will be a huge hit. Will it live up to the expectations of those who loved the book? Only time will tell. If you are a Percy fan, you owe it to yourself to check out these sites for more information about the strange sea monster. I bet you will be excited for more about the movie, and you might even consider checking out the graphic novel to enjoy the story on a much deeper level.