Plot summary[ edit ] Jason Grace awakens on a school bus, unable to remember anything about his past.
His latest series, The Heroes of Olympus, is a sequel to the Percy Jackson books told from the perspectives of seven different demigods. Riordan took the time to speak with EW about his newest book — and why his wife and kids are his best editors.
My dad told me to tell you that you have big kids among your fans too. He wants to know if there will be another Tres Navarre novel. I love [the Tres Navarre series], so not anytime soon, but never say never. What drew you to it? Well, I was a middle-school teacher for many years.
My students knew me as a storyteller. Riordan, you should be a writer. It really is the audience I know best. What really triggered it for me was when my older son Haley was having trouble in school.
The Percy Jackson story was something I told him as a bedtime story. Is there a difference? Most of the tool kit is the same. Kids, if anything, are harder to write for because they are a more discerning audience.
You really have to tell a tight story. You have to give them humor and suspense and believable characters. It is nice to explore that world from multiple perspectives and really get inside the head of seven main characters rather than just Percy.
It let me reinvent my own world, which kept me interested and hopefully kept the readers interested too. It was a tricky thing to do. I was worried about it, but after I got into it, I found that I could maintain [Percy's] voice, but just do it as a third person narration.
It worked out fine. Can you talk a bit about the mythology behind The Heroes of Olympus series? You unite Roman and Greek mythology in an interesting way… My biggest challenge was keeping all the names straight for the reader. I have to say the kids seem to have no trouble with that at all.
The kids are in the zone.
Was it hard to keep track of everyone? The scope of the book is huge. That was the biggest challenge, but I have to say it was also the biggest treat. Some of the relationships that came out of the book, I was not at all expecting. What can you tell us about The Mark of Athena?
The Mark of Athena is really her story. My wife has been my best editor since I started writing books with the adult mysteries back in I really appreciate that I have someone to be very honest with me. My kids are very much the same way. We had to put him on the payroll.
He makes his allowance from copy-editing? It started as a joke. I had copy-edited The Son of Neptune and the copy editor at Disney had and my editor had, so three professional people in the writing business had looked at it already.
He found 40 mistakes that all three of us had missed. I feel like your books are a good choice for children who may be reluctant readers. Why do you think that is?The Heroes of Olympus is a pentalogy of fantasy-adventure novels written by American author Rick ashio-midori.com novels detail a conflict between Greek and Roman demigods and Gaea, the earth goddess.
The series is a sequel to Percy Jackson & the Olympians, which dealt with Greek gods. Riordan introduces Roman mythology into his sequel series as well as several new characters. Once again Rick Riordan failed to disappoint me with another one of his amazing books. My favorite part of this book is the Luke's diary because he explains his .
With his trademark wit and creativity, Rick Riordan answers these questions and more in three never-before-seen short stories that provide vital back-story to the Heroes of Olympus . Jun 28, · Alternate cover for this ISBN can be found here Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can't seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper.
And lately, being away at boarding school is only getting worse - Percy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him. Oct 13, · Heroes of Olympus is Young Adult and you don’t have to read the first series first.
(Though of course it’s probably better if you do.) There’s plenty of romance in Heroes of Olympus and even some in Percy Jackson. Rick Riordan is the New York Times bestselling author of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, the Kane Chronicles, and the Heroes of Olympus.
He is also the author of the award-winning Tres Navarre mystery series for adults.