The Lost Hero



The Lost Hero By Rick Riordan

The Lost Hero
By Rick Riordan

If you're a fan of The Lightening Thief, you're going to enjoy The Lost Hero. Beginning a few months after the end of The Last Olympian, Jason's troubles begin. He wakes up to no memory of his past, and finds himself sitting on a bus next to a girl who sees him as her boyfriend, and a friend who knows more about him than he can remember for himself. Will Jason remember before the gods of Roman myth fulfill their prophecy?



Genre:

Fantasy, Adventure, Action, Suspense, Mythology





Why this is a Good Book For Teenage Girls

The Lost Hero is a good book for teen girls because it spins a whole new twist on Greek and Roman mythology. What if the Greek and Roman gods were real and their offspring inhabited today's world? This is an excellent book for the teen who likes mythology, stories of family and friendship all in a contemporary setting.


About the Author

Rick Riordan is the author of all the books in the New York Times best-selling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series: The Lightning Thief, The Sea of Monsters, The Titan's Curse, The Battle of the Labyrinth, and The Last Olympian. His previous novels for adults include the hugely popular Tres Navarre series, winner of the top three awards in the mystery genre. He lives in San Antonio, Texas, with his wife and two sons. 


From School Library Journal

Gr 5-9-This book will delight fans of The Lightning Thief (Hyperion, 2005) as Percy, Annabeth, and others play roles in the new prophecy and its subsequent quest. A few months after The Last Olympian (Hyperion, 2009) ends, Jason wakes up on a bus filled with problem kids from the Wilderness School who are headed to the Grand Canyon. He has no memory of his previous life, but seems to be with his girlfriend, Piper, and his best friend, Leo. The action takes off quickly: storm spirits attack them and capture their coach, who turns out to be a Satyr. Searching for Percy, who is missing, Annabeth arrives and takes the three to Camp Half-Blood, where they learn that they are demigods. Their parents are gods in their Roman rather than Greek personae. By sunset of the solstice in three days, the teens must rescue Hera, Queen of the gods, or Porphyrion, the giant king created to destroy Zeus and unseat the gods of Olympus, will rise. Their quest takes them across the United States, sometimes flying on a mechanical, 60-foot dragon, as they use their power and wits against Medea, King Midas, and the giant cannibal Enceladus. Riordan excels at clever plot devices and at creating an urgent sense of cliff-hanging danger. His interjection of humor by incongruous juxtaposition-Medea, for example, heads up a New York City department store-provides some welcome relief. The young heroes deal with issues familiar to teens today: Who am I? Can I live up to the expectations of others? Having read the first series is helpful but not essential, and the complex plot is made for sequels.-Connie Tyrrell Burns, Mahoney Middle School, South Portland, ME (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc.







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