Coming out July 2nd is Demigods and Monsters – Expanded Edition: Your Favorite Authors on Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series. If you head to the book’s website, SmartPopBooks.com, you can sign up for their newsletters and receive a free extended PDF excerpt!
Demigods and MonstersJust in time for the August 7 release of Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, the second Percy Jackson and the Olympians film, Smart Pop is releasing Demigods and Monsters – Expanded Edition: Your Favorite Authors on Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series. Edited by series author Rick Riordan, this updated anthology covers all five books in the Percy Jackson series—from The Lightening Thief to The Last Olympian—and is full of fresh, funny takes on Percy and his world.
In addition to Riordan’s introduction on mythology, a writer’s job, and the origins of the Percy Jackson series, Demigods and Monsters contains 14 pieces—three brand new to this edition—on topics ranging from the hero’s ADHD and dyslexia to why so many of the series’ monsters go into retail (and why they’re never selling anything a demigod like Percy really wants!). The book also includes a glossary of ancient Greek myth, with revealing information on the places, monsters, gods and heroes that appear in the series.
As clever and fun as the series it covers, Demigods and Monsters is a surefire pleaser, both for the longtime Percy Jackson fan and the new reader just venturing into Riordan’s inventive series. It’s also the perfect read for fans who can’t wait to see more of Percy and the gang in the upcoming films.
Full contributor list:
Hilari Bell – NEW
Sarah Beth Durst
Elizabeth M. Rees
J&P Voelkel – NEW
Hilary Wagner – NEW
Elizabeth E. Wein