Thursday, December 10, 2009

New Series on the Horizon

Rick Riordan (of Percy Jackson fame) is releasing a new series starting May 4th, 2010 (happy one-day-early birthday to me!) that centers around ancient Egypt. The first book in the series, obviously, will be The Red Pyramid and will feature Carter (14) and Sadie (12) Kane who just so happen to be descendants of Egyptian magicians who battle currently released gods. How cool, right?

This is planned to be a multi-book series (the article didn't mention just how many) and, like Harry Potter, the protagonists will age one year per book, so it'll start as middle grade and evolve into something more YA. YA needs more ancient Egypt. Like soon.

So I shall be stalking my local bookstore come May for this book. What's really intriguing is that while Riordan was teaching, he said that next to ancient Greece, his students loved ancient Egypt. I'm just realizing now how many younger kids have a love of ancient Egypt. I, too, was obsessed and couldn't find enough books about the subject to satiate my appetite. What is it about this particular civilization that draws kids in? The mummies? The gods? The mystery? I've yet to meet anything that wasn't at least intrigued by this dead civilization.

Come May 4th, you'll know where to find me.


Nikki @ Bookizzle said...

I'm a big mythology buff and I adored the Percy Jackson series, so I will definitely keep an eye out for this! Thanks for the heads up. :)

Rain Maiden said...

I plan on reading the Percy Jackson next month, but this sounds awesome.

chocowafer said...

This sounds great! I really need to start reading the Percy Jackson series... :)

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