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The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan
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Dec 07, 10

bookshelves: young-adult, fantasy
Read in December, 2010

it is always a challenge when an author takes a well loved series (Percy Jackson) and continues the story, with new main characters. The three main characters (Jason, Piper and Leo) are engaging, well defined, and I am interested in getting to know more about them. Characters from the original Camp Halfblood are present and a part of the storyline, even if they are not the main storyline. This helps connect the first series with the second series. It makes the reader feel like they are returning to a world they have already enjoyed, just for a new adventure this time around.

While the story does shift focus from chapter to chapter, I did not find this varying point of view distracting, as I did in The Red Pyramid. Partly because the narrative always stayed in the third person, but just focused on what was happening with on character, or one character's point of view.

The pieces of this quest are laid out nicely, the reader can pick up little clues along the way, but not enough that the twists and turns are not enjoyable. I am anxious for the next book as I am excited to see where this journey goes and to see the return of more of my favorite characters from Percy Jackson.

I also want to note that while I enjoyed Mr Riordan's The Red Pyramid, I found the story telling uneven and unpolished. That is not the case with this book, it was a much smoother, more engaging read.
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