Saturday, January 16, 2010

New Rock Riordan cover revealed - and an excerpt

Are you a fan of Rick Riordan? Read the whole series and wondering what to read next? Eagerly awaiting The Lightning Thief movie?


Last week Disney gave us a look at the cover for the first title in Rick Riordan’s new series, The Kane Chronicles. And you only have to wait until May 4 for The Red Pyramid, the first in a series starring siblings Carter and Sadie Kane. It is set in the present and, like the Percy Jackson series, draws from mythology (this time, Egyptian) and asks: what if the Egyptian Gods were real? The Wall Street Journal’s Speakeasy blog has this excerpt:

We only have a few hours, so listen carefully.

If you’re hearing this story, you’re already in danger. Sadie and I might be your only chance.

Go to the school. Find the locker. I won’t tell you which school or which locker, because if you’re the right person, you’ll find it. The combination is 13/32/33. By the time you finish listening, you’ll know what those numbers mean. Just remember the story we’re about to tell you isn’t complete yet. How it ends will depend on you.

The most important thing: when you open the package and find what’s inside, don’t keep it longer than a week. Sure, it’ll be tempting. I mean, it will grant you almost unlimited power. But if you possess it too long, it will consume you. Learn its secrets quickly and pass it on. Hide it for the next person, the way Sadie and I did for you. Then be prepared for your life to get very interesting.

Okay, Sadie is telling me to stop stalling and get on with the story. Fine. I guess it started in London, the night our dad blew up the British Museum.

What do you think? Personally, May 4 can't come quick enough...

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