Welcome, dear BOOKDRAGONS to another series review. This time I’m going to talk about Heroes of Olympus by the one and only Rick Riordan.
Now, I got to read his books very late in life – it was only last year that I decided to pick up Percy Jackson and see what all the fuss was about. Mind you, that my cousin Kaya absolutely loves Riordan’s books and has been ranting about them for a long time. So I finally gave in and after reading Percy Jackson and The Olympians series I am now a fan!
As some of you might know, there are new series still coming out and I knew that if I want to get to the upcoming books I had a lot of reading to do, which I was more than ok with. So in January, when I felt this need to get into the world of gods and adventures again, I knew where to go – Heroes of Olympus.
The action takes place after the events in the Percy Jackson series. A couple of months after the Titans are defeated, Percy disappears. The Lost Hero start with a new lead character – Jason, a hero, who unfortunately has no idea who he is, where he is or what the hell is going on. The boy doesn’t remember a thing. Leo is Jason’s best friend but he hasn’t told even him what happened to his mother when he was still a kid. Piper is Jason’s girlfriend but she too has been keeping secrets about her family. The three of them are about to find out how are they all connected to The Prophecy of The Seven, which Rachel made at the end of the previous series.
It’s safe to say that this time around we have seven main characters and we hear the story from nine different points of view. We have a lot of new faces, new gods, and new monsters. However, some old faces come back for some twist and turns. A new evil with new monsters is trying to kill the heroes on their almost a year-long quest.
Books in the series: The Lost Hero, The Son of Poseidon, The Mark of Athena, The House of Hades and The Blood of Olympus.
Main characters: Jason, Piper, Annabeth, Percy, Leo, Hazel, and Frank.
Secondary characters: Nico, Reyna and Coach Hedge.
I absolutely loved this series, even more so than the Percy Jackson’s. We have a lot more and very diverse characters. Personalities that brought me a lot of joy and I had a great time reading about their individual struggles and inner worlds.
Since the characters are older than the ones in the previous series, we have more adult content in ways of knowledge and personal relationships. Percy is more mature and his relationship with Annabeth is very different in these books. He is one of the seven main characters now and he sort of “handles” that transition from team leader to teammate very well.
My favorite book: The House of Hades.
Favorite characters: Percy, I will always love you but Frank and Leo have been my favorite this time. Nico, as well – he comes in more mature and with a lot of character development, which I enjoyed very much.
Very good! It wrapped up everything while also leaving a lot of open doors for some of the characters to come back and join forces sometime in the future.
HOW MANY DRAGONS?
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No doubt about it – 6 DRAGONS. I enjoyed this series and I recommended to everyone who wants some Greek mythology, a little fun, and a little adventure. Even though reading Percy Jackson and The Olympians is not really necessary, I strongly advise to read them before you read this series – it’s just going to make the adventure so much better.
So I have some questions for you:
Who’s your favorite of the seven?
What was your favorite book?
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With that leave you, my dear BOOKDRAGONS and I hope you give my video a try. See you soon. Keep on reading!