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In what order should Rick Riordan's mythological series be read to make the most sense, and what is the chronological order?

Warning: This is long. A reminder: Percy Jackson and the Olympians deals with the Greek gods. The Heroes of Olympus deals with the Greek and Roman gods. The Kane Chronicles deals with the Egyptian ...
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How accurate are Rick Riordan's portrayals of ancient myths?

Rick Riordan in an interview says that he attempts to create a "Modern Mold" for the characters. He credits many of the stories he uses to Tales of the Greek Heroes by Roger Green. (Wikipedia). He ...
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Are the different mythological series by Rick Riordan set in the same universe?

Yes. The Percy Jackson and the Olympians, The Heroes of Olympus, and The Trials of Apollo are definitely in the same universe – they center on Camp Half-Blood. In The Kane Chronicles, we can conclude ...
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If a first-person narrator addresses the reader, is it considered speech or thought?

PAIRS is intended to help you direct your attention to specific methods a text may use to reveal what a character is like. Essentially, it tells you not to overlook (1) what a character looks like, (2)...
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What is the difference between parentheses () and square brackets [] when enclosing real-time interjections in the Kane Chronicles?

I realized the answer in the process of writing the question. Square brackets enclose statements addressed to Carter, while parentheses enclose statements addressed to the reader (or, I guess, ...
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How do the monsters return without the Doors of Death?

The doors of death are the only popular pathway to Tartarus. Between both series, four entrances to Tartarus have been shown. One in the Underworld (main entrance), one in the Labyrinth (destroyed/...
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What do these prophetic lines in The Hidden Oracle mean?

We don't know. The meaning hasn't been revealed in any of Rick Riordan's books so far. This might be explained in The Dark Prophecy (the second book in the series); we'll have to wait and see. ...
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