Author Rick Riordan updated his blog today with news about his upcoming book “Mark of Athena” which will be released October 2nd of this year.
The blog showcases a fan’s artwork for the book’s cover and states that no official artwork has been created yet. Riordan also writes:
For those waiting for Mark of Athena news, it will probably be the end of May or June before we reveal anything — cover, sneak peeks, etc. We like to focus on one book at a time, so The Serpent’s Shadow is up first in early May. After that, we’ll get back to you on all matters Heroes of Olympus. Never fear though, I’m hard at work on Mark of Athena, though there is still much to do. Fingers crossed, it should be released on time this fall, but there is absolutely no chance it will be released earlier!
Fans, however, won’t have to wait until October for a new installment in the Percy Jackson saga. The Heroes of Olympus: The Demigod Diaries will be available on August 14th.
For more information about the author and his books check out his website at rickriordan.com.