Rick Riordan says he was inspired by his readers to bring together his characters Percy Jackson and Carter Kane.
If the two heroes of Rick Riordan’s children’s series can go up against gods and supernatural forces alone, just imagine what they can accomplish together!
That’s the idea behind Riordan’s new short story, “The Son of Sobek,” in which the protagonist of the "Heroes of Olympus" series, Percy Jackson, and the main character of the "Kane Chronicles," Carter Kane, will team up. “The Son of Sobek” will be released this May for the first time in the paperback version of Riordan’s book “The Serpent’s Shadow,” the third book in the "Kane Chronicle" series.
Riordan says he was inspired to arrange the literary meeting by his readers.
“At least once a day I’ll get an email or a letter asking ‘Are you ever going to combine the series?’ ” he told Publishers Weekly.
Riordan said he also thought the pair would be interesting together because the characters are so different.
“They represent very different sides of me,” the author said. “Carter is thoughtful and cautious and Percy is impetuous and sarcastic. I started to experiment with how it would be to put them together and have them join forces against a common foe.”
With the release of “The Serpent’s Shadow,” the "Kane Chronicles" was concluded, and the "Heroes of Olympus" series will get its second screen adaptation when the movie “Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Sea of Monsters” comes out on Aug. 16. The next "Heroes of Olympus" book is due in October and is titled “The Heroes of Olympus, Book Four: The House of Hades.”