Rick Riordan fans, the impossible is finally coming true. The author has written a crossover story featuring both Carter Kane and Percy Jackson!
Titled “The Son of Sobek,” the short will be published as part of the paperback edition of Riordan’s third installment of the Kane Chronicles, The Serpent’s Shadow. “There are a lot of gods and a lot of characters in my books,” Riordan told Publisher’s Weekly. “I picked two that I know very well. Percy and Carter are my touchstones.”
The author also addressed the news on his blog, explaining why now is the perfect time to give fans what they’ve been clamoring for. “My publisher Disney-Hyperion was looking for something fun to add to the paperback version of The Serpent’s Shadow … something to encourage folks who haven’t yet tried the Kane Chronicles to pick up the series. I decided what the heck. Let’s throw Carter and Percy together in a Greek-Egyptian dilemma and see what happens. The result was SO much fun to write.”
But what if you already own the hardcover edition of The Serpent’s Shadow? Don’t worry! “The Son of Sobek” will also be available to purchase separately. “Disney will be releasing it a little later in the summer as an e-single and audio, read by yours truly — the first time I’ve ever narrated the entire audio for my own story,” Riordan revealed. “The e-single will be priced accordingly, and I hope you find the adventure worth it. I certainly had a blast mixing up the Egyptian and Greek worlds.”
“The Son of Sobek” hits shelves with The Serpent’s Shadow on May 7.
Are you excited to see Percy and Carter meet?