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The Hidden Oracle

And here they are together — the US and UK versions of The Hidden Oracle, book one of The Trials of Apollo, coming out May 3, 2016. What do you guys think? Excited? I am! You can also read a special excerpt courtesy of the Guardian.

The Hidden Oracle cover and excerpt!

Apollo says: “Bullseye!” USA Today has an exclusive reveal of the cover for The Hidden Oracle and an excerpt from the book!

Rick’s Recent Reads for November

This Thanksgiving, I am thankful for the good books I’ve read! Here are a few of my recent favorites in case you’re looking for a good holiday read (or a holiday gift). As always, your mileage may vary, but I loved all of these for different reasons.  The Fifth Season, by N.K. Jemisin. Adult fantasy.…

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The News from the Tour

First, a big thank you to everyone who came to a tour event for The Sword of Summer. In eight sold-out nights, we saw over 10,000 fans and I signed over 10,000 books. As of today, the first Magnus Chase book is enjoying its third week at #1 on the New York Times middle grade…

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Welcome to Valhalla!

Magnus Chase is published today! Check out this slew of lovely, early reviews for the book. The Viking love is flowing like the mead horns of Valhalla, or something. Hope you all enjoy the book! School Library Journal  — “With an epic plot, engaging (and diverse) characters, and tons of wise-cracking humor, Riordan’s latest is…

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Sword of Summer tour update

Next week, guys! I’m so excited about the release of Sword of Summer. Below is an update on the events that still have tickets left. Hope to see you on the tour! Boston: October 5, which means you will be the first people in the country to hear news about my upcoming plans for projects,…

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The Sword of Summer Exclusive Editions

The Sword of Summer will be published on October 6! Each year, different booksellers offer editions of my newest book with exclusive goodies just for their customers. Here’s a look at what you get from various outlets. Which one will you buy? Or, heck, you can buy more than one. I will not judge .…

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Sword of Summer Tour Dates

I’m very excited to share with you the tour dates for Magnus Chase & the Gods of Asgard: The Sword of Summer! The book will be published October 6, 2015, and below is a list of the places I’ll be visiting. If I’m coming to your area, I hope to see you at an event!…

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Sword of Summer book trailer!

In case you missed it, the book trailer for The Sword of Summer was revealed yesterday on Entertainment Weekly’s website. Check it out! The book will be published October 6. Can’t wait to share it with you!

Great Middle Grade/ YA Novels with Non-White Main Characters

I got a comment on Twitter from a blogger having trouble finding good books with diverse main characters. Here are a few, just off the top of my head, that I have read and loved. This is by no means a comprehensive list: Nigerian American main character — a fabulous MG fantasy based on Nigerian…

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