German Book Cover for The Lost Hero

Rick Riordan recently posted up the new German cover for The Lost Hero on his Tumblr, Myth & Mystery!

As Rick pointed out, it looks like the illustrator behind this German cover was definitely Team Leo!

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Rick Riordan Q & A: Morning Edition!

As promised, Rick Riordan has been graciously answering fans questions today and plans to continue doing so throughout the weekend! Since he announced that he’ll be taking a short break until this afternoon to prepare for his Mark of Athena tour, we figured we’d recap Part 1  the highlights of his Twitter Q & A from last night and this morning!

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Please note that THIS CONTAINS MAJOR SPOILERS FOR EVERY BOOK EXCEPT MARK OF ATHENA!

Q: What is the title of the 4th book (HoO)?
A: You’ll find out at the end of Mark of Athena.

Q: Why is Blackjack a mare in SoM, then a male in Titan’s curse?
A: Percy wasn’t looking closely. Or maybe I made a mistake.

Q: Is Calypso gonna come back for Heroes of Olympus series?
A: MINOR SPOILER: Yes, you will see her at some point.

Q: What happened to the gray strands of hair of Percy & Annabeth?
A: This will be answered in Mark of Athena.

Q: Do you have any plans for Luke’s reincarnation?
A: No, Luke has gone on to another life. (sniffle)

Rick Riordan Twitter Q&A troll

Rick’s response to one fan suggesting he’s a bit of a troll: “Who me? Nah.” and this photo!

Q: Would you like to have a unicorn?
A:Meh, third choice behind llama and penguin.Q: Which character would you dress up as for Halloween?
A: Haha. Uh, probably Chiron if I could figure out the costume.

Q: Will Leo have a serious love interest in any book of HoO?
A: Leo is wondering the same thing. That’s all I can say!

Q: Will Grover show up in The Heroes of Olympus series again?
A: He doesn’t have a big part, no. He’s off doing nature stuff. However, the story I will preview at the events will feature the return of Grover.

Q: Will Thalia be in MoA?
A: No, there are already soooo many characters to juggle w/the seven prophecy demigods.

Q: If you could talk to a god/goddess, or a demigod, for a day who would you choose?
A: Maybe Hestia, least likely to kill me.

Q: Is Annabeth based on someone in your life? If so, then who?
A: No. Sort of a combination of many students I taught.

Q: Whatever happened to Clarisse?
A: She’s around, just doesn’t have a big part in Heroes.

Q: How did the REAL Charlie Beckendorf feel about you killing off the character?
A: I haven’t talked to him! He’s nothing like Beckendorf in the books. I just borrowed the name. I only name a few characters after real ppl, and they are ppl I know personally. Travis/Connor Stoll, Mrs. Dodds, Mr. Brunner.

Keep your eye on Rick’s Twitter account, @camphalfblood, for more Q & A throughout the weekend!

Nico and Leo’s Second Round COTEC

Nico has a tough opponent, he is up against…. wait for it…. Harry Potter.  He is going to need a lot of votes.  Leo is against Peter Wiggin from Ender’s game.

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Demigod Diaries Review

I’ve finished reading the Demigod Diaries and I’ve got say that I was very pleased on how it was.

The Diary of Luke Castellan:
I wasn’t so sure about a story based on Luke at first, but I thought it was good. It showed how Luke had gotten his resentment towards the gods. After that I could see why he turned on the gods even though it was a bad choice. It also showed how Thalia and him got a special item I think you would recognize.

Percy Jackson and the Staff of Hermes:
This story was a definite Percabeth story, it starts off as a picnic date between the two demigods and Annabeth mentions that Percy forgot something… Uh oh! Thank the gods that Hermes came with a special quest for them. He lost his special item… Try to guess what it is. Well anyway, I thought this was a nice humorous story and it had a nice ending.

Leo Valdez and the Quest For Buford
This was my favorite story of the book. Probably because my favorite characters consists of Leo and Nico, sadly Nico wasn’t in it :-(. Anyway, this was a funny story that is set in the middle of the building of Argo II. And Leo loses something fatal and he doesn’t know if even he could fix it…

Son of Magic
Haley Riordan is a good author just like his father. I was very impressed with this story. This story is about a rogue son of Hecate who is in grave danger. He is so desperate that he needs a mortal to help him.

I conclude that the Demigod Diaries is great and that you should get yourself a copy.
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COTEC: Leo Valdez vs. Teresa Agnes

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Fan Art of Leo, Nico, Percy, and Jason 2010 and 2012

Artist Cathrel made some pretty amazing images of these four wonderful characters of the Heroes of Olympus series. But not only did he create a set of them once, he did it twice!  So, he created a meme to compare between the two sets.  One was done in 2010 with pen and tool, and the other in 2012 with a tablet.

Click here to go to Cathrel’s Tumblr account and follow him

What do you think?  I actually think I prefer the 2010 versions of them, but they are still both great versions of the characters.