Review: The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan

January 19, 2011 at 12:27 pm Leave a comment

The Lost HeroThe Lost Hero by Rick Riordan
Reviewed by Jeremy Yeo (4P1)

The Lost Hero picks up several months after the events of Percy Jackson and the Olympians and introduces three new characters: Jason, an amnesiac who happens to be the son of Zeus; Piper, Jason’s “girlfriend” and a daughter of Aphrodite; and Leo, Jason’s best friend and a son of Hephaestus. While undertaking a dangerous quest to rescue Hera, the Queen of the Gods, the trio battle sinister new monsters and cross swords with some of the most notorious humans in Greek mythology, all while trying to rediscover Jason’s lost past.

I personally found this book a welcome change from the first-person perspective of Percy Jackson and the Olympians, as this story is told from the third-person viewpoints of the three protagonists instead. More of Greek mythology’s monsters, heroes and villains have been intricately woven into 21st century society, which was both amusing and interesting. A must read if you are a fan of Greek Mythology.

Addendum by Lu Wen Hao (2I3):

This book is another one of Rick Riordan’s classic thrillers, packed with wit, action and heart, full of the usual wry humor and nonstop action that never fails to disappoint. The book is crammed with plot devices and subplots, such as the gods who drift back and forth between their Greek and Roman personas. Riordan has proven that his storytelling is as polished as ever with The Lost Hero, by bringing Roman gods into the mix as well, and giving them slightly different personalities. In a way, this serves to make the plot more complicated and interesting by letting the readers to stretch their imaginations.

Long story short, this is a book that readers of the fantasy genre would love, and I strongly recommend it to avid supporters of fantasy and thoughtful readers who reflect on their personal favorite stories.

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