Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, Illustrated Edition is a beautiful new way to enjoy this story by Rick Riordan. See our exclusive cover reveal now!

As Riordan embarks on his press tour for Ship of the Dead, the third and final Magnus Chase book, he’ll be showing off the cover for the illustrated edition of The Lightning Thief — and we’ve got the exclusive reveal right here!

But first, make sure you pre-order your copy of The Ship of the Dead. The synopsis reads:

Magnus Chase, a once-homeless teen, is a resident of the Hotel Valhalla and one of Odin’s chosen warriors. As the son of Frey, the god of summer, fertility, and health, Magnus isn’t naturally inclined to fighting. But he has strong and steadfast friends, including Hearthstone the elf, Blitzen the dwarf, and Samirah the Valkyrie, and together they have achieved brave deeds, such as defeating Fenris Wolf and battling giants for Thor’s hammer, Mjolnir. Now Magnus and his crew must sail to the farthest borders of Jotunheim and Niflheim in pursuit of Asgard’s greatest threat. Will they succeed in their perilous journey, or is Ragnarok lurking on the horizon?

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The tour dates are as follows:

If you can’t make it to one of Riordan’s tours to hear him talk about his upcoming projects, you can still enjoy the gorgeous cover of the Lightning Thief illustrated edition, which was designed by the author’s long-time collaborator John Rocco.

This will be a nice addition to the other coffee table-style books Riordan has put out, including Percy Jackson’s Greek Heroes and Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods. The illustrated edition of The Lightning Thief promises to be a beautiful new way to enjoy this story.

And speaking of beautiful new stories, the Percy Jackson author has a new imprint, called Rick Riordan Presents, which is designed to elevate the diversity of mythologies from around the world through the voices of the best storytellers for middle grade readers.

The inaugural title of the imprint, Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi, goes on sale March 17, 2018. It’s the first book in four-part series based around Hindu mythology.

‘Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, Illustrated Edition’ goes on sale August 14, 2018

The News

Quentin Tarantino says he knew about Harvey Weinstein’s behavior: ‘I knew enough to do more than I did’

In a new interview with The New York Times, director Quentin Tarantino — whose films have largely been distributed by The Weinstein Company — admits he knew how Harvey Weinstein treated women.

Earlier this month The Times and The New Yorker published bombshell reports revealing horrific behavior by TWC founder Harvey Weinstein. The reports — and the revelations that came in the days after — rocked Hollywood.

Tarantino remained silent until Thursday’s interview. In it, he tells The Times he “knew enough to do more than I did.”

“It was more to it than just the normal rumors, the normal gossip. It wasn’t secondhand. I knew he did a couple of these things,” Tarantino said, referencing the stories recently shared by “prominent” actresses.

“I wish I had taken responsibility for what I heard. If I had done the work I should have done then, I would have had to not work with him.”

Tarantino admits that he can offer nothing but a “crappy” excuse at this point. Even though he heard stories about his business partner on multiple occasions, he “chalked it up to a ’50s-’60s era image of a boss chasing a secretary around the desk. As if that’s O.K. That’s the egg on my face right now.”

The director, whose most recent film The Hateful Eight was distributed by The Weinstein Company, says that he tried to reach out to the disgraced Hollywood mogul after the reports were published, but Weinstein didn’t pick up. More of Tarantino’s remarks can be read over on The Times’ website.

As more women share their stories, Hollywood is starting to take (some) action. Last week The Weinstein Company fired their founder, and The Academy voted to remove him from their ranks.

Explaining their vote to expel him, The Academy said in a statement, “We do so not simply to separate ourselves from someone who does not merit the respect of his colleagues but also to send a message that the era of willful ignorance and shameful complicity in sexually predatory behavior and workplace harassment in our industry is over. What’s at issue here is a deeply troubling problem that has no place in our society.”

October 19, 2017
The Podcasts

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Episode #163 – Justified!

Hype Podcast tackles this week’s biggest entertainment stories including Will and Grace, Riverdale, The Bold Type, Lorde, Avatar and more.

October 7, 2017
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