November 6, 2009

Rick Riordan NEW SERIES!

Posted by at 4:14 pm in Authors, News, Percy Jackson, Reads | Permalink

Rick_riordan This thrilling news just made my whole week! Rick Riordan, the author of Percy Jackson and the Olympians series and The 39 Clues: The Maze of Bones, has a NEW SERIES coming out next Spring!

Circle this date on your calendar: May 4, 2010 is the release date for The Kane Chronicles, Book One: The Red Pyramid.
It will be another fantasy series in a modern-day setting like Percy Jackson, but this series will feature ancient Egyptian mythology instead of ancient Greek. I CAN'T WAIT!!!

Here is a tiny plot tease:

When a magical accident unleashes the Egyptian gods on the modern
world, siblings Carter and Sadie Kane discover that they are the only ones who can put things right. As descendants of the greatest Egyptian magicians, they must find a way to defeat the evil god Set before he can destroy them.

It almost hurts to have to wait until May! OK, in the meantime, here are some other books about Ancient Egypt to keep you busy while you wait.

The Egypt Game by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
Modern-day kids start playing a pretend "Egypt game" that leads to unexplainable events.

Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos by R.L. LaFevers

Theodosia has to work to remove the hidden curses from the ancient Egyptian artifacts in the British Museum where her parents work.

Egyptology by Dugald Steer and Ian Andrew
A fascinating scrapbook of ancient Egypt, full of hidden discoveries and magical secrets.

Yay!

— Sonja, STACKS Staffer

UPDATE 4/20: We now have news about Riordan's NEW Camp Half-Blood series too!

Rick Riordan photo © Rebecca Riordan

  1. Michael

    I was kind of disapointed when I heard it was going to be about EGYPT, beceause I really got in to that Greek Mythology. But the new seris sounds cool! Cant wait for The Movie! Peace.

  2. garion

    idk the halfblood book where the best books ever and i dont relly like the storyline so far ???
    guess ill have to wait and see

  3. bobtiny

    man i love the percy jackson seiries but i think you should do a second seiries on the olipanes Mr.Riordan plese ascuse my written i jammed my pink and i havent been able to use it for 3 weeks but for real i realy liked the seirese and the last prophacy has got me so worked up Mr.Riordan. scincerly Bobtiny p.s i know its a odd name.

  4. DomoLover

    Oh my gods! I cant believe this is even happening! Thanks Rick Riordan for making another book! I read all of ur books. I hope it’ll be as great as Percy Jackson and The Olympians.

  5. PeRcY jAcKsOn FaN

    o my i can’t wait until it comes out it sounds great egyptian mythology i just now learned about the percy jackson series and i started to read the lighting theif yesterday and i only have a few chapters left now im just waiting for the movie and the kane chronicels and what is it about the NEW camp halfblood series

  6. Rachel

    I’m so excited!I can’t wait!It comes out before my birthday!Me and my friends are so there!I’m counting down until that and the Percy Jackson movie!

  7. Matthew

    I LOVE the Percy Jackson series SO much. I can`t wait for the Kane Chronicles or the Camp Half Blood spin off.

  8. Jasper

    I knew that it would be Egypt, but I expected another Percy series first… Stiil, can’t wait! Sounds Awesome!

  9. TheLightningTheifFan

    I loved the Percy Jackson and the Olympians and I hope this series is as good as those!!!!!

  10. the blue review

    I am so happy that rick Riordan has decided to wright another seres I’ve read all the Percy Jackson books and I miss having a new one to read! I hope may comes quickly!

  11. Readiac

    EEEP!!! YAY!!! You just made my week too! I can’t wait!!! I was sad when I finished the Last Olympian. This is awesome!!!

  12. whinygrl

    oh my god! seriously! i didn’t know Rick Riordan’s new series was about Egypt and that it was coming out so soon. i wonder if it’ll be as good as Percy Jackson.

  13. oneorangeshoelace

    I stopped breathing for a second there. If it’s anything like Percy Jackson, my friends and I are SO THERE! The books on ancient Egypt to keep me busy while I wait won’t help; I read all three already. Weird, huh?

  14. manga eyes

    OMG!!!i love rick!!!i dont check his website everyday anymore because i get too excited waiting for the next great series by rick but now i regret it!!!i would normally be one of the the first ones to no bout this stuf.!!!!

  15. aaron 1198

    I LOVE the percy jackson books and the 39 clues books I have read every book Rick Riordan wrote!Plus I love egypts history.So I think that this will be as good as the lightning thief.I wonder how many books there will be .

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