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The Lost Hero kindle editionTo download now please click the link below.http://amzn.to/11cjP91OverviewJason has a problem.He doesnt remember anything before waking up on a school bus holding handswith a girl. Apparently he has a girlfriend named Piper. His best friend is a kidnamed Leo, and theyre all students in the Wilderness School, a boarding schoolfor "bad kids", as Leo puts it. What he did to end up here, Jason has no idea—except that everything seems very wrong.
Piper has a secret.Her father, a famous actor, has been missing for three days, and her vividnightmares reveal that hes in terrible danger. Now her boyfriend doesntrecognize her, and when a freak storm and strange creatures attack during aschool field trip, she, Jason, and Leo are whisked away to someplace called CampHalf-Blood. What is going on?Leo has a way with tools.His new cabin at Camp Half-Blood is filled with them. Seriously, the place beatsWilderness School hands down, with its weapons training, monsters, and fine-looking girls. Whats troubling is the curse everyone keeps talking about, and thata campers gone missing. Weirdest of all, his bunkmates insist they are all—including Leo—related to a god.ReviewsTears literally came to my eyes when I finished this book. I just loved it so much Iwanted to cry. Riordan dives right into the story. There were a lot of questions ofwho everyones parents were so Pipers godly parent surprised me but it I thoughtit was pretty cool. Jasons turned out to be what I expected but with a spin. AndLeos was pretty predictable but there is something very unique about him....Riordan perfectly meshes Greek and Roman mythology. Its ingenious the way hedoes it. Its so cool. He uses some of the places he labeled as dangerous in PercyJackson and the Olympians and twisted them to fit this story line, which wasspectacular. And some of the events that took place in the first series make a littlemore sense once you read The Lost Hero. The characters are wonderful!Throughout the whole book, youre asking questions beyond wheres Percy.Riordan gives you just enough answers to appease you but then (a lot of the time)you have more questions you want answered after the new revelations. Heperfectly balances the giving and withholding of information.The Heroes of Olympus is definitely, with out a shadow of doubt, going to bebetter than Percy Jackson and the Olympians. The Lost Hero showed great
promise for the sequel, Son of Neptune. The writing is in third person but it has anair of the first person writing you get in the first series. It has three different POVsand each chapter about the targeted character is personalized specifically well. Ijust love everything about this book.After getting lost in a whole paranormal faze of reading, I needed something light,humorous, but still serious/adventure kind of book. It so happens that just a fewdays ago, The Lost Hero came out, adding another series to the Camp Half Bloodstories, including the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. Some mightcomplain that some books need to end- for this particular book, I thought that too,until I actually read it. Now Im thinking that Rick Riordan was right to continuethis on-with his great creative plot skills, I now know I was in for a treat!The Lost Hero has certain elements that Percy Jackson does not have. I can seemore character development with our main characters- Piper, Leo, and Jason- thatdoes not happen with Percy, Annabeth, or Grover in PJ. This book was also writtenin third person, which lets you see different personalities at one time. I think thatcertainly added to the book. There are also more realistic events that actuallyhappen in real life- abuse, loss, and difficulties. It definitely has a more sullen andrealistic feel than PJ does. And added to that, there is a better developed, twistyand turning plot, that adds so much more elements than the Percy Jackson seriesever did. All in all, this was a fantastic read, and I cant wait till Mr. Riordan hasmore for us. :)I really smiled ear to ear when I recognized some of the same characters from thePercy Jackson series. Its really interesting to have your old buddies again in TheLost Hero!I admit though, I like Percy Jackson better because I can relate more to thecharacters and the take on Greek mythology is really refreshing. But I haventread the whole Heroes of Olympus series yet, so lets see if my opinion willchange. But I assure you that The Lost Hero is a fun read too. Whereas PJO is onGreek, THO is about Greek and Roman (how awesome is that?). Rick Riordansmagic of writing humor and adventure still has its effect in this book. Way to go,RR!Another thing is, I really enjoy the charaters -- especially the amazing Leo Valdez.He reminds me of Percy so much that I immediately regarded him on my Top 5
most favorite demigods! Unfortunately though, I cant seem to love Jason as muchas I love Percy. Same case in Pipers part, too. But still, the adventure of this threeand the mystery of Jasons lost memory is very exciting to read about."Percy Jackson was in the other camp. and he dont even know who he is."In the end, all I can say is: GIVE ME BOOK 2 NOW!I loved Riordans first effort in his new Heroes of Olympus series, The Lost Hero.Its probably just the geeky social studies teacher in me, but I was really excitedto see the blend of both Greek and Roman mythology. (Its just a crazycoincidence that we were learning about Ancient Rome while I was reading it—really, just a coincidence. But a pretty cool one.) As much as I enjoyed the PercyJackson and the Olympians series—and I did enjoy them thoroughly—I have toadmit that by the last few books, I had a tendency to zone out from time to timewhile reading them because they tended to have that "same old, same old" feelingto them. This new series brought a fresh perspective to the universe that RickRiordan has created. Old favorites—Annabeth, Thailia, Chiron, and Rachel, the neworacle—are back for bit parts, but the new characters—Jason, Piper, Leo, andCoach Hedge—are just as well written as the PJ&tO counterparts. The next book inthe series is nicely set up; my old issue is that we have to wait until this fall toread it. Five enthusiastic stars!This is an awesome book! In the start, this school for kids who have gotten introuble with the law are taking a field trip to the Grand Canyon. This is whereJason wakes up. He cant remember who the people with him are. Then, stormspirits show up and try to kill Jason and his other demigod friends, Leo and Piper,along with their protector, Gleeson Hedge. In the battle, Jason pulls out a coin,flips it, and it becomes a gold edge sword. In the battle, Gleeson Hedge, or CoachHedge, sacrfices himself to save the demigods. Right after the battle, Annabeth,child of Athena and another demigod, appear to extract them. Upon arriving atCamp Half-Blood, Leo is immediately claimed by Hepheatus. That night, Piper isclaimed by Aphrodite and the three of them leave on a quest to rescue thegoddess Hera and stop the giant king from rising from the Earth. But above theirother enemies is Gaea, earth goddess and the mother of Earth. She is waking. Willthey survive? Will Hera surrive? Will the giant king rise? Will Gaea be awakened?Find out in this thrilling companion series to Percy Jackson and the Olympians!LOVED it to pieces. I was a fan of the first Percy Jackson series, and I knew I wasgoing to miss it when it ended. Little did I know that a sequel was in place until
the second book in the series came out recently. Of course, I am horrified thatwell have to wait years before the conclusion of these adventures, but definitelyno regrets reading them. Absolutely adored the characters and plot - theres justnothing better than Greek and Roman mythology coming to life. The inner child inme still want to see the cleaner version of these myths, so these books are a realtreat.The inclusion of Roman adaptations added a whole new layer to the already richsetting from series 1. I absolutely love Jason - hes the opposite of Percy -disciplined, calm, collected, in control - perfect complement to his Greekcounterpart. I cant wait to read about the Roman camp and see how theyllinteract with the Greek one. This universe is amazing, and Im so glad to havediscovered this after the Harry PotterThroughout "The Lost Hero", I have found that people should not be judged fromexternal first impressions. For example "Drew curled her lip at Piper as if she werea week old burrito that had just been pulled out of the dumpster". This girl Drewonly got a glance at Piper before she began to mentally criticize her. This is unfairthat before Piper can introduce herself and show what a nice person she is, she iscritiqued. I was also thinking that Despite the fact that Piper came to camp dirtyand overwhelmed, Drew made assumptions and conclusions about who Piper was.Why is a person always judged by the clothes they wear, or how they style theirhair? This is a question that for me, is still unanswered. A very interestingcounterpoint would be that ,Even though you should not judge a person, it is not acrime to be observant. I have seen that when you come to a new place your inneremotions, such as anxiety or confusion can often show on the outside. Piper cameinto camp lost. Although Annabeth was there for guidance, nobody could tell Piperwhere she should be or what she should be doing. I know for a fact that everyone,at some point in their lives, have felt out of place or confused. I have come to seethat this is only natural.Jason, a boy of 16 or so, wakes up on a school bus full of kids, and holding thehand of a very pretty girl. The problem? He doesnt know who any of them are.Yet when a terrifying monster shows up in their midst, his intuition tells himexactly what to do...Piper, Jasons girlfriend, has been having strange dreams. In them, her fathersbeen kidnapped, and she only has a few days to figure out how to save him... butdoing so may require her to betray all of her friends..
Leo, their friend, has always had a way with tools and machines. He also has away with another element, but one that marks him as something even moresinister...What do these three have in common? You could say its in their blood...The Lost Hero is the first novel in the Heroes of Olympus series, which technicallyis the sequel series to Riordans very popular Percy Jackson series. Which I kindalove...a lot. Anyway, for those of you who have read the PJ series, the Heroes ofOlympus deals with the Greater Prophecy mentioned at the end of The LastOlympian (and gets mentioned in Heroes-so its not a spoiler by any means), andthe 7 new heroes that are going to rise and fight the next big bad thing attackingOlympus and the gods, only a few months after the final events in The LastOlympian.For those of you who havent read Percy Jackson, the Heroes of Olympus is abouta world where the Greek Gods (Zeus, Hades, etc..) are real, and kicking in thegood old USA, the current "center" of the world. Offspring of the gods and mortalsare called half-bloods, and are heroes, with powers originating from their parents,fighting off monsters and evil beings from mythology. Prophecies are a big thing inthis world, as are lots of mythology retellings-finding the golden fleece, etc...And, believe me, its a good time.Anyway, so The Lost Hero is a spin off series to the original Percy Jackson series,and as such features a lot of familiar characters, places, and mythological fun.What makes this series different from the original series is the different aspect andperiod Riordan is focusing on within this mythology. Which I wont tell you about,because its technically spoiler material. Though its pretty obvious throughout thenovel. To me, at least.Oh, and the other big difference in this series is, of course, that its not writtenfrom Percys wonderful, highly addictive, 1st person POV. Instead its written in 3different 3rd person POVs, Jason, Piper, and Leo, who share the story. And while Ireally do like the characters, the story, the funfunfun action, I have to admit, itjust wasnt the same. To me, they were like vanilla ice cream, but Percys had just
a hint, just a hint of pecans or something. And even though I knew it wasnt goingto make much of a difference, and the pecans werent a hugh change, I stillwanted the pecans. Because the pecans were awesome, and the pecans were thereason I fell in love with Riordans writing and the PJ series.And while I know its kind of odd for narrative (yes, pecans=narrative now. Gomake a formula with it) to be the ONE thing to make like a series from the other,it has to be said. I really, really, REALLY REALLY missed Percys POV. I missed itso much I was hoping thered be a chapter from his perspective SOMEHOW.Yes, friends, Im in love with Percy Jackson.And you know what? Even without PJ, The Lost Hero is a pretty damn good book.The characters are pretty well done, though Leo reminds me of Grover, and Jasona bit of Percy, theyve got interesting backgrounds, and lots of room fordevelopment. The action is still there, and will keep you wondering how theyregoing to make it through. The suspense, mystery, and all the fun mythologyRiordan plays around with to keep you guessing about whats really going on isstill brilliant, and just plain awesome. And, even though I really do like/love/amimmersed in the plot and whats going to happen next, and wanna/cant wait toread the next one, plus all the usual fun stuff Riordan is able to pull out, I justcant love it.Not as much as Percy. Maybe its me, maybe Im gettingolder/maturer/something, but it just isnt the pecans, kiddos. And the pecans werewhat I loved.If youve read PJ or if you wanna read PJ, do do do read The Lost Hero (thoughread PJ first if you havent). Its an excellent addition to the world, and eventhough I didnt really talk about it (SPOILERS THATS WHY) I love the unique twistRiordans is playing with. And while it doesnt have the pecans, its still vanilla icecream friends.
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