Mythological Mondays with upcoming releases THE SERPENT'S SHADOW and THE DEMIGOD DIARIES!!

Mythological Mondays is a feature I created to spotlight books brimming with--you guessed it--mythology! I adore this sub-genre and can't wait to share my love with all of my fellow bookworms! This feature isn't just focused on novel reviews; it may also include interviews, looks at original mythological tales, etc. Please feel free to do this with me! If you guys ever do a mythological feature and want to join this and snag my lovely mermaid, I would LOVE to see the feature. I’ve even included a Linkbox for you. It doesn’t have to be Greek mythology, or even mythology per say. It can be mermaids, unicorns, or heck, even fairy tales (because I’m too lazy to do a separate fairy tale feature…). It doesn’t even have to be every Monday. I’m sure there will be Mondays when I skip, too. ^_^

The cover for THE SERPENT'S SHADOW, the final book in Rick Riordan's Egyptian-inspired KANE CHRONICLES Trilogy, dropped exactly one week ago.  I've been really excited to share it, but had to wait until A Week of Cinderella was over!

In addition, Rick Riordan announced some really exciting Percy Jackson news!

I'm pretty darn sure that THE SERPENT'S SHADOW is my favorite of any Rick Riordan cover.  It's absolutely GORGEOUS:

(Click this picture to see the full size image!  It's HUGE!!)

What do you think?  I want in on all that action right now and can't wait until May!  This cover already has me shivering with excitement!

When I saw the cover reveal, I wasn't expecting the news that Rick Riordan plans to publish THE DEMIGOD DIARIES on August 14th.  Hopefully, this will tide me over until THE MARK OF ATHENA drops in October!  This will be a collection of short stories (Though it sounds like it's more focused on the stories than THE DEMIGOD FILES was...I hope so, at least!).  This is what Riordan says about the anthology on his blog:

*A story from Luke Castellan's point of view, from the days when he adventured with Thalia and Annabeth. Many people have asked me to write an adventure prequel to THE LIGHTNING THIEF. Here it is!

*A classic first-person Percy Jackson story, the first I've written since THE LAST OLYMPIAN. In this adventure, Annabeth and Percy's date is interrupted by the god Hermes, whose staff has been stolen by a fire-breathing giant. This cannot be good . . .

*A Leo Valdez story, set at Camp Half-Blood. As Leo builds the Argo II, something goes terribly wrong. Now Leo will need the help of Piper and Jason, or the entire camp might be destroyed.

*And, as announced on Rock Center, the anthology includes a debut short story from my son Haley. Since Haley inspired the entire Percy Jackson series, it seemed only right that I asked him to contribute his own original spin on Percy's world for this book. I was amazed at what Haley came up with. His brother Patrick, who's a tough editor, was quick to say, "Dad, his story is better than yours!" Haley ponders the question: "What happened to the demigods who fought with Kronos's army after the battle in Manhattan?" This is the story of one such demigod, and I have to admit, some of Haley's ideas are so good I wish I'd come up with them!

Are you excited?  I know I am!!!

Did you do a Mythological Mondays post?


  1. I am SO excited about the new Demigod Diaries. I want to read what made Luke evil!

    And I think this is the best cover to date as well.

    1. I know, right? I can't wait. All three sound great. I can't wait to read about Luke, either!

      *sighs and looks at the beautiful cover with you some more*

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