Monday, January 14, 2013

Student Review: The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan

The Lost Hero, by Rick Riordan
Demigod. That’s what people are called when one of their parents is an Olympian. Be it Greek or Roman is no matter. That’s the position that our heroes find themselves in. Jason wakes up on a bus with no memory of who he is or his past. All he knows is his own name. He ends up finding out that he is a Roman demigod, in a world that didn’t know the Roman gods still existed. Jason has to join forces with Greek demigods in order to save the world from the god’s greatest enemy: the giants. Can Jason and his friends Piper and Leo help save the world? Will Jason ever regain his memories? What about the secrets that they are hiding? Will they reveal their deepest, darkest secrets to their friends, or will it cost them the upcoming war?

 First off, Rick Riordan is a genius, and anything written by him is strongly recommended. But The Lost Hero is cool because it unites the Greek and Roman sides of mythology. Up until this book, Riordan has only written about the Greek. But as anyone knows, you can’t talk about the Greeks without the Romans, and the way Riordan has done this is clever. He brings in three new characters, with just enough interactions with characters from the past series to let the reader feel at ease. But if the reader hasn’t read the previous series, there aren’t any references to the past that will make new readers feel as if they need to catch up on anything.

The Lost Hero, by Rick Riordan is a masterpiece. A complete must read for those who enjoy reading, and a great way to get people who don’t like reading hooked on the story.

Reviewer: BF

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