Heroes Of Olympus, The, Book One The Lost Hero by Rick RiordanHeroes Of Olympus, The, Book One The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan

Heroes Of Olympus, The, Book One The Lost Hero

byRick Riordan

Paperback | April 3, 2012

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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 agod.

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.
Rick Riordanis the author of theNew York Times#1 best-sellingThe Lost Hero, the first book in the Heroes of Olympus series. Kids across the country voted him Author of the Year for that book through the Children's Book Council in association with Every Child a Reader. Rick also penned theNew York Times#1 best-selling Percy Jackson and ...
Title:Heroes Of Olympus, The, Book One The Lost HeroFormat:PaperbackDimensions:592 pages, 7.62 × 5.25 × 1.25 inPublished:April 3, 2012Publisher:Disney-HyperionLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1423113462

ISBN - 13:9781423113461


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not the best Good but not awesome like Percy Jackson. Sort of slow at times and not as funny. Will still read two.
Date published: 2017-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great follow up This book was so riveting the whole way through! Riordan did a fantastic job incorporating the characters from the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series in a way that didn't consume the story. It was also great having three equally significant characters to hear from. I'm not loving the concept of a love triangle, which was hinted at but otherwise I'm excited for the rest of the series!
Date published: 2017-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great start! A great start to a new series. Just like Percy Jackson it is full of magic, humor, and adventure. Some great new characters and good to see some old ones again too.
Date published: 2017-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great culmination of all that came before! Rick Rioardan's books are always amazing!
Date published: 2017-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! Great start to the series!
Date published: 2017-07-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from New Characters same old Rick I was scared to pick up this series as i'd heard some mixed reviews some super good, others not so good. I'm glad i took the chance and picked this up at a used bookstore. While Piper and Jason aren't my fav characters, i adore leo and seeing the gang again. i'd recommend as long as you keep an open mind. This isn't Percy's story
Date published: 2017-07-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Read When I first got "The Lost Hero" from the library, I had no idea it was apart of the Percy Jackson universe. I hadn't read the "Percy Jackson and the Olympians" series before this, but I was slightly familiar with the world through the movie, so it wasn't greatly difficult to understand. But I DEFINITELY recommend reading that series before "The Heroes of Olympus". Anyway, this book captivated me from the start! The idea of Jason losing his memory highly interested me, and I initially thought there would be a mystery aspect this story... which there was. Eventually through further reading I found out that this was related to the Percy Jackson universe, and I'm not gonna lie, I was a bit disappointed, mostly because its movie was the only feature I had been exposed to, and wasn't impressed with it. Some terminology or settings were confusing which is why I couldn't give this 5 stars. Aside from that, the book was a quick read for me! I loved reading about the characters slowly finding out the truth, and it's worth a try.
Date published: 2017-07-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Meh I liked the story, but i don't like Jason or piper :/
Date published: 2017-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! This was a great start to an amazing series, love the new characters
Date published: 2017-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love love love Perfect start to the series
Date published: 2017-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Good! I know a lot of people went into this book expecting Percy and were disappointed that he wasn't in it, but i really liked this one!! I absolutely love Leo, not a huge fan of Piper and Jason, but Leo is amazing and sad!! I thought it was an excellent start to the Blood of Olympus Series and introducing new characters to the series. I don't think that people should only be reading the Olympian books for only Percy, that defeats the purpose of all the teamwork that needs to go on in the series, and bringing in new POVs is great. The fact that Percy can't save the world on his own is refreshing from the books where the main character is the only one that does anything while the other characters just watch. With the Olympus Series, everyone has to help in the end, so I think it was a good thing to not have Percy in the first one. It allowed the readers to focus on three new characters that are part of the great prophecy and not be overshadowed by Percy and the old gang. BUT, that doesn't mean I didn't miss Percy, because I DEFINITELY did!! But it was necessary for the new characters and another great book by Rick!!!
Date published: 2017-05-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It was okay the book was enjoyable and a good read but nothing like the Percy Jackson series, after you read that this series does not seem as great
Date published: 2017-04-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It was ok... It's very enjoyable and definitely a fun read but after you've read the Percy Jackson series it just doesn't seem as great.
Date published: 2017-04-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great A great new series that gives an interesting spin on Roman mythology. Very excited to see how the original Percy Jackson characters come into play.
Date published: 2017-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great book A spin off to the percy jackson series. Very fun and adventurous
Date published: 2017-04-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Good Book When I first bought this book and started reading it, I thought this was from a different series since most of the Greek mythology novels that Rick Riordan has wrote mostly revolves around Percy and his friends. To be introduced to a new set of characters right away gave me such a surprise. After reading a couple chapters, everything started to make sense again and I got attached to the new characters.
Date published: 2017-04-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I loved this! I'm a fan of Greek Mythology and fell in love with the Percy Jackson series. Therefore, this was a great continuation.
Date published: 2017-04-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good! Could have used some more Percy, but was still a great start to a series!
Date published: 2017-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must read for PJO fans! I loved the Percy Jackson series so when I heard about this series I dived straight in! I'm a huge fan of mythology so I definitely loved learning about Roman mythology! Although I must admit Roman mythology is quite complicating but it grows on you over time. All the characters of PJO are brought back in and we are introduced to new characters that I guarantee you will love like I do! The adventure doesn't stop for these half-bloods so the book is a wild ride as right from the start you are hooked as the mystery is Jason's memory.
Date published: 2017-03-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good book I liked this book, but it was my least favorite in the Heroes of Olympus series.
Date published: 2017-03-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Alright Weird meeting new characters in the PJ series
Date published: 2017-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Love to read this book. A great new story and adventures in the Percy Jackson world.
Date published: 2017-03-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great mythology for kids! I have always been fascinated by mythology, so Riordan's previous series (Percy Jackson) automatically appealed to me. At first, I found Riordan's writing to be good at best, only to realize that I was comparing his work to JK Rowling. Clearly, Rick Riordan did NOT write Harry Potter--he did, however, write a great series of books for kids that accurately represent Greek and Roman mythology. All that to say, Riordan's new series (The Heroes of Olympus) was even better than his first. This series loosely connects to the Percy Jackson books, but doesn't rely on those characters to have a seriously exciting storyline. I am excited to see where this series ends up!
Date published: 2017-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So good Really enjoy these characters, especially Leo
Date published: 2017-02-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Read Amazing start to rick's new series
Date published: 2017-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this! Such a good start to the series - the entirety of which is, of course, amazing. Rick Riordan has once again outdone himself with a new world (sort of) and new characters.
Date published: 2017-02-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Read! Reading this story made me remember how much I love children's fantasy, and with the inclusion of greek/roman mythology, I was totally sucked in. I've never read the Percy Jackson series but I've watched the movie and this got me wanting to read more of this world. I was not disappointed, considering this book's target market is 10 to 14 year olds. 1. IT'S SO SUSPENSEFUL. Like what how is there so much suspense in a children's book? My heart was pounding half of the time when Leo, Piper and Jason were running around and I thought someone was going to die. I want to mention specific scenes but that would be a spoiler. There are at least 3 moments when I thought the quest was going to all go to pieces. (Monocle Motors anyone?) 2. COOLEST MONSTERS. I haven't read about such awesome monsters in a long time - they all played upon my childhood fantasies. Like a lightning horse that you ride into battle, COME ON! That's just amazing. And auras. And big giants. And having werewolves in this makes a lot of sense because of Romulus and Remus. 3. SIMILARITIES. Sort of similar things happen to Jason etc. as to Percy in as much as I know about that storyline. We see a hypnotizing part, school field trip to start us off, lots of fighting, lots of running, and a learning about who they are while becoming confident young people placed in an absurd situation - ie. fighting for their life as a teenager. Having the characters at Camp Half-Blood gave me a sense of familiarity so I was feel like I already knew what their setting was like. 4. COMEDY It's so funny, I just can't explain what made it so funny, but a lot of the comments cracked me up! “Can we just call them storm spirits?” Leo asked. “Venti makes them sound like evil espresso drinks.” I was able to figure out who the her is that everyone kept referring to about 1/3 of the way through, but even thinking that I knew that, I was still really excited to keep reading! I'm really glad to have watched Piper grow into a confident young lady and really start to excel at what she's good at. Leo definitely grew on me - that goofball. :P Jason is an okay lead, and it's tough to empathize with him sometimes as we don't really get to know him in depth because of the memory loss. As much as we can guess what he's done and what his background is (we can pretty much guess early on), we don't truly resonate with his experiences because he doesn't know either! I feel pretty bad for him though. :( It made me feel inspired, and I wanted them to succeed as much as I was saying to myself, YEA, I make my own destiny! Because really, as Riordan wrote...“You must forge your own path for it to mean anything.”
Date published: 2017-01-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from you did it again Rick! Rick Riordan certainly knows how to write an engaging and exciting middle-grade novel. Although I could have guessed the ending from the beginning of the book I still enjoyed following our new trio!
Date published: 2017-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great wonderful story with many different characters
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! I love this book! I finished it in one whole sitting.
Date published: 2017-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Blend of New and Old Some familiar characters from the Percy Jackson series appear here - Annabeth, other Camp Half Blood kids. Some new ones - Jason, Piper, Leo, Coach Hedge etc. Great new characters and good beginning to a new series. The big mystery - where is Percy Jackson? - weaves throughout the book, along with the quest to save a goddess.
Date published: 2017-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic I love the new characters and I am so excited to continue on with the series.
Date published: 2017-01-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great! I was so amazed by this book!
Date published: 2017-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finding Percy In the beginning I wasn't as interested because it started off with a character that I didn't even know, in other words, it wasn't Percy. But as I read on, my interest in these new introduced characters grew. Although having this many different perspectives is confusing, it gives you a well depicted idea of the full situation from various points of views. Moreover, these different parts of the stories are like separate puzzle pieces that comes together as a whole that is truly satisfying. As you continue reading on with the book and with the series, you come to fall in love with all of these characters that are so well developed it is as if you have been living amongst them. It is incredible how Rick Riordan can develop all of these characters.
Date published: 2017-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this series! I love mythology and learnt so much through Rick Riordan's books. It was simply delightful to learn that a new series was coming out and it wasn't at all a disappointment! This is one of my favorite books in the series; I feel in love with the characters instantly!
Date published: 2017-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from More Mythology! Yes! Another amazing series with a fun connection to greek and roman mythology
Date published: 2016-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rick Riordan always delivers Must-read if you loved The Percy Jackson Series. It's filled with just as much adventure and mystery!
Date published: 2016-12-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Accessible mythology I have always been fascinated by mythology, so Riordan's previous series (Percy Jackson) automatically appealed to me. At first, I found Riordan's writing to be good at best, only to realize that I was comparing his work to JK Rowling. Clearly, Rick Riordan did NOT write Harry Potter--he did, however, write a great series of books for kids that accurately represent Greek and Roman mythology. All that to say, Riordan's new series (The Heroes of Olympus) was even better than his first. This series loosely connects to the Percy Jackson books, but doesn't rely on those characters to have a seriously exciting storyline.
Date published: 2016-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great continuation of the Percy Jackson series I bought this because, of course, it's Rick Riordan. I was skeptical about this at first since it might ruin the Percy Jackson series, but I LOVED IT.
Date published: 2016-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better Than Expected This is the start of a new series that is just as good as Percy Jackson. With the addition of some new characters and plots this series is going to be just as great as the others.
Date published: 2016-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Percy for teens This series picks up where the Percy Jackson series left off, but reading the other series is not necessary to understand exactly what's going on (you just might miss a few unimportant references for those of us in the know). This series is composed of longer books, the characters are more grown up and Riordan's writing is geared more toward a teenager than a middle schooler (though age doesn't matter, I reread the original's and I'm in University). My only complaint is that there was no pov from Annabeth, which I have been dying for (and *hint* eventually will happen, just not in this book).
Date published: 2016-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Picks up where he left off! We pick up right where we left off after the Last Olympian. This is amazing and brings us back to the Camp Half Blood and the Percy Jackson story line. Was a little uneasy with a spinoff and new characters but Riordan does not disappoint! If you liked the Percy Jackson series you will love this one!
Date published: 2016-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Start Great Start to a spin off
Date published: 2016-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Love this book.
Date published: 2016-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 10 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ When I got this book I knew that it was supposed to be good but how good? Then when I seriously got glued to the book I found my answer. This book is better than good.
Date published: 2015-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super Amazing Series!!! This is an amazing start to a great series! Rick Riordan is an amazing author and I would definitely recommend his books. I would also recommend any of Rick's other books. This book is the first in a sequel series to "Percy Jackson and the Olympians" which is also an excellent series of wonderful and well written books. If you haven't read them yet, then I would recommend reading them first, before reading this book, or any of the other books in this series. but if you have, the I would completely recommend this one. Percy is unfortunately not in it, but he is in the next book so look out for The Son of Neptune too!
Date published: 2015-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An Excellent Start to the New Series I love that Rick Riordan has begun a new series that is actually a companion series to "Percy Jackson and the Olympians". Although I really missed Percy and friends in this book, Riordan did an excellent job introducing three new heroes that will be part of the Prophecy of Seven. Jason, son of Zeus (but really Jupiter) is the classic strong hero, but with a case of amnesia, which makes learning about him especially interesting as it becomes clear that he is not the Greek demigod everyone assumes. Piper and Leo are great companions, and I'm especially fond of Piper as she struggles to differentiate between reality and fantasy. I really want a happy ending for her and Jason (fingers crossed!) I love that the book ends with a teaser to where Percy is; Annabeth has been going crazy looking for him and I can't wait for her to find in the the Roman camp. It's going to be interesting. If you were a fan of the "Olympians" series, then you will definitely want to get your hands on the first book of the "Heroes of Olympus" series as Riordan promises an amazing new adventure. I've already read this book 4 times, and cannot wait for the rest of the series to be published. If only they would come out faster!
Date published: 2012-04-16