The Demigod Files by Rick Riordan

If you're reading this book, your life is about to get a lot more dangerous.
In these top secret files, Rick Riordan, Camp Half-Blood's senior scribe, gives you an inside look at the world of demigods that NO regular human child is allowed to see.
These highly classified archives include three of Percy Jackson's most perilous adventures, a Spotter's Guide to Monsters, a Who's Who in Greek mythology, Percy's Summer Camp report and much more.
So, if you're armed with this book, you'll have everything you need to know to keep you alive in your training. Your own adventures have just begun...

The line between fantasy and real life is blurred as Riordan steps into his own little fictional role and takes us on tour through the camp. We're shown a map of the camp, character sheets of the main characters and information about various monsters and gods.  There is even a couple of quizzes and puzzles (which I were unable to do as writing in library books is a big no-no!)

The three short stories are stand alone adventures that to avoid spoilers can be read once you've finished the fourth in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series (Battle of the Labyrinth). They are a quick and enjoyable read and pretty much saves the little book. Everything else in the book is written in this annoying wannabe young language. It is incredibly annoying to read and below are a couple of examples.
" Like, really, really old, man! "
" I'm gonna give you a massive heads-up here. All you need to know about Clarisse is that her father is Ares. Who's he? Only the GOD OF WAR! "
There isn't a lot to any of it, mostly just stuff we already know through the main books, but I suppose for young fans it's fun. I appreciated the three stories, but note that once again it's all action and no everyday life.

171 pages / published in 2009
Review by Iben Jakobsen, BoB, 2011


  1. I love the series, but it sounds like this book is definitely skippable. After I was so disappointed by the Tales of Beetle Bard I've learned to skip companion books like this unless I start hearing tons of good things about them.

  2. @Jenn - it's definitely a book to skip. Beetle the Bard was a silly little thing, but it was 10 times better than this.


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