Rick Riordan’s The Heroes of Olympus Book 1: The Lost Hero – Chapters One and Two! Really. Right Now. Today!

Rick Riordan’s The Heroes of Olympus Book 1: The Lost Hero – Chapters One and Two! Really. Right Now. Today!

The Lost Hero

Rick Riordan 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.”

Well, guess what, 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 a few days later…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, it worked. 47 pages worth! I couldn’t help it, I read the last sentence in the second chapter. I know, I know, bad habit, I shouldn’t have done that…but oh, wait until you read that last sentence! No! Don’t start there like I did! You’ll ruin it!

Thanks again to Joe! What a great way to start the summer.

The book comes out on October 12, 2010. 

Now I’m going to go read the rest…


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  1. Sniff, sfiff πŸ™ such a touching ending! Nothing says “family movie” like ghosts! πŸ™‚ FUNNY!!! πŸ™‚

  2. *sigh* sorry for commenting sooo much, but im really bored. I’m watchin “The Haunted Mansion”. Eddie Murphy is a riot! HA! πŸ˜€

  3. @Lt. Narwhal Thank you! I will try it. πŸ™‚

    @Saphiea WOW! Thank you so much!!! Yes, whenever you have any more books, just tell me. πŸ˜‰ Thank you!!!

  4. Oh! And
    The Mysterious Benedict Society series by Trenton Lee Stewart (Has nothing to do with Benedict Arnold)
    I’ll comment soon if I think of any other books!
    See ya!

  5. KK Sarah Kate, here we go… Oh sorry if I don’t know the authors
    Love, Stargirl
    Swindle 1,2, and 3
    Skeleton Man by Joseph Bruchac
    Esperanza Rising
    The Missing series by margret Haddix
    The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
    Hachet by Gary Paulsen (or something)
    Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
    The Trumpet of The Swan by E.B. White
    And finnally…
    Treasure island

  6. @Sarah kate
    you might not like this but i read this book called “solders heart” i think it is written by gary paulson but i like the rick riordan books better.

  7. @son of neptune
    i dont really know coz i never saw the pj movie but yea the books are better

  8. @Son of Neptune I DO!!! The book was WAY better than the movie. πŸ˜›

    OH!! And i have a question! Everyone plz comment if you have any ideas! I’m going on this, like, MAJOR book spree. I’m asking everyone to tell me some books that they have really enjoyed!!! If you have any, plz post! And i will tell you some of mine if you want me to. πŸ˜‰ I would also like the books to be appropriate, and not iffy. Thank you!!! -Sarah K.

  9. Yeah guys sorry I haven’t commented in a while. Well I read what you peeps said after my last comment. Awwwwwwww, thanks Sarah Kate! Well see you guys soon!

  10. I’m baaaaack! That was one great book. A lot of surprises in that book. One problem. Jayson isn’t as totally awesome as Percy. He’s just not like our favorite hero. I dunno, thoug. He’s starting to grow on me :/

  11. Lt Narwhal:
    no i dont think there are roman hunters. oh and the roman name for artemis is diana.

  12. Sarah:
    exactly nobody reads the book but only the movie!!
    and i agree the book is always better than the movie!!
    who agrees with me?

  13. Hey this book is different from the PJ series coz it is the middle of winter and they have like 50 kids at the camp. In the PJ series there was only like 5-10 kids. It’s weird.

  14. i just read the first cornilia book and it was fantastic but at some parts there are some mysterious partys that left me wondering but anyway they are still the best books anyone could read.

  15. I read where Diana is similar to Artemis in Roman Mythology. I wonder how important having the two kinds of mythology mirror each other really is? They aren’t really mirrors anyway. They aren’t exactly alike. Maybe the little differences are what will make the conflict between the two camps. I think there is at least at first going to be a lot of suspician on both sides, don’t you? That’s what makes the whole scenario so interesting…that there could be problems at first before they figure out the whole Jason/Percy thing.

  16. Hey this isn’t the point i forgot but if thalia’s in the hunters of artemis couldn’t they visit the roman camp or only the greek and is there roman hunters of artemis ( i dont remember her roman name).

  17. @Lt. Narwhal
    Hera only did an exchange between Jason and Percy since the prophecy began. So other than memory loss, nothing else changed, at least I hope. So maybe Grover tried using that empathy link, but isn’t the Roman camp on guard? Maybe they couldn’t transmit to Percy since he was at the Roman camp the whole time. Whatever it is, let’s hope we can get some answers.

  18. I just want to say something real quick. There are barely any people in my school who have heard of/read any Percy Jackson books. They’ve all seen the movie, but as we all know, books are ALWAYS better than the movies. Anyway, I’m glad that I have this whole community of people who have read the books and discuss openly. So, thank you to everyone’s that’s posted here.

    In my time zone, if the next book comes out one year from October 12th, approximately 350 days to go!

  19. Im thinking i had and amazing point yesterday and know i forgot it ughh im so mad πŸ™

  20. that book was like the most awesome book I have ever read in my life i think i will explode if rick riordan doesnt write his next one quick enough I now officially know rick is my fave author.

  21. hey guys one question is there any male mortals that can see through the mist coz it mentions 3 in the pj series Percy’s mom, rachel, and ms. castellen but not a single boy.

  22. To all of you who have no idea who Rena is, at the end of The Lost Hero, Jason remembered a girl named Rena, and he remembered her pretty well. Rena must be his girlfriend at Roman half-blood.

  23. Wouldn’t it be awesome if Rick got done with the book early and then they released it early?! Ah if only, if only… I wish I had magical powers to speed up time or something of that sort…

  24. oh my gosh i love love love it.i havent finished it yet but i cant wait until i do!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  25. i would love the next book if it had the ‘annabeth vs. percy’ theory.. @ Lt. Narwhal : same here i would be laughing πŸ˜€

  26. Hey and what do u guys think is better the venti horse jason got or blackjack i say blackjack

  27. Hey and if percy had his memory taken away would that take away his empathy link with grover or is it still there and why didn’t they contact him using that.

  28. @(0
    Hey, nice theory!! haha it’s been almost 2 weeks since The Lost Hero came out and we’re already thinking ideas about the next book!
    And yeah the Annabeth-running-off-to-find-Percy-after-battle idea is awesome.

  29. Hey i was just rereading the labyrinth (I was bored.) and it mentioned king midas like in the lost hero jason killed king midas (or left him for a bunch of angry people who want revenge for being turned gold.) It was on page 245 at the bottom. Idk know it didn’t say much thought. πŸ™ and if i find more info about the next book i will share what i find. Everyone i think should be keeping an eye out for info ;), but a lot of people are doin the same. bye.

  30. hey mocha loca id be laughing like crazy if that happened! ahhahahahahaha!!
    but seriously man but hilarious!

  31. @( o : Yea you’re right about reyna and all of his friends and it did say that reyna might be his boyfriend but that would be cool and if someone claimed to be percy’s girlfriend there would be some drama in the next book between annabeth and someone else and piper vs. maybe reyna for jason that would be sad πŸ™ but funny at the same time. πŸ˜‰

  32. yea @Clary @mocha loca is right you see most of the ol people except gods and percy, nico, grover, tyson and thats all that’s on the tip of my tong.

  33. @mocha loca i luv ur theory about annabeth and percy!!!!! but u think she would recognize him… do u think percy would have a tattoo like jason?!?!? or maybe thats just a camp roman thing… weirdos. i cant wait a year!!!! AHHH!!! going insane >:/

  34. @ Lt. Narwhal and Sarah Kate,
    Awe, thanks for the comments. And yeah the way I imagined my theory, Annabeth gets some clues about the guy is is fighting then she figures out who she is. I kind of end it with Annabeth getting injured. Haha if something like that is in the book, I’ll be LOLing the whole time!!!

    And @Clary
    So far he was only mentioned like five times in the book so we haven’t actually seen him in person. But in the end, Jason says that if he lost his memory and was sent to a greek camp, he and others believe that Percy may be at the other camp, and he may not even remember who he is as well. Grover was also mentioned once but never seen. We saw Thalia so I was happy about that, and we saw Rachel. Almost everyone Percy mentioned in the last series are either in the beginning or the end of the book.

  35. @mocha loca
    Yeah, I think that Hera took their memories. It said in the book that she did. Your Annabeth theory isn’t bad. Maybe she fights someone she think might be Percy, but is actually just a camper. Maybe they tell her about Percy and she goes running off to find him but he had already left for a quest. Just some random ideas. I don’t really know…

  36. Okay, everybody keeps asking who Reyna is. In the middle of page 541 it says he was starting to remember old friends he had. He said their names were Dakota, Gwendolyn, Hazel, Bobby, and Reyna. He hinted she might have been a girlfriend.

  37. yah i agree with u Lt Narwhal……. i wonder if their is an oracle…….. if anything was anything to say……….. wut do u think?
    do u think theres an oracle?
    plez give me answers

  38. I have a question [I haven’t read the book yet, but thanks to wikipedia I know what it’s about xD Yes, I’m insane]
    I mean… Percy & Jason both lost their memories from their life at the camps – so I heard pls correct me if I’m wrong – and do you think that Percy remembers Annabeth, Grover etc? I’ll torture the book if not -.-
    And I want to kill my stupid bookshop!!! They need ‘about two weeks’ to send TLO I can’t stand it much longer GRAWAAAAARGHG…
    Anyway, if Annabeth and Percy don’t come together again I’ll be really…

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