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 1st:

“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 this morning…here is the pass code: “if you go to camphalfblood.com the password is newhero you can read the first two chapters… cant wait”.

NOTE: The two chapters have been moved to http://disney.go.com/disneybooks/heroes-of-olympus/ look on the left side. You don’t need a password anymore either.

I tried it, it works. 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. Ok so I totally just found these two chapters on iBooks on a total and complete accident!!! I started FREAKING out! Jason is AHBviously a way major powerful demigod and I like rhe idea that he is from the past. He has obviously had training but Anna beth doesn’t know him and she has been there the longest so he can’t be anyone recent. I want to know who this mistress is, but I have a feeling he won’t tell us too early :'( Jason is the son of zues, there is no way around it. He can resist lightning and manipulate air. Leo I think is the son of a Hermes daughter and Hephaestus (just a guess). He could have got his looks from his mom and his skills from his dad. Piper I’m not sure. She has the eyes of Aphrodite but the aggressiveness doesn’t fit the goddess of beauty. Coach hedge confused me, cuz wouldn’t he hav more than just stumps on his head? Wouldn’t he have full grown horns?? Oh well thts minor. I think dylans mistress is possibly a Titan or hera. Maybe even something more ancient then titans??? It totally bums me out yhat the old characters wont be the MAIN ones im glad theyre in the book but we prolly wont hear way too much about thwir personal stuff… Anna beth is my absolute posotive most favorite so im happy she is there :) i love how she is so worried for percy that she immediatly hates jason lol its awesome :) Anyways I love all the ideas y’all r posting! Thanks :)

  2. I don’t think they would have Jason be a son of zeus because there already is a daughter of Zeus. Hmmm…?

  3. i think jason is percy as well, cause he’s been missing and jason doesn’t know who he is, but he knows he has a girl friend which could be annabeth

  4. Hey does anybody know were I can buy one of those cool coins with the pascode? I would die to get one! Id you do know please tell me!

    Sincerly,
    AB

  5. Ok these books r gonna be seriously BEAST!!!!!!!!!! Can’t wait for my next book to come out…… and by the way I do hate Jason! I know he knows something…. Lying little LIGHTNING BRAING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Sincerly,
    AB

  6. well i heard they were going to have to make minor god cabins… maybe jason is a child of a minor god… hmmmm… im glad that the percy jackson characters are going to be in it but i am glad they are not the main people. i’m kinda ready for a change in tha story. maybe jason is from tha past. or maybe he is from tha future… he doesnt really seem like he talks like he is from to far in tha past if he is from tha past. i mean zoe from the 3rd percy jackson book always talked like she was from forever ago. idk haha. but i cant wait til october. i hope its not to much like tha percy jackson books :)

  7. sweet book, i think that leo is definetly the son of hermes its so obvios!!!!!!!!! pipir is definatley the daughter of aphrodite and leo is probably the son of some titan who used to have the powers of zues, i think the new series will be about hestia vs zues because of appolos prophecy , the thing about storms of flame and stuff any way someone has to post chapter 3 onto here or im gonna explode!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. well i heard they were going to have to make minor god cabins… maybe jason is a child of a minor god… hmmmm… im glad that the percy jackson characters are going to be in it but i am glad they are not the main people. i’m kinda ready for a change in tha story. maybe jason is from tha past. or maybe he is from tha future… he doesnt really seem like he talks like he is from to far in tha past if he is from tha past. i mean zoe from the 3rd percy jackson book always talked like she was from forever ago. idk haha. but i cant wait til october. i hope its not to much like tha percy jackson books :)

  9. sweet book, i think that leo is definetly the son of hermes its so obvios!!!!!!!!! pipir is definatley the daughter of aphrodite and jason is probably the son of some titan who used to have the powers of zues, i think the new series will be about hestia vs zues because of appolos prophecy , the thing about storms of flame and stuff any way someone has to post chapter 3 onto here or im gonna explode!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. omg i ♥ the percy jackson series, & im gonna ♥ these 2…most of all, i just ♥ the romance btween percy & anabeth…they r so meant 2 b 2gether!!! :)

  11. Has anybody thought that jason might be luke. becuase luke died a hero so he probaly came back.

  12. im freaking out that last sentence… omg, october 12 is now national percy jackson day

  13. OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can’t wait 4 the new series!!! If only october could get here faster!!!! :) :(

  14. OMG i cant wait for this book to come out!! I’ve been following the series (Percy Jackson and the Olympians) ever since one of my friends told me about it. But i havent read The Red Pyramyd yet, but i promise you i will!!! I also promise you guys that i will be one of the first to get my hands on this book. I REALLY REALLY WANT TO KNOW if Annabeth finds Percy!! Its so romantic.

  15. i sometimes dont like change espicially anything that has to do with Percy and Annabeth and Grover.

  16. POST CHAPTER 3 POST CHAPTER 3 or I WILL EXPLODE!!!
    PLEASE FIND PERCY!!!
    OCTOBER NEEDS TO GET HERE FASTER!!!

  17. I know I am dying to know I have been trying to figure out this dang prophecy!!! SEVEN HALF BLOODS SHALL ANSWER THE CALL. Jason Leo piper Percy annabeth and who else??? TO STORM OR FIRE THE WORLD MUST FALL what does that mean maybe the begginging with the three storm spirits could have something to do with the storm part but the fire?? AN OATH TO KEEP WITH A FINAL BREATH obviously that mean someonen is going to die. Hunters have vows to Artemis could Thalia die???? AND FOES FOES BEAR ARMS TO THE DOORS OF DEATH at first I thought that because they were talking about the mistress but if she is immortal that death Wouldn’t be her enemy so mortals are going to bear arms not in hades but where they think they will die.

  18. Maybe Jason is the Lost Hero. Maybe theres some connection to the Jason in the past and in the present which is where he is now.

  19. i think Jason is Percy and he didn’t die from the lighting because he went into the river styx

  20. I totally agree with Dianne about October (even though I don’t know her)!!!!! I also think maybe that Jason is a son of Zeus, but he wasn’t brought from the past or future, but Zues had broken the ‘no big three kids’ oath another time after Thalia and for some reason Jason was able to hide from all the monsters that attack half-bloods. As for Jason not having any memories, I have no idea. Maybe to protect him, his godly parent did what Hades did with Bianca and Nico, and wiped his memories in the Lethe River. I TOTALLY CAN’T WAIT TO FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENS WITH EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!!! ESPECIALLY with Annabeth and Percy. They are so perfect together! Don’t you think so?

  21. I also agree that maybe Jason is Percy.
    Jason lost his memories and Percy was lost.
    There must be some connection between them.

  22. I think that percy and jason are the same people too, but i have no clue about piper and the other guy…. and has anyone found a way to read more than chapters 1&2?

  23. Ohh mother of pearl!!!I need that book badly!!!!Someone get an advanced copy and no cliff hangers!!I need that book sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooobadly

  24. my mom works at b&n and i asked her if advanced readers would come out for it and she saaid tht disney co. books dont do tht so i have to wait till october!! :(

  25. Yes, do not read the last sentence..It drives me crazy… October, please come faster….

  26. YOU PEOPLE R CRAZY!!!
    The book is not coming out untill OCTOBER! If you don’t like it, sorry but you have to deal with it like everyone else. Calm down, take some heart medicine and read a different book, forget about it untill October 11.
    Does anyone pay attention? If Jason was a son of a god he would have had to been claimed by now. He is either already claimed and come back or is the son of a titan. Did anyone see anything about him being claimed?
    Is it possible to go through the River Styx, die, and be reborn with the same “powers” the river styx gave you?
    When he fell off the skybridge to rescue Piper he controlled air which makes him unlikely to be Percy or a son of anything other than a wind god (minor or zeus), however if you’ll recall that in the last book (5) percy made this wind bubble around him when facing the Titan over the water.
    is it possible that maybe Percy had been developing this skill over the years to learn how to control the wind to fly…with zeus’s permission perhaps.
    Shouldn’t he have died with the lightning strike? Well, if he was percy the lightning would have had no effect at all. If i recall correctly didn’t he have a hole through him?
    It seems to me he was protecting a girl instinctively, like Annabeth had in the last book where the poison dagger would have killed him. If annabeth dies, does Percy? Annabeth was his link to the world in the Styx, does that make them linked like Grover’s empathy link? Grover dies so does Percy-Annabeth dies so does Percy.
    If piper had been jason’s girlfriend would that make “Percy in disguise” remember Annabeth subconsiously?
    Just a few random thoughts.

  27. Could someone like publish a fan made chapter 3 here? Just so we don’t have to wait forever…and ever…and ever.

  28. i think the seven half bloods mentioned in the propfocy are jason leo annabeth piper butch nick deangelo zea and i dont know the 7. i think that when they say to storms or fire the world must fall i think they mean the mistress or kronos. i think maybe percy went to rome and found jason trained him then they got attacked so percy sent him to coach wedge

  29. no hate mail yet? I’m actually rather disappointed…usually when you call someone crazy they get a bit mad.
    My version of the seven:
    Jason
    Piper
    Leo
    Annabeth
    Butch
    Nick
    Percy
    Storm or fire:
    Misstress (obvious) or (perhaps) Apollo or Kronos
    Foes bear arms at the gates of death:
    Enemies fight outside of Hades’ realm…gods vs titans; percy vs kronos; percy vs …Ares?
    Oath to keep with a final breath:
    Thalia to Artemis; Tyson to Poseidon; Luke to Kronos or Annabeth; Percy to Annabeth?; Percy to gods; gods to percy
    Just more random thoughts
    OH! BTW, is percy really that a great of a hero or is it all just exaggerated? Sure he is likeable and did really great but, how much was on purpose of his own will?

  30. Ok, Jason is most probably NOT Percy or Luke, because Annabeth would have recognized them instantly. (And also Luke’s dead. Gone to the Land of Hades. I don’t think he’s coming back people!) I imagine Jason is the son of Zeus or maybe (kinda far-fetched though,) Poseidon. But i think probably Zeus. Piper could be a sort of rebel kind of Aphrodite child, like the black sheep of the family. Or maybe her ‘dad’ adopted her or something and she’s really the daughter of a male god. Apollo maybe. Leo is most probably son of Hephaestus or Hermes. As for the ‘Mistress’, i have no idea. she may be a minor goddess or a Titaness or something else. Maybe another, more powerful, storm spirit.

    Just some ideas, but in the end we just have to wait for the book :D CANNOT WAIT!!!!!!!!! RICK, YOU ARE AWESOME!!!!!

  31. Your idea about Poseidon is not so far fetched. Jason in Greek mythology was the son of Pelias. Pelias was the son of Tyro and Poseidon…that would make Poseidon Jason’s Grandfather. When Jason was born he was hidden for his safety and then sent to Chiron for his education. Later in life he want after the Golden Fleece. Hm. Lots of Percy parallels there. Not that this Jason has to BE Percy…but somehow related or connected maybe.

  32. My guess of the seven: Jason, Leo, Piper, Annabeth, Percy, Butch, and Nico. (At least thats who i hope are the seven).

  33. GO PERCABETH!!!! hope they hav a romantic scene in the book…just sayin….but i think rachel has somethin 2 do w/ all of this, u no, w/ jason & all….

  34. ok, so i think jason is the son of zeus. mayb zeus didnt know about jason. or mayb he kept it a secret wen he was born so he could protect jason after seeing what happened to thalia. so i dont understand how jason new all of that stuff 2 do during his battle with the storm thingys. so i think he probably got training b4 he lost his memory. He could have got his memory taken away from being in the Lethe River. I wonder really wonder who he was….hmmmmm I hate waiting to find out! but i saw other peoples comments, how could jason be percy?? wouldnt annabeth recognize him wen she saw jason?? i cant wait for the book to come out! I WONT B ABLE TO SURVIVE UNTIL OCTOBER!!! mayb rick will finish earlier thn he expected! cross yur fingers tht he does!! i loved percy jackson and the olympian series!! i think the prophecy is sort of more confusing thn the other prophecies i keep tryin to figure it out! im goin CRAZZYYY thinking about it!!

  35. also forgot to mention i think leo might b the son of minor god or hermes. i amm not sure if piper is the duaghter of aphrodite cuz she is stronger thn a daughter of aphrodite.n jason CANNOT b the son a a minor god.. he is WAY to powerful! he is either a son of the “big Three” (probably zeus) or possibly a titan, but he might not turn out as evil as a titan he might side with the gods. i really hope percy is in it a lot and annabeth! i think thy are sooooo cute together! it took thm soo long to finally get together! thy hav to add something about tht!!!!

  36. Omg has anyone thought about the fact that pipers dad was missing for 3 days and so was percy something is up here i wonder what

  37. Oh my god I downloaded the sneak peek to my iPad and I LOVE it. And I can’t help but wondering who is this Butch kid,and who is his parent. For a second I thought Ares but then it said he had a tattoo of a rainbow and then changed my mind on that theory. The title The Lost Hero probably means Percy is lost and and Jason,Leo,and Piper will go save him. I hope Annabeth is coming to because this is her boyfriend, but from the looks of it she my not be and I wonder about Rachel too hope she is there to because she is the new orical.

  38. omg!!!!!!!!!! i read all the percy jackson books and i cant believe my beloved hero is missing im gonna faint!!!!!!!!!!!! im litterly gonna have a heart attack before october its killing me!i just new i wouldnt have to stop reading bout percy and all the other charters though!

  39. its me again!!!!!! OK this is what i think that Jason is Zeus`s kid piper is Athena`s kid and leo is some other gods kid but what about goat boy. is he grover ?or is he grovers son? anyways jason sounds cute!! but who is this kid? if he has any thing to do with missing percy im gonna climb into that book and kill him!!!!!!!!!

  40. After reading the 2 chapters (they’re soooooo exciting!!!), I find it striking that only Roman terms instead of Greek appear in Jasons mind:
    *he calls hedge ‘faun’ instead of ‘satyr
    *he calls the storm spirit ‘ventus’ instead of ‘anemoi’.
    Then there’s the thing with his golden coin – obviously Roman (the laurels and the word ‘ivlivs’ what ‘Julius’ means). From the first books we know that the Roman mythology is built upon the Greek, it came afterwards… maybe it’s just as alive as the former…
    A little more investigations about a ‘golden sword': there’s a myth concerning Perseus beheading Medusa, this moment was a birth – from her blood (neck) sprang out ‘Pegasos’ and ‘Chrysaor’, the boy with the golden sword! And the father is naturally: Poseidon! Could somehow matter to Jason or his sword…
    And the ‘Mistress': I don’t think she’s one of the Olympians. Maybe from the Titans, but look:
    In the original Jason-Story Jason had a wife called ‘Medea’, she’s said to be a very powerful sorceress, granddaughter of Helios (the former sungod), immortal, made also prophecies (like in the book when she told the storm spirit to wait for a third halfblood)… and she’s not very nice! Also: Since Jason had left her for another woman she was absolutely revengeful (for further details look at wiki).
    By the way: also the original Jason has a one-shoe-story!
    Well, just some points that one could think about… after all we’ll know when the book is out in October (and then another painful waiting for the sequels…)

  41. Another sword-story: there’s the golden blade of Hermes which he used in the war Gods vs. ‘Gigantes’ (children of Titans).
    This could match with a (flying) Jason as a son of Hermes, the magic sword as a gift from his father.
    …OMG, another two months left for stupid ideas…

  42. I want to point out that when Carrie said “Jason in Greek mythology was the son of Pelias. Pelias was the son of Tyro and Poseidon…that would make Poseidon Jason’s Grandfather. When Jason was born he was hidden for his safety and then sent to Chiron for his education. Later in life he want after the Golden Fleece. Hm. Lots of Percy parallels there.” she had a good point percys son from the future sentto aveng his father or stop this mistress from changing history. frankly zues as his father would not be the greatest twist in the story. rick has a way with names anabeth rearanged makes athena with an annoying left over b i doubt the name jason will simply be left undealt with

  43. Sajoo you are very smart and frankly i feel quite dumb right now. i need this book after reading rick riordans books others just dont seem as good

  44. I cant wait i think that Jason is the son of Zeus im so excited what if the next series is about a son of Hades then that would be all big three

  45. I think the reason jason knew the roman terms is because jupiter (Zeus) is the patron god of Rome if that helps anyone

  46. O and jeremy when they say mistress it means it kind of has to be a female so Apollo and Kronos arent options plus Kronos is semi-dead and apollos a good guy so it is obviously not so obvious now is it

  47. Ok, here’s another bunch of useless ideas that I am typing down out of pure boredom: Piper is a daughter of Athena. Leo, either a really creative son of Hermes or a really weird looking son of Hephaestus. Jason a son of Zeus or some Titan (though probably not son of a Titan, or else I don’t think he would go to camp Half-Blood.) Also I think Rachel told a prophecy about “the guy with one shoe” ’cause Annabeth said, “she told me he would be here. she told me if i came here, i’d find the answer…” so i think ‘she’ is referring to Rachel.

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