I’ve become a big fan of the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan, but recently when I had to choose a book about Modern Greek mythology for a book challenge I didn’t want to reread the series, but instead I picked up The Lost Hero, also by Rick Riordan, and what a great book it was.
Personally I think it would be better if you have read the Percy Jackson series before reading the Lost Hero, but you could also read it separately.
So what’s it about? Well Jason suddenly finds himself waking up in a school bus, but he doesn’t know how he got there, who he is or what he’s doing there. But two kids sitting with him seem to know him pretty well, and he has to rely on them, that are until some wind demons start attacking them when they arrive at the Grand Canyon. Their coach, Coach Hedge, seems to know what’s going on, and that’s not the scary part, the scary part is where Jason and his new friends Piper and Leo go to a place called Camp Half Blood and get “clamed” by Greek gods!
Take a journey with Jason, our newest Hero, and find out what makes him so much different to the other kids at Camp Half Blood. It turns out Jason is not the son of Zeus, but the son of Jupiter, and of all things it seems that Hera (the one god that always seemed to hate the demigods) is on his side!
The story is much the same as it was with Percy Jackson, but it’s fun getting to know new heroes and going on the quest with them. Jason is a child of a Roman god, as his mother knew Zeus in his Roman form, and this is also something that makes the story a bit more interesting.
Of course there is young love between some characters, and we also get to meet up with Rachel Dare, Annabeth and the Greek gods. Percy is missing and Jason might be the link to that, but what other secrets will be revealed as Jason learns more about his past and where he fits in?
I really love Greek mythology so this book was a treat for me to read. If you’re looking for something that’s easy to read and not very complicated you should give Rick Riordan’s books a chance. Next up for me are his Red Pyramid books, I’ll tell you all about them when I’m done.