Percy Jackson has a rough past. His mother was killed when lightning struck their house, his father rescued him, as did a mysterious women flanked by lions. He soon fell asleep and woke up at an orphanage, where he met his adoptive mother Hestia, also the director of the orphanage. He lived a happy childhood, especially when Hestia takes in a few old lions from a circus, who seemed to be drawn to Percy. But strange things marred his happiness. Whenever Percy got angry, water quaked, and things caught on fire. The lions became agitated, the earth shook. The children started to fear Percy, while Hestia seemed to be scared for him. And then one day, Percy is gone… And so are the lions.