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!
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’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!