When this book first came out in 2010, Rick Riordan himself revealed the secret for how to get a sneak peak at that first two cahapers. He said in his blog on June 1, 2010:
“Right now, there are only “locked” sample chapters from The Lost Hero. Bronze coin keychains, like the symbol above, were given out at BEA (Book Expo America) with the pass code, and for the present, that’s the only way to unlock the chapters. If you weren’t at BEA, or can’t find someone who got the coin, don’t worry! In a few weeks, we’ll open the sample chapters for everyone.”
If you followed this blog back then you didn’t have to find someone with a keychain – that someone found you! Thanks to Joe who gave us this terrific bit of information in a comment…here is what Joe said: “if you go to camphalfblood.com the password is newhero you can read the first two chapters… cant wait”.
I tried it at the time and it worked! Several other kids read it to. We were able to read 47 pages worth! The comments on this post are the conversation the kids had about the book…for the next several years! They returned to talk about other books in the series and to check in with each other. Thanks again to Joe! What a great summer reading experience that was!
- Rick Riordan’s Blog Myth & Mystery