“I recently read a fantastic fantasy by N.K. Jemisin: The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms. It takes place in a world where a battle between gods has taken place, and the losing deities have been sentenced to serve as slaves to the humans’ ruling family. The enslaved gods have a plan to get free, however, and that’s when things get interesting.”
Rick Riordan, author of the Percy Jackson series and Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard Book 1: The Sword of Summer
▪ Riordan appears at 2 p.m. Saturday as part of the countdown to Miami Book Fair International at the Chapman Conference Center, Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus, 300 NE Second Ave., Miami. Book purchase from Books & Books required for entry; information at www.booksandbooks.com
▪ Kids are encouraged to bring children’s books to the event to donate to the Read to Learn book drive; they can also take a selfie with the book they’re donating and post it on social media with the hashtag #miamireads for a chance to win prizes.