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The Lightning Thief Musical Arrives Off-Broadway!

It’s baaaaack. And it’s bigger and more demigodly than ever. The Lightning Thief Musical arrives Off-Broadway beginning March 23. I’m very pleased to share the full press release below. Now you’re thinking: What? Who? How? Huh? Seriously, Percy Jackson dancing and singing on stage? Yep, it’s true! Previous stagings of this play have gotten rave reviews…

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A Family Story

A family story: My grandfather Jack Haley was a colonel in the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) in World War II. Like many others, he fought to protect American liberties from the threat of fascism. That fight is not over. In his honor, I have joined the ACLU as a monthly contributor to help…

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Hammer of Thor is a #1 Bestseller!

Thanks to all my great readers — The Hammer of Thor is #1 on the New York Times bestseller list for the third week in a row! Frey says thanks. This news makes him feel all warm and summery inside.

Almost Hammer Time! (Assuming We Can Find the Hammer)

    Next week, October 4, the English language edition of Magnus Chase 2: The Hammer of Thor, is released in both US and UK markets (including Canada, Australia, and anywhere else the English language edition is usually available). I am excited! That’s the US cover with Magnus front and center, and the UK cover…

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The Riordans Go A-Viking

What did I do this summer? Aside from writing a lot, I also took my family on a vacation/research trip to the old Viking lands of Norway! Now, if you’re a Norwegian fan and are upset I didn’t tell you I was in your country, sorry! But this was an under-the-radar trip to relax and get…

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Hammer of Thor fall tour!

Here is the latest, most updated details for my October tour. Hope to see you guys at an event!     Tuesday, October 4th 6:00 PM ET An Unlikely Story 111 South Street Plainville, MA 02762 508-699-0244 http://www.anunlikelystory.com   Wednesday, October 5th Books-A-Million Brookwood Village 757 Brookwood Village Birmingham, AL 35209 205-870-0213 http://www.booksamillion.com *Wristbands to…

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Kieran Culkin to Narrate Magnus Chase!

     Cool news, audio fans! Award-winning actor Kieran Culkin has been cast to narrate Listening Library’s audiobook editions for THE HOTEL VALHALLA GUIDE TO THE NORSE WORLDS and MAGNUS CHASE, BOOK TWO: HAMMER OF THOR! You might know Kieran from his roles in SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD, IGBY GOES DOWN, and HOME ALONE—he’s…

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Rick’s Recent Reads

All kinds of good reads lately! Even though I’m writing just as much as always, there is something about summertime that lends itself to more reading. I’d also like to send a special thank you to Daniel José Older whose recent book talk video on great sci fi by women authors led me to discover some…

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Hammer of Thor Fall Tour

I don’t know about you, but I need some good news. So let’s look toward October when I will get to see a lot of my readers on the Magnus Chase 2: Hammer of Thor book tour!   All the dates are below. If I’m coming to a city near you, I hope you’ll get…

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The Hidden Oracle!

Thanks to everyone who came to our launch event in Boston on Tuesday, May 3! We had a sold-out crowd and I loved hearing your questions and sharing your enthusiasm. And thanks to everyone on social media who has already responded to the new series with such love and appreciation. I’ve got the best readers…

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