In The Lost Hero, three demigods named Jason, Piper, and Leo made their first visit to Camp Half-Blood, where they inherited a quest:
Seven half-bloods shall answer the call,
To storm or fire the world must fall.
An oath to keep with a final breath,
And foes bear arms to the Doors of Death.
Who are the other four mentioned in the prophesy? The answer may lie in another camp miles away, where a new camper has shown up and appears to be the son of Neptune, god of the sea.
Also listen to the first book, The Lost Hero.
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Percy is back!
Riordan has woven a great tale based on characters we came to love in the first series of Percy Jackson and the Olymypians. Only now he's put a twist on things. He keeps us interested. There's never a dull moment. And as always it's filled humor readers of all ages can appreciate.
Ella the harpy!
As a bookseller, Riordan continues to be a favorite author for kids...and their parents, too! It's actually common to find that parents have read Riordan's books right along with their kids.
Percy is back, and that's as much of a spoiler as I'll post. Of course the very name of the book gives it away so it's not really much of one. The son of Neptune is filled with a lot more action, in addition your given a lot more of the previously unknown Percy Jackson World. The Narration is slightly more tolerable this time around, except in the case of Percy since he ends up sounding exactly like Jason, to include expressions. It's worth getting into regardless of the narrative faults.
This second book in the Heros of Olympus series tells the witty, exciting and flamboyant continuing story of Percy Jackson, the primary character in the five book Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. This book brings back some characters from that origional series and introduces new ones from Jason Grace's Roman world breifly introduced in The Lost Hero, book one of this series.
This is a great read. It is fast paced, exciting and funny enough to entertain my entire family, which is very hard for a book to do. If a three girls, 9, 11 and 13 can all agree that they want to read this book at the same time, it says a great deal to their mom about the skills of the author. Hey, I enjoy these books too.
They even learn about Greek and Roman mythology this way too. I see Rick Riordan's books as gateway books that spark my kids interest in other, more esoteric topics. The two older girls have checked out books at the library about the above mentioned mythology because of their budding interest.
Check it out. You will not be disapointed.
I have been listening to the series and have enjoyed all of them. I think the Son of Neptune is the best story of the series.
I love the introduction of more characters, as a listener I am visualizing the richness of the characters.
Tie between Ella and Frank. Ella because she is so quirky and Frank because he is having a hard time believing he is special.
Hard call, Joshua is amazing with portrayal of characters. Ella, I think.
No, I want it to go on and on!
One of my favorites.
I really enjoyed the interaction of the characters. The flow between the three main characters and having the book written from the perspectives of each. I loved the ending which left me looking forward to the next book, but completely wrapped up the plot.
I really enjoyed the capture by/ escape from the Amazons. I couldn't keep from laughing.
The story was very engaging and wove well into the entire Percy Jackson/demi-god world, adding some familiar and some new aspects to the entire modern mythological tale.
I liked the loyalty and friendship that was formed among the main characters as they carried out their quest.
I like his enthusiasm and energy and he has a very nice voice, however, I would like to see him grow in his profession by developing more range in expressing different characters, and I would like him to be aware of pronunciation errors. It is not good to have a reader mis-pronounce basic words since these errors will now be spread due to his public performance (e.g. 'principia' is pronounced [prin-sip'-ee-uh] with an 's' not a 'k' sound in the second syllable). There are other errors, but it would be boring to list them all..... :)
Haven't read the print version, but well performed audio books are usually even better than the print version and this was very well done.
Absolutely! It's a terrific book and an excellent performance.
The Lost Hero, the first book in the Heroes of Olympus series.
Joshua Swanson does an excellent job with energy and voices.
Jesse Bernstein was the reader of the first 5 Percy Jackson books and his was a hard act to follow. In "The Lost Hero" Joshua Swanson took awhile to warm to his work, but don't be discouraged. He hits his stride in this book and really did a terrific job.
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