Sunday, August 9, 2015

The Lost Hero (Book #1 of Heroes of Olympus Series) by Rick Riordan

The Lost Hero (The Heroes of Olympus, #1) 

Synopsis :

 Jason has a problem.
He doesn’t remember anything before waking up in a bus full of kids on a field trip. Apparently he has a girlfriend named Piper, and a best friend named Leo. They’re all students at a boarding school for “bad kids.” What did Jason do to end up here? And where is here, exactly?

Piper has a secret.
Her father has been missing for three days, ever since she had that terrifying nightmare about his being in trouble. Piper doesn’t understand her dream, or why her boyfriend suddenly doesn’t recognize her. When a freak storm hits during the school trip, unleashing strange creatures and whisking her, Jason, and Leo away to someplace called Camp Half-Blood, she has a feeling she’s going to find out.

Leo has a way with tools.
When he sees his cabin at Camp Half-Blood, filled with power tools and machine parts, he feels right at home. But there’s weird stuff, too—like the curse everyone keeps talking about, and some camper who;s gone missing. Weirdest of all, his bunk mates insist that each of them—including Leo—is related to a god. Does this have anything to do with Jason's amnesia, or the fact that Leo keeps seeing ghosts.

Finally, after a rather long hiatus, I came across the above title in the local library and just have the urge to pick it up, bring it home and curl up with some juice for some Greek adventure.  However, Heroes of Olympus Series not just features Greek gods but their Roman alter ego as well.  Zeus is Jupiter, Hera is Juno, etc.

Jason is a new hero from the Roman camp. Revealing this would not really affect your enjoyment of the story but this fact was not revealed in the book until three quarter into the story.  But Jason has lost his memory and he wasn't aware of his Roman side and was assimilate into Camp Half-Blood.  He went on a quest with Piper and Leo and the book focus on their relationship as well as the quest.

Percy wasn't really featured in this book other than the fact that he's lost too and no one from Camp Half-Blood especially Annabeth is able to locate him.  We will get to know what happen to Percy in the second book of Heroes of Olympus Series, Son of Neptune.

I quite enjoy the Lost Hero.  Much better than the other series by Rick Riordan which features the Egyptian Gods which I read just the first book and did not continue thereafter.

Watch out for the review of the second book Son of Nepture which is coming right up.

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