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The Lost Hero: 06/04/12

 cover art (Link goes to Powells)The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan is the first of the The Heroes of Olympus series. It opens with Jason waking up on a bus, presumably on a field trip, with no memory of how he got there.

Jason's day only gets stranger as wind spirits attack and he's soon whisked away to Camp Half Blood. He is as much a mystery to them as his missing memory is to him. His identity, though, is wrapped up in the disappearance of Percy Jackson and the kidnapping of a Goddess.

The Heroes of Olympus series introduces the Roman aspects of Greco/Roman mythology. In school the two mythologies often times get mixed together into a single summary of gods, goddesses and heroes. Riordan, though, pulls the two apart and shows with stark detail how a god with two different names has to play by two very different sets of rules depending on which name he's invoked by.

The most fun, though, for me was trying to figure out where the Roman twin to Camp Half Blood is. It's described in great detail as being in the Bay Area. As I live in the East Bay, not too far from the area described, I spent about an hour pin pointing different possible locations for the other camp.

I will have to wait until I read Son of Neptune to see if I'm right about the location. I do have the book on hand, I just need to make time to read it off my to be read pile.

Five stars

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Comment #1: Monday, June 04, 2012 at 14:20:03

Anna

My daughter loved this book!



Comment #2: Wednesday, June 06, 2012 at 10:42:42

Pussreboots

I suspect my son will too. He took a break from reading Riordan's books over the school year. Now that vacation's nearly started, he'll probably get back into them.



Comment #3: Tuesday, June, 5, 2012 at 19:11:06

Okie

I had a lot of fun with this book. I plan to read book 2 over the summer with the kids and then dive into book 3 this fall/winter. Riordan is one of our faves as a family. :)



Comment #4: Wednesday, June 06, 2012 at 10:43:31

Pussreboots

I just finished the second book. Now I'm eargerly awaiting the third.