Rick Riordan Announces New Book Series Exploring Nordic Gods

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He’s done Egyptian gods and Greek gods, so naturally Nordic gods were next in line! Percy Jackson author Rick Riordan and his publisher have officially announced a new book series involving the Nordic gods of old. Riordan now has a three book deal with Disney, his publisher, for the Nordic series.

The author, who releases another book in his Heroes of Olympus series this week, has been wanting to write about the Nordic gods since before Percy Jackson hit it big:

“The Norse gods are so wild. They have this wild, barbaric energy you don’t associate with the Greeks.”

“There are so many fantastic stories and I want to bring Thor and Odin and the other gods into the modern world, just like I did with the Greeks and Percy Jackson,” Riordan said. “I’ll give the books an urban setting and have young people interacting with the Norse gods.”

Sadly, fans will have to wait a while before seeing the new series — likely not before 2015. The author is still hard at work on his “Heroes of Olympus” and “Kane Chronicles” series, in which he has more books planned. His Nordic tales are still in outline phase.

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