Anyway, the full article is here, but it'll require registering at the NY Times website (which is free). The series is called The Lightning Thief, and it's by Rick Riorden.
In other news, I just bought two more Loebs, the OCT for Tacitus, another book on Egyptian hieroglyphics, another book on Alexander, and another translation of the Georgics. ... WHY?! This is in addition to the Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World, Margaret Atwood's Penelopiad, James Davidson's Courtesans and Fishcakes (you have NO idea how hard it was for me to get this), and a book on Vikings (yay!)--all of which I bought yesterday. Employee sales, when working at a bookstore, just means that you give them all of your money back. Eheu.