Demigods, amazing news has just been released! Bestselling author Rick Riordan has confirmed that he is writing another Percy Jackson novel that will unite the iconic trio of Percy Jackson, Annabeth Chase, and Grover Underwood in an adventure all their own. The new novel is titled Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Chalice of the Gods. More about the book, released on Riordan’s blog, can be read below.
“The novel unfolds during Percy’s senior year at Alternative High School in New York — after the action of ‘The Heroes of Olympus,’ but before ‘The Trials of Apollo.’ This time around, Percy is not worried about saving the world. He has a much harder quest: getting into college. New Rome University requires recommendation letters from three gods, which means . . . yep, you guessed it. Percy has to run quests to get the letters. (That sound you hear is Percy screaming into his pillow in frustration.)
First quest: the cupbearer of the gods, Ganymede, is missing his chalice. Not only is this embarrassing. It’s also a potential disaster, since any mortal who happens to drink from the cup will gain immortality. Percy, Annabeth and Grover have to find that chalice and return it to Ganymede before anyone realizes he lost it. These gods . . . they really need GPS tags on their magic items, don’t they?”
The novel idea originated when Riordan was pitching the Percy Jackson and the Olympians live-action television series, which ended up being greenlit without need for extra incentives to push it along. This left Riordan with unused storylines that he then was approached about later on down the line.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Chalice of the Gods is set to release on September 26, 2023. As always, stay tuned for more updates on everything in the Riordanverse. While you wait for more news, make sure to check out our other coverage on the television adaptation’s developments (such as the recently released trailer and our subsequent breakdown) and all things Rick Riordan — including all of his upcoming projects in 2022 and beyond.