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The Lost Hero

by Rick Riordan

Disney-Hyperion | October 12, 2010 | Hardcover

The Lost Hero is rated 4.85 out of 5 by 20.

Jason has a problem. He doesn''t remember anything before waking up on a school bus holding hands with a girl. Apparently she''s his girlfriend Piper, his best friend is a kid named Leo, and they''re all students in the Wilderness School, a boarding school for "bad kids." What he did to end up here, Jason has no idea-except that everything seems very wrong.

Piper has a secret. Her father has been missing for three days, and her vivid nightmares reveal that he''s in terrible danger. Now her boyfriend doesn''t recognize her, and when a freak storm and strange creatures attack during a school field trip, she, Jason, and Leo are whisked away to someplace called Camp Half-Blood. What is going on?

Leo has a way with tools. His new cabin at Camp Half-Blood is filled with them. Seriously, the place beats Wilderness School hands down, with its weapons training, monsters, and fine-looking girls. What''s troubling is the curse everyone keeps talking about, and that a camper''s gone missing. Weirdest of all, his bunkmates insist they are all-including Leo-related to a god.

Rick Riordan, the best-selling author of the Percy Jackson series, pumps up the action and suspense inThe Lost Hero, the first book in The Heroes of Olympus series. Fans of demi-gods, prophesies, and quests will be left breathless--and panting for Book Two.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 576 pages, 8.62 × 6 × 1.75 in

Published: October 12, 2010

Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 142311339X

ISBN - 13: 9781423113393

Appropriate for ages: 10

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! Uncle Rick, you've done it again. Even though there wasn't any Percy (*sob* *sniff sniff* *exhale*), I really enjoyed this first segment of Heroes of Olympus. I loved how we got to see and explore the whole "Roman vs. Greek" concept, and how fast-paced it was. The new trio (Jason, Piper, and Leo) was awesome! Riordan really has a talent for expressing each of the character's feelings and their back stories. I thought that since there was going to be three POVs, it would get confusing. Boy, was I wrong. It was definitely different. But a good different.  I also may or may not have freaked out when we were reunited with old friends from the PJO series.  Can't wait to read on!
Date published: 2014-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Class Review. Another series by Rick Riordan means another great adventure. The novel being the continuous series from the first brang up a lot of questions in my head. He made this new beggining of the series very interesting because this novel was just so epic.
Date published: 2014-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful! So at the time I read this book, I hadn't yet read the Percy Jackson series by the same author. I own all five books in that series, but I stopped reading them after the first one. I can't really say why. I picked up this book on the sole strength of how much I love the books in the Kane Chronicles by Rick Riordan. Can I just say that I thoroughly enjoyed this book? I can't really say that this book is better than the original Percy Jackson series as I haven't read them yet, but in my opinion, this book can hold it's own. I could not stop giggling when I read this book. The humor in this book, just as it was in the Kane Chronicles, just didn't stop. I am not really sure what it is about the Satyr's that makes them so funny, but it just works. Give that satyr a bit of a complex and a megaphone and the hilarity just doesn't stop. One thing I did appreciate about this book was not only the introduction of new characters, but the fact that each chapter or two was told from a different viewpoint. I find that with these stories, getting the different view points works very well as each character has their own part to play in the story. The best part of this book and in fact this series, is that not only does it get kids excited to read, but it teaches them quite a lot about mythology and in terms that they can understand.
Date published: 2014-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect in Every Way! It's been a year since Percy Jackson and his friends defeated Kronos from rising. If you thought our heroes were about to get a break - boy were you wrong. A new prophecy has been given out. Jason and his two friends Piper and Leo must go out and save Hera from the very earth's clutches. But there is a small problem - Jason can't recall anything from his past. The Lost Hero opens with an extremely intense and fast-paced scene that easily had me devouring page after page of Riordan's novel. The Lost Hero had the perfect pacing, prefect amount of mystery, and three amazing main characters that fit together like puzzle pieces. I really enjoyed how Riordan managed to blend the myths so easily into the present day era. It seemed almost natural, and not for the first time I'm wishing that I was a demigod myself. Unlike Riordan's first series, which you could tell were childish at times, I never found a moment where this book belonged in the kids section. His beautiful first novel in the Heroes of Olympus series definitely deserves a spot in the teen section of the book store. Overall, I loved this book just as much as the first time I read it (I read this book a few months back, can't believe it took me this long to write a review!), and I can't wait to dive into the second novel, Son of Neptune!
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun, Fast Paced Adventure The Lost Hero introduced some fun new characters, namely Jason, a Roman transplant to Camp Half-Blood who can't remember anything from his past; Piper, whose father has been kidnapped and to save him, she must betray her friends; and Leo who has a way with tools and fire (Leo was by far my son's favourite because of his quirky humour). The mystery surrounding Jason was really fun. I love the Roman elements and having them play off of the Greek elements of the book. There were also some great twists and turns that kept me and my son on the edge of our seats. The book is also full of action - fighting, adventures, dragons, evil monsters, and inuendo of even worse things to come... The story is told from all three characters points of view. Each character took turns for 2 chapters at a time. This was good because it really allowed us to get into the heads of the different characters. I also think this widens the appeal to both boys and girls because there are more chances of relating to a character. If you've read the Percy Jackson series, you will enjoy revisiting Camp Half-Blood and some of the characters from that series. I love the set up of how the new characters will eventually intermingle with the original characters, but at the same time, this is a whole new adventure.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another shot The first time I picked this book up was in wall-mart, and quite frankly I wasn't too enthusiastic about this series, because after reading several hundred pages of team Percy I didn't want to start a series without them, so I put it back . After a couple weeks I decided why not aye I loved the previous series why not give this one a shot, and I am glad I did, Riordan but his best foot forward in this series, I was worried I wouldnt get my dose of badassness in this series because Percy wasn't their but believe me Jason does a great job of that, and Leo does a perfect comedic release, but in this series unlike grover, leo actualy does something usefull other then be walking recycling machine, I'm just kidding grover We all love yah, Inthis they give the old previous team an outlook closer to legendary hereos, and make anabeth look alot smarter and Leader-like if I may. Overall I enjoyed this series
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic! This book is one of the, if not the best I have read. It is for almost all ages, probably 11-17, although only some for 16 and 17. It is the perfect book for 12-15 though, it mixes greek mythology and typical activities between families today. Rick Riodan puts in just enough romance to satisfy those who like a bit of romance, but for those who dislike it,(like me) it is pretty unnoticeable. There is a lot of humour in the book and like others have said, you won't be able to put the book down.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Lost Hero: A new wonder! New series; new beginnings. Still the same action-packed scenes we all love to read! I love the new heroes and how Percy and Annabeth will still be involved with the story.
Date published: 2013-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sad and Exciting This book was amazing! I was glad he started the new series but that doesn't mean I hated the other series..... Anyway if you haven't read this your missing out on a whole lot of adventure!
Date published: 2013-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Love the metal Dragon! The new perspective from other campers is a great touch to this new/continuing series. The book was a great read readers of all ages!
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 2 out of 5 by from heart sick the whole time yes i liked the book but, i was heartsick for Percy I had totally fallen in love with him , and was disappointed about how little he showed up, every time they would mention his name i would get so excited. But the whole book he didn't show up. In the first series Rick Riordan got to believe Percy was the brave one just about the best hero the camp had and in the second all off sudden Jason is the heroic one he swings in and , i don't know i fell in love with percy instantly i loved his humour his personality he was somebody i could relate to and be like wow i know how he feels and it had me thinking "man i want to be a half blood" i missed him so much throughout the whole book, i wished they had spoke of him more. I miss Annabeth personally i liked her attitude and how she wasn't completely in love with percy right away , she had mix emotions it made reading interesting , making you wonder what would happen next, you didn't know if she would hit him of hug him when survived a near death experience, i miss grover and his cowardly ways, and how he was the one the kept them all together a different personality , he was the perfect best friend. The mix of personalities and demi gods, was what i liked son of Poseidon and athena, two of my favourite gods, and goddesses they were a good combination and I felt like I could relate to either of them , because i loved the water i wanted percy's powers and with Annabeth I felt like her wisdom, was something i could relate to at times, i've never been able to get someone to give me a car let alone extra allowance money, or iv e never been able to easily make a trinkets easily, i felt like i felt like jason was a mix of Thalia and percy but something else to , to me he was serious and was as funny, i dint fall in love with his character , his description was very much like luke's to me i wanted percy's black hair and green eye I guess i just want my old characters back i wish he had continued the percy jackson and olympians series, All in All it makes me desperately miss percy and now im going to go read that series,
Date published: 2014-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from lost hero i love it i think it was amazing i am reading for the 2 time i cant waiting for the 2 in the new series the son of Neptune
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Riordan delivers After an exciting series that had action and adventure (Percy Jackson & the Olympians) Rick Riordan is at it again. There are many new faces in this book, along with some interesting twists. Of course you can't have a Camp-Half Blood book without Annabeth, Chiron, and the rest. But that doesn't mean there aren't enough new faces to keep you interested. New Friends, new adventures, same old gods. If you liked the Percy Jackson books, this is a must read. There is only one problem. Waiting untill Fall 2011 for the second book! :)
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from THANK YOU CHAPTERS & RICK!!!! :D If there was a 6th star I give it to this book, from the moment it started I was captured, and read on and for once in a long time couldn't eat or sleep properly, I always wanted to know what happened. The characters where so alive and part of this was so funny, I laughed loud in the library which was really strange considering the stares I got. Definitely a book worth the money, in fact I don't think there is a book that I regretted the amount paid. Well done Rick and well done Chapters Thank You!!!!! :).
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated out of 5 by from LOVED IT!! I loved the Percy Jackson series, and when I heard that Rick Riordan was writing a second Camp Half-Blood series I nearly died. When the book came out I didn't even realize it and when I finally bought the book I couldn't put it down. I finished it in 3 days and now I've got to wait an entire year for the next book...
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The heroes are back, bigger and better than ever! Now, when Rick Riordan announced he would be writng another Camp Half-Blood series but not about Percy and Co. I was apprehensive. Really apprehensive. After starting the Percy Jackson series in Grade 8 and finishing it in my last year of high school I had grown quite attached to Percy, Annabeth, Grover etc. I was worried that the new heroes would simple be rehashing the old ones, and I would miss the old heroes deeply. So imagine my delight when after staying up all night to finish the Lost Hero I found myself in love with the new heroes. They may have the same dynamics as Percy's trio but rest assured they are new and unique. The mystery surrounding Jason is intriguing and well crafted, Riordan's exploration of the Roman Gods is a fresh take on the books' mythology. Piper is not Annabeth, but great character in her own right, and as a daughter of Aphrodite a surprise to all who thought that the children of the goddess of love were only good for looking good. Leo takes the spot of comic relief but with a tragic past and personal secrets he does more than crack a few jokes. Another bonus about the Lost Hero is that the characters are the same age as Percy was when he ended his series (he is currently around seventeen) so thankfully the characters already sound somewhat mature. While we all loved adorably dorky Percy at the age of twelve, Riordan has clearly gotten a lot bettter at writing from a teenager's perspective. After five books in the original PJO series you would think Riordan would have run out of myths to incorporate but the exact opposite holds true. New monsters, new enemies and something even worse than Kronos looms ahead for the new series. Although I did perk up whenever Annabeth or Percy were mentioned, by the end of the book I was thoroughly invested in the new heroes and their involvment in the Great Prophecy. It looks like Riordan promises to deliver another action packed and adventure filled saga. Can't wait for the next one!
Date published: 2014-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING I just finished reading this book and it was so perfect, I couldn't have asked for anything better! The only bad part was at the end when it said that the next one won't be out until fall of 2011 and I was like, I can't wait that long! I need to know what happens next! I loved the Percy Jackson series and I'm glad that this new series incorporates some of the characters. Can't wait for the next one!!
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good but there is a singned copy right under it. Buy the singed copy right under it it's the same prize.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from CANT WAIT! OMG ! i am sooooo looking forward to this ! i read the 1st 2 chapters and was on the edge of my seat. thank gosh percy and annabeth are characters in this book ! when i was reading and it described a blonde girl getting out of a chariot , i was relieved ! i am so excited for it to come out because i NEED to read it ! i am such a huge fan of percy jackson and the author rick riordan . when i thought the percy jackosn series were ending i didnt have anything to read :( but now tht new series are out , i am soooo happyy ! i hope its going to be GREAT! :D
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Excited I read the first two chapters online at www.camphalfblood.com and the password to get in is newhero. This book had me on the edge of my seat through the first two chapters, I can't wait to read the full thing. I really can't wait for October 12th which is the release date for the book. All I can say rig now is to go to www.camphalfblood.com and read the first two chapters of this great looking book so have fun all percy jackson fans and if i may recommend the Kayne chronicles to you. It is the same idea as Percy Jackson kinda but it is based on Egyptian gods this time. SO HAVE FUN READNG!!!!!!!!!!! XP
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I CAN NOT WAIT!!! IVE BEEN WAITING SINCE MAY 5 THE DAY I FINISHED THE LAST OLYMPIAN AND HEARD OF THE NEW SERIES FOR THIS!!!! WWW.CAMPHALFBLOOD.COM THE PASSWORD IS "newhero"!! THE COVER IS GOING TO BE RELEASED ON THE SITE ON MONDAY....THE SUMMER SOLTICE!!!!!!!!!CANT WAIT!!!
Date published: 2013-10-29

– More About This Product –

The Lost Hero

by Rick Riordan

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 576 pages, 8.62 × 6 × 1.75 in

Published: October 12, 2010

Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 142311339X

ISBN - 13: 9781423113393

About the Book

After saving Olympus from the evil Titan lord, Kronos, Percy and friends have rebuilt their beloved Camp Half-Blood, where the next generation of demigods must now prepare for a chilling prophecy of their own:
Seven half-bloods shall answer the call,
To storm or fire the world must fall.
An oath to keep with a final breath,
And foes bear arms to the Doors of Death.
Now, in a brand-new series from blockbuster best-selling author Rick Riordan, fans return to the world of Camp Half-Blood. Here, a new group of heroes will inherit a quest. But to survive the journey, they x2019;ll need the help of some familiar demigods.

From the Publisher


Jason has a problem. He doesn''t remember anything before waking up on a school bus holding hands with a girl. Apparently she''s his girlfriend Piper, his best friend is a kid named Leo, and they''re all students in the Wilderness School, a boarding school for "bad kids." What he did to end up here, Jason has no idea-except that everything seems very wrong.

Piper has a secret. Her father has been missing for three days, and her vivid nightmares reveal that he''s in terrible danger. Now her boyfriend doesn''t recognize her, and when a freak storm and strange creatures attack during a school field trip, she, Jason, and Leo are whisked away to someplace called Camp Half-Blood. What is going on?

Leo has a way with tools. His new cabin at Camp Half-Blood is filled with them. Seriously, the place beats Wilderness School hands down, with its weapons training, monsters, and fine-looking girls. What''s troubling is the curse everyone keeps talking about, and that a camper''s gone missing. Weirdest of all, his bunkmates insist they are all-including Leo-related to a god.

Rick Riordan, the best-selling author of the Percy Jackson series, pumps up the action and suspense inThe Lost Hero, the first book in The Heroes of Olympus series. Fans of demi-gods, prophesies, and quests will be left breathless--and panting for Book Two.

About the Author

Rick Riordan(www.rickriordan.com) is the author ofThe Kane Chronicles, Book One: The Red Pyramidas well as all the books in the #1New York Timesbest-selling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series:The Lightning Thief;The Sea of Monsters;The Titan''s Curse;The Battle of the Labyrinth; andThe Last Olympian. His previous novels for adults include the hugely popular Tres Navarre series, winner of the top three awards in the mystery genre. He lives in San Antonio, Texas, with his wife and two sons.

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