That’s right! Earlier this week, Riordan posted this image on his Tumblr:
This was accompanied by the words: ‘New series announced today. First book: Fall 2015. What does the name imply? Stay tuned…‘
Riordan previously teased his upcoming Norse mythology series in a blog post from earlier this year:
One thing I will say: I am now starting work on my long-awaited Norse mythology series, the first volume of which will be out in fall 2015, and you will find out the title of the first book (and some hints about the main character) at the end of The Blood of Olympus. Raise your drinking horns to Odin!
The announcement of the lead character’s name has fans particularly excited about a possible connection between Magnus and Annabeth Chase, one of the main characters from Riordan’s Greek mythology-based Percy Jackson series. Although Annabeth is the offspring of a mortal father and the Greek goddess Athena, Riordan has previously written crossover stories between his Percy Jackson characters and the characters from his Egyptology-based series The Kane Chronicles – indicating that a connection between characters from different books is entirely possible. So is that what the name implies…?
The Blood of Olympus - which, as stated by Riordan, will contain more about the Magnus Chase books – is the fifth and final book in Riordan’s Heroes of Olympus series, the sequel series to the original Percy Jackson books. The book will be released in the US and the UK on October 7, 2014.
Are you excited about the new Norse mythology series? Sound off in the comments!