We’ve already posted highlights from the first part of Rick Riordan’s Equinox Q & A session, now we’re back with the highlights from Part 2! Take a look!
***NOTE: SPOILERS! SPOILERS EVERYWHERE! …EXCEPT FOR MARK OF ATHENA.***
Q: What was the saddest death you had to write and why?
A: Silena in the Last Olympian; b/c it was a noble death & brave.
Q: You plan the story before you write it?
A: Yes, I really have to, or I’d get stuck halfway through.
Q: Set vs Ares… who wins?
A:Oo. Good one. Advantage Set. Much sneakier.
Q: Coffee or tea? Books or movies? Beach or farm?
A: Coffee, books, farm. (though I like the other choices too)
Q: Mrs. O’Leary or Blackjack?
A: Mrs. O’Leary. I love dogs, especially if they can shadow travel and run over entire armies.
Q: What was your favorite cliffhanger you wrote?
A: Well, have to be careful of spoilers, but the end of Sea of Monsters.
Q: What was it like writing 3rd person for Percy and seeing him through other characters’ eyes?
A: Actually it was really cool! I wanted to do the Heroes series in a different way, because it kept things interesting for me. I didn’t want to do the exact same as PJO.
Q: Did you ever think that Percy and Annabeth could be reincarnations of other heroes, like Perseus and Atalanta?
A: That had never occurred to me. Good question. I think the old heroes are in Elysium, though, so probably not.
Q: Which of the book covers from the PJ series or HoO series is your favourite?
A: I love John Rocco’s US covers. I think my favorite is The Titan’s Curse for PJO, Serpent’s Shadow for KC, and Lost Hero for HoO.
Q: If you were a magician, which path of the gods would you choose?
A: Is it bad that I’d go chaos magic w/ Set?
Q: Are Maenads a very real terrifying interpretation of FANGIRLS?
A: Haha. Maybe. They are authentic myths, though.
Q: Have you worked in collaboration with the team of PJ Sea of Monsters film?
A: Nope. I just write the books. As I’m always saying, I have nothing whatsoever to do w/the movies, so don’t ask me anything. Guarantee you, I don’t know!
Q: You said you got teary eyed when you wrote a scene in MOA. Does that mean we’re all gonna have a heart attack?
A: No, I don’t think so. It’s just kind of a sweet, sad scene. Not a major tragedy or anything. I can’t get more specific.
Q: Do you have the ending of the HoO series ready in your mind?
A: Yes, more or less. And no, I can’t tell you. 😛
That’s all for the Q & A, but you can follow Rick’s regular tweets over on his Twitter!