It’s like Harry Potter meets Ancient Greece with a mix of Bruce Coville’s “My Teacher is an Alien.” It was entertaining, if not a little immature, but the part that was most touching to me was why Rick wrote these stories. His son loved Greek Mythology and when Rick ran out of stories, he made them up. He created Percy Jackson off the top of his head and Percy had ADHD and dyslexia like his son did at that time. The author was showing his son how someone became a hero with the same problems he had and, in an indirect way, that he was special.
He talks about this and other things more in his interview here.
Content Rating: Mild, for a few swear words and action.