If you're able to come to an event next week, I look forward to seeing you! If not, be sure to join us online for the live webcast May 1. (details on the blog below) Either way, I hope you all enjoy The Serpent's Shadow!
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Thursday, April 12, 2012
As announced this morning in USA Today, the third book in the Kane Chronicles, The Serpent's Shadow, will be released May 1 with a U.S. first printing of two million copies.Wow, that's a lot of hieroglyphs and papyrus. Full details of the tour are below. This time around, we're focusing on the Northwest. I'm really looking forward to all the events! Remember, I don't set the tour. I let Disney do that, because it would be too hard for me to pick between so many awesome places, and sadly we can't go everywhere because, you know, I have to keep writing!
We start in the Bay Area with a live webcast on release day, May 1, from the amazing Rosicrucian Museum in San Jose. Their Egyptian collection is unbelievable, and I'll even be doing a reading down in the tomb . . . Creepy! You can join us online. Link to sign up is below.
After that, my first visit to Provo, Utah in many, many years. The last time I was there I had a fabulous time. Then I follow, more or less, in the footsteps of Percy, Hazel and Frank on their quest in Son of Neptune, visiting some of my favorite cities: Seattle, Portland and Vancouver. And even (drumroll) my first ever event in Alaska, at Barnes & Noble, Anchorage. This is an *extremely* rare event, and I have no idea if or when I'll be back, so if you're an Alaskan fan, please come out and say hi. It seemed only appropriate to go, since the state played such an important part in Son of Neptune.
If I'm not coming to your town on this tour, my apologies, but those writing deadlines are pretty unforgiving. I know the most important thing to you guys is that I get the books out on time. Sadly, that also means no international travel. It pains me to turn down tours to all these wonderful countries where the fans would like to say hello in person, but there just isn't time. Maybe one of these years! The next tour will be in October for Mark of Athena. More info. on that tour and book as we get closer to the release date, but it's still much too early to share anything more.
For now, I hope you enjoy The Serpent's Shadow when it comes out May 1. Carter and Sadie are in for a wild ride!
Tuesday, May 1
Time: 1pm EDT
Join me for a LIVE webcast from the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum & Planetarium in San Jose, California
Register for the webcast here: slj.com/rickriordan
Tuesday, May 1
2223 Broadway Street
Redwood City, CA 94063
*Event presented by Kepler’s Books
Wednesday, May 2
Timpview High School
3570 Timpview Drive
Provo, Utah 84604
*Event presented by Provo City Library
Thursday, May 3
4500 Arbutus St
Vancouver, BC, Canada
*Event presented by Vancouver Kidsbooks
Friday, May 4
Third Place Books
17171 Bothell Way NE
Lake Forest Park, WA 98155
Saturday, May 5
Barnes & Noble
200 E Northern Lights Blvd
Anchorage, AK 99503
Monday, May 7
Beaumont Middle School
4043 NE Fremont St.
Portland, OR 97212
*Event presented by A Children’s Place
Wednesday, May 9
Barnes & Noble
15900 La Cantera Pkwy, Ste. 3340
San Antonio, TX 78256
Friday, May 11
The Wittliff Collections @ Texas State University-San Marcos
LBJ Student Center Ballroom
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Will Ra return to his former glory in time to battle Apophis? The answer awaits when Serpent's Shadow is published on May 1!
Tuesday, April 03, 2012
I just finished reading the advanced copy of a great book that’s coming out next month: Deadweather and Sunrise by Geoff Rodkey. I ripped through it in one day, which is really fast for me, and if you like adventure novels, I highly recommend you grab a copy when it is published.
The best way I can describe it is Lemony Snicket meets Pirates of the Caribbean, with a sprinkling of Tom Sawyer for good measure. That’s not really an accurate description, because this debut novel isn’t exactly like anything else I’ve read, but it gives you an idea of what awaits.
Pity our poor hero, thirteen year-old Egg Masterson, who lives on a miserable island with bad weather, a volcano, and lots of pirates. His family runs a small plantation where his father grows ugly fruit (“like a boring orange”). His siblings are named Adonis and Venus, while poor Egg was dubbed Egbert. His mother died giving birth to him. His brother and sister hate him. His father is neglectful at best. His tutor is fat, lazy and stupid. His only entertainment is reading the few books his tutor owns and climbing trees so he doesn’t get beat up by Adonis.
Then one day, Egg’s father comes back from the volcano with a piece of parchment and a baffled look on his face. He packs up the family and they sail for the nearby island of Sunrise for a mysterious errand. That’s when things become very interesting for Egg, very quickly.
Egg is a brave, likable and honorable character, and the reader will be cheering for him all the way. We’ll also meet the beautiful and plucky Millicent, the ferocious one-handed cabin boy Guts, and a whole cast of villains and scoundrels, most of whom are not what they appear to be. You can expect ancient Native treasure (possibly magical), pirate battles aplenty, wild hogs, jelly bread, fights to the death with biting and cannonballs, croquet, the very first boatload of obnoxious tourists, and even a wagonload of grenades. Best of all, Deadweather and Sunrise is the first of a series, and once you’ve read the first book, you’ll be dying to find out what happens next for Egg and the gang. I know I am!
This is a rip-roaring debut. It will be published May 29, so be sure and check it out!