I loved the book!! Riordan dives right into the story! He perfectly meshes Greek and Roman mythology...Its ingenious the way he does it! He twisted the places and characters in the Percy Jackson series to fit in this story line,which is spectacular...Throughout the whole book, you're asking questions beyond where's Percy. Riordan gives you just enough answers to appease you.He perfectly balances the giving and withholding of information. The Heroes of Olympus is definitely, with out a shadow of doubt,is better than Percy Jackson and the Olympians!I simply love everything about this book.
Jason doesn't know where he is from, how old he was, who his parents were. He didn't even remember his last name. But when he lands at Camp Half-Blood, he feels that it is wrong for him to be here. One day, he finds out that he is really a gamble by the queen of gods, Hera. But now, when Hera is captured, she looks up to him to save her. If he doesn't, he would never get his memory back,and a great enemy will rise, which means destruction for gods. Will he, with his friends Piper and Leo, be able to save Hera in time?
The Number one, bestselling title in this new spin-off series from Percy Jackson creator, Rick Riordan. OLD ENEMIES AWAKEN AS CAMP HALF-BLOOD'S NEW ARRIVALS PREPARE FOR WAR When Jason, Piper and Leo crash land at Camp Half-Blood, they have no idea what to expect. Apparently this is the only safe place for children of the Greek Gods - despite the monsters roaming the woods and demigods practising archery with flaming arrows and explosives. But rumours of a terrible curse - and a missing hero - are flying around camp. It seems Jason, Piper and Leo are the chosen ones to embark on a terrifying new quest, which they must complete by the winter solstice. In just four days time. Can the trio succeed on this deadly mission - and what must they sacrifice in order to survive?
Some of the oldest and most widespread stories in the world are stories of adventure such as Homer's The Odyssey. Mythologist Joseph Campbell discussed his notion of the monomyth in his book, The Hero with a Thousand Faces. Campbell proposed that the heroic mythological stories from culture to culture followed a similar underlying pattern, starting with the "call to adventure", followed by a hazardous journey, and eventual triumph. The knight errant was the form the "adventure seeker" character took in the late Middle Ages. The adventure novel exhibits these "protagonist on adventurous journey" characteristics as do many popular feature films, such as Star Wars and The Raiders of the Lost Ark.
Years ago, a man named Herge put pencil to paper and created a character known as Tintin. Those who appreciate the film industry might recall there was a recent movie with this subject matter. While not based on any book in particular, the content was about what a reader would expect. Little, Brown Young Readers has brought the story of Tintin out for a whole new generation of an audience. To ensure everyone will understand, a couple of improvements have been added. First, there is a listing of all major characters as well as how each contributes to the story. These are rightly listed at the front of the book before the story begins. Second, a section at the back tells about inspirations and quirky touches. Both ideas are wise. Herge draws an intricate picture of adventure. A young reporter manages to get himself entangled in various capers without trying too hard. Showing who is who uses detailed descriptions and intricate pictures so there is no mistaking one character for another. Once the story is complete, Stuart Tett shares his research of the real life influences which Herge draws upon to create the rich plotlines.Cigars of the Pharaoh starts out with Tintin taking a vacation. Normal, right? Throw in one character named Dr. Sarcophagus, a police obstacle, two bumbling detectives, some strange cigars, and a Pharaoh trackdown. All of this is so much more than Tintin ever bargained for. Few can be trusted. Danger lurks around each corner. The drawings are simple, while the plot is complex. Readers will find themselves intrigued by goings on and will not want to put the book down until the very end. The Blue Lotus continues where the Pharaoh left off. Tintin is in China this time, making friends quickly and enemies even faster. Why? A criminal mastermind is still on the loose, but the real surprise is the person behind the mask. Updated versions of Tintin tales make these more interesting to older readers, but serve the double purpose of reminding a generation just what a solid graphic novel can look like.