Rick Riordan Announces New Percy Jackson and The Olympians Novel

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Rick Riordan Announces New Percy Jackson and The Olympians Novel
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Brace yourselves, everyone! A new novel for the Percy Jackson and the Olympians is about to arrive next year, the sixth of the series, as Rick Riordan personally announces its title The Chalice of the Gods which will continue the story of the titular half-blood with Annabeth Chase and Grover Underwood.

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Rick Riordan excitedly announced that a new Percy Jackson and the Olympians novel will be coming out before the arrival of the series adaptation of his books on Disney Plus. It will be Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Chalice of the Gods.

On his blog, Rick Riordan shared how he got the idea to create a new book for the beloved young adult novel series, "If they’d help me get a live-action series off the ground, I would be willing to write a new Percy Jackson novel, or even several, which Disney Publishing could release when the show came out."

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"Over a decade later, however, I figured such a book would not only be fun to write once again — it would promote the show and vice versa. Everybody would win!," Riordan added.

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Riordan looked into the request of the readers when he decided what new book he would write, "I have not done a first-person, Percy Jackson POV full-length novel since The Last Olympian in 2009. As you might imagine, this is the main request I get from readers: a sort of “Percy Jackson 6.”

Riordan also what happened when the show got a green light, "My friends at Disney Publishing came to me and said, “Hey, Rick, what can we publish that will help us take advantage of the new interest in Percy when the TV show comes out?” I said, “You know what, I happen to have an outline for a new Percy book. It’s called The Chalice of the Gods.”

Riordan showed when The Chalice of the Gods would take place in the series, "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. This time around, Percy is not worried about saving the world. He has a much harder quest: getting into college."

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A short description of The Chalice of the Gods was also included in the blog of Riordan, "First quest: the cupbearer of the 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."

The Percy Jackson and the Olympians is one of the best-selling young adult series of all time as it has over 180 million copies sold worldwide as of January this year and with a series about to arrive on Disney Plus, the novels gained a lot of traction.

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It is, indeed, a perfect time to release another book in the series considering that the attention is now on the title following the announcement and teaser of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians television series.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Chalice of the Gods will be releasing on September 26, 2023. The Disney Plus series of Percy Jackson and the Olympians arrives on the streaming platform in 2024.