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The Titan’s Curse is an American fantasy-adventure novel based on Greek mythology written by Rick Riordan. It was released on May 1, 2007, and is the third novel in the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series and the sequel to The Sea of Monsters. It is about the adventures of the fourteen-year-old demigod Percy Jackson as he and his friends go on a dangerous quest to rescue his friend Annabeth Chase and the Greek goddess Artemis, who have both been kidnapped.

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The Titan’s Curse was published by Miramax Books, an imprint of Hyperion Books for Children[1] and thus Disney Publishing (succeeded by the Disney Hyperion imprint). It was released in the United States and the United Kingdom on May 1, 2007. The novel was also released in audiobook format, read by Jesse Bernstein.

Mostly well-received, The Titan’s Curse was nominated for numerous awards, winning ones such as the No. 1 The New York Times children’s series best seller and Book Sense Top Ten Summer Pick for 2007.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Chapter 1: MY RESCUE OPERATION GOES VERY WRONG

Chapter 2: THE VICE PRINCIPAL GETS A MISSILE LAUNCHER

Chapter 3: BIANCA DI ANCELO MAKES A CHOICE

Chapter 4: THALIA TORCHES NEW ENGLAND

Chapter 5: I PLACE AN UNDERWATER PHONE CALL

Chapter 6: AN OLD DEAD FRIEND COMES TO VISIT

Chapter 7: EVERYBODY HATES ME BUT THE HORSE

Chapter 8: I MAKE A DANGEROUS PROMISE

Chapter 9: I LEARN HOW TO GROW ZOMBIES

Chapter 10: I BREAK A FEW ROCKET SHIPS

Chapter 11: GROVER GETS A LAMBORGHINI

Chapter 12: I GO SNOWBOARDINC WITH A PIG

Chapter 13: WE VISIT THE JUNKYARD OF THE GODS

Chapter 14: I HAVE A DAM PROBLEM

Chapter 15: I WRESTLE SANTA’S EVIL TWIN

Chapter 16: WE MEET THE DRAGON OF ETERNAL BAD BREATH

Chapter 17: I PUT ON A FEW MILLION EXTRA POUNDS

Chapter 18: A FRIEND SAYS GOOD-BYE

Chapter 19: THE GODS VOTE HOW TO KILL US

Chapter 20: I GET A NEW ENEMY FOR CHRISTMAS

Summary

Percy Jackson, Annabeth Chase, and Thalia Grace get a ride from Mrs. Jackson to Westover Hall, a boarding school in Bar Harbor, Maine, to escort two sibling half-bloods named Nico and Bianca di Angelo that Grover Underwood has found. They are attacked by a manticore named Dr. Thorn. Though Artemis and her hunters arrive to help, Dr. Thorn jumps off a cliff with Annabeth on his back. Artemis is troubled by the manticore’s mention of a “Great Stirring” of monsters, and goes off alone to hunt an Olympus-destroying monster she believes to have finally returned from Tartarus. She sends the half-bloods and Hunters (whose number now includes Bianca di Angelo) to Camp Half-Blood with her brother Apollo.

While there, Nico settles into camp life; Percy and Blackjack save a sea monster Percy nicknames Bessie; and Artemis’s lieutenant Zoë Nightshade has mysterious dreams about the goddess being in grave danger. Percy has similar dreams about Annabeth saving Luke from being crushed by the ceiling of some cave and holding it up for him. Both are unable to act, however, until the Oracle (a shriveled mummy) somehow leaves the attic where it was kept and delivers the Huntress a prophecy. Chiron and Zoë organize a quest, but Percy is forbidden from going because the Hunters refuse to travel with a boy. He successfully sneaks away from camp on Blackjack, though he is almost stopped by Mr. D (Dionysus) who agrees to let him go because there is a good chance that Percy will get killed while on the quest.

When they arrive in Washington, D.C., Percy notices Dr. Thorn heading into the National Museum of Natural History, and follows him using an invisibility cap. Luke and a man called the General are there, and summon spartoi to hunt the official quest group, who are currently in the National Air and Space Museum nearby. Percy runs to warn them, but they are attacked by the Nemean Lion before they can leave. They flee, and, on the advice of Apollo, travel to Cloudcroft, New Mexico. In Cloudcroft, Grover senses the presence of Pan, who sends the Erymanthian Boar to help them escape the spartoi who have caught up with them. The boar carries them as far as Gila Claw, Arizona and the “junkyard of the gods”. After a brief encounter with Ares and Aphrodite, the group enters the junkyard, where Bianca tries to take a cursed statuette for Nico. Her theft awakens a prototype of Talos, and she gives her life to bring it down. The remaining quest members travel to the Hoover Dam, and, after narrowly escaping the spartoi again, arrive in San Francisco on the backs of two bronze flying angels.

Once there, Percy seeks out Nereus and learns that the monster Artemis was hunting is Bessie, the monster he saved, who is an ophiotaurus. After a final encounter with Dr. Thorn in which Percy pleads with Mr. D to help him defeat the manticore, Grover heads back to Camp Half-Blood with the ophiotaurus. Zoë, Percy, and Thalia go to find Frederick Chase in the hope that he will help them reach their final destination: Mount Tamalpais, which is the modern location of the Titans’ fortress on Mount Othrys. With Mr. Chase’s car, they travel to the Garden of Hesperides. Zoë is wounded by the dragon Ladon while they pass through. From the place where Atlas once held up the sky, they see Artemis now doing his job. Seeing Annabeth tied up and held hostage by Luke and learning that “the General” is Zoë’s father, the Titan Atlas, Percy takes the sky from Artemis so she can fight the Titan’s advance guard. Artemis engages Atlas and is able to trap him under the sky again, but not before he seriously wounds Zoë by pushing her off of a cliff. Thalia battles Luke, and he falls from a cliff, apparently dead. With the help of Mr. Chase, who arrives in a biplane he has fitted with machine guns with Celestial bronze bullets, they escape and travel to a nearby airfield in Artemis’ silver chariot. Zoë dies shortly after landing and Artemis makes a constellation in her honor. The rest of the group then heads for Olympus.

During the winter solstice meeting, the gods are finally convinced by Artemis to take action against the Titans. Thalia is also asked by Artemis to become an immortal Huntress, and her acceptance is the only thing that prevents the onset of the Great Prophecy. Percy is told by his father that Luke is somehow not dead, and he and Annabeth return to Camp Half-Blood worried about the future. Before he can relax, however, Percy is forced to explain Bianca’s death to Nico. Nico blames Percy, and when a group of spartoi arrive to attack the son of Poseidon, Nico banishes them to the realm of Hades, and Percy realizes that he must be a son of Hades. Nico runs away, and the only people Percy tells the truth are Annabeth and Grover. They promise to hide this fact from everyone else, especially the Titan’s army.