Episode #26 – General Nonsense

Welcome to Prophecy Radio, a Percy Jackson podcast dedicated to all of Rick Riordan’s past, present, and future projects! Co-hosts Karen Rought and Kristen Kranz discuss the latest news in the Percy Jackson/Rick Riordan Presents fandom, then conduct an interview with none other than Roshani Chokshi ahead of the release of Aru Shah and the Nectar of Immortality, as well as read Percy Jackson and the Titan’s Curse chapters 9 and 10. New episodes of Prophecy Radio will air weekly, and all ages are welcome to tune in.

News and Updates (00:01:14)

Roshani Chokshi interview (00:18:45)

  • Today, we have a very special guest in Roshani Chokshi, who is here to promote the fifth and final book in the Pandava series, Aru Shah and the Nectar of Immortality.
  • Our first question is whether Rosh has any quirky habits when it comes time to sit down and write.
  • And what about special snacks? You’ll NEVER guess her answer.
  • Is there an editing critique that Rosh hates seeing in her drafts?
  • Just like Greek mythology, Hindu mythology isn’t always appropriate for the children.
  • Rosh tells us what it’s been like to kick off the Rick Riordan Presents imprint.
  • What kind of doors populate Roshani’s subconscious?
  • Is there any chance Roshani will ever return to the world of Aru Shah?
  • Plus, Rosh gives us an update on the Aru Shah adaptation.
  • Can you guess what her Greek godly parent would be?
  • And what Rick Riordan Presents series would Rosh want to visit?
  • Wanda Maximoff: Misunderstood heroine or villain in the making?
  • And we get to hear about her cursed dream project. (For real, though, it sounds awesome.)
  • What other projects does Roshani have coming up?
  • Buy Aru Shah and the Nectar of Immortality by Roshani Chokshi from Disney Books, Bookshop.org, Book Depository, or Amazon. You can also add it to your Goodreads list.

Chapter Reviews (01:51:48)

  • Let’s get back to Percy Jackson and the Titan’s Curse, shall we?
  • Shockingly, we’re going to start with chapter 9.
  • It’s realistic that Mr. D caught Percy, but how DARE he act high and mighty!
  • Does Mr. D actually want to care about Percy and Annabeth and the others?
  • What’s going on with Zoë and this mysterious hero who broke her heart?
  • Where in the world is Annabeth?
  • Do we remember who the General is?
  • Can we have a saber-tooth kitty? Please?
  • Now it’s onto chapter 10, and we’re halfway through the book.
  • Zoë would be a better leader if she just listened to people.
  • Have you ever eaten astronaut food?
  • Percy is a smart cookie!
  • Should we do an episode on the spoils of war?
  • Proud of you, Zoë.
  • Kronos is a four-course meal of evil.

Feedback (01:20:23)

Thanks for listening, and be sure to tune in next time for episode 27, where we’ll discuss Aru Shah and the End of Time.

This episode’s hosts are: Karen Rought and Kristen Kranz.

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