The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan

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Book 1

Novel Summation:

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.

After saving Olympus from the evil Titan lord, Kronos, Percy and friends have rebuilt their beloved Camp Half-Blood, where the next generation of demigods must now prepare for a chilling prophecy of their own:
Seven half-bloods shall answer the call,
To storm or fire the world must fall.
An oath to keep with a final breath,
And foes bear arms to the Doors of Death.

My Thoughts:

From what I remember about the book it was really. Like the Percy Jackson series this book follows a similar format. Involving both the gods, demi gods, quests, and monsters. Unlike the Percy Jackson series this book alternates between narrators of each chapter, changing from Jason, to Piper, to Leo. Also, this book involves the introduction of the Greek Gods counterparts, the Roman gods. Who as the book describes were a lot more warlike and although they were the same person their personalities were different. The characters from the Percy Jackson series play the role of secondary characters but it was nice to see them again. While the antagonists in the Percy Jackson series were the Titans, the antagonists in this series also appear in the history of the gods (I won’t spoil it). This is a really good book and would strongly recommend it. If you haven’t read the Percy Jackson series it probably would help to read it before this book. I don’t know if I would completely say that it’s necessary but it would probably help a lot since a lot of character recur and the beginning of this series relies heavily on the Percy Jackson series plot but I think it will eventually form its own.

Future Books:

The next book in the series is called The Son of Neptune and it is due October 2011.

My Character:

This is the character that I created for the Percy Jackson series http://shortstuff2511.tumblr.com/post/35101992305/percy-jackson-series-novel-character

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