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The Demigod Diaries

(The Heroes of Olympus #Companion)

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What dangers do runaway demigods Luke and Thalia face on their way to Camp Half-Blood? Are Percy and Annabeth up to the task of rescuing stolen goods from a fire-breathing giant who doesn't take kindly to intruders? How exactly are Leo, Piper, and Jason supposed to find a runaway table, dodge a band of party-loving Maenads (who just might be a little psychotic), and stave ...more
Hardcover, First Edition, 244 pages
Published August 14th 2012 by Disney-Hyperion Books
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Teresa It's a short story published in the "Demigod Diaries" and it's really awesome!:)…moreIt's a short story published in the "Demigod Diaries" and it's really awesome!:)(less)
Caroline There are three short stories inside it. One of which is Luke Castellan's diary, about the time he and Thalia Grace met Annabeth, and their adventures…moreThere are three short stories inside it. One of which is Luke Castellan's diary, about the time he and Thalia Grace met Annabeth, and their adventures before it. It explains how Thalia gets her shield, Aegis. The second story is about how Percy and Annabeth must find Hermes' staff that was stolen by a fire-breathing giant. The third story is written by Rick Riordan's son Haley. It is about a mortal author who gets involved in the demigod world, because of a child of Hecate who wants his help.(less)

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Jayson
(B+) 77% | Good
Notes: Bookended with tales of deathly bedevilment, it’s a motley mélange, made colorful and cheery by a cotton candy core.
Marrie
I'm not done yet but... Percy Jackson and The Staff of Hermes had So. Much. Percabeth. It hurt!
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And again.. Rick has managed to break my heart with Percabeth, this time only in a matter of 50 pages or so.


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Rick, you troll.

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As you can tell, this book gave me some major feels. I loved all the stories. I loved learning about old and new characters and hearing about their actions. My favorite story? Percy Jackson and The Staff of Hermes and Luke's Diary, no contest. Not that I didn't love Leo an
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Carissa
Jul 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I got this for my birthday, which was awesome. I sat down on the couch and didn't talk to anybody for several hours.
It was great to see Luke and Thalia before they reached Camp Halfblood or any of the later craziness occured. I think I like Luke now more than I ever did.
The Percy & Annabeth Story: Oh, how I've missed them. Together. In the same book/shortstory/whatever. I like first person perspective better than third person in general, and I love Percy's narration. Plus George and Martha went
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Justin
Jul 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
You know I love anything by Rick Riordan! :D

The Diary of Luke Castellan:

Thank you, Rick, for writing this story!! It was interesting to know about the dangers Luke and Thalia faced before The Lightning Thief and before Annabeth. And now I know how Aegis came to be and how exactly Annabeth got that dagger! :P

Percy Jackson and the Staff of Hermes:

Nice great story about Percabeth! :P I noticed how he put a reference to what happened in the past books he wrote. I love the humor Rick always puts
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Ellie
Jan 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
Sadly, I can't say this was as good as the Files. Probably because there weren't as many interviews. Those were hilarious. The stories were good--Haley Riordan's was great.
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— Massiel
I need this like I need the air to breathe.
Natasha
Sep 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: owned, middle-grade
The Demigod Diaries, like The Demigod Files, serves as an interlude between two of Rick Riordan's books in the main series. While all the stories in the Files all happen during the summer between The Battle of the Labyrinth and The Last Olympian, the four stories in this book all happen at different times, which I found helped me understand and become more involved in the Percy Jackson universe.

The Diary of Luke Castellan was a really interesting read for me. It's interesting to see Luke as the
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Debra
Nov 02, 2014 rated it liked it
This was a fun addition to the Percy Jackson and Hero's of Olympus series. I enjoyed reading the diary entries of Luke, Percy and Leo. What I loved most was reading about how the Author began writing the Percy Jackson series - he was inspired by his son who was diagnosed with ADHD and dyslexia (as are the demigods) and that Percy Jackson sprang to life in bedtime stories he told his son. I also liked that his son also had a story at the end of the book. This is a good book to read for any fans o ...more
Melanie
Really pleased with this companion book love the short stories<3. Laughed so much when Percy forgot about the one month anniversary with Annabeth... And Burford the table!?!?! Hahaha sooo randoms and amusing. I have no words to describe how much I love Rick Riordan's writings as they are just beyond my expectations:) And Haley, you are going to be just as successful as your father one day because that short story captivated me from start to end!!! ...more
Cassie Hawkings
Loved it! I loved that we got to see Annabeth and Percy's romance before he disappears. I also loved that we got to see another side of the deceased Son of Hermes, Luke when he was younger and how he along with Thalia acted as surrogate parents to a then 7 year-old Annabeth.

Another great aspect of this book is the interview with George and Martha, the snakes that reside on Hermes' staff.

This book also contains the debut short story, Son of Magic by Rick's son Harley, the inspiration for the Perc
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Jammin Jenny
I liked the short stories in this anthology, but I liked the Percy Jackson series better. I did like seeing other characters getting involved in their demi-god activities, and enjoyed seeing the gods come to help (or hurt) their efforts.
Anna
Jan 15, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned
This was a nice addition to the Heroes of Olympus series, though not a completely necessary one in Uncle Rick's case (I'll explain what I mean).

The book includes a few short stories centered around Luke, Percy and Leo. In Luke's story we take a peek in his life before he came to Camp Half-Blood and his relationship with Thalia and how they came to meet Annabeth. It was a nice addition in the sense that we get to see what Luke has been through and the fact that he didn't 'become a bad person' out
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Himika Chakraborty
Jun 09, 2016 rated it liked it
It's amazing to see the person who was the inspiration behind Percy Jackson contributing a story to Percy's world.I really wanted to know what happened to the demigods on Kronos's side.Were they condemned to the Filelds of Punishment ?Were they rejected by Camp Half Blood and left to fend for themselves?This story finally removed those doubts.And it's also interesting to know how monsters sniff out demigods.Also,I got to learn something-monsters aren't always bad in the first place-sometimes the ...more
AttWaq
Oct 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2k18-reads
It had Percy and Annabeth, how could I not have loved it!!!
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It was a really sweet book. Oh my gosh, Annabeth is a really difficult person to be in a relationship with!
Not that I have experience with her, of course wink wink

No, don't worry I don't (obviously) but it really feels like I have since I have read all PJ books.
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Amelia Oswald
=))) I get to meet the gang again so yay a bonus. This is better than 9 of the nine worlds (I don't even remember the title of that short story though). I guess it's because I like this series better than Magnus Chase or because my love for Rick's books is being worn off. ...more
Sesana
Mar 27, 2012 rated it liked it
Obviously, only for hardcore fans of Riordan's Greek and Roman demigods. I liked it more than the similar The Demigod Files, though there's nothing here that made me quite as happy as Bob the Titan had. There are four stories here, each told from a different perspective. First, one of Luke and Thalia's adventures from their days on the run, before they met Annabeth. Luke's voice is distinct enough from Percy's, in no small part because of how bitter he already was. Next, Percy and Annabeth attem ...more
Sheila
Jun 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Thoughts on The Diary of Luke Castellan
I'm re-reading all of Uncle Rick's book in chronological order, and this is such a sweet opening. I was reminded of Luke's character in his own point on view; how his bitterness to the gods, all irony in his mind and words, but also his heroic personality, his sense of responsibility and fatherly love to his little family, Thalia and Annabeth.
I was also reminded how Uncle Rick's writing is just the best, I'm 20 yo and I'm holding my tears and laughing out
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Michelle (Shiori)
Oct 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Alexander Draganov
Jun 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Brilliant. The stories are awesome, especially the one about Luke. Riordan never fails to deliver a masterpiece and that's why he is my favorite author. ...more
Evan Quade
Nov 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
More companion short stories in the Camp Half-Blood universe. Loved them!

If there was one short story I was looking forward to the most in this book, it was the last one called Son of Magic. But this story was actually written by Rick Riordan's son, Haley Riordan. And may I just say this right now:

HALEY DID EXCELLENT!

I know the whole background story of Rick's son and how it was him who inspired Percy Jackson in the first place. From having trouble reading as a little kid to now reading books
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Sarah
Aug 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy
I loved it! Normally extensions like these feel like pandering or desperate attempts to mak money. Here though I felt like Riordan just had more stories to tell (he definetly wanted to make money too but thats not really important). Also Percabeth (need I say any more?)! And of course that full circle moment - the son who inspired the story continuing it (I love a good full circle moment).
This is the official end to both my unofficial summer Riordan reread and my summer. Its also the last time I
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itchy
Apr 05, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: electronic
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Shawne
Aug 31, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Percy Jackson fans
Shelves: fiction
I'm on a bit of a Rick Riordan kick right now, evidently - and I was so glad to have this recently-released short-story collection (set in the Percy Jackson universe) to read after ripping through The Serpent's Shadow. It's been a while since I've read The Demigod Files, but from what I recall, I do feel that this anthology boasts a quartet of stronger, more memorable stories that very competently do their job in whetting our appetites for the forthcoming Mark Of Athena.

Three of the four stories
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Cathy
These extra little books that Riordan puts out about his two mythology series are never terribly substantial, but they're not really meant to be. From what I remember of the others, this was most satisfying to me as an adult reader because it had 4 quite solid stories and less of the games, pictures, and extras that might appeal to juvenile readers, but probably aren't of much interest even to young adult readers, much less adults. It's hard to balance these things because the books are popular ...more
❤ Bibi ❤
The Heroes of Olympus review:
The Lost Hero #1 ❤❤❤❤❤ here
The Son of Neptune #2 ❤❤❤❤❤ here
The Mark of Athena #3 ❤❤❤❤❤ here
The House of Hades #4 ❤❤❤❤❤ here
The Blood of Olympus #5 ❤❤❤❤❤ here

Bonus book review:
The Demigod Diaries #2.5 ❤❤❤❤❤ See below!

Please note, as this book is #2.5 it should be read after "The Son of Neptune", but before "The Mark of Athena". Otherwise there will be spoilers.

Welcome to:
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This bonus book contains the following short stories:

The Diary of Luke Castellan:
It was great to
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Sarah Schanze
Aug 14, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: kids-section
This book is basically divided into two parts: what Rick Riordan wrote and what his son Haley wrote.

Everything Rick wrote was, as usual, charming and funny and exciting and cute. He's one of my favorite writers because he knows how to balance the light and the dark, and it never gets too dark, even in life or death situations. His books are perfect "escape" books. They're fluffy, and I love that. I know I'm going to enjoy myself no matter which world or character he's writing.

I would have given
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Mender
Dec 24, 2013 rated it liked it
So this happened to be on my library shelf, and it's the sort of thing you could read in a few hours. Except that I can't just read short stories in a sitting, their changing storylines annoy me and make me put it down and the whole thing take longer. Anyway, that's a glitch with my system rather than the book. This is a lot of in between stories, where not a great deal happens but it's all light fluffy fun. Only without the sense of it all going anywhere.

The standout is Rick's son's contributio
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Ailani Bonilla
May 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Once again Rick Riordan failed to disappoint me with another one of his amazing books. My favorite part of this book is the Luke's diary because he explains his beginning and how he became the villain he was. I also liked that the book had a quiz to see if you could guess the god's roman form. I liked that because it actually made think about what you read about the gods. Unfortunately I didn't think this book was better than the demigod files because WHO NEEDS THE ROMANS?!(No offense to Jason ...more
Bella Marie
Jan 01, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Amazing!
I loved reading about Luke & Thalia!
I know it sounds bad, especially after all the bad things that Luke has done but I'm really liking his childhood self! I think Rick Riordan has really captured some great aspects of him.
I hope Rick Riordan writes more stories about Luke, Thalia & Annabeth when they were younger.
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Grace, Queen of Crows and Tomes
All the stories in this book were really good, and hilarious of course! Plus we get some Percabeth!!! And I especially liked that we got a look into Luke's head. I think my favorite story would have to Haley Riordan's story, that story was terrific!! ...more
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