Percy Jackson the Sea of Monsters

By: Rick Riordan

Authors Theme

In this book the theme is "Fame isn't everything". I think this is the theme because Percy Jackson is a famous figure around camp, but he still risks his life by secretly going on one of the most dangerous missions the camp has ever faced with the help of Annabeth, Tyson, And Percy's cyclops brother Tyson.


The conflict in this book is man vs. man. Percy Jackson goes across the huge sea with his small team and faces big challenges along the way. He is trying to get the Golden Fleece from a mean cyclops to save his half-blood camp. He is racing with his old friend Luke, Luke is trying to bring back an evil Titian named Kronos back to life.

Percy Jackson

Percy Jackson is the protagonist and main character of this book. He is brave, outgoing, and unselfish. He is all of these things because he will do anything to help out. In the book he snuck out of his camp with Annabeth, Grover, and Tyson on a dangerous mission to save his camp and friends.

Direct characterization- "because of my half-blood abilities I have dyslexia, so i have trouble reading things that are not in Greek."

Indirect characterization- "i think that's her way of saying anything is possible. Percy can pass seventh grade. waffles can be blue. Little miracles like that." This shows that Percy has trouble in school because of his disability.


Luke is the antagonist of the story. He was a regular half-blood, but he turned on the gods and went to help the titans (the god's enemy). He is cruel and angry at everyone and wants to take the golden fleece to kill the half-bloods.

Direct characterization- "his dark eyes stared at the rising titian with joy"

Indirect characterization- "The gods betrayed us, Its our time to fight back!"


The time period is present. The main places the story took place was camp half-blood, Polyphemus island, and Thalia's tree. This story took place in the summer.


Thalia's tree creates a protective force field around the camp that keeps the half-bloods safe, but the tree was poisoned and was dying. The only way to bring it back to life is to go across "the sea of monsters". They have to travel through the sea filled with dangerous creatures to an island called Polyphemus island. This island is the home of a giant cyclops that is also the guardian of the magical fleece. Percy, Grover, Annabeth, and Tyson sneak out of the camp in the middle of the night to get the fleece. Chiron (the camp director) already sent a team of half-bloods out on a mission to get the fleece. After Chiron says no Percy thinks he is the one to go one the mission because of a prophecy he heard about him. After getting swallowed by a sea monster on their voyage they meet the assigned team, ran by Clarisse. Clarisse was angry at Percy for coming but then saw where they were at, in the bottom of a sea monsters stomach. The groups blast out of the stomach and get to the island. They fight with the cyclops for a while and after some extreme teamwork they pull the fleece of its back. After they get the fleece they encounter Luke and his team of monsters. Luke takes the fleece from them and places it on kronos's casket to bring him back to life. Kronos was beginning to rise as Percy and Annabeth fight to take the fleece back. They steel the fleece back and they all quickly get back to Thalia's tree. When they put the fleece on the dying tree it began to get healthy again but this time there was something different about it. Thalia who was a dead girl was laying under it.