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How do you handle an encounter with Medusa on the New
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an expert on everything in Percy's world with this must-have guide to
the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. Complete with interviews,
puzzles, games, and original short stories by Rick Riordan.


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Reviews for The Demigod Files (A Percy Jackson and the Olympians Guide):

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Aug 02, 2018

(B+) 77% | Good
Notes: Its fast-food fantasy: formulaic fun. Foundational founts of fruitful fodder, framework, and footing for future fiction. (B+) 77% | Good
Notes: It’s fast-food fantasy: formulaic fun. Foundational founts of fruitful fodder, framework, and footing for future fiction. ...more
5

Jan 19, 2015

I enjoyed reading this so much, I loved the short stories. Gotta say that my favorite was the one with the dragon, just because it had both Percy and Annabeth in it.
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Mar 24, 2009

Let me preface this review by saying that I love the Percy Jackson and the Olympian Series. I recommend it to kids all the time, and have read the first four books. I did not like this little addition. I have to admit I was mightily turned off by the little Disney logo next to the Hyperion imprint. Intellectual snob? Little ole me?

Maybe the Disney thing wouldn't have left such an impression had the pictures included with the text not resembled so many a Disney character. Did Chiron have to look Let me preface this review by saying that I love the Percy Jackson and the Olympian Series. I recommend it to kids all the time, and have read the first four books. I did not like this little addition. I have to admit I was mightily turned off by the little Disney logo next to the Hyperion imprint. Intellectual snob? Little ole me?

Maybe the Disney thing wouldn't have left such an impression had the pictures included with the text not resembled so many a Disney character. Did Chiron have to look like Gaston from Beauty and the Beast? Annabeth looks ready for stores shelves as "Tomboy Skipper" (With New Adventures Included!).

The stories themselves seemed a bit forced to me. The only thing I really liked about the book was the last segment teasing the reader with a preview of the final book. Riordan's voice seemed more like his own to me there than in the other shorts. Those felt as though he was trying to cram as much action as possible with no storyline to back them up.

I had high hopes for this little ditty, but I was let down by what seemed like a gratuitous, money-making ploy. ...more
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May 13, 2018

Right, so this has to be the quickest read of my life...finished this in an hour flat. Trying to figure out what was the point of this book though :P
3

Aug 16, 2017

Cute. And now I'm ready to finally go onto HEROES OF OLYMPUS. WHOOTWHOOT.
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I'm super excited to read this, and to go on to the next series. Percy is growing up and it's weird, but great.
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Jun 01, 2018

Yes, I know that the Percy Jackson's series was aimed at a younger audience.
Yes, I will continue reading and loving them until I am a withered old woman.

The Demigod Files is a collection of three short stories, interviews of the characters, fact files of the Greek gods, and activities from Camp Half-Blood.

Percy Jackson and the Stolen Chariot=★★ stars
Percy Jackson and the Bronze Dragon=★★★★ stars
Percy Jackson and the Sword of Hades=★★★1/2 stars

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Feb 19, 2009

The Demigod Files is more of a companion novel to the series than actually part of the series itself...I think. The book contains various mini-bios on a few of the main characters and gods. As well as a map of the camp grounds and a few other features that are sure to please any fan of the series.
In my opinion, the biggest bonuses of the book are the three short stories that it contains. Now, I'm not sure if the stories are completely separate from the overall plot of the series and therefore The Demigod Files is more of a companion novel to the series than actually part of the series itself...I think. The book contains various mini-bios on a few of the main characters and gods. As well as a map of the camp grounds and a few other features that are sure to please any fan of the series.
In my opinion, the biggest bonuses of the book are the three short stories that it contains. Now, I'm not sure if the stories are completely separate from the overall plot of the series and therefore have no bearing, or if they do play a role in the things to come. Given that the characters present are in line with the most current book out, I'm led to believe that the stories are somewhat a part of the series. In which case, if you are reading the series you should check this book out.
While not long at all, this book really wet my appetite until the final book comes out in May. Again, if you are a fan of Percy Jackson, then you have to take a look at this book. If you are new to the series, don't start with this one as it will give away many plot details. I'd start with The Lightning Thief ...more
5

Aug 17, 2013

I don't know why most of my Goodreads friends rated it kinda low, but I, on the other hand really enjoyed reading it.
I loved the mini-stories, especially the one featuring the Sword of Hades. (view spoiler)[Being the lover of spoiler that I am, I sneaked a peek at The Heroes of Olympus and found out that Percy lost some of his memories at some part of the series. So while I was reading this short-story, I thought the reason why he had amnesia was because he fell in the River Lethe. But I was I don't know why most of my Goodreads friends rated it kinda low, but I, on the other hand really enjoyed reading it.
I loved the mini-stories, especially the one featuring the Sword of Hades. (view spoiler)[Being the lover of spoiler that I am, I sneaked a peek at The Heroes of Olympus and found out that Percy lost some of his memories at some part of the series. So while I was reading this short-story, I thought the reason why he had amnesia was because he fell in the River Lethe. But I was wrong since, being the son of the sea god that he is, he remained dry when he fell along with the Titan, Bob. Oops, I mean Iapetus. (hide spoiler)]
I also loved the "interviews"! Especially Annabeth's.
All in all, I think the book was cool. The facts & mini-stories were all a good read and I had a nice time answering the quizzes, too. :)
So, yeah... I think I won't be able to read The Last Olympian tomorrow since I have to study for our midterms next week... But then again, we'll never know when the spirit of procrastination will come. Harhar ...more
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May 15, 2017

Recommended for age 4 - 10 because it has crossword puzzle in it
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Feb 20, 2018

Update 13/6/2018: reread for the 1st time
Actual rating: 3,75 stars
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I'm still trying to find hints between Nico and Percy though.
Oh and I don't know why Percy always expect Annabeth to hit him after saying something he thought was stupid
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Mar 26, 2009

There is a story in this book concerning the Big Three's children, Thalia, Nico, and Percy and their adventure in the Underworld that's my fave. Full of humor, danger, mythological power, and the annoying gods. This is not a necessary read following Battle of the Labyrinth but it's a must-read if you're a huge fan.
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Jun 14, 2013

"Percy, youre a brave guy," she said. "Just take the compliment. I swear, it is so hard?" We locked eyes. Our faces were, like, two inches apart. My chest felt a little funny, like my heart was trying to do jumping jacks. - The Demigod Files "Percy, you’re a brave guy," she said. "Just take the compliment. I swear, it is so hard?" We locked eyes. Our faces were, like, two inches apart. My chest felt a little funny, like my heart was trying to do jumping jacks. - The Demigod Files ...more
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Jan 09, 2016

Actual rating: 4/5 stars

I got this for christmas from my lovely friend Patricia, thanks again! I really enjoyed it :)
Lemme just tell you: it was so nice going back into the 'early' Percy Jackson days!


Ah, nostalgia...

This novella takes place between the fourth and fifth book of the original PJO series and tells three short stories surrounding Percy and his friends.

Percy Jackson and the Stolen Chariot

I'm going to give this story 3 stars, it was fun, but the plot didn't really interest me. Actual rating: 4/5 stars

I got this for christmas from my lovely friend Patricia, thanks again! I really enjoyed it :)
Lemme just tell you: it was so nice going back into the 'early' Percy Jackson days!


Ah, nostalgia...

This novella takes place between the fourth and fifth book of the original PJO series and tells three short stories surrounding Percy and his friends.

Percy Jackson and the Stolen Chariot

I'm going to give this story 3 stars, it was fun, but the plot didn't really interest me. Stolen chariot? I feel like we've seen that before... or, after... The publishing dates confuse me okay!
I'm not really a big fan of Clarisse (who accompanies Percy on that quest) either, so yeah...



Percy Jackson and the Bronze Dragon

I'm gonna give this one a solid four stars. I really liked it and I also found the plot to be more intriguing than in the first story... sorry not sorry.
I loved that we got to see a little more of Beckendorf! (view spoiler)[Rest in peace buddy. (hide spoiler)]

All in all, a really nice and quirky short story!

Percy Jackson and the Sword of Hades

Loved. Loved. Loved. 5 stars!

This quest brings together the kids of the 'Big Three', meaning Thalia, Nico and Percy (obviously).
I love Lieutnant Thalia and you guys know I'm the biggest Nico girl! So happy to get another glimpse at these two. I also liked the story a lot in this one.
Especially one side plot concerning a adorably cute titan (whoever read House of Hades knows who I'm talking about).



...noooooo?
NO I'M NOT
What?... That's -- nothing I just --- must've caught something in my eye or something.

So, in a nutshell: A must read for every PJO fan, I really enjoyed it.

(3 stars + 4 stars + 5 stars = 12 stars
12 divided by 3 = 4
Here we go: This book gets a 4 star rating! (yeah...beware my math powers))
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5

June 24, 2015

Best book ever. Just a suggestion you people should read the Heroes of Olympus version, the Demigod Diaries
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Jun 03, 2017

Rating: 3.1 (avg of all ratings)

Percy Jackson and the Stolen Chariot - 2.5 stars: In this short story, we have Clarisse doing a test for her father, Ares. However, her brothers Deimos and Phobos are determined to have her fail, since they don't want a female driving Ares's Chariot. Percy helps her to succeed in her mission and ensure that Clarisse doesn't anger Ares. It was an okay story, with not too much that interested me, but it wasn't bad. I never found Clarisse to be that great of a Rating: 3.1 (avg of all ratings)

Percy Jackson and the Stolen Chariot - 2.5 stars: In this short story, we have Clarisse doing a test for her father, Ares. However, her brothers Deimos and Phobos are determined to have her fail, since they don't want a female driving Ares's Chariot. Percy helps her to succeed in her mission and ensure that Clarisse doesn't anger Ares. It was an okay story, with not too much that interested me, but it wasn't bad. I never found Clarisse to be that great of a character, so I didn't really care about her perhaps getting into trouble.

Percy Jackson and the Bronze Dragon - 2.5 stars: During their game of Capture the Flag, Percy and Hephaestus's cabin leader come across the head of a Bronze Dragon, previous protector of Camp Half-Blood while trying to infiltrate Annabeth's team. When he gets too close and gets captured by the creatures who discovered it, Percy and company must work to save him. I think this was the one that least interested me, but it wasn't that bad. I do feel like I've read it before though, and I'm not quite sure where.

Percy Jackson and the Sword of Hades - 4 stars: Percy, Thalia, and Nico are called into the Underworld by Persephone in order to stop an intruder from escaping with Hades's new sword, one that can free souls from the Underworld. This was my favourite of all the short stories, for a few reasons. It had a good balance of dialogue and action, with some witty bits characteristic of Riordan. It brought together 3 of my favourite characters, especially Thalia. I also thought it was the most fun of the stories, even though it seems to be the most serious.

Additional content - 3.5 stars: This part included a few page-long interviews with residents of Camp Half-Blood, as well as Annabeth's bag and a map of Camp Half-Blood. The interviews were cute and short, and I really liked seeing the map of Camp Half-Blood. I never thought about the layout when I was reading Percy Jackson years ago, so it was nice to see.

I don't think this is an essential read by any means, it's more of just a fun little book you can read if you miss the Percy Jackson universe. ...more
4

May 11, 2019

I love how it's a sort of in between the first book and the last book in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. It provides a fresh perspective into that world, and portrays different interactive elements such as maps and interviews!
5

Feb 23, 2009

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. this book contains three stories that will lead you to the fifth book. the first book tells how percy was in fifth period and he heard a noise, when he looked it was clarisse. for an escuse he said he had to puke and it worked.he went to go help her and when it was over he explained that she was driving Ares chariot and her immortal brothers phobos and diemos stole it as a prank. when they ran into phobos and made him tell where the chariot was. when they got there they both had phobos and this book contains three stories that will lead you to the fifth book. the first book tells how percy was in fifth period and he heard a noise, when he looked it was clarisse. for an escuse he said he had to puke and it worked.he went to go help her and when it was over he explained that she was driving Ares chariot and her immortal brothers phobos and diemos stole it as a prank. when they ran into phobos and made him tell where the chariot was. when they got there they both had phobos and diemos sepratley in the end they safely got the chariot back to ares temple without him being there.
the second story tells how percy was playing capture the flag with his friend beckendorf on his team so as they were in the woods about to attack where they found these dangerous ants it turns out annabeth and her friend selena caught percy but the ants attacked beckendorf. the only way to saved him wasto rewire a bronze dragon but the dragon went crazy and started attacking them and beckendorf stoped it.
the third story tell how percy was tacking a exam and percy dog came asking him to follow it when he got there he ran into thaila and nico then they fell trough the earth to the underworld. they talkd to persophone about hades new sword being stolen and they had to find it when they started looking for the theif they came across a river that makes you forget things. percy had to wiil it to stay just to let his friends to get throygh so whenhe tried to get through the water fell on him but he was gifted to stay dry in water.when he came out and caught up to the thief who had worked with a titan they threw the tian in the river that makes you forget everything and return the sword back to hades.

I recomend this book to people who are tired for the fifth book to come out because this book lead you up to the fifth book ...more
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Sep 19, 2013

Now I'm a huge fantasy buff and I understand the Percy Jackson books are intended for children below 12, but still, I wouldn't recommend this to anyone. The dialogue is terribly bad, I hate seeing the greek gods with which I grew up talking like some american teenagers. Yeah I know, this is modern, it's fast-paced, it's supposed to be an easy read for children, get them into books, but not like this. There tons of other better examples (see Harry Potter or The Chronicles of Narnia).

This book has Now I'm a huge fantasy buff and I understand the Percy Jackson books are intended for children below 12, but still, I wouldn't recommend this to anyone. The dialogue is terribly bad, I hate seeing the greek gods with which I grew up talking like some american teenagers. Yeah I know, this is modern, it's fast-paced, it's supposed to be an easy read for children, get them into books, but not like this. There tons of other better examples (see Harry Potter or The Chronicles of Narnia).

This book has three short stories that describe some of the adventures the main character goes trough. If you look past the terrible dialogue, the stories are not that bad, I particularly enjoyed the second one, about the bronze dragon. Also I don't like the fact that the book has a first person perspective, having a young teenager describe the situations is bad, so bad...maybe a third person narration would have saved a bit.

Overall, I wouldn't recommend this book at all, in my opinion it butchers the greek mythology with crappy dialogue, over-the-top cliches and stereotypical characters! ...more
5

Jan 26, 2017

As usual, Rick Riordan delivers. I'm going through his books slowly this year, and it was really nice to see these stories again. The book contains three stories: Percy Jackson and the Stolen Chariot, Percy Jackson and the Bronze Dragon, and Percy Jackson and the Sword of Hades. The book should be read between the fourth and fifth book of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series (The Battle of the Labyrinth and The Last Olympian, respectively).

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The book is fun and light. Well, the stories As usual, Rick Riordan delivers. I'm going through his books slowly this year, and it was really nice to see these stories again. The book contains three stories: Percy Jackson and the Stolen Chariot, Percy Jackson and the Bronze Dragon, and Percy Jackson and the Sword of Hades. The book should be read between the fourth and fifth book of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series (The Battle of the Labyrinth and The Last Olympian, respectively).

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The book is fun and light. Well, the stories not so much, but the extra content yes. The three stories can be alternatively re-titled as Percy and Clarisse Can Be Somewhat Civil to Each Other (re: Daddy Issues), Percy and Charlie: The Buff™ (Not) Boys (re: Sneaky Girls Are Sneaky), and The Big Three: Annoyed Again (re: Stop Hurting My Children), respectively.

The extra content includes interviews with the characters, questions to test your monster knowledge, trivia, and more fun stuff.

Review written on 27 January, 2017. ...more
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Feb 16, 2018

This definitely should be read between Battle of the Labyrinth and Last Olimpyan. Its not mandatory, but I think it gives more context to some things that happen in the last book of the series.

I enjoyed this, it's an easy read and it has the same elements as the other books (humor, action and plenty of greek mythology). I just wish I had read it before book 5 because it is connected to the main series. Its not a indispensable read, but I feel like it does help painting a bigger picture. This definitely should be read between Battle of the Labyrinth and Last Olimpyan. It’s not mandatory, but I think it gives more context to some things that happen in the last book of the series.

I enjoyed this, it's an easy read and it has the same elements as the other books (humor, action and plenty of greek mythology). I just wish I had read it before book 5 because it is connected to the main series. It’s not a indispensable read, but I feel like it does help painting a bigger picture. ...more
4

Sep 18, 2018

Simply an adorable companion to the Percy Jackson series. This novella contains three short stories, some character interviews, and puzzles. Though not at all necessary to the main story, the short stories were a lot of fun and certainly added to the experience.
5

Aug 28, 2016

Finally! Another book with Percy Jackson and Co. Percy Jackson and the Stolen Chariot, Percy Jackson and the Bronze Dragon, and Percy Jackson and the Sword of Hades were just amazing! Great! :)))

Starting The Lost Hero soon... :))
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Feb 02, 2015

It really helped me to understand a bit more the world of Percy Jackson, also the stories were pretty cool
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Oct 22, 2018

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I loved that interview with anabeth, she was hilarious, she is so into Percy that its so frustrating to her lol. I loved that percy helped clarisse with getting the chariot back from her two jerk brothers phobia and terror, yeah those kind of brothers creep me out! I loved that at the end percy admitted to clarisse that his fear was to not save his friends which included her. I also loved the story about the dragon, I liked that they teamed up to save beckendorf from those scary ants and that I loved that interview with anabeth, she was hilarious, she is so into Percy that it’s so frustrating to her lol. I loved that percy helped clarisse with getting the chariot back from her two jerk brothers phobia and terror, yeah those kind of brothers creep me out! I loved that at the end percy admitted to clarisse that his fear was to not save his friends which included her. I also loved the story about the dragon, I liked that they teamed up to save beckendorf from those scary ants and that they rallied up this dragon! I loved the coupling even when percy is so clueless and anabeth had to ask HIM to the fireworks viewing. I also liked the description of each God and some demigods. The story of Persephone recruiting the help of the demigods was just not right! She lied and for that percy and his 2 friends almost died! Hades own son almost bit it!!! I’m glad percy made hades promise he wouldn’t use this new sword on the gods. ...more
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May 24, 2017

This book includes three fun Percy Jackson stories, like the one about how the titan Iapetus turned into Bob the janitor of the Underworld. There's also a ton of cute little extras!

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