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The Lost Hero series by Rick Riordan

Heroes of Olympus


Book Summary

Book 1: The Lost Hero
Jason suddenly has no memory of who he is or what he is supposed to be doing, but whatever it is, it feels important.
Fans of the Percy Jackson series may be frustrated to pick up this book, because it begins with a completely new set of characters in the familiar demigod world. Jason, Piper, and Leo each get a turn to tell the story through their perspectives as it unfolds.

Book/Series Review:

Book 2: The Son of Neptune
Book 3: The Mark of Athena
Book 4: The House of Hades
Book 5: The Blood of Olympus

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The Lost Hero

Book Review

Jason is a straighter-laced, vanilla sort of hero, and without Percy's penchant for quips, he's a little less interesting to root for. Also, since the reader is more "in the know" than the protagonist, it's a little less exciting when "the big reveal" finally happens. However, Piper and Leo are likable supporting characters with interesting trajectories, and, as with all the books in this franchise, the monsters, battles, and struggles are plentiful.

There is more of an effort to develop some of the characters here, including Percy, Hazel, Nico, Frank, and Annabeth - with each person hoping to become more than the world imagines is possible.

Some of the books in this series are more compelling than others, and overall, it may not be quite as satisfying as the first trip through the first series. If you enjoyed that trip, you are likely to find more of the same to keep you turning pages.

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Seven half-bloods shall answer the call
To storm or fire the world must fall . . ."

Topics and Themes for this book:

  • Identity
  • Courage
  • Good and Evil
  • Responsibility to do the right thing

Discussion Questions for this book:

The best discussion questions, of course, are generated by and contemplated by readers. These questions are designed to avoid major spoilers about the book, and to provide a starting point for teachers, parents, and student reading groups.

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