Disney Launch Details for The Serpent’s Shadow, the Final Book in The Kane Chronicles Trilogy

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Disney Publishing Worldwide (DPW) announced today the exciting plans in support of The Serpent’s Shadow, the third and final book in the #1 best-selling Kane Chronicles series by literary demigod Rick Riordan. This summer’s biggest book release, The Serpent’s Shadow will be published on May 1, 2012, with a 2-million-copy first printing.

Fans will have the opportunity to join Rick Riordan in a live webcast from the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum & Planetarium in San Jose, California, on Tuesday, May 1. The webcast will include a tour of actual Egyptian artifacts, a reading from the new book, and a chance to ask Rick live questions. For more information and to sign up for the webcast visit: slj.com/rickriordan. Riordan will also embark on a multicity tour in the US and Canada, including: San Francisco, CA; Salt Lake City, UT; Vancouver, BC; Seattle, WA; Anchorage, AK; Portland, OR; and San Antonio, TX.

“We are thrilled to bring the rich fantastical world of ancient Egyptian mythology to life with the interactive simulcast, allowing Rick to connect with fans everywhere,” said Suzanne Murphy, vice president and publisher, Disney Publishing Worldwide. “Rick’s wit and hard-hitting action paired with his mastery of mythological storytelling makes for a brilliant finale to the Kane Chronicles series.”

Rick’s first enhanced, interactive eBook, The Kane Chronicles Survival Guide–the only illustrated guide to his #1 New York Times best-selling Kane Chronicles series–was released this week on the iPad and Nook. Fans of the Kane Chronicles will devour this lavishly illustrated enhanced eBook featuring original animation, audio enhancements, and special effects. Full of spellbinding quizzes, pop-up maps, photos, and facts, customizable magic spells, and an excerpt from The Serpent’s Shadow, this interactive eBook offers a blend of activities and exclusives to avid followers of the series.

The Serpent’s Shadow releases simultaneously in hardcover and as an eBook from Disney Publishing’s Disney-Hyperion imprint and as an audio version through Brilliance Audio on May 1, 2012. More than 30 million books are currently in print in the U.S. across Riordan’s three series from Disney-Hyperion Books: Percy Jackson & the Olympians, The Kane Chronicles, and The Heroes of Olympus. The books have been translated into 37 languages in 36 countries.

Nothing less than the mortal world is at stake when the Kane family fulfills its destiny in the thrilling conclusion to The Kane Chronicles. Visit KaneChronicles.com for more information on The Serpent’s Shadow and the series.

This Fall 2012, Rick’s blockbuster series The Heroes of Olympus returns with the third book, The Mark of Athena.

Rick Riordan, Children’s Choice Book Award Author of the Year in 2011, is the author of the award-winning New York Times #1 best-selling Percy Jackson & the Olympians series. The Lightning Thief, the first book in that series, was developed into a feature film. In 2010 he launched two all-new series that both debuted at #1 on multiple best-seller lists: The Kane Chronicles and The Heroes of Olympus. 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 additional information about Rick, visit RickRiordan.com.

  • Disney Announces First Printing of Rick Riordan’s ‘The Serpent’s Shadow’ (chipandco.com)
Disney Launch Details for The Serpent’s Shadow, the Final Book in The Kane Chronicles Trilogy


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