Since 2005, the year The Lightning Thief was published, author Rick Riordan has enthralled young readers with his adventure stories based on characters interacting with mythological beings. The Percy Jackson series and the Heroes of Olympus series focused on Greek mythology, the Kane Chronicles looked at Egyptian mythology, and the Magnus Chase series was based on Norse mythology. All of these books had kids running to library shelves to keep up with the newest adventure.
Riordan has now launched a new publishing venture known as “Rick Riordan Presents” with the goal of introducing readers to other authors who are writing mythology-based books for students. These books place the spotlight on some lesser-known mythologies and have been selected to satisfy even the most ardent Percy Jackson fans.
Aru Shah and the End of Time introduces Hindu mythology. A sequel will be published in April of 2019.
Maya legends play a major role in Storm Runner by Jennifer Cervantes, with a sequel scheduled for September 2019.
Dragon Pearl, the third “Rick Riordan Presents” title, was released this month and pulls themes and events from Korean legends.
Explore the richness of world cultures with these newest myth-based adventure stories!