Sunday, February 10, 2013

From the shelf: The Lost Hero

Title: The Lost Hero
Author: Rick Riordan
Genre: Fantasy, Adventure, Greek/Roman Mythology
Date read: February 09-10, 2013
Dawn Rates:  (4.5/5)

Summary (cr: goodreads)

Jason has a problem. He doesn't remember anything before waking up on a school bus holding hands with a girl. Apparently he has a girlfriend named Piper. His best friend is a kid named Leo, and they're all students in the Wilderness School, a boarding school for "bad kids", as Leo puts it. What he did to end up here, Jason has no idea—except that everything seems very wrong.

Piper has a secret. Her father, a famous actor, has been missing for three days, and her vivid nightmares reveal that he's in terrible danger. Now her boyfriend doesn't recognize her, and when a freak storm and strange creatures attack during a school field trip, she, Jason, and Leo are whisked away to someplace called Camp Half-Blood. What is going on? 

Leo has a way with tools. His new cabin at Camp Half-Blood is filled with them. Seriously, the place beats Wilderness School hands down, with its weapons training, monsters, and fine-looking girls. What's troubling is the curse everyone keeps talking about, and that a camper's gone missing. Weirdest of all, his bunkmates insist they are all—including Leo—related to a god.

My Review: (also in goodreads)

Percy Jackson and the Olympians series

After enjoying the first season so much, I decided to move on to the new season in the Percy Jackson saga. This series not only focuses on one hero but to others as well. The first prophecy of Rachel Elizabeth Dare as an Oracle at The Last Olympian will be manifested in this series:

"Seven half-bloods shall answer the call, 
To storm or fire the world must fall.
An oath to keep with a final breath,
And foes bear arms to the Doors of Death."

It's not that I haven't read this book yet but I had to re-read it so that I could go forward to Son of Neptune and Mark of Athena. Introducing new characters for the second season of the series: Jason, Piper and Leo. For some reason it reminded me of a time where Percy, Annabeth and Grover had their adventures. I loved Leo's sarcasm as he was the humour-maker of the group. Secrets unfold as Jason's past is revealed; finally they are aware that there are important things that they don't know. Of course, Percy was also mentioned in this book about how he mysteriously disappeared. To be honest, I loved the first series because of the amazing adventures and the incredible valor of the characters; and obviously the second saga did the same; if not, much much more. With new characters, complex personalities and much more evils to destroy, this book is fast-paced, full of wit and truly a page turner. I would've given it 5 stars but I always had this habit of coping up on the first book of any series because for me the first book is the most important to get me hooked into a series and fortunately it did well.

The Lost Hero prophecy:
"Child of Lightning, beware the earth;
The giant's revenge, the seven shall birth.
The forge and the dove shall break the cage,
And death unleash through Hera's rage."

Till the next read...

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