Author: Rick Riordan
Publication Date: October 12, 2010
Genre: Fantasy, Greek and Roman mythology, Young adult
Summary (by Goodreads):
Jason has a problem. He doesn’t remember anything before waking up in a bus full of kids on a field trip. Apparently he has a girlfriend named Piper and a best friend named Leo. They’re all students at a boarding school for “bad kids.” What did Jason do to end up here? And where is here, exactly?
Piper has a secret. Her father has been missing for three days, ever since she had that terrifying nightmare. Piper doesn’t understand her dream, or why her boyfriend suddenly doesn’t recognize her. When a freak storm hits, unleashing strange creatures and whisking her, Jason, and Leo away to someplace called Camp Half-Blood, she has a feeling she’s going to find out.
Leo has a way with tools. When he sees his cabin at Camp Half-Blood, filled with power tools and machine parts, he feels right at home. But there’s weird stuff, too—like the curse everyone keeps talking about. Weirdest of all, his bunkmates insist that each of them—including Leo—is related to a god.
Join new and old friends from Camp Half-Blood in this thrilling first audio book in The Heroes of Olympus series.
Oh my Gods (for all the gods and goddesses of Olympus)! That was my first reaction after I finished reading this book. If you love Greek and Roman mythology, you’ll surely love The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan –the Heroes of Olympus Series book one. But before you read this book, may I just advise you to read first the Percy Jackson Series (The Lightning Thief, The Sea of Monsters, The Titan’s Curse, The Battle of the Labyrinth, and The Last Olympian). The Lost Hero is actually a continuation of the adventure of the demigods in Camp Half-Blood though it revolves around a different set of characters other than Percy Jackson. Jason (a son of Zeus, King of the Gods), Piper (daughter of Aphrodite, goddess of Love), and Leo (Son of Hephaestus, god of fire and metalworking) are the main characters of the story.
In The Lost Hero, Rick Riordan created a whole new world for the Greek and Roman Gods that we have all been reading from mythology books. I liked how Rick Riordan preserved the characteristics of the gods of Olympus and yet I enjoyed the modern plot of the story.
Another thing that I liked about The Lost Hero is how Riordan crafted the characters of the book. After I read the Percy Jackson Series I was quite excited of whose demigod child will be the next to be in the spotlight. I wasn’t surprised that it was a son of Zeus (Jason) or a son of Hephaestus (Leo) but I was definitely surprised with how Piper, a daughter of Aphrodite stepped up and it was like “Hey! I’m not just a pretty face. I also have courage and brains!” And they were such a perfect combination of a fun-filled adventure.
Over all, I really loved this book and I strongly recommend this for those who are looking for a fun book to read!
Preceded By: The Last Olympian
Followed By: The Son of Neptune