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 chaptersโ€ฆ 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. @ Sara Kate:
    Oh! I don’t think that Percy’s Piper’s dad either:P I was just saying I would never have been able to make the 3 days connection thing…but ya, I don’t think what I think:P

  2. Jason never actually said that his name was Jason, that’s just what Leo and Piper called him. If he can’t remember his own age, maybe he can’t remember his name either. Coach Hedge said that he was really good with the mist. In the Percy Jackson series most people couldn’t see through the mist. For example, Percy couldn’t see through the mist, and once thought he was seeing a couple of ordinary cheerleaders. Rachel could see through the mist, and saw what was actually there, a bunch of vampire things. So if Jason can make a mist, maybe Leo and Piper thought that Jason was someone else they knew. Just an idea. Also, maybe Jason can’t see through the mist, and put a mist on himself. On another website it said that Piper’s dad has been missing for three days. That’s the same amount of time Percy has been missing. There might be some kind of connection between those two. Also, I don’t think that Butch is that important, just somebody going with Annabeth to pick up the person from the oracle.

  3. nearly coming out cant wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Guys, Jason can’t be a roman demigod. In the end of the battle of the labyrinth poseidon said that Neptune is one of his names, not another god.

  5. I think that Jason is the son of some major Roman god. In the other Percy Jackson series, Percy said that he was able to instantly understand ancient Greek. In this book, Jason seems to be able to do the same thing with Roman names. I also think that Nico from the other series will be in this one. In the Percy Jackson series there were three half bloods born of the Big Three, Percy, Thalia, and Nico. Thalia went with the hunter girls, Percy was the main hero, but what about Nico? Someone made a comment about how they thought that Jason would be killed by Medea and Percy did the soul for soul for Bianca. I don’t think that Jason will die because main characters so hardly ever die in books. I don’t think that Percy did the soul for soul, either. Nico said that he accepted the death of his sister and that he did not blame Percy and wanted to be friends again. I read on another website that Hera was going to have a role in this book. It’s possible that Jason is the son of Hera. Hera is married to Zeus. I also don’t think that Piper is the daughter of Aphrodite. In the other series, Aphrodite was constantly putting on make-up and looking in the mirror. She acted very vain. The half bloods at Camp half blood who were children of Aphrodite were apparently not very intelligent.
    Piper doesn’t wear any make-up and seems very modest. She’s also very smart. I think that she is probably the daughter of Iris or Apollo. I think that Leo is probably the son of Hermes because he is full of mischief or Hephaestus because of his ways with tools. I am also very excited for the release of this book! ( :

  6. Oh my gosh! I am like so exited for the book to come out! I read the first 2 chapters and they were awesome, but seriosly whats up with the cliffhanger its like driving me CRAZY! I agree with most of the posts, I think Jason is is a son of Zues, Leo is probly either a son of Herms or Hepahestus, I do not however agree with the theory that Percy is Pipers dad i do think Piper might possibly be a daughter of Iris.I think the seven are probally:


    and i m not sure about the seventh but i do think it would be weird if Annabeth and Percy were part of the seven since they arnt supose to be main charecters but right now we dont have to much to go on.If any one has any new ideas or theorys post them here please! Only like 22 days to go!

  7. @Veronica I really dont think that Pipers dad is Percy… just saying. I mean, since Percy and Annabeth are still dating in the book AND Piper is already like 15 AND Annabeth didnt recognize her AND she didnt recognize Annabeth. Theres a lot against that theory. I cant wait for the book to come out either! IM SO EXCITED!

  8. Lethe is one of the rivers in Hades. It is the river of forgetfulness – it wipes out your memories. One of the stories in The Demigod Files is “Percy Jackson and the Sword of Hades.” In that one Percy falls in the river Lethe but he doesn’t lose his memories because he can use his powers as the son of Poseidon to keep dry. Maybe that IS what happened to Jason.

    Hades used the River Lethe to erase Nico & Bianca’s memories. They didn’t change names they just didn’t remember who they were before. Maybe Jason is just Jason…he’s just moved forward in time like Bianca and Nico did after staying at the Lotus Hotel.

  9. In the Last Percy Jackson book, Bianca and Nico’s minds were Washed in the Lethe….. Whatever that is, anyway, Maybe that’s what happened to Jason.

  10. Sorry for posting so much….
    Jordyn: You theory about Pipers dad is a really good one!!! Hm, I guess we won’t know for a while:(

    bhz:Intresting about Athena being the one to tell Annabeth to go to the canyon…:P

  11. If you go to the official website(heroesofolmpus.com) And hover over the symbol coin thingy, one sign has an omega, and the other has a LIGHTNING BOLT. In my opinion, this points further to the fact of Jason being a son of Zeus. Just a thought. October will never come quick enough for my liking:(

  12. OK, here’s my theory:
    In my opinion, Jason is, quite obviously, a son of Zeus. He can manipulate air, plus lightning didn’t kill him. Leo is maybe the son of a daughter of Hermes and Hephaestus? That would explain his Hermes features, but why he is good a making things. Piper, I’m totally clueless.:/

    Here’s who I think(actually, hope) the 7 are:
    Piper, Leo, Jason, Percy Annabeth, Nico, and Butch
    Though Percy and Annabeth are unlikely, because they’re not really supposed to be main characters anymore…hmmm…

    OK, guys. WHY would Jason be Luke? ๐Ÿ˜› Percy…maybe? But I really don’t think so. Oh, and Percy AND Piper’s dad have been missing for 3 days. Coincidence? I think not! ๐Ÿ˜›

    OK, Annabeth rox your sox off! SO glad I got to see her in the first 2 chapters. Thing thing is, now I’m gonna go insane!!! Percy and Annabeth were SO meant to be! Anyway, those are just some theories!

  13. Someone said that in the book it told you that Butch is the son of Iris but thats not true. Its just a guess because he has a rainbow on his arm. And personally, i think it would be SOOO much cooler if the 7 people were demigods haven’t met yet in the PJO series. Just a thought. ๐Ÿ™‚ So, for the start, i think its probably Jason, Piper, and Leo. (maybe Butch but im not sure)

  14. also…
    the seven(in my mind):
    annabeth, jason, leo, piper, nico, clarisse or butch, and i’d like to think thalia.
    Percy, being the lost hero, in my mind, is the “call”. so the seven mentioned above would “answer the call” by going to save percy. I also think that because of the cover, jason, leo, and piper are going to get separated from the rest of the group during the quest.

  15. also…
    Percy is the lost hero,
    and Rachel told annabeth to go to the grand canyon to find the person with one shoe

  16. has anyone thought of the possibility that piper might be a daughter of iris? it says she was beautiful without trying to be, and that her eyes changed colors like a kaleidescope, which is kinda like a rainbow. also, butch is definetly a son of iris (why else would he have a rainbow tattoo on his arm?)leo is definetly a son of hephaestus, but i like the idea that his mother was a daughter of hermes. jason is either a son of zeus or a minor wind god (i personally think its zeus though). All of this is guesswork, but… in just about a month, we will know for sure!!! yea!!!

  17. Like I said the seven Half-Bloods would be Jason: If he is a Half-Blood, Annabeth, Piper, Leo, Thalia, Nico and Clarisse.

  18. Okay, from the fifth Percy Jackson book the Oracle: Rachel, said the next Great Prophecy-
    “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 at the doors of death.”
    Im Guessing that its Percy or Piper or Annabeths final breath, and when one of them dies then all of the other Half-Bloods, No matter if they like Percy, or the other one that dies, they feel bad for him/her.
    Im guessing that Jason is either a Son of Zeus, or The Titan Lord Ouranos. I belive that Pipers Mom was Aphrodite and her Dad was a Son of Ares, or Ares himself because He and Aphrodite had an affair the the series. And I beleive that Leo’s Mom was a Daughter of Hermes and that his dad was Hephaestus.
    The seven

  19. @tim thats really interesting. I hope that doesn’t happen though. Also, i believe that Leo is the son of Hephastus, Piper is the daughter of Persephone, Butch is the son of Iris, and Jason is the son of a Roman god probably.

  20. not to alarm anyone but i know the Jason story and he, frankly is killed by Medea and just maybe the reason Percy is missing is that he did what Nico wanted to do for Bianca in The Battle of the Labyrinth or to make along story short, a soul for a soul. Also i think that Leo is a son of Hermes or Hephaestus, Piper is a daughter of Athena or Aphrodite and finally Butch is a son of Hephaestus or Ares.

  21. Well, from the new Disney website http://disney.go.com/disneybooks/heroes-of-olympus/
    you can see several hints.
    Where Rick’s video can be seen, in the corner up right is written ‘The Greeks aren’t the only gods in town’. This plus Jasons Roman coin and using Roman names leads slightly to the assumption, he might be a Roman halfblood.
    Then (yippeeeh!) there are some pictures and descriptions from the new characters, so you find ‘Festus’, the bronze dragon, whose fire power is deadly to anyone but Leo who is immune. This makes clear, he’s a son of Hephaistos.
    And you can also find ‘Hera’ as one of the new charakters. So she really could be the mistress.

    After all the waiting only three weeks to go… I’m soooooo looking forward for my birthday present! (same day as the release)

  22. Yeah definately. ๐Ÿ™‚ I found out about this new book while looking up Annabeth Chase on google. (i was bored…) While i was looking through some stuff, i discovered that there was a new book that i didnt know about! I researched a little and found this website! when i read the preview, i was psyched! This book is going to be amazing!

  23. @mary kate Cool! I had not heard that yet but i was kind of expecting that. Now i definately dont think hes a child of Zeus. Its awesome that we agree on so much! Me too! I cannot believe that its coming out so soon! Im excited!

  24. Sarah Kate i just realized that . There still dating and their like teens themselves . So i guess that Jason is a roman demigod and it says on Rick Riordan’s page that he would add roman mythology to the book. And i think that Butch is iris’s son to . i cant wait till the book comes out.

  25. hi after reading all his books on percy jackson and his latest book “the red pyramid” i think he can only get better ! i am really looking forward to his new book and i think i have figured out the latest prophosy ! basically i am gunna be one of the first to read this book as soon as it’s out for the public !!!!!!!!!!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  26. Hey carrie and mary kate! I like some of your points carrie and was wondering if i could state some of my own. First of all, i think that Butch is the son of Iris. Ok, so carrie, i dont think that Percy or Annabeth could have some kid that’s already in their teens when they’re still teens themselves… dating. Just a thought. I like your idea that they might be grandkids though! ๐Ÿ™‚ and thank you so much for the website thing! its amazing! – Sarah Kate

  27. i actually think that jason and piper are either sibblins or cousins of athena or either the wind god .And i think butch is isis’s mother because of the tattoo.but leo is unpredictible to me because hes mischevious ike hermes children and has elf like features also he can build things like hephaestus’s children . But it is fun to guess. P.S. I think we could be good friends. How old are you?

  28. I don’t think Jason is Percy. I think Jason is Poseidan’s grandson…he could be Percy’s son or maybe not, maybe just some other grandson. I don’t know what demi-god kids are like. Do they have powers too? Would they go to camp half-blood? I think Piper is a grand-daughter of Athena…because Athena is Annabeth’s mom. Maybe Jason and Piper are not ACTUALLY the children of Percy & Annabeth…but Grandchildren of Poseidon & Athena. Would that make sense? Maybe too much sense. Ok, it’s fun to guess anyway. I think Leo is a son of Hephaestus, the blacksmith. On the Official Website you can Meet Festus, the mechanical dragon. In there it says that Leo is immune to his dragon flames. I don’t know about Butch.

  29. @carrie you are amazing! haha, but you are. anyways, i was so excited to see this sight!!!! YAY!

  30. Look at the new Heroes of Olympus website – http://disney.go.com/disneybooks/heroes-of-olympus/. There is a book trailer for The Lost Hero – Rick knows you want to know about Percy, so listen until the end. There is an announcement of a live broadcast on Oct. 12, lots of extras, etc. There is a link to the first two chapters so you don’t even need the password now. In the extras read about Festus – the mechanical dragon – you’ll find out a little something about Leo.

  31. Mary Kate – I just made the words camphalfblood.com a link in the blog post…so click on that just to make sure you are on the right website. I just tried typing in “newhero” and it worked fine. I hope it works for you this time!

  32. OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! someone fill me in i typed in newhero nothin happened. I’m so psyked who is jason piper and butch . And wats this about precy being lost

  33. Piper is daughter or iris
    I agree that jason is a titans son
    Leo son of Hermse/Hetaputes either one with a demigod child of the other

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