The Lost Hero is the first book in the next Percy Jackson series, Heroes of Olympus. It’s the continuation of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. You can find my reviews for the first series at the bottom of the article!
When Jason, Piper, and Leo arrive at Camp Half-Blood, the only refuge for demigods, they think they are finally safe.
However, around them, it doesn’t feel very safe, quite the opposite. There is a rumor that a terrible curse is passed from demigod to demigod, and worst yet, the three of them will have to go on a dangerous quest. They have four days to free Hera and stop the curse from coming true. Great for the first week, right?
First, I have to confess something. I have become a huge Percy Jackson fan over the last few months. I swear I can’t wait to read the next book, and every time I pick up one, I can’t seem to let it go. At first, this one was a letdown because of how different it was from the first book series.
The biggest change I had to adapt to was how the point of view shifted from just Percy’s point of view to a different array of points of view, depending on the book. In this one, it was from the POV of Jason, Piper, and Leo, which brings me on to the next big adjustment, the discovery of brand new characters.
At first, I was really disappointed when I realized that this book wasn’t going to feature Annabeth, Grover, or even Percy (who seems to have just disappeared). But, as I continued on reading, I got more and more used to the shift in tone that comes with new characters, and I actually really enjoyed reading about these characters. When I finished the book, I couldn’t wait to read what came next!
The second, bigger SPOILER ALERT is the fact that Roman gods exist in this universe after all. I always wondered whether they would someday mention the Roman gods, who are more or less the same as their Greek counterparts. So I was so glad when they mentioned the Roman gods’ existence, and I couldn’t wait to see what they would do with this information!
Should you read The Lost Hero?
In short, it was a book I really enjoyed. However, I wasn’t as satisfied with it as the previous books in the Percy Jackson series. But The Lost Hero was a great introduction for the rest of the series.
You should absolutely read The Lost Hero! However, I would advise you to read the Percy Jackson series first. Because you might not understand what is going on if you didn’t read it.