The Latest from Athena House: It’s Been a Busy Week!

Okay, gang. Here is the latest from Athena House, Riordan headquarters in Boston:

The Hidden Oracle, Book One of The Trials of Apollo, will be released this Tuesday, May 3!

(This is for the US/Canada edition. Other editions for other countries may have different release dates. I don’t get that information. If you live elsewhere, you’ll have to check with your country’s booksellers or publisher.)

Launch Event! I will be doing one and only one launch event for The Hidden Oracle, Tuesday, May 3 in Boston, sponsored by Harvard Books.

Last I checked there were still tickets available, so get ’em while you can! You will get a signed copy of The Hidden Oracle, plus you’ll be the first in the world to hear what I’ve got planned for the rest of the series. I’ll take questions from the audience and tell you all the juicy inside info. We always have a great time!

Haven’t seen the trailers for The Trials of Apollo? They are hilarious, and there’s one more coming on Monday:

Also . . .

The Hammer of Thor, Book Two of Magnus Chase & the Gods of Asgard.

I haven’t forgotten about Magnus! The Hammer of Thor cover was revealed yesterday by Entertainment Weekly.  Check out the article to read my Q&A with EW and also read the first chapter of the book! The Hammer of Thor will be released October 4.

What’s that? You haven’t read the first book, The Sword of Summer, yet? YE GODS! You’d better get on that before October! As of this week, Sword of Summer has been on the New York Times bestseller list for an incredible 29 weeks.

And finally:

Demigods & Magicians: The collection of the Kane/Percy crossover stories is #1 on the New York Times middle grade bestseller list, its third week on the list! Haven’t read them yet? Check them out!

And thanks to my readers for being the most awesome fans out there. The reason I am working so hard to write two books a year is that I get energized by your enthusiasm for the stories. You keep me going!

Rick Riordan