The Washington Post is reporting that bestselling author Rick Riordan, creator of the Percy Jackson books, is planning another based on Norse mythology.
The Son Of Neptune, the second of his Heroes of Olympus series, comes out Tuesday and already has hit No. 1 on Amazon.com. In the spring, his next Kane Chronicles book will be released, continuing his series based on Egyptian mythology. And Riordan will soon get to work on a project he had planned years ago, before his Percy Jackson and the Olympians stories made him a million-seller and the Greek gods cool for kids — a series influenced by old Norse tales.
‘The Norse gods are so wild. They have this wild, barbaric energy you don’t associate with the Greeks,’ he said in an interview with The Associated Press over the weekend, seated in a conference room at a Radisson Hotel overlooking Greeley Square in Manhattan, where a prerelease party for Son of Neptune would soon begin.
‘There are so many fantastic stories and I want to bring Thor and Odin and the other gods into the modern world, just like I did with the Greeks and Percy Jackson,’ Riordan said. ‘I’ll give the books an urban setting and have young people interacting with the Norse gods.’
A Norse series has long been rumored and the author has signed with Disney Publishing Worldwide, his current publisher, for at least three books. Riordan fans, known to remind and pester their parents for months about an upcoming release, will probably have to wait until 2015, the author said. So far, the Norse series is still in the outline phase, and he has Heroes of Olympus and Kane Chronicle books to write.’
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