To commemorate Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we’ve compiled a list of the current and upcoming Rick Riordan Presents books from our amazing AANHPI authors. All these stories feature AANHPI characters in the lead and put new twists on AANHPI cultures and mythologies.
The Pandava Quintet
The first series published by Rick Riordan Presents recently came to its stunning conclusion with the release of Aru Shah and the Nectar of Immortality by Roshani Chokshi. And what a ride it has been. Potatoes forever!
If you’re already missing the Pandava siblings as much as we are, why not revisit the saga from the beginning in an all-new format? Scripted by Joe Caramagna and beautifully realized by artist Aru Chouhan, the graphic novel adaptation of the first installment in the Pandava Quintet, Aru Shah and the End of Time, is on sale now!
Aru Shah and the End of Time (Book 1)
Aru Shah and the Song of Death (Book 2)
Aru Shah and the Tree of Wishes (Book 3)
Aru Shah and the City of Gold (Book 4)
Aru Shah and the Nectar of Immortality (Book 5)
Aru Shah and the End of Time (Graphic Novel)
The Thousands Worlds Series
Written by Yoon Ha Lee, Dragon Pearl reinvents traditional Korean mythology in a way you’ve never seen before: as space opera! Epic battles, shape-shifting characters, high-stakes family drama, and goblins who can conjure chocolate chip cookies . . . what more could you want? The second installment of the Thousand Worlds series, Tiger Honor, released in January, and we haven’t been able to stop thinking about it since. We can’t wait to read the third installment, which Yoon is working on now.
The Gifted Clans Series
From writer Graci Kim comes the Gifted Clans series, following the story of Riley Oh, a Korean American girl who was adopted into a witch clan at a young age, despite not possessing any magical abilities herself. In the first book in the trilogy, The Last Fallen Star, Riley uncovers the mysteries of her true heritage and learns shocking secrets that the Gifted Clans have been hiding for her entire life.
Now, in the upcoming Last Fallen Moon, Riley’s sense of self is about to be challenged once again thanks to an emergency trip to the Spiritrealm and a chance encounter with a boy named Dahl. He is destined to change Riley’s life forever—that is, if she can return to the mortal realm in one piece.
She has to survive for Book 3, The Last Fallen Realm, coming in Summer 2023 . . . right, Graci???
City of the Plague God
Sarwat Chadda’s masterfully told City of the Plague God explores Mesopotamian mythology through the eyes of 13-year-old Muslim American Sikander Aziz. Sik’s peaceful life as a worker in his parents’ deli is turned upside down when Nergal, the god of death and disease, bursts in demanding the flower of immortality. Sik has to team up with Ishtar, the goddess of love and war, and a formerly legendary hero named Gilgamesh to save Manhattan from a deadly plague.
And as if that weren’t enough, Sikander will have to face even more chaos in Fury of the Dragon Goddess, coming in Summer 2023.
City of the Plague God (Book 1)
Pahua and the Soul Stealer
Pahua and the Soul Stealer, from author Lori M. Lee, centers on a lonely 11-year-old Hmong girl who has the ability to interact with the restless spirits who haunt our mortal world. Some are best left alone, though, like the angry young ghost who snatches her brother’s soul. Pahua, her trusty yet judgmental spirit kitten Miv, and a young shaman warrior named Zhong must cross over into the spirit worlds to bring Matt back to the world of the living.
Keep an eye out for the next book in this trilogy, Pahua and the Dragon’s Secret, releasing in Fall 2023!
Pahua and the Soul Stealer (Book 1)
Winston Chu Versus the Whimsies
This upcoming title from award-winning author Stacey Lee tells the story of a Chinese American boy named Winston who is gifted a powerful broomstick and dustpan (Did we read that right?) after he prevents a robbery at a curiosities shop. All kinds of hilarious hijinks ensue in this romp based on a Chinese folktale.
Mark your calendars! Winston Chu Versus the Whimsies is set to be released in February.
And be sure to check out The Cursed Carnival and Other Calamities, which features short stories from many of the above authors and more, including Rick himself!