The Kane Chronicles, Book One: The Red Pyramid releases May 4, 2010
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.--(Business Wire)--
Rick Riordan, creator of the 7 million copy-selling blockbuster Percy Jackson &
the Olympians series, introduces readers to The Kane Chronicles, a new fantasy
bringing ancient Egyptian mythology to life in a vivid modern-day setting.
On May 4, 2010, the eagerly-awaited new series from Disney Book Group`s
Disney-Hyperion imprint launches with The Kane Chronicles, Book One: The Red
Pyramid (ISBN: 9781423113386; ages 10 and up) and a simultaneously released
audio edition. When a magical accident unleashes the Egyptian gods on the modern
world, siblings Carter and Sadie Kane discover that they are the only ones who
can put things right. As descendants of the greatest Egyptian magicians, they
must find a way to defeat the evil god Set before he can destroy them.
Last summer, Rick Riordan`s best-selling Percy Jackson & the Olympians series
concluded with the fifth and final installment, Percy Jackson & the Olympians,
Book Five: The Last Olympian. To date, the series has sold more than 7 million
copies in the US and has been sold into 32 different language markets.
Based on the first book in the series, Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The
Lightning Thief will hit theaters on February 12, 2010. Directed by Chris
Columbus, the film`s cast includes Logan Lerman, Brandon T. Jackson, Alexandra
Daddario, Sean Bean, Pierce Brosnan, Steve Coogan, Rosario Dawson, Catherine
Keener, Kevin McKidd, Joe Pantoliano, and Uma Thurman.
Rick Riordan is the author of the New York Times #1 best-selling Percy Jackson &
the Olympians series: The Lightning Thief; The Sea of Monsters; The Titan's
Curse; The Battle of the Labyrinth; and The Last Olympian. 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. For more information on Rick visit: www.rickriordan.com
Disney-Hyperion Books is an imprint of Disney Book Group (DBG); additional DBG
imprints include Disney Editions, Disney-Jump at the Sun Books, and Disney
Press. DBG is part of Disney Publishing Worldwide, the world's largest publisher
of children's books and magazines, with over 250 million children`s books and
over 400 million children's magazines sold each year. Headquartered in White
Plains, NY, Disney Publishing Worldwide publishes books and magazines in 85
languages in 75 countries.