Riordan’s Heroes Meet

The Son of SobekRick Riordan’s next publication is a short story, “The Son of Sobek,” included in the paperback edition of The Kane Chronicles, Book Three: The Serpent’s Shadow (Disney/Hyperion, releasing today; also to be released as an e-book, with audio read by the author, on June 19). The cover and an interview with Riordan are featured in today’s issue of USA Today.

In “The Son of Sobek,” Percy Jackson (of Percy Jackson and the Olympians, which features Greek mythology) and Carter Kane (of The Kane Chronicles, featuring Egyptian) come together for the first time. Riordian tells USA Today, “It was definitely reader driven. The fans wanted to see a crossover, and I thought, ‘Let’s see what happens!'”

He also notes, “Sobek is the crocodile god from Egypt, and the son of Sobek would be one of this followers. So … you can expect some major crocodile action in this book. The cover captures Carter and Percy at their first meeting … The two don’t really start on the best terms.”

Book four in the Heroes of Olympus series, The House of Hades (Disney/Hyperion; Listening Library) arrives Oct. 8.

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