We here at Read Riordan hope everyone’s doing okay. It’s a relief that we’re all such avid readers, because what better pastime is there when you’re stuck indoors?
With that in mind, we’d like to offer a little excerpt from the next Rick Riordan Presents book, Aru Shah and the Tree of Wishes. Enjoy!
Aru Shah is Not Spider-Man
Aru Shah had a gigantic lightning bolt, and she really wanted to use it.
“Please don’t, Shah,” begged her friend Aiden. “If you electrocute the targets with Vajra . . . we’ve blown this Pandava mission.”
“Puh-leeze,” said Aru, hoping she sounded more confident than she felt. “I’m the daughter of the god of thunder and lightning. Electricity is practically my thing.”
“Yesterday you stuck a fork in the toaster,” pointed out Aiden.
“It was just for a second, and it was holding my breakfast prisoner.”
A gust of wind hit the back of Aru’s head, and she turned to see a huge eagle with sapphire-colored feathers swooping toward them. The bird dove to the ground and in a flash of blue light transformed into Brynne, her soul sister and the daughter of the god of the wind.
“No visuals on the targets,” Brynne said. “Also, Aiden’s right. I seriously don’t trust you around electricity.”