My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Haven’t read one of his books for ages but recently watched the DVD of Percy Jackson (not a true following of book!) so when I saw these in the children’s section of the library I grabbed them! A follow up series to the Percy Jackson ones this introduces some new demigods as well as the remaining characters from Camp Half Blood. The mysterious Jason has amnesia and hasn’t got a clue about having special powers until he discovers them whilst saving the life of his friend.
Whilst Annabeth goes on a hunt for the vanished Percy Jackson it is left to Jason, Leo and Piper to go on a quest to free the goddess Hera from the clutches of a mystery enemy. Strangely Jason speaks Latin not Greek and seems to refer to the gods in their Roman form. Leo holds a secret as well as being a whizz with anything mechanical – no wonder when his dad is who is! Piper is hiding the fact that her earthly father is being held captive by a giant in return for her handing over the heroes to be killed.
The three of them must learn about their own special powers and how to use them together to discover where Hera is being held captive and to free her. All of this against the clock as the deadline is rapidly approaching. Along the way they encounter many mythical creatures now inhabiting the USA and it certainly isn’y going to be easy…
I really enjoyed reading this and its reignited my love of his books. Definitely not just for children even though its a 9+ book!