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The Lost Hero (Heroes of Olympus, Book 1) Hardcover – October 12, 2010
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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
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One of the things that I loved about the Lost Hero is the plot itself. It is twisted and thrilling and it has a lot of mythology. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Cliente Amazon
I was relieved to find out Rick riordan has continued branch off series after the Percy Jackson series. The Heroes of Olympus was even better than the Percy Jackson series ! Read morePublished 2 days ago by mkmroto22
If you liked the Percy Jackson series you will love this seties also. Great read,, interesting from beginning to end.Published 12 days ago by telisa
This series is as stupid as the others. Firstly, Riodan's sense of teenage romance is disgusting. Half the series was about love and crushes and I can't see the 'adventure' at all. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Amazon Customer