Happy Book Birthday, The House of Hades!

After all the anticipation and hints (and possibly a weeeee bit of friendly trolling from dear ol’ Uncle Rick), The House of Hades is officially out!

Click the image below to order the book if you haven’t already!


If you’ve already read the book, what do you think? Was it everything you dreamed it would be?

Now… Bring on book 5!


Rick Riordan Reads New Excerpt from HOUSE OF HADES

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.”

Hyperion Books Reveals Clever HOUSE OF HADES Packaging

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!

Read the First Chapter of House of Hades

Rick Riordan has released the first chapter of House of Hades, which is in Hazel’s point of view.

Read it here.

House of Hades Tour Dates

Rick Riordan announced the upcoming dates for his House of Hades tour starting in October.

Wednesday, October 9:

Symphony Space, New York, NY

2537 Broadway at 95th Street
New York, NY 10025
Stay tuned for full details, including times.

Thursday, October 10
Barnes&Noble  Fairless Hills, PA 

The Court @ Oxford Valley
210 Commerce Blvd.
Fairless Hills, PA 19030

 Actual event will be at a local school, exact location to be announced soon. Stay tuned for full details!

Friday, October 11
Politics & Prose Bookstore, Washington, DC with Wilson High School, 7:00 PM

Politics and Prose
5015 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 2008

Saturday, October 12, 7PM
St. Louis Public Library, St. Louis, MO 

Host and event location:
St. Louis County Library
1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63131

Sunday, October 13, 4PM
Southern Festival of Books, Nashville, TN
This event is first-come, first seated. No tickets required, but plan to arrive early!

Books provided by:
Parnassus Books
3900 Hillsboro Pike
Nashville, TN 37215

Monday, October 14, 5PM
Blue Willow Bookshop, Houston, TX, at Morton Ranch High School

Blue Willow Bookshop
14532 Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77079

Tuesday, October 15, 7PM — this event is SOLD OUT!
Minnesota Public Radio’s Fitzgerald Theater,  St. Paul, MN 

Books provided by:
Micawber’s Books
2238 Carter Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108

Check out the full announcement on Rick Riordan’s blog.