Review: Heroes of Olympus: The Lost Hero – Rick Riordan

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When Jason wakes up on the bus to a school trip, he has no recollection of how he got there, or any of his past. His friends Piper and Leo both try to help jog his memories, but Jason has the feeling that something isn’t quite right.

The Lost Hero is the first book in the second series in the world of Percy Jackson. Rick Riordan is well known for his modernization of Greek myths. In this new series, Riordan shows his skill at adapting Roman myth in the same way as Greek. I think his combination of both Greek and Roman mythology in this novel works really well.

I really enjoyed this novel. When I picked it up, I was incredibly excited to be reading a new book by Rick Riordan. Being a fan of the Percy Jackson series, I had high expectations for The Lost Hero. Thankfully I wasn’t disappointed.

As a continuation of the previous series, it could have been difficult to catch up and follow what was going on. However there was no confusion when reading this novel. It was clear that it was a new story, with the introduction of three new characters, Piper, Leo and Jason, but the novel still had very familiar elements, such as the appearance of old characters Annabeth and Thalia.

I would recommend this book for any lovers of mythology, as well as teen readers who enjoyed books such as the Harry Potter series.

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