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.
Kindle Edition, 577 pages
Published on January 5, 2011 by Disney Hyperion
ISBN-10: 1423145402
ISBN-13: 9781423145400
484 Book Reviews
  • purplepearls
    purplepearlsabout 1 month44 stars
    My friends say I'm like Leo Valdez . . . lol he's my favorite character
    • purplepearls
      purplepearlsabout 1 month44 stars
      great book . . . sort of boring at the beginning, but gets super cool and exciting
      • zoeyyang
        zoeyyang6 months
        I think this book was great!
        • strawberrycow13
          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
            ponyan10116 months55 stars
            I love it so much. That I have read of it
            • gold3nglare
              gold3nglare9 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
                bail3y9 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
                  sreadergirl9 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
                    m0ns3r3n3rgy42010 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
                      aoa12310 months55 stars
                      An amazing read!!! Rick Rodrian’s done it again!