Read Chapter 1 of THE SON OF NEPTUNE (The Heroes of Olympus Book 2) by Rick Riordan

Rick Riordan and James Patterson, both popular authors among kids and adults, appeared last night at a special event in New York. Hosted by Al Roker, the event was held to benefit First Book, an organization that provides books to children in need. As part of his presentation last night, Riordan revealed the cover of his highly anticipated second book in The Heroes of Olympus Series, The Son of Neptune (you can see the cover above).

And there’s even more great news for readers: the first chapter of The Son of Neptune is now available online. Yay! After you read the preview, come back here and tell us what you think in the comments!

The Son of Neptune will be in bookstores on October 4, 2011.

Synopsis of The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan:

In The Lost Hero, three demigods named Jason, Piper, and Leo made their first visit to Camp Half-Blood, where they inherited a quest:

Seven half-bloods shall answer the call,
To storm or fire the world must fall.
An oath to keep with a final breath,
And foes bear arms to the Doors of Death.

Who are the other four mentioned in the prophesy? The answer may lie in another camp miles away, where a new camper has shown up and appears to be the son of Neptune, god of the sea. . . .

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  • Sandie

    I am so excited for this to come out! I loved the first book, although I’ll restrain myself from reading the first chapter until the full book comes out, it’s too much of a tease. :)

  • A.J.

    eerrrrrgggggg!!!!!!!!!!!! cliffhanger! can’t wait tell’ it coms out! he is my favorite author!!!!!!!!!!

  • sal

    and then what happens……………………gatta wait  4 months to read it…ama go nuts

  • Tj7890

    OMG I can’t wait till the next book.  It’s definitely about Percy Jackson.  And his father Poseidon.  AKA roman name Neptune.

  • luke


    • sarah

      he probably hasn’t even finished the whole book.

  • Alliean

    cant buy book need more to read

  • Marie

    What a great bang of a first chapter. A very impressive debut of the series with “The Lost Hero”, But I have a fealing that this will only improve on the rich story line Riordan wove in the first book, and series. As a fan, I did miss the old characters and I hope much from this book.

    • Annabeth

      I totally agree!

  • Urbanfudge98

    Write faster I can’t wait 4 months!!!!!!!!!!!! Or at least give more sample chapter!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Anyway love the book and I just can’t wait for it to come out!!!!!!!!

  • Shan

    when i finnished reading the preview i was like wait that’s it i NEED 2 read more. i so can’t wait 3 months to read the rest. the wait will kill me.  I love the percy jackson seirs and i love the 1st book!! ERK!!!!!!!  

  • Guest

    It won’t work!

  • Pal

    I do prefer his old style if 1st person, with Percy as our narrator, but I love these books anyway! I do miss our old characters though!
    Percy Jackson no.1 fan!!

  • Whocares?

    who cares

  • cris

    just order on libary and be the first to get it

  • Burrito

    Im his number one fan! i read percy jackson the series 4 times, the lost hero 3 times, red pyramid 2 times and throne of fire 2 times