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Cover Reveal for the Last Percy Jackson Book

I just got this from Deborah Bass at Disney, and thought that I'd share:

At 12:01 am EST, on Wednesday February 18, 2009, will unveil The Last Olympian cover image. Leading up to the one-day laydown on Tuesday, May 5, 2009, Percy fans who visit the dedicated website ( will be treated to exclusive content that will be posted on a regular basis including: teaser videos, downloadables- chat icons and wallpaper, new never-before-seen character art from the series, discussion board/message post, an all-new quiz, and soon-to-be-announced sweepstakes information!

In addition to the interview with Blackjack the Pegasus on Rick Riordan’s blog (, Rick will be sending out a series of inside details on a weekly basis about The Last Olympian that will only be available on Twitter:

More exciting news to come!

Here’s your exclusive first glimpse at The Last Olympian cover:


Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 5: The Last Olympian
By Rick Riordan
Publication date: Tuesday, May 5, 2009
ISBN-13: 978-1-4231-0147-5
Ages: 10 and up; $17.99

ABOUT THE BOOK: All year the half-bloods have been preparing for battle against the Titans, knowing the odds of victory are grim. Kronos’s army is stronger than ever, and with every god and half-blood he recruits, the evil Titan’s power only grows. While the Olympians struggle to contain the rampaging monster Typhon, Kronos begins his advance on New York City, where Mount Olympus stands virtually unguarded.  Now it’s up to Percy Jackson and an army of young demigods to stop the Lord of Time.

In this momentous final book in the New York Times best-selling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, the long-awaited prophecy surrounding Percy’s sixteenth birthday unfolds. And as the battle for Western civilization rages on the streets of Manhattan, Percy faces a terrifying suspicion that he may be fighting against his own fate.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Rick Riordan is the author of the previous books in the New York Times #1 best-selling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series: The Lightning Thief; The Sea of Monsters; The Titan's Curse; and The Battle of the Labyrinth. His previous novels for adults include the hugely popular Tres Navarre series, winner of the top three awards in the mystery genre. He lives in San Antonio, Texas, with his wife and two sons.

See my interview with Rick here. I'm really looking forward to the book! Anyone else out there excited for this?