The new series, Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, will consist of three books, the first of which will hit bookshelves in Fall 2015.
There isn’t much known about the series at this point, other than the name of the main character, Magnus Chase, and that the series will take place in Boston.
As fans have probably realized, Magnus shares a last name with Annabeth Chase. In the Percy Jackson series, Annabeth is a demigod: the daughter of a mortal father and Athena, the Greek goddess of wisdom and strategic warfare. There’s no word yet on whether the two Riordan characters will be related, but Riordan did state on his blog that the two sharing a last name is “not simply a coincidence.” He added, “Beyond that, I’m afraid I’ll have to leave you guessing.”
Riordan has been careful not to give away too many details of the series, but he did reveal the title image on his Tumblr account, along with the caption: “New series announced today. First book: Fall 2015. What does the name imply? Stay tuned…”
Riordan also revealed that the title of the first Magnus Chase book can be found on the back of The Blood of Olympus (due out October 8).