If you haven't visited the official UK site because you've been too busy writing your fanfic, stop now and head on over to www.percyjackson.co.uk there are some very fun things on there. (I know I am a mega-fan after all).
Rick is coming to the UK on tour at the beginning of November. One highlight of this will be "Rick Riordan: Virtually Live" on November 2nd. When Eoin Colfer did this webcast earlier in the summer, he reached more than 22,000 school students and Rick will be looking to top that number! Sign up is already available at http://www.rickriordanvirtuallylive.co.uk.
Sadly, I won't be at school to watch this with my
The wonderful people at Just So for Puffin Books reminded me that not only is Rick a worldclass author, he is also a major champion of young people with dyslexia so how awesome is it that the week of his UK tour (Nov 1st - Nov 6th) happens to be Dyslexia Awareness Week?! Seriously, Mr Riordan could not be any more brilliant in his ability to reach out to all children and include them in a world where anything is possible. I may just faint from fanliness.
So without further ado, here are the first two chapters:
The Lost Hero First 2 Chapters
The Lost Hero is under global embargo until October 12th! And thank goodness, because if anyone spoils for me what happens next I will throw my lightning bolt faster than Zeus can accuse Poseidon of being a wet blanket.
Thanks again to Just So for making one fan girl's dreams come true.