I still need to finish reading Blood of Olympus, but I wanted to let you all know that we’ll be getting another book from Percy Jackson’s point of view, this time based on the Greek heroes of old. Much like Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods, Percy Jackson’s Greek Heroes is going to have illustrations by John Rocco, and will be written by Rick Riordan, but in Percy’s character, and thus will have Percy’s snarkiness, which we all love.
Who cut off Medusa’s head? Who was raised by a she-bear? Who tamed Pegasus? It takes a demigod to know, and Percy Jackson can fill you in on the all the daring deeds of Perseus, Atalanta, Bellerophon, and the rest of the major Greek heroes. Told in the funny, irreverent style readers have come to expect from Percy, ( I’ve had some bad experiences in my time, but the heroes I’m going to tell you about were the original old school hard luck cases. They boldly screwed up where no one had screwed up before. . .) and enhanced with vibrant artwork by Caldecott Honoree John Rocco, this story collection will become the new must-have classic for Rick Riordan’s legions of devoted fans–and for anyone who needs a hero. So get your flaming spear. Put on your lion skin cape. Polish your shield and make sure you’ve got arrows in your quiver. We’re going back about four thousand years to decapitate monsters, save some kingdoms, shoot a few gods in the butt, raid the Underworld, and steal loot from evil people. Then, for dessert, we’ll die painful tragic deaths. Ready? Sweet. Let’s do this.
The planned release date is, of course, Percy’s birthday on August 18, 2015. I’m sure everyone will want to get a hold of this, and I certainly can’t wait to, either. Who wouldn’t want to read Percy’s thoughts on pretty much anything, right?
via Myth & Mystery.