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- Book 1 of 5 in Heroes of Olympus (5 Book Series)
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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 35 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.
Rick Riordan now writes full-time. He lives in Boston with his wife and two sons.
Top Customer Reviews
The Lost Hero introduces three new main characters - Jason, who has no memory of his life before page one of the story, Piper, a girl with "kaleidoscope eyes" (all together now - Lucy in the sky-yi with diamonds...) who has the gift of persuading people to give her things and Leo, whose clever and creative hands need to be always busy. As the story begins, the three are part of a group from a school for troubled kids on a field trip to the horseshoe shaped Skywalk that curves out over the Grand Canyon. Since the very existence of this Skywalk in real life kind of freaks me out (seriously, have you seen the pictures of it?), I wasn't particularly surprised when freaky occurrences ensued almost as soon as our new heroes stepped onto it.
Readers are pitched head-first into one of the first forays in a new battle the demi-gods will soon find themselves embroiled in.Read more ›
One thing I love about Riordan is the way he uses mythology, a genre that's always been dear to my heart. One thing that made The Kane Chronicles so fantastic was the fact that I learned so much about Egyptian mythology. I already knew a lot of the Greek mythology emphasized in PJ and it wasn't as detailed. With The Lost Hero, even though Riordan is delving into Greek mythology once more, he's taking the time to focus on little-known details and facts. There's a lot more information on the Romans, for example, as well as little-known gods and goddesses such as Khione, the goddess of snow.
The new book feels very tight and detailed. By the time the five-book series reaches its conclusion, there will be an epic tale for readers to return to. I like the way Riordan made the decision to split the book into the viewpoints of three different demigods, much as he did with The Kane Chronicles. It really allowed you to get into the head of everyone on the quest, not just one of the heroes. You could see the way they each struggled to come to terms with their new powers and immortal parents in their own way.Read more ›
Lost Hero takes place a few months after Last Olympian. Enter Jason, a boy with no memory, and his friends Piper and Leo. They make their way into Camp Half Blood, and are granted a quest to rescue a goddess. But this isn't simply a rehashing of Percy Jackson, for there are surprising complications, and of course, new monsters to face. We briefly get to see Annabeth, who is fiercely searching for Percy Jackson who is missing. And Rachel makes an appearance, and a prophecy or two. This was a fun read, with great characters, and just different enough that you don't feel like you're being told the same story as last time.
Fair warning: Lost Hero is the first in the series, so by reading this, you are setting yourself up for a long wait. This story wraps up one story arc, but throws out teasers of what's to come.
As an aside, I miss the awesome chapter titles from the Percy Jackson books.
These are also great books to listen to. Jesse Bernstein did a great job of narrating the Percy Jackson books.
What kids love about this book is that it has humorous parts in it. Every page something exciting happens that pulls you to the next page and next page. You'll be up in your bed with a flashlight reading it. I especially love how the book takes you into Leo's dream, then he wakes up and he's plumetting down. I also thought it interesting how Rick Riordan takes you to a differnt kid's point of view every chapter, so you could hear everyone's point of view. Want to find out more, you'll have to read the book. I know you'll love it, because everyone I have suggested the book to has loved it. You will too, but make sure you read the other books first.
Sophie Lebowitz age 12
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My kid LOVES this book series. Can not rip him away from them. Plus they are based on Greek and Roman myths and legends, so he has actually learned a lot about classics.Published 1 day ago by Darci
The book is a really good book. Do you need part that I dislike is the ending, but that's because it ends on a cliffhanger but that's just my opinion.Published 1 day ago by R. Vela
This book was addicting! I would reccomend it for 10 - 14. Any younger and it might be confusing.Published 2 days ago by K-yay
I'm not going to spoil it but the whole series is really good and this book was exciting.Published 2 days ago by BigBadBookworm
Great books as always. Great introduction to new characters and incorporating them into the already existing mythology and modern day infused enviromentPublished 11 days ago by brian wimes
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|Why not a book like Percy Jackson but based on Indian Mythology?||
Why can't someone else do it? There's no reason to wait on him to.
That said, he's already just started the Egyptian series and is simultaneously doing the second Greek series. It seems like he'll have his hands full until he finishes one or the other.
Also, even the Egyptian series did not... Read More
Oct 1, 2010 by J. Stewart | See all 12 posts
|Percy Jackson Movie was a bad Idea||
Yeah, the story line was completely differnet pretty much. Why the heck are Percy and Annabeth supposed to be 12 and they get actors which are about 16? And what is up with the "Quest for the Pearls"? I think they ecspecially messed up the
Lotus Casino and Hotel.
Oct 4, 2010 by colorado dream'in | See all 23 posts
|Jackson is.... gone?||
I say he will be a major character, but not a main one. Sort of like Chiron or Niko. I think the first book will be all about looking for him, and in the process they will discover some deeper information that has to do with the prophesy. I mean, the prophesy did include 7 demigods, so Percy... Read More
Aug 21, 2010 by Stacy | See all 9 posts
|What do you think this book is about? (spoilers)||
We have met and interviewed Rick twice in the past two months for the Percy/Rick fan site www.mortalnet.com. I invite you to visit our site and read the interviews. We got many questions answered regarding THE LOST HERO. We are about to have an essay contest to win an autographed copy of TRP and... Read More
May 19, 2010 by suzannek | See all 11 posts
|***Spoiler***if you haven't read first 2 chapters||
I don't know as I was reading this, as soon as I saw "Latino Santa's Elf...mischievous smile." I thought that would have been Hermes. But I see were you got Hephaestus. If you read the first series read how Percy describes The Stoll Brothers, you'll see why I would have thought that.... Read More
Jun 22, 2010 by Marta L. Armour | See all 102 posts
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