Thursday, June 28, 2012

The Lost Hero

The Lost Hero was written by Rick Riordan. It is part of the Heroes of Olympus series, which unravels the new prophecy revealed at the end of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series.

This book gives you lots to think about right from the very start. Jason wakes up holding hands with a girl who claims to be his girlfriend. Unfortunately, he doesn't have any memories of her - or of anything at all for that matter. Piper and Leo, Jason's girlfriend and best friend, respectively, are understandably worried. However, the three young demigods are about to have a lot more on their minds than just mysterious memory loss. As demigods, they make great monster magnets. They may even have a part to play in the Great Prophecy, which was revealed at the conclusion of the Second Titan War.

The Lost Hero gives you plenty to puzzle out. Who is Piper's goddess mother? What is Leo's secret that he's keeping from everyone else? Why does Jason seem to know all about the demigod world, and yet have no memories of his past? And what is behind the mysterious impossibilities becoming ever more common as the young demigods proceed on their quest? The journey continues in The Son of Neptune, Rick Riordan's next Heroes of Olympus book.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Percy Jackson and the Olympians

Percy Jackson and the Olympians is a series of five books and two supplementary guides. It begins with The Lightning Thief and ends with The Last Olympian. The series has also inspired a movie. Although it is intended for younger readers, Percy Jackson and the Olympians is still a fun series to read. This series has become extremely popular among kids.
Rick Riordan is the author of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. He has begun writing the Heroes of Olympus series, taking place in the world of Percy Jackson and beginning with The Lost Hero. Another series of children's books by Rick Riordan is the Kane Chronicles, beginning with The Red Pyramid. He has also written various other children's books and books for adults.
The Percy Jackson and The Olympians series focuses on the adventures of Percy Jackson, a modern day demigod. Percy's father is Poseidon, Greek god of the sea. However, because Percy's father is one of the "Big Three" (Zeus, Hades, and Poseidon), Percy is more powerful than most demigods. This also makes him more attractive to wandering monsters looking for lunch. The Great Prophecy, which Percy is not allowed to see, may concern Percy closely, but until he knows more he'll just have to concentrate on surviving.