Disney Sets Two-Million-Copy First Printing for Final Book of Riordan’s Trilogy

NEW YORK—Jan. 9, 2012—Disney Publishing Worldwide (DPW) revealed the title and cover image for Summer 2012’s biggest book release, “The Serpent’s Shadow,” the final book in “The Kane Chronicles” series by best-selling author Rick Riordan. “The Serpent’s Shadow” will be released on May 1, 2012, with a two-million-copy first printing.

“Fans eagerly await learning the fate of Carter and Sadie Kane in this final book,” said Suzanne Murphy, vice president and publisher, Disney Publishing Worldwide. “Rick, the master of mythology, gives fans a nail-biting conclusion with his signature blend of humor and nonstop action.”

An interview with Rick was featured on tonight’s episode of the news program Rock Center with Brian Williams. In the segment, Rick discussed the backstory of his best-selling book series “Percy Jackson & the Olympians.” An excerpt of the first chapter from “The Serpent’s Shadow” is now available.


“The Serpent’s Shadow” will simultaneously release in hardcover and as an eBook from Disney Publishing’s Disney-Hyperion imprint, and as an audio version through Brilliance Audio on May 1, 2012.

Carter and Sadie Kane return for more explosive encounters with Egyptian gods in the final book in the Kane Chronicles trilogy. Nothing less than the mortal world is at stake as the Kane family fulfills its destiny in this thrilling conclusion..

Rick Riordan, Children’s Choice Book Award Author of the Year in 2011, is the author of the award-winning “Percy Jackson & the Olympians” series.

About DPW
Disney Publishing Worldwide (DPW) is the world’s largest publisher of children’s books and magazines, with over 250 million children’s books and over 400 million children’s magazines sold each year. Disney Publishing Worldwide consists of an extensive worldwide licensing structure as well as vertically integrated publishing imprints including Disney Book Group in the U.S., Disney Libri in Italy and Disney Libros in Spain. DPW publishes a range of children’s magazines globally, including Topolino, Le Journal de Mickey, and Donald Duck, as well as family titles in the U.S. which include Disney Princess and Phineas and Ferb. Disney English is DPW’s English language learning business, which includes Disney English schools in China and a worldwide retail licensing program. DPW’s digital products include best-selling eBook titles as well as original apps. Headquartered in White Plains, NY, Disney Publishing Worldwide publishes books, magazines, and digital products in 85 countries in 75 languages.

Source: DPW

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