The Heroes of Olympus, Book One The Lost Hero (new cover)

Book 1 of 5 in the The Heroes of Olympus Series
Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 5 - 8Grades 3 - 5n/a4.5127859
Jason has a problem. He doesn't remember anything before waking up on a school bus holding hands with a girl. Apparently she's his girlfriend Piper, his best friend is a kid named Leo, and they're all students in the Wilderness School, a boarding school for "bad kids." What he did to end up here, Jason has no idea-except that everything seems very wrong.

Piper has a secret. Her father has been missing for three days, and her vivid nightmares reveal that he's in terrible danger. Now her boyfriend doesn't recognize her, and when a freak storm and strange creatures attack during a school field trip, she, Jason, and Leo are whisked away to someplace called Camp Half-Blood. What is going on?

Leo has a way with tools. His new cabin at Camp Half-Blood is filled with them. Seriously, the place beats Wilderness School hands down, with its weapons training, monsters, and fine-looking girls. What's troubling is the curse everyone keeps talking about, and that a camper's gone missing. Weirdest of all, his bunkmates insist they are all-including Leo-related to a god.

Rick Riordan, the best-selling author of the Percy Jackson series, pumps up the action and suspense in The Lost Hero, the first book in The Heroes of Olympus series. Fans of demi-gods, prophesies, and quests will be left breathless--and panting in anticipation for Book Two. The accessible and dramatic cover art by graphic novelist Nilah Magruder will attract a new generation of readers.
Paperback, 592 pages
Published on April 3, 2012 by Disney-Hyperion
ISBN-10: 1423113462
ISBN-13: 9781423113461
483 Book Reviews
  • zoeyyang
    zoeyyangabout 1 month
    I think this book was great!
    • unipug2
      unipug2about 1 monthFeatured
      There was quite an impeccable sort of aura about this wondrous book. Leo Valdez, Piper McLean, and Jason Grace all go to Wilderness School, but the strange thing is, Jason doesn't remember a thing. Not even Piper being his girlfriend! When a crazy kid turns out to be a storm spirit and they and Coach Hedge get swept up to a weird place, things aren't so hot. But this place is for Half-Blood kids. Half god, half person. A number of strange things happen. First of all, this guy Percy Jackson is missing! Does that name ring a bell, people? Now they need to go on a quest to help save the world. Free Hera, figure out who is rising,and rescue Piper's dad, piece of cake, right? Wrong! With the three all godly children, monsters are out to kill them. What will happen? In this twisted, glorious book, find mystery in every turn! It's back to the library for me now!
      • ponyan1011
        ponyan1011about 2 months55 stars
        I love it so much. That I have read of it
        • gold3nglare
          gold3nglare5 months44 stars
          Jason Grace has woken up on a random bus full of strangers in the middle of the desert. Jason doesn't know who he is, or why he is here. What's even weirder is that that there's a random girl holding his hand that claims to be his GIRLFRIEND, and this dude named Leo that's supposed to be his best bud.
          • bail3y
            bail3y5 months55 stars
            Jason Grace woke up on a school bus in the middle of nowhere. He has no memory, and from his pov, he's on a random bus, and two strangers are actin like they've known him his whole life.
            • sreadergirl
              sreadergirl5 months55 stars
              OMG I LOVE THIS SERIES!!! I love how he still includes characters from Percy Jackson but he also adds new characters!! Team Leo and Nico forever
              • m0ns3r3n3rgy420
                m0ns3r3n3rgy4206 months55 stars
                The lost hero is an amazing book, the final battle is written out well. Leo, Piper, and Jason are an amazing team
                • aoa123
                  aoa1236 months55 stars
                  An amazing read!!! Rick Rodrian’s done it again!
                  • gecyjilu-161720596035
                    gecyjilu-1617205960356 months55 stars
                    I love this book because it is full of mystery and excitement. Jason woke up on the bus without any of his memory. Apparently he had a girlfriend named Pipper. He also had a best friend named Leo. Then the coach figured out that Jason spoke Latin instead of Greek. The storm spirit named D the Wolf House. When he got to the Wolf House he found Hera trapped in Dylan showed himself when Jason showed up because he knew that he was a son of Zeus (Jupiter). After destroying two more storm spirits (venti) the coach tells Jason, Leo, and Pipper that they are demigods before Dylan took him away. Then a helicopter took them to camp half-blood. Jason, Leo, and Pipper were chosen to go on a quest to save Hera. While they were on the quest Jason found his sister Thalia and she found out that Hera was being held captive in a tiny cage so Leo cut the cage while Pipper made the ground slow down it’s pace and Jason of course was fighting a giant. If you like the Percy Jackson series you would like this book.
                    • penguinpop
                      penguinpop9 months55 stars
                      I love Clovis, and I love Leo. But where was PERCYYY. Also percabeth forever.