Prophecy Radio episode #92 catches you up on all the latest Rick Riordan news, from upcoming Rick Riordan Presents books like Fury of the Dragon Goddess to the current WGA/SAG-AFTRA strikes and what they mean for the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series on Disney+. This week, we’re also talking about The Kane Chronicles: The Red Pyramid by tackling chapter 16, in which Zia embraces the singed-eyebrow look. New episodes of Prophecy Radio air weekly, and we keep our discussions PG-13.
News and Updates (00:06:26)
- Happy birthday, Annabeth Chase!
- Fury of the Dragon Goddess by Sarwat Chadda releases on August 1. Pre-order it here.
- Make sure you check out the virtual launch event for the book!
- Read Riordan has an article so you can refresh your memory on City of the Plague God.
- If you want play D&D with Sarwat Chadda, you can learn all the details here.
- You can also catch up with Daoud and meet Dumuzi, thanks to Read Riordan.
- Sarwat had a lot of wonderful things to say about being a part of the Rick Riordan Presents family.
- The Spirit Glass by Roshani Chokshi got a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly.
- Rick Riordan and Mark Oshiro share their favorite recent reads.
- Be sure to check out the Boston Book Festival, where Rick will be a keynote speaker this year.
- Read Riordan is hitting it out of the park with this Chalice of the Gods articles, including the one about the New Rome University course guide.
- We have SO. MANY. IDEAS.
- Would you want John Rocco to do a special edition cover for Chalice of the Gods so it could match your original series?
- Someone needs to update this Percy Jackson guide to the Met Museum.
- Don’t expect to see Nico and Bianca in Percy Jackson and the Olympians season 1.
- We’re so happy Glynn Turman got to pick the horse he’s working with on the show.
- Let’s talk about Percy Jackson at San Diego Comic-Con 2023.
- Did you catch the new Percy Jackson poster and SDCC bag?
- Looks like there’s a chance of Percy Jackson on Saturday.
- We get to see a slightly new image of the trio.
- And here’s a picture of the Disney Books poster at SDCC 2023.
- Kristen breaks down new information about the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes, plus what it means for us at the podcast.
- Huge thank you to Mel for asking us to go into detail about all of this!
- You can find the SAG-AFTRA strike rules on Variety.
- The biggest one to keep in mind is that if the studio is asking you to promote something, DON’T DO IT.
- Yes, the podcast will keep covering all the Percy Jackson and the Olympians news because we are just fans talking about what we love.
- What’s the future of these strikes?
- D.B. Woodside had some really important information to share about why SAG is striking.
- What does all this mean for Percy Jackson and the Olympians?
- Why isn’t Rick saying much about the show?
- What projects are on hold and which ones can he still work on?
- Why wasn’t Rick Riordan at Comic-Con?
- We’ll keep you updated with more information once it becomes available!
Kane Chronicles: The Red Pyramid discussion (01:08:50)
- This week, we’re reading The Red Pyramid chapter 16.
- Put us down for not wanting to be woken up the way Zia wakes Sadie.
- Why didn’t Carter sleep well?
- How do we get some bottled Thoth Water?
- That tongue tattoo was pretty cool.
- Either do what Zia tells you to…or die.
- What are the magicians’ specialties and which can we unanimously agree is a no-go for us?
- There are some really great moments while Carter and Sadie learn to bring hierglyphs to life with magic.
- We’re so happy we learned about Luxor/Thebes in our last episode.
- How strong is Zia, exactly?
- It’s time to duel, and it definitely does not go according to plan.
- We learn a little bit more about the Kanes’ familial background.
- Iskandar is dead, and even though we saw this coming, it’s still sad.
- It also spells major trouble for the Kanes.
- Zia’s willing to give them a five-minute head start, and that’s about as good as it’s going to get.
- Tim writes in with a little What If… for The Last Olympian.
- Caoimhe also catches us up on her reactions to the last few episodes and gives us a great idea for a future one.
- It seems Bobbi is as big of a fan of Hapshetsut as we are.
Thanks for listening, and tune in next time for episode 93, in which we’ll discuss City of the Plague God by Sarwat Chadda, and then read The Red Pyramid chapter 17!
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