Rick Riordan Book Updates, Including a New Kane Chronicles Companion Book!

Yea, Riordan fans! Today on his blog Rick Riordan announced the new companion book to his Egyptian gods series The Kane Chronicles, called The Kane Chronicles Survival Guide.

It looks exactly like The Percy Jackson Ultimate Guide, the awesome little companion book he put out to go with his best-selling Percy Jackson series. Here’s what he had to say about it:

I’m pleased to announce a new addition to the world of the Kane Chronicles! The Kane Chronicles Survival Guide will be published on March 20, 2012.

What’s inside? Here’s the official description:

Fans of The Kane Chronicles series will adore this gorgeous primer on the people, places, gods, and creatures found in Rick Riordan’s #1 New York Times bestselling series. Boasting lenticulars, an easy-to-assemble trading card pyramid, and full-color diagrams and maps, this deluxe, lavishly illustrated guide teaches readers how to compile secret messages, read hieroglyphics, and recite ancient magic spells. Featuring enough information and extras to satisfy avid followers and budding Egyptologists alike, this guide will cast a spell on readers of all ages.

I have seen the final product, and it is awesome. The book will provide tons of information on Ancient Egypt, the Egyptian gods, and the people and places featured in the Kane Chronicles. There are lots of brand new, full-color illustrations. If you enjoyed the Percy Jackson Ultimate Guide, then you will have an idea what this book is like. Hope you guys enjoy it!

He also had some other great news about upcoming books in his Kane Chronicles and Heroes of Olympus series:

Kane Chronicles Book 3 — I’ve finished the manuscript and it is now in the editing process. The book will be out on time, May 2012. I can’t tell you the title yet. We will announce that, reveal the cover and give you the exact release date in a few months, probably in January. Stay tuned for more info.

Heroes of Olympus, Book 3: The Mark of Athena — I am hard at work on this book right now. It will take one full year to write and publish it, but it will be out on time in the fall of 2012. I’m afraid that’s the absolute fastest it can be released (assuming you guys would like the book to be good!). It will be a while before we announce any further information about this title — probably next summer, after the Kane 3 tour.

What do you think? Will the next ones continue the theme of awesome that Riordan’s managed to keep in his books?


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