The Lost Hero is the first book in a spin off series from the Percy Jackson and the Olympians books. Three new demigods, Piper, Leo and Jason, have been brought to Camp Half Blood to undertake the prophecy given in the final Olympian book, The Last Olympian.
I must admit, I had my doubts about The Lost Hero. It was a whole new start to a whole new series, with new characters to get to know. I was really nervous about having to make new attachments to characters I didn't know, when I'd come to love certain ones from the Olympian books.
I need not have worried though. Though certainly different from Percy, Annabeth and Grover, our three new main characters are just as kick-ass as our old ones.
Though a little dubious at first about learning Roman mythology alongside Greek mythology, I soon found myself getting sucked into the plot of the book and soon enough, I was learning all about Roman mythology without really even knowing I was! The Lost Hero is just so action packed and non stop, you really don't register that you're learning all about the myths until you stop and think about it.
Our beloved characters from the previous books by Riordan, mentioned above, also make small appearances in these books, which will hopefully make things a little easier for all those who fell in love with them (namely, me). Though not central characters in this book, they still have important roles to play within its pages and in upcoming novels further in the series.
Overall, The Lost Hero is a satisfying start to a new series by Rick Riordan, full with action and adventure. I must read for all Riiordan fans and those who love mythology.