My introduction to the “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” series came from a fifth grade boy many years ago. Positively thrilled with his enthusiasm, I immediately sought them out. I had to read for myself what made them so wonderful. Filled with modernly-twisted ideas on Greek mythology and fast-paced action, these books were awesome for kids. And since I still consider myself as one, me as well.
After the fifth and final book in the series, I left the world of fantasy, and the author Rick Roirdan behind. You see, I’m usually not a very big fan of fantasy lit. It takes a special book in this genre to keep my attention. Well folks he did it again.
My husband also loves to read, particularly fantasy, so I’m constantly scouring the library for books I won’t enjoy but know he will. I came across Rick Roirdan again, now with a new book, “The Lost Hero”. It’s a spinoff from the Percy Jackson series. And after finishing “The Lost Hero”, and the next one in the series, “The Son of Neptune”, I have to say wow, wow, wow! Dude, this guy took his original idea in Percy Jackson and made it that much sweeter.
If you haven’t read the Percy Jackson series, get going. The spinoff series “The Heroes of Olympus” are amazing. The first two books not only pulled at my heart strings, but made me laugh so hard I almost peed my pants on several occasions. I’ll never look at a ding dong the same.