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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,
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'll need the help of some familiar demigods...

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"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)

Synopsis:

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.

Synopsis:

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.

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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 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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geric, January 5, 2013 (view all comments by geric)
The Percy Jackson series was recommended to me by very good friends: a couple and their then 11-year old son. I borrowed the books from the son and loved them so much! I put off reading the Heroes of Olympus series, partly because I didn't want to be disappointed that the first book, The Lost Hero, didn't feature him. I finally borrowed The Lost Hero and the Son of Neptune from the same friends, especially since my niece had read and loved that series. The Lost Hero was just a great as the Percy Jackson series even though Percy didn't appear in it! I am so amazed by Rick Riordan's imagination and ability to incorporate the Greek and Roman legends in a way that seems true to them while creating a very "modern" tale that is exciting to people of different ages.
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Ada, August 4, 2012 (view all comments by Ada)
I picked this book up when I found the "middle grades" book section at my local library. We'd read _The Lightning Thief_ to my kids for bedtime but I didn't personally read enough of it to follow the story, so this was really the first Riordan book I read. He does an exciting job of mixing Greek and Roman myths with the present day, although it's rather parochial (important sites for Greek gods, such as Olympus, moved west over time to the most important culture, and they are now in the USA). This book follows a five-book series about teen demigods who are based out of Camp Half-Blood, a camp on Long Island which provides the offspring of one Greek god and one human with a safe haven where monsters can't attack them. _The Lost Hero_ follows three new demigods, one of whom has amnesia and suspiciously Roman insignia, on a quest which starts a new book series. It was an exciting book and gave me enough information that I wasn't at a loss not having read the previous series. I also chose to pick up book 2 of the new series and I'm reading the previous series as well.
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Jeremy_Coffin, January 5, 2012 (view all comments by Jeremy_Coffin)
The Lost Hero is the best book I have read in along time!!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781423113393
Author:
Riordan, Rick
Publisher:
Disney Press
Author:
Paver, Michelle
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Legends, Myths, & Fables - Greek & Roman
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Subject:
Legends, Myths, & Fables - General
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series:
Heroes of Olympus
Series Volume:
01
Publication Date:
20101031
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 5 up to 9
Language:
English
Pages:
592
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 10 up to 14

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"Staff Pick" by ,

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!

"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "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)
"Synopsis" by , 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.
"Synopsis" by ,
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.

"Synopsis" by , 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 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.

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