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The Lost Hero (Heroes of Olympus - Book 1)
Publisher
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Puffin Books
ISBN 10
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0141325496
ISBN 13
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9780141325491
No. Of Pages
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560
Type
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PAPERBACK
Description :

This is the number one, bestselling title in this new spin-off series from Percy Jackson creator, Rick Riordan. Old enemies awaken as camp half-blood's new arrivals prepare for war. When Jason, Piper and Leo crash land at Camp Half-Blood, they have no idea what to expect. Apparently this is the only safe place for children of the Greek Gods - despite the monsters roaming the woods and demigods practising archery with flaming arrows and explosives. But rumours of a terrible curse - and a missing hero - are flying around camp. It seems Jason, Piper and Leo are the chosen ones to embark on a terrifying new quest, which they must complete by the winter solstice in just four days time. Can the trio succeed on this deadly mission - and what must they sacrifice in order to survive?

 

Summary Of The Book


Heroes Of Olympus: The Lost Hero is the first book in the Heroes Of Olympus series of books written by Rick Riordan. The protagonist in this novel is Jason, a demigod who embarks on a mission to rescue Hera, the Queen of gods, from the clutches of an unknown villain. He fights his way through all obstacles, along with his other friends from a camp, who are all revealed to be demigods themselves. 


The story starts when Jason wakes up on a school bus, seated next to Piper McLean and Leo Valdez. He does not recognize either of them as he is unable to remember anything from his past, including his identity. He realizes later that Leo is his best friend, and Piper, his girlfriend. All three of them are on a field trip to the Grand Canyon.


Jason, Leo, and Piper soon find themselves in Camp Half-Blood, where they realize that they are demigods and meet other similar characters.
Meanwhile, Hera, the Queen of gods, is captured and her divine life force is used to raise Porphyrion, the King of Giants. The villainous plan is to use Porphyrion to overthrow Zeus and capture Olympus.


The new trio in Camp Half-Blood is called upon to rescue Hera from the clutches of the unnamed antagonist. Their crusade to rescue Hera makes the story dramatic, adventurous, and gripping. The partial return of Jason’s memory adds a new twist in the tale.


The book is based on Roman and Greek mythology. It incorporates Riordan’s new style of writing - a third person narrative, with the perspective switching between the protagonists Jason, Piper, and Leo from time to time.


The book was first released in the United States in October 2010. It was very popular and topped five bestseller lists, including The New York Times bestseller list. It featured on the USA Today bestseller list as well. Heroes Of Olympus: The Lost Hero was also named the Barnes & Noble Best Book of 2010.

Editorial Review :

From School Library Journal

Gr 5-9-This book will delight fans of The Lightning Thief (Hyperion, 2005) as Percy, Annabeth, and others play roles in the new prophecy and its subsequent quest. A few months after The Last Olympian (Hyperion, 2009) ends, Jason wakes up on a bus filled with problem kids from the Wilderness School who are headed to the Grand Canyon. He has no memory of his previous life, but seems to be with his girlfriend, Piper, and his best friend, Leo. The action takes off quickly: storm spirits attack them and capture their coach, who turns out to be a Satyr. Searching for Percy, who is missing, Annabeth arrives and takes the three to Camp Half-Blood, where they learn that they are demigods. Their parents are gods in their Roman rather than Greek personae. By sunset of the solstice in three days, the teens must rescue Hera, Queen of the gods, or Porphyrion, the giant king created to destroy Zeus and unseat the gods of Olympus, will rise. Their quest takes them across the United States, sometimes flying on a mechanical, 60-foot dragon, as they use their power and wits against Medea, King Midas, and the giant cannibal Enceladus. Riordan excels at clever plot devices and at creating an urgent sense of cliff-hanging danger. His interjection of humor by incongruous juxtaposition-Medea, for example, heads up a New York City department store-provides some welcome relief. The young heroes deal with issues familiar to teens today: Who am I? Can I live up to the expectations of others? Having read the first series is helpful but not essential, and the complex plot is made for sequels.-Connie Tyrrell Burns, Mahoney Middle School, South Portland, ME (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc.

From Booklist

Readers longing for a return to Camp Half-Blood will get their wish in the first novel of the Heroes of Olympus series, which follows Riordan’s popular Percy Jackson and the Olympians series and includes some of the same characters in minor roles. The new cast features Jason, Piper, and Leo, teen demigods who are just coming to understand and use their unique abilities as they learn how much depends upon their wits, courage, and fast-developing friendship. Setting up the books to come, the backstory of a master plan to unseat the gods is complex but is doled out in manageable bits with a general air of foreboding. Meanwhile, the action scenes come frequently as the three heroic teens fight monstrous enemies in North American locales, including the Grand Canyon, Quebec City, Detroit, Chicago, Omaha, Pikes Peak, and Sonoma Valley. Flashes of humor lighten the mood at times, but a tone of urgency and imminent danger seems as integral to this series as the last. With appealing new characters within a familiar framework, this spin-off will satisfy the demand for more. Grades 4-8. --Carolyn Phelan

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About the Author :

Rick Riordan is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, the Kane Chronicles, and the Heroes of Olympus. He is also the author of the multi-award-winning Tres Navarre mystery series for adults.

For fifteen years, Rick taught English and history at public and private middle schools in the San Francisco Bay Area and in Texas. In 2002, Saint Mary's Hall honored him with the school's first Master Teacher Award.
 
While teaching full time, Riordan began writing mystery novels for grownups. His Tres Navarre series went on to win the top three national awards in the mystery genre - the Edgar, the Anthony and the Shamus. Riordan turned to children's fiction when he started The Lightning Thief as a bedtime story for his oldest son.
 
Today over 30 million copies of his Percy Jackson, Kane Chronicles, and Heroes of Olympus books are in print in the United States, and rights have been sold into more than 35 countries. Rick is also the author of The 39 Clues: The Maze of Bones, another #1 New York Times bestseller. In 2011, Rick received the Children's Choice Book Award for Author of the Year.
 
Rick Riordan now writes full-time. He lives in San Antonio with his wife and two sons.
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