Full House of Hades preview!
Hey, do you think I can get the house of hades with Uncle Rick's signature? because the pretty version of HoH comes late in M'sia
I have no idea, check the FAQ on his website. I think he’s done doing signing lines for events because the crowds are so big, so pretty much the only way to get one is to order one of the pre-signed copies.
Rick Riordan will be making an appearance at the Book Expo America author’s breakfast tomorrow beginning at 8 a.m. EST. This is when the House of Hades cover will first be released, according to RR’s blog.
You can watch the panel here on Channel 1.
But didn't Percy still have the curse of achilles post-TLO, which he lost in SoN? Because they had to have nectar to heal their wounds in SoS, if I recall correctly, which wouldn't make sense if he was pretty much invincible.
I think Percy was exhausted from summoning the hurricane more than actually wounded. I’m pretty sure there were a couple of instances where Carter was surprised when Percy did something crazy and didn’t get hurt from it.
I read the entire story as that he was still invincible, so that’s another reason why I thought it was post-first series rather than the second. If it was after the second series, I don’t think Percy would be asking if Carter was a soul escaped from the Doors of Death because, presumably, they would’ve closed the doors by that time and had stuff figured out.
I'm presuming that you've read The Son of Sobek. So any thoughts/predictions for when exactly it occurs in the PJ timeline?
I previously thought that Son of Sobek occurred post-HoO, but I’m leaning more toward between The Last Olympian and The Lost Hero, mainly because of Percy’s comment about Carter being one of the remnants of Kronos’s army. That strikes me as something he would’ve asked in the months (or weeks) post-TLO. It obviously takes place when it’s warm outside if a bunch of neighborhood kids were out with super soakers, so that could put at the end of August and into early September before Percy left camp for the summer. He did say camp went on for several weeks longer that year.
However, I’m still a little bit thrown by Percy’s comment about the Doors of Death. I can’t remember and I haven’t had the time to look up if it was widely known that the Doors of Death were opened pre-The Lost Hero. I think Annabeth or Chiron might’ve remarked upon monsters being harder to kill, but again, I don’t remember for sure. If that’s true, Percy could’ve known about the Doors being open before he was kidnapped by Hera, since he was at camp for winter break.
And then there’s the whole Percy was “maybe seventeen” which either means Carter is bad at guessing ages and Percy looks older than he is (possible).
Basically, I hope someone asks this question and Riordan answers it soon so I can stop pulling my hair out trying to guess it into the timeline.
Rick Riordan in this article
AM I THE ONLY ONE SPAZZING OUT ABOUT THIS?!
On June 18, The Son of Sobek will be released as an electronic e-single. (Actual cover to be unveiled soon.) This will cost less than the paperback book described above, and it will include the text version of Sobek *and* the audio version of the story, read by yours truly — the first time I’ve ever narrated one of my own stories in its entirety. And … drum roll … it will also include an exclusive sneak peek chapter for The House of Hades. You can read it here before it’s available anywhere else.
The fourth book in the Heroes of Olympus series, The House of Hades, will be released October 8. 2013! We will reveal the actual cover of the book on May 31. Sneak peeks will be revealed during the summer, as described above — which is pretty much the same timetable Disney-Hyperion uses every year.