Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods

Today, Rick Riordan released the cover to a companion novel to the Percy Jackson and Heroes of Olympus series.

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From Rick Riordan’s Website:

Who could tell the origin stories of the gods of Olympus better than a modern-day demigod? Percy Jackson provides an insider’s view with plenty of ‘tude in this illustrated collection.

A publisher in New York asked me to write down what I know about the Greek gods, and I was like, Can we do this anonymously? Because I don’t need the Olympians mad at me again. But if it helps you to know your Greek gods, and survive an encounter with them if they ever show up in your face, then I guess writing all this down will be my good deed for the week. 

So begins Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods, in which the son of Poseidon adds his own magic–and sarcastic asides–to the classics. He explains how the world was created, then gives readers his personal take on a who’s who of ancients, from Apollo to Zeus. Percy does not hold back. “If you like horror shows, blood baths, lying, stealing, backstabbing, and cannibalism, then read on, because it definitely was a Golden Age for all that.”

Dramatic full-color illustrations throughout by Caldecott Honoree John Rocco make this volume–a must for home, library, and classroom shelves–as stunning as it is entertaining.

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PERCY JACKSON’s House of Hades Cover – UK Version

Here’s the House of Hades UK Version, which was also revealed today.

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House of Hades Cover

house-of-hades-us-coverRick Riordan released the cover for the fourth Heroes of Olympus book due out October 8th today!  What do you think?  In an almost Dante-like apperance of the Underworld it appears to be what Rick Riordan calls, “this book is the one Percabeth fans have been waiting for.”

The official summary that will appear on the book jacket has also been released:

At the conclusion of The Mark of Athena, Annabeth and Percy tumble into a pit leading straight to the Underworld. The other five demigods have to put aside their grief and follow Percy’s instructions to find the mortal side of the Doors of Death. If they can fight their way through the Gaea’s forces, and Percy and Annabeth can survive the House of Hades, then the Seven will be able to seal the Doors both sides and prevent the giants from raising Gaea. But, Leo wonders, if the Doors are sealed, how will Percy and Annabeth be able to escape?

They have no choice. If the demigods don’t succeed, Gaea’s armies will never die. They have no time. In about a month, the Romans will march on Camp Half-Blood. The stakes are higher than ever in this adventure that dives into the depths of Tartarus.

Demigods, why can’t October be sooner!!

(Source: Hypable)

Son of Sobek Cover Reveals a Very Familiar Greek Half-Blood

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Even if you haven’t read Rick Riordan‘s The Kane Chronicles series, you might want to start reading them now!  Somehow, Percy Jackson has found his way on the cover of the audio ebook The Son of Sobek.  So, surely, there’s a crazy connection between Carter Kane and Percy Jackson, right?  Well, I guess you’ll only be able to find out if by getting this audio ebook, which is read by the author himself, Rick Riordan.

You can actually read the short story of how Percy and Carter meet in the now available paperback copy of book three of The Kane Chronicles: The Serpent’s Shadow.

 

Holy Hera! We have a cover!

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Well, John Rocco has done it again! Above is his fabulous cover art for The Mark of Athena. It was revealed yesterday in Publishers Weekly. If you missed the interview, you can read it here.
What is the scene on the cover? Is that who you think it is, about to fight??  Can’t tell you, but yes, that is an actual scene from the book, and the meaning will be clear when you read it. Very soon, Disney will be launching a new site, GreeksvsRomans.com, which will let you choose your side — Camp Half-Blood or Camp Jupiter. More on that soon!
The first chapter is now available on Disney’s Heroes of Olympus website. The book will be released Oct. 2, 2012. Why the wait? Well, ya know,  proofreading, typesetting, proofreading again, printing (or formatting separately for each e-version) final revisions, etc. It takes a lot to make a book, and we want it to be as polished as possible when you read it.

-Rick Riordan

Just stunning.  I can’t even process thoughts at the moment.  What’s this about a new website?

(via rickriordan.blogspot.com)