Riordan’s Ancient Myths

rickRick Riordan revealed on April 21 that he is working on a new book that has nothing to do with the so far popular series of Percy Jackson and his adventures, but will rather tell the ancient Greek myths from Percy’s, or Poseidon’s son’s point of view.

Posting on his Twitter account, Riordan expressed his delight in working on such a project revolving around the original Greek myths, but noted that neither a final title nor a publication date have been chosen yet. Totally different from any other books Riordan has already published or worked on, this book will not be part of any series and will not disclose any information concerning the future and happenings in Percy’s storyline.

The tentative title for the forthcoming book is Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods, but given that his House of Hades will be out this October, most fans believe the new book release will still take some time.

Riordan’s next big series is estimated to be out in 2015 focusing on the Norse mythology and the gods Odin and Thor. This future project will follow the same pattern of the Olympians series and the Kane Chronicles, the latter revolving around Egypt and its ancient myths.

The author became particularly popular with the series of novels entitled Percy Jackson and the Olympians, while his first novel, Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, has already been filmed by 20th Century Fox. The upcoming 2013 film, telling the story of the second book in the series, Percy Jackson and the Sea Monsters, is expected to come out in theaters in August. Riordan has also published three out of five planned books of The Heroes of Olympus series, the sequel to the Percy Jackson series that focuses on Roman and Greek mythology.