August 10, 2011

The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan

Losthero_130x130The Heroes of Olympus Book One: The Lost Hero

Rick Riordan introduces new demigod heroes in latest mythological adventure series. . .  With another prophecy, more enemies, and three new demigods, author Rick Riordan is back and kicks off his new series, The Heroes of Olympus, with The Lost Hero.

When Jason woke up, he knew something was wrong. If waking up in a bus filled with kids who seemed to know him wasn’t enough, he had no idea where he was or how he got there. The most shocking discovery is that he doesn’t know who he is. All he knows is that he supposedly has a beautiful girlfriend named Piper, a crazy best friend named Leo, and that he is in a juvenile program. If this seems crazy to you, you have no idea what’s in store in this adventurous book.

On the way to the Grand Canyon, a classmate turns into a storm spirit and tries to attack Jason, Leo, and Piper. The leader on the bus then turns into a satyr, but is captured while protecting the kids . After this startling encounter, a girl named Annabeth brings them to a camp called “Camp Half Blood” where they all are told that they are half-human, half-god. Piper is the daughter of Aphrodite, Leo is the son of Hephaestus, and Jason is the son of the most powerful god, Zeus. As they get used to the camp customs, they are sent on a mission to help the gods protect the western territories.

Will they succeed on their first task, get destroyed by unknown forces, or will they get hung up by the excitement and confusion of their past? To find out, pick up The Heroes of Olympus Book One: The Lost Hero at your local library or bookstore. This suspense-packed book is a page-turner and very hard to put down. Fans of Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson series will enjoy the foretelling of the new prophesy. I recommend this book to anyone who has a sweet spot for adventure.

— Scholastic News Kid Reporter, Wanjiku Gatheru

UPDATE: Book#2: The Son of Neptune is coming out in October. Get a sneak peek here.

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  1. mythbook

    oh my god,the lost hero is my fav book of all time!!! i think i’ll die if i don’t read the second book,i badly need to know what happens. piper is my fav chacter in the book because even though she is the daughter of aphrodite she’s not obsessed about looking good and boys.[except jason]

  2. DragonBear29

    This book is awesome.I mean who woldn’t like this book.And I thought the Percy Jackson series was good.This is obviously better.

  3. Cookingchocolate4

    I LOVE The Lost Hero and cannot wait for The Son of Neptune! Rick Riordan is my absolute FAVORITE author!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Kid Reporter Wanjiku Gatheru

    Sorry DolphinBUtterfly37 and ramsin for misspelling pipers name. I was in a rush writing this review and my camp councilor was named pip so… ya im sorry

  5. Caylie0519

    Read it when I in school really good but not that exited for the new one to come outb/c I have gotten over Rick riordon (sorry Rick fans)

  6. Artemishunting4

    I LOVE THIS BOOK AT THE FIRST SIGHT OF IT! I have been waiting for the son of neptune for a WHOLE year! I can’t wait that long! I want to read this book so badly that I would do anything just to get to read this book.
    But for now, keep your your amors polish.

  7. Piper

    hehe i read the book already. Just finished. Very exciting. Waiting for the next one releasing on october 11 2011

  8. percyj99

    I LOVE PERCY JACKSON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I can’t wait until October 4, 2011 for the Son of Neptune (I’m counting down the days)!