Thursday, January 27, 2011
The Lost Hero (audio) by Rick Riordian
Phew. I was afraid after The Red Pyramid that I was off of Rick Riordian. But The Lost Hero has saved me from that. Because I really enjoyed it. As much as I did the Percy Jackson series. Partly, I think, because the characters are more familiar and I don't have to learn a whole bunch of new gods or monsters or how the world works. There's something to be said for familiarity. But this is a fresh approach to the Greek gods and demigods. It centers around three new demigods, Piper, Jason, and Leo and alternates between their voices in the third person. It was a good way of getting to know all three and getting to see everything that was happening. My only problem is that sometimes there is just too much mystery. Just say it already and quit jerking me around. But that's par for the course in a Riordian book. Still I liked the book and was eager to find out what happens next. I'm curious about Annabeth and Percy and I hope the next book deals with their side of the story. The cliffhanger at the end has been eagerly awaiting the next book.
16 hours, 48 minutes
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