Rick Riordan, dubbed "Storyteller of the Gods" by
Publishers Weekly, is the author of three #1 New York
Times best-selling middle grade series with millions of copies
sold throughout the world: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, based
on Greek mythology; the Kane Chronicles, based on Ancient Egyptian
mythology; and the Heroes of Olympus, based on Greek and Roman
mythology. Rick collaborated with illustrator John Rocco on two
best-selling collections of Greek myths for the whole family:
Percy Jackson's Greek Gods and Percy Jackson's Greek
Heroes. The first book in his Magnus Chase and the Gods of
Asgard trilogy based on Norse mythology, The Sword of
Summer, also debuted at #1 on the New York Times list.
Rick lives in Boston, Massachusetts with his wife and two sons.
Follow him on Twitter at @camphalfblood.
PRAISE FOR THE HOUSE OF HADES
"Fans won't be disappointed as the cliff-hanger ending from the
previous book, The Mark of Athena, leads to further
exciting adventures by the intrepid demigods. . . As Annabeth and
Percy struggle to survive Tantarus's poisonous atmosphere and
creatures, the other demigods must undergo harsh trials. . . but
they learn and grow mentally and physically from their experiences.
The heroes realize that they cannot change their parentage but they
can control their legacy. Fans will be thrilled to know the series
continues with The Blood of Olympus in 2014."--School
PRAISE FOR THE MARK OF ATHENA
"With a true storyteller's sense of pacing, Riordan creates
another compelling adventure, right down to the cliff-hanger at the
end. Stay tuned for volume four."--Booklist
PRAISE FOR THE BLOOD OF OLYMPUS
"The satisfyingly cataclysmic showdowns yield to peaceful resolution at last; here's hoping it holds this time."--Kirkus Reviews