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Apollo at the Printing Press

So much goes into making a book! This week my editor Steph took a trip to the printing press where the cover for The Hidden Oracle is being prepared. The factory is very close to Camp Half-Blood on Long Island (not kidding) and Steph sent me a report with pictures so I could see the…

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Rick’s Recent Reads for December

I hope everyone has had a happy holiday season! If you’re looking for some good books to enjoy for the New Year, here are a few I’ve enjoyed recently.  Adult contemporary fiction. I have been studying Italian in my free time and so decided to try reading one of the most popular Italian writers of…

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Happy New Year!

Looking back on 2015, I have a lot to be thankful for. Thanks to you, my amazing readers, Magnus Chase: The Sword of Summer has been #1 on the New York Times middle grade bestseller list for eleven weeks! Percy Jackson’s Greek Heroes, which came out in August, is on that list again at #8.…

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The Lightning Thief musical returns

This is cool, guys: On January 31, 2016 at 11 a.m. Theatreworks (@TheatreworksUSA) will present The Lightning Thief, a musical adapted from the book The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan, features a book by Joe Tracz with music, lyrics, & orchestrations by Rob Rokicki (@rrokicks). The Off-Broadway premiere of The Lightning Thief was nominated for…

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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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