"All those times I've gotten into fights, and the nights I lost sleep worrying about how he would survive without me next year, and he was acting like he was the one protecting me." Just great. Really. Percy Jackson is about to get the boot, getting kicked out of Yancy Academy. And just because of a little kind of majorly disturbing incident with a man-eating winged math teacher!! But there is good things,. Percy will get to see his mom...and put up with smelly Gabe, his stepfather. One night when he goes to Montauk with his mom, things get strange. After meeting Grover and suffering through losing his mom to the Minotaur, all Percy wants is a spark, a flame even of hope. But fate has its own choice. Percy is going to be at Camp Half Blood, for kids like him with a godly parent. And guess who he is after a deadly capture the flag? The son of Poseidon, god of horses, earthquakes, and the ocean. After finding out that he must go on a quest with Annabeth Chase and Grover to retrieve Zeus's master bolt, things get a little wacky.