Learn all about The Sun and The Star, the new standalone novel in the Percy Jackson universe
Percy Jackson fans rejoice! There is a new book in the Percy Jackson universe coming on 2 May 2023.
Titled The Sun and the Star: A Nico di Angelo Adventure, the standalone novel will follow demigods Nico di Angelo and Will Solace on an adventure to Tartarus. Set in the same action-packed universe as Percy Jackson and the Olympians, The Heroes of Olympus and The Trials of Apollo, the book sees familiar characters in a new light.
Nico di Angelo, the son of Hades, has been through a lot. From the untimely deaths of his mother and sister to being outed against his will, it’s fair to say that things haven’t exactly been easy for Nico. Luckily, there is one ray of sunshine in his life – literally – his boyfriend, Will Solace, who happens to be the son of Apollo.
When Nico is called to by a voice in Tartarus, the lowest part of the Underworld, he knows that he needs to go on a quest. It won’t be easy, but something tells him that someone he knows needs help. Of course, Will refuses to let Nico go alone – but can a being made of light survive the darkest part of the Underworld?
Co-written by Rick Riordan and Mark Oshiro, the book will bring a new perspective to Riordan’s already-beloved Percy Jackson universe.
Rick doesn't personally post on social media, but Mark shared the exciting annoucement on his Instagram, with a few heartfelt words about the project.
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'Itruly can’t believe some days that I get to do this. But it’s real. Welcome to THE SUN AND THE STAR, the first-of-it’s-kind standalone Nico di Angelo book, written by @rickriordan and myself. Cover by @khudeejuh. Release date of May 2, 2023. Check the link in my bio for the full post about the cover, the synopsis, the tour (!!!), and much more.
I’m so proud of this book and what we pulled off. ❤️ I hope you will be too.'
About the Percy Jackson universe
The Percy Jackson universe is nearly as deep and expansive as the ancient mythology it’s based on.
Comprised of three separate series, numerous companion books and a few standalone novels, the Percy Jackson books are all roughly centred on one boy who finds out he is a demigod.
Mixing modern life and mythology, the books explore how clashes between the gods would play out in the real world. The result is a collection of highly-entertaining books that capture the imaginations of kids and adults alike.
For a closer look at the world of Percy and his mythical mates, check out this deep dive.
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