Book Review: Rick Riordan’s The Lost Hero

Posted April 20, 2011 by Kathy Davie in Book Reviews, Middle-Grade readers

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Book Review: Rick Riordan’s The Lost Hero

The Lost Hero


Rick Riordan

fantasy in Hardcover edition that was published by Disney-Hyperion on October 12, 2010 and has 557 pages.

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Other books by this author which I have reviewed include The Sea of Monsters, The Titan's Curse, The Battle of the Labyrinth, The Last Olympian, The Red Pyramid, Cold Springs, The Throne of Fire, The Son of Neptune, The Mark of Athena, The Serpent's Shadow, House of Hades, The Blood of Olympus, The Hidden Oracle, The Sword of Summer, The Hammer of Thor, The Ship of the Dead

First in Riordan’s new series, Heroes of Olympus, it takes up the tail end of Percy Jackson and the Olympians.

In 2013, The Lost Hero won the Evergreen Teen Book Award; in 2011, it won the West Australian Young Readers’ Book Award for Older Readers; and, in 2010, it was nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award for Favorite Book, Young Adult Fantasy.

My Take

Lost Hero takes up where Percy Jackson and the Olympians left off keeping all the characters and Camp Half Blood. The ending had an interesting twist when we discover the truth behind Jason’s amnesia and how it relates to Percy’s disappearance. We are oh so definitely living in interesting times…

The Story
Percy has disappeared and Annabeth is desperately searching for him when she must take a little side trip to rescue a new trio of demi-gods: Jason, Piper, and Leo. Somehow they’d managed to escape the attention of the bad guys…until now. They soon learn that this rescue only lands them into a hotter pot.

It’s yet another “chapter” in the war with a newly emerging enemy and the three must rescue Hera from her imprisonment to avert the destruction of mankind. A task made more difficult due to Jason’s amnesia and the kidnapping of Piper’s father.

The Cover

Loved the cover! Jason, Piper, and Leo are riding on Festus’ back, the bronze dragon which Leo captured, repaired, and then improved with wings just in time for the start of their quest.