Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Book Review

The Heroes of Olympus: The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan

For anyone who was hooked by Riordan's Percy Jackson and the Olympians his second series, The Heroes of Olympus, will capture you just as much. While we don't hear much from Percy, the previous main character, there are three new names the author introduces along with another rigorous adventure in The Lost Hero. Jason, Piper and Leo take readers back to Camp-Half Blood where they find out about new prophecies and new threats to their world. What is also new with this series is that it takes place in third person narrative, a deviation from Riordan's previous writing style in Percy Jackson. In this new installment the point of view jumps between Jason, Piper, and Leo and gives the reader the opportunity to get to know all three on a personal level.
This style might seem a bit jumpy for readers who aren't used to their stories switching perspectives, but once you get accustomed the book's pace never slows down. In my opinion the new style adds a more personal level to Riordan's series. While I would have loved to hear from Percy, the multiple perspectives made the story feel more broad and it was interesting to get to know three characters while also seeing their ideas of each other.I haven't read many books with multiple perspectives but this series has defiantly made it very appealing.