After its release earlier this week, Rick Riordan answered some popular fan questions about THE STAFF OF SERAPIS on his blog!
TSOS is a new short featuring Annabeth Chase of the PERCY JACKSON novels and Sadie Kane from THE KANE CHRONICLES. It was released as an extra in the paperback copy of THE MARK OF ATHENA and as an eBook single.
Check out the cover and his answers below:
Q. Why can’t you release The Staff of Serapis as a single print book, rather than bundling it with Mark of Athena?
Because the story was written specifically to promote the paperback release of Mark of Athena. Also, printing and shipping a sixty-page story by itself would be prohibitively expensive. It would end up costing the same as the Mark of Athena paperback anyway, so you might as well get the whole bundle if you want it in print!
Q. Why do I have to buy the e-single of The Staff of Serapis to read the Blood of Olympus preview?
The preview is included here first as an extra treat to thank you guys who bought The Staff of Serapis. The preview will be available for free, online, later in the summer.
Q. When is this story available in other countries?
I don’t know! As always, I really only get information about the U.S. market. The story has been sold into most other markets, however, so you will see it eventually in one form or another. Ask your local bookseller, or the publisher in your country. They might have more information.