Monday, October 25, 2010

The Lost Hero: By Rick Riordan



After saving Olympus from the evil Titan lord, Kronos, Percy and friends have rebuilt their beloved Camp Half-Blood, where the next generation of demigods must now prepare for a chilling prophecy of their own:

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.

Now, in a brand-new series from blockbuster best-selling author Rick Riordan, fans return to the world of Camp Half-Blood. Here, a new group of heroes will inherit a quest. But to survive the journey, they’ll need the help of some familiar demigods.


The first thing you should know about Rick Riordan’s The Lost Hero is that fans of Riordan’s previous young adult series will not be disappointed.

The story follows Leo, Piper, and Jason, three new demigods who’ve just been introduced to Camp Half-Blood and the latest great prophecy introduced at the end of the Percy Jackson series.

While Annabeth and Percy aren’t major characters in this book, fans of the previous books will certainly find these new characters endearing and fun to read about.

Without giving to much away the world we grew to love in the Percy Jackson series is just a fraction of the actual world out there. The gods have multiple personas. In fact, both Greek and Roman deities exist, but in a single entity. What this means is that while Zeus is off somewhere his counterpart Jupiter is also doing something, because the gods can be in multiple places at once. So when Hera is captured in her whole being by a new evil, it’s up to these rookie campers to come to her rescue.

All in all The Lost Hero is amazing. The characters are endearing, the plot fun and intricate, the pace moving at a swift and exciting speed, and the writing absolutely superb. Everyone, both young and old should read Riordan’s new series, and I can’t wait to brush up on my Roman myths before the next book in the series comes out The Son of Neptune.

10 out of 10


Publisher: Hyperion Book CH

Published: October 12, 2010

Price: $18.99

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