Book News: Rick Riordan will publish a new book in October

Rick Riordan is releasing a new published work in October. It will be out on Tuesday October 5, 2021. The book is named Daughter of the Deep.

Rick Riordan is the author who wrote the wildly-popular Percy Jackson and the Olympians book series. There are two movies that were made based-off of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians book series. The star who is named Logan Lerman plays Percy Jackson. The star who is named Alexandra Daddario plays Annabeth Chase who is another important character in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians book series.

The book that is named Daughter of the Deep is an homage of the classic book that is named 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. The book 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea was written by the author who is named Jules Verne.


These are Rick Riordan’s thoughts on his new book:

“I am so excited for this book for a number of reasons. You guys have been asking me for a long time: ‘When will you do a book that is exclusively focused on a female protagonist?’ This is that book! Though obviously I’ve had lots of female protagonists in my previous novels, this book is told first-person solely from the point of view of Ana Dakkar, a high school freshman who learns her parentage is every bit as complicated as Percy Jackson’s, though it has to do with science, not Greek gods . . .

I’ve had this idea percolating in my head since at least 2008, and it was so great to finally have the space to write it. I have been a fan of Captain Nemo’s story since I was a little kid. Finally, I get to go under the sea in his wake! It was so different than my usual mythology fantasy, and so much fun, but you can expect my usual blend of action and humor, twists and turns. As part of my research over the last decade, I’ve gotten my advanced diver certification with PADI, gone on numerous dives in the Caribbean and the Mediterranean, become a lifetime member of the U.S. Naval Institute so I can keep up with news of the marine services through their journal proceedings, and done a ton of reading on submarines and the sea. Right now the book is in the final edit phases, which includes a line editor for grammar, typos, etc., a sensitivity reader, and a science editor to make sure I got my fish and facts right! I’ll be so excited to get this into your hands in October, by which time the deck should be properly swabbed, the sails trimmed, and the hatches battened down!

Okay, but now real talk. Which HP house are you?

And when I say HP, of course I mean Harding-Pencroft Academy. What else?

House Dolphin—communications, exploration, cryptography, counterintelligence

House Shark—command, combat, weapons systems, logistics

House Cephalopod—engineering, applied mechanics, innovation, defensive systems

House Orca—medicine, psychology, education, marine biology, communal memory

More on this later, but that will give you just a first look at Ana Dakkar’s world . . . I cannot wait for you to meet her!


I’m excited for this new book. I love Rick Riordan’s books. My favorite books by the author are the Percy Jackson books, the Jason Grace books, and the Magnus Chase books. I can’t wait to read Daughter of the Deep and to learn more about the female main character who is named Ana Dakkar.

Always with infinite love,
Selena London

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