9:00 am EDT, October 2, 2017

‘The Lightning Thief’ illustrated edition by Rick Riordan: Exclusive cover reveal!

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!

Update: The book is out now. Read our review, and check out our exclusive interview with the illustrator!

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

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