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. i LOVE percy jackson and the olympians series. i almost cried when i finished the last book cuz i didnt want to finish reading it. :'(
    then i saw there is a new series (the heroes of olympus) and i was sooo happy but the bad thing is i gotta wait another month 🙁
    i read the first 2 chapters and they were AWESOME! i just dont like that they always have 2 stop at a good part. i am percy jackson’s #1 FAN

    CANT WAIT!!!

  2. look at this trick piper need to be sent to a mental institution. I mean really how do you just come up to somebody and say that your there girl friend. if you ask me i think that heffa is just desprate for a boy friend. she probably just crazy because she aint never got nun (if you no what i mean)

  3. i think this book is the best book yet by rick if u think so reply thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Percy is the lost hero.
    Leo is son of Hephaestus.
    Jason is the son of a wind god.
    Piper is daughter of Aphrodite.
    Butch is son of Iris.

    Athena told Annabeth to come to the canyon to find the boy with one shoe.

    These are my thoughts. Can’t wait!!!

  5. i think that the book will be the best one yet because the first 2 chapters has u asking loads of questions (open 4 responses from anyone)

  6. and percy was captured by mistriss or a god also rachel still loves percy and is behind all this

  7. i think that leo is related to hermes and hefeses or the roman gods and piper is either a roman demigod or daughter of athena, aphrodite, or persephone but she cheated on hades with a god

  8. My interpretation pf the prophecy
    The seven:
    Clarisse or Butch

    Storm or fire: Helios god of the sun or Anemoi god of storms maybe even Apollo

    Mistress: Hera or Gaia
    Foes bear arms at the gates of death:
    Enemies fight outside of Hades’ realm… the seven vs. Mistress
    Oath to keep with a final breath:PErcy to Nick
    Percy tom Posiedon Percy to mom, the seven to each other.

  9. @michael YEAH! Me too! I CANNOT wait til it comes out!
    @mariah You are so lucky that you can the get the book THE DAY it comes out! I haven’t even read the whole Red Pyramid book!

  10. ok Faith, maybe Percys mind was erased an then he was trapped INSIDE Jason, so Annabeth can’t be able to tell its him! the 7 most likely: Annabeth, Leo, Jason, Piper, Butch, Nico, and maybe Claresse or Thalia(shes still a half-blood!)

  11. i read the first 2 capters at home yesterday and freeked out big time! its another percy jackson book!!! so i went online to amazon.com and my dad sayed i could order it. its going to be shipped in on the 12th of october!! i cant wait. it comes only a little while after my birthday.

  12. Ok, I have to say, jason is son of some Titan and his mom/dad has roman decendants so he was taught roman names. He found out and was trained but in a fight, fell in the river Lethe. The enemy spared his life and put him in the bus. Piper is probably a daughter of Aphrodite but a rebel, personality like her Indian father. Leo can be a son of Hermes and a demigod woman daughter of Hephaestus, or the other way around. The misstress is Eris goddess of chaos and discord and the line about the oath in the prophecy is, like I said before, a demigod sent to kill him, many the one that spared him, regrets it again but this time it cost her/him their life.

  13. @sarah kate thanks i think nico is a great character! i wonder if rick riordan is releasing it early anywhere? i need it now!!!

  14. sooooooo happy! a month ago wen i didn’t know this existed…i cried wen i finished the last book bcause i loved the books so much! they are written so well!

  15. There is NO WAY that Jason is really Percy or else Annabeth wood hav recognized him? (just a thought) The 2 main things that i want 2 kno about this book are why in the heck jason and piper were floating and where the heck percy is!!!!!!!!!!!!
    o ya btw
    Jason is a son of ZEUS!
    Piper daughter of APHRODITE!
    Leo son of HEPHAESTUS!
    and im pretty sure they only had to be at camp by the age of 13 to get claimed? just a thought

  16. omg that’s so good, i can’t wait to read the next chapter and omg October third i can’t i repeat can’t wait that long for something so good like really can’t they like do it september 30th?!?!?

  17. I am so 🙂 I think I will explode. I Have been obsessed with percy for 2 years!!!!!!!!!!I will go crazy waiting till OCT.!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH

  18. Spoiler alert leo is probably the son of hephestaus piper i have no clue i think i will die it is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo coool i have read it like a thousand times already i tell my friends about it and only one is totaly siked because my friends think i am obsested with it and i am i think it is so romantic that annabeth was so strested about it and it was so cool when i found out percy and annabeth are dating i think that somehow percy landed in the river lethe and was “reborn” it would be terrible if that happened oh well just have to wait until october:(

  19. @michael thank you so much for telling me! I’m so excited that i could be Annabeth! You sound a lot like you could maybe be Nico? I hope you don’t have anything against him. haha That’s what i think. Thanks again! 🙂

  20. @sarah kate u sound like you could be annabeth if u were in the movie thing seeing as u have blonde hair and greyish eyes so u sound like her. also i love acting and would like 2 know who i would be so i will tell u wat i look like: i have brown hair, brown eyes, quite tall for my age which is 12 and i m average weight so plz tell me what u think i could be plz!!!

  21. I’m sorry I know I’ve already posted twice but I was reading more about the story and it says Piper’s dad has been missing for 3 days maybe Piper Jason and Leo have been brought back in time and Percy is her dad? idk how that would work but….

  22. if the prophecy says seven shall anwswer the call, im thinking Piper, Jason, Leo, Annabeth, maybe Butch?? maybe Hedge? but I don’t know who else might “answer” the call?? Any ideas??

  23. Ok Im gonna have to say…THAT WAS TOTALLY AWESOME!! and that i am going to die without the rest of this book…..I think Leo is the son of Hephaestus, Piper Im going to have to go with Athena even though it could be Aphrodite??? I’m not sure about her….But Jason seemed like a son of Zeus except it seemed he knew more about Roman things then greek??? not sure but thats my opinion

  24. I think it would be really cool if someone made a whole new movie that was actually like the PJO books and maybe i could be in it because i am extremely in to acting. (Although i haven’t been in any movies I think i could pull it off somehow…) I would like to know if anyone could tell me who i would be best at. I’ll give you a description of me and then you can tell what you think.
    I have curly blonde and i have blue-ish gray eyes. I’m medium height and medium weight. I am sort of shy but mostly outgoing. I’m in the middle between being a tom-boy and being a girly-girl an I’m 13 years old. That’s about all i can think of. So tell what you think! Thanks! -Sarah Kate

  25. omg!!!! where’s Percy!!! Camp won’t be the same without him!!! I don’t know if I can wait until October…

  26. Just a thought, but …
    I noticed that this book isnt told from Jasons point of veiw, as the Percy books are. So possibly, Percy is the narrarator of this story, too? Far fetched, but just a thought.
    Jason is obviously a son of Zeus, Leo Hephaestus, and Piper … im still deciding. She is beautiful, so that points to Aphrodite. But she doesnt act like a child of Aphrodite would. So possibly… and this is VERY far fetched… she is a child of not only Aphrodite, but another god? Maybe a minor god? And this could be possible for a lot of the characters.
    Also, some of you are saying Jason might not be a child of Zeus. That might be true. Maybe, as Poseidon was the original Jasons grandfather, Zues is Jasons grandfather?
    This all is really far out there, but just a possibility.
    I hope that this book exposes us to new heroes, such as chidren of minor gods , and shows us how they effect the story also.
    And the idea that Jason is Percy… I dont think so. Rick wouldnt complicate the story like that. However, I do think that Percy and Jason have a connection. This is a little awkward, but maybe Jasons mother is also Sally Jackson (or a reletive of Percys), so they are connected not only from the godly line, but from human lines too?

  27. oh and i think rick riordan is doing a kind of remake of jason and the argonouts you know jason shows up with one slipper and then gets sent on a mission by his father to retrieve the golden fleece he was also taught by chiron but this time i think that he has to find percy get retaught by chiron oh and i dont think he is a demi god because the original jason wasnt the original was the son of a king
    i like greek mythology

  28. percy is missing? ever since i first heard about the book i was wondering how percy was going to be involved. Then i finally get word that the first chapters are out, i read them within second only to find out that percy is missing and that i cant read the rest until october. i was so going to scream but i couldnt because my little brother was sleeping.
    btw i love the percy jackson series and the carter chronicles.

  29. thx carrie!! it was pretty good…im obviously gonna get it too…grrrr..COME ON OCTOBER!!!! NOW I HAV TO WAIT FOR 2 BOOKS!!!

  30. Wow! I just read the first two chapters and they’re so exciting! I agree that Leo has to be a son of Hephaestus, and because of the kaleidoscope eyes Piper could be a daughter of Aphrodite. The one I’m not sure about is Jason. I know a lot of people think he’s a son of Zeus, and that’s what I thought at first, but there’s also something about him that’s different. First, he called the satyr a faun, which the satyr pointed out was the Roman name. Then, he called the storm spirits Venti, but Annabeth said the Greek term was Anemoi Thuellai. I looked it up and apparently Anemoi were what the Greeks called the wind gods, while the Romans called them Venti. It seems like Jason knows all the Roman terms for some reason. Is it possible he comes from somewhere that uses the Roman names or something? Does anyone have any ideas?

  31. Take a look at the new The Lightning Thief Graphic Novel that comes at October 12th also – Percy looks pretty cool on the cover. http://www.imcpl.org/kids/blog/?p=7571. You can see and read the chapter where Percy, Anabeth and Grover are at Auntie Em’s Garden Gnome Emporium. You don’t even need a password this time.

  32. if the prophecy says seven shall anwswer the call, piper, jason , and leo are 3 of them.

  33. i think Piper is a daughter of iris since in the 1st chapter it says her eye changed colors like red blue and green. also butch is her half brother since he has the rainbow tatoo. but piper could be a daughter of aphrodite also since shes refferd to be supper pretty no matter what. and i think jason is a son of zues since he can with stand lightning, and can controll wind. or he is a son of one of the wind gods. mr. hedge could be grover but it is unlikely. and i have a feeling percy was taken by “the mistress”

  34. i want october to come now!!!!!! I hope barnes and noble has a midnight relese party for it! haha anyone with me??

  35. well, i really don’t know.
    but the first two chapters are awesome!
    jason is probably son of zeus? or jupiter? they are the same gods
    piper maybe athena since hedge said that he knows that leo and piper are pretty powerful? aphrodite kids are not exactly known as powerful.
    leo maybe son of hermes or hephaestus, not really sure

  36. think percy is jason but jason is son of Zeus i think? so would Zeus help percy or is jason not percy ?

  37. PS this book is so awesome im glad Rick Riordan didn’t stop at percy jackson and i love that it includes Annabeth and Percy

  38. is percy jason or r they 2 completely different people ? jason sounds like a son of Zeus but im under the impression he is percy anyone else fell that way

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