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There’s a whole lot of characters that get covered in the Percy Jackson series and The Heroes of Olympus series! Not all of them get the love they deserve!
That’s why we love this sketch by Mei-Lin-Taipan that portrays Silena Beauregard and Charlie Beckendorf parting ways after Silena decides to lead Ares Cabin to battle, as well as the poem she’s included with it:
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!
for my long absense, you see
I came back from camp.
Here’s a nice camp post,
In hikkus, I hope you like it
Apollo would too.
(Art by t-t-l-sis12)