Posted January 26, 2012 by Elaine Cepeda in Books

What to look forward to Rick Riordan’s works this year!

Fans of Rick Riordan, author of the popular series Percy Jackson and the Olympians, will be anticipating 3 books from him this 2012!

First up, the cover of the book 3 of the Kane Chronicles has been revealed. Below is the image of the cover and the latest book will be entitled The Serpent’s Shadow.

Rick mentioned on his blog that the questions left behind by the previous books will be finally answered here. The Serpent’s Shadow will be released on May.

To ease the waiting time for The Mark of Athena, Heroes of the Olympus’ 3rd book, Rick will also be releasing a prequel of The Lightning ThiefThe Demigod Diaries is a collection of short stories set in Percy Jackson’s world! The book comes out this August.

According to his blog, these are the stories to be expected in the prequel:

  • A story from Luke Castellan’s point of view, from the days when he adventured with Thalia and Annabeth. Many people have asked me to write an adventure prequel to The Lightning Thief. Here it is!
  • A classic first-person Percy Jackson story, the first I’ve written since The Last Olympian. In this adventure, Annabeth and Percy’s date is interrupted by the god Hermes, whose staff has been stolen by a fire-breathing giant. This cannot be good . . .
  • A Leo Valdez story, set at Camp Half-Blood. As Leo builds the Argo II, something goes terribly wrong. Now Leo will need the help of Piper and Jason, or the entire camp might be destroyed.

His son, Haley will have his own short story about Percy Jackson’s world in this anthology.

As if the books mentioned above are not enough, Fall 2012 is the expected release date of the highly anticipated The Mark of Athena! Who will be the last demigod to complete the prophecy? What will be Annabeth’s important role to fulfil? More details will be available this summer so stay tuned!

Elaine Cepeda