Rick Riordan has released a deleted scene from PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS: THE LAST OLYMPIAN!
The scene focuses on Percy Jackson encountering his childhood nemesis, Nancy Bobofit, unconscious in Manhattan when Morpheus puts the city to sleep just before Kronos’ attack.
The lights of the city were blinking on. I guess they were on automatic timers. The streetlamps in the park glowed, making the lanes and the trees look spooky – like we needed any more spookiness.
Thalia stopped and tensed, like she was catching a scent. “I’ll be back. Need to check the Hunters on the right flank.”
Her bow appeared in her hands and she disappeared into the trees.
We stepped over bodies of sleeping New Yorkers, moving them to safety when we could. We were just coming to a stone bridge on the northern side of the park when we came across a dozen kids, all slumped next to a pretzel stand, like they’d been lined up to buy snacks.
Grover yelped. “Percy . . . look.”
Disney Books has posted a great new clip of Rick Riordan reading a brand spanking new excerpt from HOUSE OF HADES! It’s a little less than 2 minutes long, but it comes from a meaty scene featuring Percy and Annabeth, smack in the middle of the book!
“The Phlegethon? Sounds like a marathon for hocking spit balls.”
Rick Riordan’s latest Percy Jackson short story, PERCY JACKSON AND THE SINGER OF APOLLO, is available for fans to read in full on Harper Collins book preview of GUYS READ: OTHER WORLDS, the compilation in which the story is featured.
Click the book cover to read the story!
GUYS READ: OTHER WORLDS is edited by Jon Scieszka and also features short stories by Tom Angleberger, D. J. MacHale, Rebecca Stead, Ray Bradbury, Shaun Tan, and Neal Shusterman. You can buy it here!
Alexandra Daddario talked to MTV about the changes in her character, Annabeth Chase, between the first and second films.
“I think in the first movie she’s tougher and she has more of a guard up. And I think as far as her relationship with Percy is concerned, she wants him to prove himself to her more,” Daddario said. “In this one, I think she’s a better friend. I think she’s let him in. She’s more vulnerable, and I think it’s sort of a sign of her growing up that she’s able to sort of show her weaknesses a little more. And I liked playing that.”
“You see more of what makes her tick, and when you find out Percy has a half-brother, she really doesn’t like him because he’s a Cyclops,” Daddario explained. “Not to give too much away, but I’m sure everyone’s read the books. And you sort of find out why that is, and you sort of find out where she comes from and who she was, and I think she learns a lot from her dislike of this person. She sort of finds out that everyone’s not so bad. It was interesting to play this more vulnerable, sweet side of her and see what makes her who she is.”