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This is an in-series Timeline of Rick Riordan's books in the in-universe chronological order in which they are set. Some books and short stories are set around or at roughly the same time.

  • Note: This is a timeline for the stories written by Rick Riordan himself, and thus do not include books and short stories under Rick Riordan Presents, as they are set in a different universe from his works. If something not by him is said to be canon by Rick, such as Son of Magic, it can be added.
  • The exact years the books take place in are unknown, as the literary universe references pop culture that has come out years after it ended if the starting year for the series is 2005, such as movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
  • Main series titles are in bold while companion stories are in italic.



  • The events of Percy Jackson and the Bronze Dragon are hard to place in the timeline. Contradictory information points in either of two directions: during the summer of The Battle of the Labyrinth or the summer of The Last Olympian. Most of the evidence seems to indicate the latter.
    • The events of the story are mentioned to take place by the end of June, two weeks after Percy Jackson's last quest. This means that Percy's latest quest must have ended at least two weeks before the end of June. If this is meant to be the same year as The Battle of the Labyrinth, then the Quest for Daedalus would have had to end by mid-June, which is unlikely since Percy's encounter with Geryon happened on June 13. Percy's latest quest could also be referring to one of the many quests he went on during the following summer, right before the events of The Last Olympian, to undermine Kronos' armies.
    • During the story, Charles Beckendorf is said to have just turned eighteen and to be two years older than Percy, this means Percy must have been fifteen and about to turn sixteen.
    • However, during The Last Olympian, it is implied several times that Beckendorf and Silena Beauregard dated for a whole year before their deaths, explaining that they had "started dating last summer" and that Silena made Charles' "last year the best of his life". This would mean the events of the story happened a full year before The Last Olympian, during late June after the Quest for Daedalus.
      • It's also possible that they originally began dating in secret during the summer of the Battle of the Labyrinth, and it had come out by The Last Olympian
    • Whatever the case, during the final chapter of The Battle of the Labyrinth, Percy mentions that summer after the quest was strangely normal, which could rule out an encounter with the Bronze Dragon. He also mentions the 4th of July fireworks, but when referring to Annabeth he claims they avoided each other, making it unlikely for them to have dated back then.
  • Magnus Chase was said to have been homeless for two years before The Sword of Summer, placing the time of his mother's death between The Battle of the Labyrinth and The Last Olympian.

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