November 6, 2009

Rick Riordan NEW SERIES!

Posted by at 4:14 pm in Authors, 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.


— 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. Melyssa

    I am soo excited about the new series!
    I am a big fan of greek mythology and ancient egyptian mythology. I can’t wait!

  2. Kat

    Zuna, you really have a way with words. I wish I could rhyme and rap as well as you do! I appreciate all that you do for society, Zuna, too. :-) All the things you said are very accurate and I absolutely agree with them.
    Truly Yours,
    P.S. I LOVE your name. Are named after someone?

  3. Zuna

    Percy Jackson was a good read,
    My favorite part was the Lotus Flowers.
    Percy does a great deed,
    He exhibits lots of power and never once takes a shower.
    He eats things that are blue,
    and he’s pretty handy with a sword.
    Annabeth can really solve a clue,
    He could kill a monster with a board!
    So in conclusion, I LOVE PERCY JACKSON! and thats a FACTSON!

  4. Kat

    I completely agree with you, Matt. You took the words right out of my mouth. Are you a mindreader or something?! Hehe! I also thoroughly enjoyed the series, but was dissatisfied with the movie. Thanks for everything you contribute to society, Joey.
    Sincerely Yours, Kat

  5. Ashley

    What I’m wondering is if they will come out with guide for this seris too. I really, really hope they do!

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  7. Sofia

    There’s a new half-blood series coming out?! Is it about Percy still? I love the Percy Jackson series and I’m excited for the Kane Chronicles!
    But is there really a new half-blood series coming out?
    This is so exciting!! I can’t wait!
    (Argh, I think I’m going to cry) !!!!

  8. Icebreather101

    OMG! I LOVEEE your books, I have read all your percy jackson books (which, may i say, are AMAZING)! I can’t wait for the Kane series because last year, I did an art project on egypt mythology and so i am familier with some of the charcters. Well done on your books!

  9. Rachel

    Uh,the ‘read these while you wait’ thing won’t work for me,because I’ve already read Theodosia and Egyptology.I could read The Egypt Game,though,that sounds interesting.On the other hand,I CAN’T WAIT!!

  10. AJLikesPie62

    OMIGOD!!! I can’t wait! I heard he wwas coming out with a new series, but I didn’t know it would sound so good!

  11. shadow

    me and my freind cant wait for the new Peracy Jackson books. there going to come out after the egyptin. (if i rember correctly) but there better be an update on Peracy and Annabeth in there i say!!

  12. Puhlease

    I adore the percy jackson series!!! Me and my friends are soooooo super into it! I have to say that I am totally ok w/ a series about Egypt and all ( i like the mythology of any country) But i will greatly miss Percy and Annabeth!!! Cant wait till may! do they all come out in may ( it always comes out near my b-day so i kno ill always get it)? anyways… really excited!!!

  13. Kate

    There is no way the Egyptian books can be as good as the Olympians. I was all excited about another Greek mythology series! What is this Egypt stuff???

  14. JESSIE

    i CAN NOT wait for the movie! ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh! comes out in like 2 days! i think…i hate math! well watevr! cant wait! and this series sounds SUPER good! i cant wait for tht either! WHOO HOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  15. Ryan

    im excited about this new series, but in all honestey i had been hoping for a sequal to the percy jackson and the olympians, you know, based off the prophecy at the end of the 5th book

  16. Michael

    Everybody go watch the movie ’cause if the movie makes enough money than they might, just might make a movie for The Sea of Monsters. Tell your friends to see it. SPREAD THE WORD!!!

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