We’re celebrating the book publication of The Cursed Carnival and Other Calamities with a special treat: a preview of Rick’s story!
Take it away, Rick!
My Life as a Child Outlaw
By Rick Riordan
They came to kill me when I was eight years old.
I was cooking a fish over the fire when my foster mother Bodbmall burst out of the woods, her breath steaming in the cold air. “They’re coming!”
I leaped to my feet.
I didn’t need to ask who was coming. I’d been warned about this possibility my whole life. I did what any self-respecting eight-year-old would do. I dropped my fish, snatched up my spear, and said, “We can take them.”