Friday, October 18, 2013

Official Cover And Synopsis Of Percy Jackson's Greek Gods By Rick Riordan Revealed

I still haven't recovered from the release of The Heroes of Olympus: The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan and I am already affronted by another nice companion book to look forward to. Making use of the perspective of one of the coolest demigods, Percy Jackson, Percy Jackson's Greek Gods chronicles some of the greatest legends in Greek Mythology.

Some ADHD remarks and teenage attitude are surely gonna make their way into the stories. And don't forget his personal commentaries, as well. This entertaining story-telling is accompanied by some fantastic art from Caldecott Honoree John Rocco, who also did all art and illustrations in the Percy Jackson and Heroes of Olympus series.

Be prepared mere mortals for the official cover of Percy Jackson's Greek Gods by Rick Riordan, illustrated by John Rocco.

Percy Jackson's Greek Gods By Rick Riordan


Who could tell the origin stories of the gods of Olympus better than a modern-day demigod? Percy Jackson provides an insider's view with plenty of 'tude in this illustrated collection.

A publisher in New York asked me to write down what I know about the Greek gods, and I was like, Can we do this anonymously? Because I don't need the Olympians mad at me again. But if it helps you to know your Greek gods, and survive an encounter with them if they ever show up in your face, then I guess writing all this down will be my good deed for the week.

So begins Percy Jackson's Greek Gods, in which the son of Poseidon adds his own magic--and sarcastic asides--to the classics. He explains how the world was created, then gives readers his personal take on a who's who of ancients, from Apollo to Zeus. Percy does not hold back. "If you like horror shows, blood baths, lying, stealing, backstabbing, and cannibalism, then read on, because it definitely was a Golden Age for all that.

Dramatic full-color illustrations throughout by Caldecott Honoree John Rocco make this volume--a must for home, library, and classroom shelves--as stunning as it is entertaining.

Expect Percy Jackson's Greek Gods by Rick Riordan to be released on October 2014, just around the same time as The Heroes of Olympus: The Blood of Olympus.