Heroes of Olympus, The, Book One The Lost Hero Paperback – Apr 2 2012
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Riordan's storytelling is as polished as ever, brimming with wit, action, and heart Publishers Weekly Storytelling that will get readers hooked -- Phillip Ardargh The Guardian --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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The mystery surrounding Jason was really fun. I love the Roman elements and having them play off of the Greek elements of the book. There were also some great twists and turns that kept me and my son on the edge of our seats. The book is also full of action - fighting, adventures, dragons, evil monsters, and inuendo of even worse things to come...
The story is told from all three characters points of view. Each character took turns for 2 chapters at a time. This was good because it really allowed us to get into the heads of the different characters. I also think this widens the appeal to both boys and girls because there are more chances of relating to a character.
If you've read the Percy Jackson series, you will enjoy revisiting Camp Half-Blood and some of the characters from that series. I love the set up of how the new characters will eventually intermingle with the original characters, but at the same time, this is a whole new adventure.
It's not part of the Percy Jackson series, but it's just as good! This book will make you fall in love with these new characters! But don't worry, the characters from the previous series are still there to help along the way!!
I hope you will enjoy this book as much as I did!
What a great read!!
When the group he's with arrives at the Grand Canyon, strange things start happening. Jason has a run-in with Wind Spirits, but has no idea how he knows that's what they are. During their life-and-death battle with the spirits, Coach Hedge, the teacher in charge who turns out to have goat legs, gets taken away by the creatures. Shortly after, a girl and a group of followers show up on winged beasts and whisk them off to a place called Camp Half-Blood.
The three soon discover that they are demigods. Jason is the son of Zeus (but he keeps calling him Jupiter, Zeus' Roman name), Pyper is the daughter of Aphrodite, and Leo is the son of Hephaestus. Still coming into their powers, the three are whisked away on a quest. Their mission: find the missing Hera before the Giant King (the Greek gods' greatest enemy) raises a force so evil that mankind will be utterly doomed.
The trio only has three days and has only one clue to go on: find Boreas, the god of the North Wind. Will Pyper, Leo, and Jason be able to save the world? Will Jason ever figure out who he really is? Who really took his memories? Why does he keep calling gods by their Roman names?
A great new addition to the PERCY JACKSON & THE OLYMPIANS series. The characters are well-developed, the plot is thick and mysterious, and the action is intense. Although the story will make more sense once the reader has read the first five books in the original series, those who are fans of Rick Riordan, mythology, fantasy, and adventure will all enjoy reading THE LOST HERO.
Reviewed by: Kira M
FIND OUT IN THIS AWESOME BOOK!!!
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I CAN'T WAIT TILL THE SECOND BOOK!!!!! <3
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This is a terrible book. It is about 200 pages too long and has too much going on. It is difficult to get through. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Kelsi
Just started the book and the story grabs you right away and looking to find out what happens in the end all in all great book.Published 17 months ago by smar
Bought for daughter. She said not as good as other Percy Jackson - original series - Olympians.Published 18 months ago by Tara Nicholson Anderson
I wait for new books from that serie with impatience. Always good books from this author, this one doesn't change from that, thank you very much!Published 23 months ago by Client Amazon