The Percy Jackson Author Kicks Off a New Series with The Lost Hero


I CAN'T BELIEVE THE SECOND BOOK is not out yet! I am going to be bored out of my mind until next fall—that's when the second book in the Rick Riordan's Heroes of Olympus series comes out. Book One, The Lost Hero, is probably one of the best books I have ever read. The author (who also wrote the Percy Jackson series) writes about the journey of three young heroes, who are demigods—half god, half human—with powers. They go on a journey to a place they didn't even know existed, where they meet princesses of faraway lands that want to kill them, a person who can turn you into gold, a man who tells the weather every 12 minutes, and a giant whose mother is the earth.

The author writes from the perspectives of all three heroes. When one character is about to die or there is a change in the story, he switches to the perspective of another character. I loved two of the three main characters, Piper and Leo. I loved them because they don't have extreme powers, but they are still strong characters. If I knew them I would want them to be my friends. Jason is the main character—the character that the story revolves around–who wakes up on a bus and does not know who he is. I did not like Jason because he was rarely scared, always the one who gets everyone in trouble and then asks for help. He is the main character, so naturally, he is the problem and hero.

I think one of the things I most loved about this book was that there were so many fights, and there was so much detail in each of the fights. The author fits so much detail and so much action into very few words and it is so well written that you feel like you are there. If I could choose out of ten stars, I would give this book a nine. I think this is by far one of the best books Rick Riordan has written, and hopefully one of the best series he will write. So if you need a good, exciting, well-written story, read The Lost Hero.



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