Rick Riordan is an American author. He is best known for his series of children's books, ''Literature/TheCampHalfBloodSeries'' (''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'', ''Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus'', ''Literature/TheTrialsOfApollo''), ''Literature/TheKaneChronicles'' and ''Literature/MagnusChaseAndTheGodsOfAsgard'', which have granted him the epithet "Myth Master".

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!!Tropes common in his works:
* AlliterativeName: His full name, too; it's Richard Russell Riordan, Jr.
* AllMythsAreTrue: In the case of his books, Greek, Roman, Egyptian and Norse mythology co-exist in the same universe. There is also a mention of Jesus and Moses is confirmed to exist, though his characters remain officially agnostic on the existence of a "Capital-G God."
* {{Cliffhanger}}: Has a reputation for these (though more often he simply leaves some plot threads unresolved to be built on in later books, which some confuse for this trope).
* DeadpanSnarker: He writes ''a lot'' of these. He's also quite the snarker himself, if [[https://twitter.com/camphalfblood?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor his twitter account]] is anything to go by.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: Oh yes. With four distinct groups of heroes and their respective villains, this is to be expected.
* RecycledInSpace: Though he's pretty clever at it, making the blend of ancient mythology and the modern world complex and entertaining.
* ShownTheirWork: Riordan certainly does his research, though he sometimes juggles things around for ArtisticLicense, and the fact that many of the myths have different variations and are often open to interpretations.
* {{Troll}}: The fandom is fond of calling him one, due to his penchant for cliffhangers. He takes it well, though.
-->'''''House of Hades'' dedication page:''' To my wonderful readers: Sorry about that last [[IncrediblyLamePun cliffhanger]]. Well, no, not really. HAHAHAHA. But seriously, I love you guys.
* WorldOfBadass: To be expected when the world has four distinct groups of heroes who get involved in epic battles with their respective villains.
* WorldOfSnark: Contributing to plenty a CrowningMomentOfFunny.
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