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The Lost Hero (Heroes of Olympus #01)by Rick Riordan
Devastated by the end of the Percy Jackson series? Cry no more! Fans can return to Camp Half-Blood in this brand-new series featuring the next generation of kids who are half human, half Greek god. Will Percy Jackson make an appearance? Find out!
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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,
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'll need the help of some familiar demigods...
"Percy Jackson fans can rest easy: this first book in Riordan's Heroes of Olympus spin-off series is a fast-paced adventure with enough familiar elements to immediately hook those eager to revisit his modern world of mythological mayhem. Clever plot devices--like gods who shift back and forth between their Greek and Roman personae--keep the book from feeling like a retread of Riordan's previous novels. Jason, Piper, and Leo, three students at a wilderness school for troubled teens, are transported to Camp Half-Blood after an unexpected encounter with evil storm spirits on the rim of the Grand Canyon. Not only do they discover that they are the offspring of ancient gods, but they also learn that they are three of seven demigods mentioned in the Great Prophecy uttered by Rachel in The Last Olympian. Wasting little time acclimating to their new lives, the three embark upon a quest to preserve Mt. Olympus and the divine status quo, by rescuing an erstwhile enemy. Rotating among his three protagonists, Riordan's storytelling is as polished as ever, brimming with wit, action, and heart--his devotees won't be disappointed. Ages 10 — up. (Oct.) Swarms of cute, furry little critters thirsting for each others' blood fill this extremely clever introductory guide to the war fought over the once-lovely land of Amity by The Ele-Alta from the western mountains of Berona and The Cropones, who live in the eastern forests. Both races look like stuffed children's toys, with oversize heads and big eyes that can seem winsome and innocent--or sly and malevolent. As displays of sprawled casualties demonstrate, their primitive armaments are equally whimsical and deadly. If they fail to butcher each other, it's not for lack of trying; they can design a death ray, for example, but have trouble building a working version out of chipped stone and rough-hewn wood. The book itself looks like an deliberately unpolished draft of a role-playing-game manual, patched together on notebook paper, with post-it notes and whiteout corrections. The art is lovely, though, with strong design and a real feel for the world. To be followed by an ongoing story called Berona's War: Fight for Amity. Illus. (Aug.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
It was hard to say good-bye to Percy — but fans don't have to! A lovable new generation of demigods have their own prophecy to prepare for, and their hero Perseus Jackson just may turn up in times of need.
An action-packed new series set in the mysterious, dangerous Bronze Age
Young Hylas--goatherd, Outsider, thief--is hunted by powerful warriors who want him dead and have kidnapped his sister. Hylas is forced to flee his home, but not before a mysterious stranger gives him a bronze dagger. While on the run, Hylas must use his skill and wits to survive a shipwreck and a great white shark attack, befriend a dolphin, and help Pirra, the runaway daughter of a High Priestess. Together with Pirra, the dolphin, and the valuable bronze sword, Hylas fights to discover why he's being hunted and find his sister before the warriors find them.
Jason has a problem. He doesnt remember anything before waking up on a school bus holding hands with a girl. Apparently shes his girlfriend Piper, his best friend is a kid named Leo, and theyre 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 hes in terrible danger. Now her boyfriend doesnt 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. Whats troubling is the curse everyone keeps talking about, and that a campers 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 in The 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 is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series for children and the multi-award-winning Tres Navarre mystery series for adults. He lives in San Antonio with his wife and two sons.
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