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The Lost Hero: Heroes of Olympus #1

by Rick Riordan

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?

Old enemies awaken as camp half-blood’s new arrivals prepare for war.


‘Riordan’s storytelling is as polished as ever, brimming with wit, action, and heart–his devotees won’t be disappointed.’  Publishers Weekly

‘Another cracking read.’  Sunday Express

‘Explosive.’  Big Issue

‘Enchantingly clever, funny and exciting’  The Times

‘The complete package for young readers and their parents alike’  Sunday Express

‘An astounding adventure’  Telegraph Weekend

‘This is the stuff of legends’  The Guardian


12 October, 2010

About Rick Riordan

Rick Riordan is a teacher and a writer, and has won many awards for his mystery novels for adults. He says that the idea for Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief first came to him while he was teaching Greek mythology at middle school in San Francisco. But rumour has it that Camp Half Blood actually exists, and Rick spends his summers there recording the adventures of young demigods. Some believe that, to avoid a mass panic among the mortal population, he was forced to swear on the River Styx to present Percy Jackson's story as fiction. Rick lives in Texas (apart from his summers on Half Blood Hill) with his wife and two sons.


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