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.”
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!
With less than 50 days until the release of HOUSE OF HADES, the official Percy Jackson Facebook page showed off the hilarious embargo warning they’re shipping out to American bookstores with each order of books!
Either way, we imagine all Hades will break loose in HOUSE OF HADES on October 8!