Jason lost his memory. Piper lost her father. And Camp Hatzoim lost its most beloved camper! When Jason wakes up he remembers nothing. Not who he is, nor how he got to an annual trip to a boarding school for "bad children". He doesn't even remember his girlfriend, Piper. And now he has to fight the monsters that attack them - hey, that's the only thing that actually looks familiar! Piper has her own troubles too. Her father is missing, and according to her recurring nightmares, he is in danger of death. What chance does she have to save him? Leo is rather pleased when he finds himself surrounded by tools and weapons training. But why don't his roommates stop talking about a curse placed on them, and which one, Percy Jackson? The Lost Hero is the first in the Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Reardon, author of the bestselling Percy Jackson, Magnus Chase, Fate of Apollo and the Kane family series. Lovers of the half-hearted, the prophecies and the quests will read it with bated breath, and beg for the sequels. Rick Reardon, nicknamed "The Storyteller of the Gods", is an award-winning American children's author. As a teenager I read a lot of mythological stories and fantasy and science fiction books. He worked for 14 years as a middle school literature and history teacher, until he retired to devote all his time to writing. When his son asked him for a bedtime story, he composed stories that combine the world of fantasy and his favorite mythology. These stories became the successful series Percy Jackson and the Olympians, which fascinated teenagers from all over the world and brought them closer to the stories of Greek mythology. Rick Reardon's youth books have been translated into 37 languages, sold more than 40 million copies in the United States alone, won many awards and were made into a movie.