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. rebecca

    omg!!!!! i love the percy jackson books i lllooovvveeee them i cant wait to read the new book i saw it at my book fair but it was like 24 bucks

  2. cherise

    omg!RICK ROX!the percey jackson series is the best series of books ive EVER read!Greek mythology is AWESOME!

  3. Jean B, South Africa

    Dear Mr Riordan you are the best author in the world I have read all of your books espesialli the newest book The Kanes chronicals The Red Pyramid VERY COOL!!!! I CANT want for the next one.

  4. Tricia

    I’ve read The Red Pyramid ^-^ it’s GREAT. I’ve learned A LOT about egyptology, just the same as I’ve learned a lot about greek mythology through reading the PJatO series. I hope the second book of the Kane Chronicles come out very soon. I can’t wait!

  5. Brandon

    He is making a new Half Blood series, it’s called “The Heroes Of Olympus”. The first book is called “The Lost Hero” Shounds like it will be awesome! Check out amazon, they already have it for preorder, coming out in October

  6. famkas20

    I have the book and read it. IT was so so so so so so so so good. I begged my mom to buy and when she finally did, the minute I was out of the store’s doors, I was reading it. It is so good. Speaking of which, when is the 2nd book in the Kane Chronicales coming out?????

  7. Ethan

    I read the Percy Jackson series and it was awesome!!!! I cant wait till the new book comes out!!!!!! P.S. I’m awesome.

  8. Fabiola

    Oh my GODS!I can’t breath right now. I’m kinda dissapointed though I seriously LOVE the greek gods.Well I’ll have to put up with cause it sounds GREAT!

  9. stella

    i have read the red pyramid, and i love it! it is absolutely amazing! i just love it

  10. quincy

    OMG! I love percy jackson soooooo much!when i read the lightning thief i thought”hey this seires rocks i have 2 read more!” & i just finished the LAST OLYMPIAN so i’m a little disapointed but Egypt’s gived me new hope!i just got the memo on the new percy jackson books&i hope percy’s in them too!

  11. Rose

    The book is out now, and i’ve read it. It’s great! I’m anxiously waiting for the next one, because it seriously leads on to another one. The waiting is painful! I wonder when it will come out….

  12. Percy Jackson

    I LOVE the the Percy Jackson series, after I finished The Last Olympian (last book of series) I started tearing up. Now I just finished reading the Red Pyramid (New series about Egyptian Mythology) And now I’m all mad again since I have to wait for the next one to come out!

  13. jonathan

    if you dont see my previous coment it was goten rifd of so i also think the movie well….was kinda stinkish they left outy alot and if they make 2end movie its gona fail without clariece

  14. jonathan

    OMG OMG OMG…. now thats out. i cant believe hes making a new series and its now on egypt myth i like read the percy jackson series in 1 month it was epic and if that was good i cant wait for this one XD my favorte book is the 5 percy jackson book last olimpion i feel bad for people who dont like percy jackon series but somr people are different

  15. marisa

    oh my gods i wish there were more percy jackson books or ones just like them rick is my favorite author ever he’s my hero. I love percy jackson i want to know where rick got the idea. I have tried to get the whole 5th grade to read the books. i could explain all day how much i love the percy jackson books.

  16. ashley

    His first series was ridonkulous, and so was the lightning theif movie. I wonder if they are making a movie for the whole series. *hopeful*

  17. phi phi

    omg,cant wait for the new series. I hope the books wont all be sold out before I get one!

  18. Gem

    I LOVE HIS BOOK TOOOOO THEY ROCK BUTT!!! I never have really liked fantasy but these are so HIlarious and awesome!

  19. dj

    I love ur series of Percy Jackson and the olympians that I read the whole series and Im only nine years old and I can’t wait till may my teacher is going to buy the new series in MAy !!! AHHH!!!!

  20. summerflower88

    I love the Percy Jackson books, and I’ve always been interested in Egypt, so I hope this series will be another great job well done!

  21. scifi99

    oh my gods!!!! i just finished the pj series for the third time!!! i love rik riorden!!! i wish it was about greek mythology because i know like every thing about them!!!!! i also hope there will also be another pj series. but i do not care!!!i hope there will be other people like annabeth and grover and a base like camp half-blood

  22. Therese

    Percy Jackson I own alll the books and hopefully the movie
    I am sooooooo hyped that their is a new series

  23. cass

    so, theres NOT going to be the series about the new phropecy???? thats too bad. cuz it left you hanging! btw i LOVED all the books! arg. no more percy jackson!

  24. B

    PLEASE JUST MAKE A NEW CAMP HALF BLOOD SERIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  25. Kaitlin

    veryy cool! im on the the last percy jackson book now the series is amazing <3 this new series sounds interesting but wasnt he going to write another half blood series ?

  26. edwin

    Percy Jackson series so fun now cant wait for new series. i hope Rick makes another sequal to the Greek Series

  27. 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!

  28. 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?

  29. 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!

  30. 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

  31. 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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  33. 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) !!!!

  34. 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!

  35. 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!!

  36. 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!

  37. 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!!

  38. 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!!!

  39. 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???

  40. 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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  41. 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

  42. 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!!!

  43. 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.

  44. 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

  45. 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.

  46. 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.

  47. 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

  48. 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!

  49. Matthew

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

  50. Jasper

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

  51. TheLightningTheifFan

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

  52. 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!

  53. 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!!!

  54. 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.

  55. 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?

  56. 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.!!!!

  57. 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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