There’s a new Percy Jackson book on the way, and it’s the first from Percy’s point of view since 2009. Time to embrace my inner demigod.
Rick Riordan, the author who blessed my childhood by creating the series, posted to his Twitter yesterday with the announcement and it’s everything I’ve ever wanted.
“Nearly a decade after the release of THE BLOOD OF OLYMPUS, Percy Jackson, Annabeth Chase, and Grover Underwood will star in a brand new adventure,” he wrote.
That’s right guys, the dream team is BACK.
Riordan provided some more details on his website. The new edition to the story will be called ‘Percy Jackson and the Chalice of the Gods’ and will be a classic adventure involving some Greek god action in Percy’s final year of high school.
“The novel unfolds during Percy’s senior year at Alternative High School in New York — after the action of The Heroes of Olympus, but before The Trials of Apollo,” Riordan wrote. “This time around, Percy is not worried about saving the world. He has a much harder quest: getting into college.”
“New Rome University requires recommendation letters from three gods, which means . . . yep, you guessed it. Percy has to run quests to get the letters. (That sound you hear is Percy screaming into his pillow in frustration.)”
That’s right, Percy’s going to have to slide into the DMs of LITERAL GODS in an attempt to get some nice words from them. To think I got nervous messaging my high school teachers.
Riordan then gets into the adventure aspect of the novel.
“First quest: the cupbearer of gods, Ganymede, is missing his chalice. Not only is this embarrassing, it’s also a potential disaster since any mortal who happens to drink from the cup will gain immortality.”
Give that chalice to Trisha Paytas’ baby RIGHT NOW.
“Percy, Annabeth and Grover have to find that chalice and return it to Ganymede before anyone realises he lost it. These gods… they really need GPS tags on their magic items, don’t they.”
As do I Rick, as do I.
‘Percy Jackson and the Chalice of the Gods’ will be available on the 26th of September next year . See you all at Camp Half-Blood then.