No Percy, but there’s ac­tion aplenty The Lost Hero

Townsville Bulletin - - The Goss -

By Rick Rior­dan Puf­fin, $ 19.95

be­lieves that she and Ja­son have been friends for some time and have re­cently be­come a cou­ple. Mak­ing up the trio is Ja­son’s ‘‘ best friend’’ and love­able class clown Leo.

Af­ter the in­tro­duc­tion of char­ac­ters the ac­tion starts and rarely eases up. Ja­son, Piper and Leo face off against storm spir­its be­fore be­ing whisked away to Camp HalfBlood ( a safe place for chil­dren of the Greek gods). But the trio barely has time to set­tle into their new home be­fore learn­ing they have been cho­sen to em­bark on a ter­ri­fy­ing quest to pre­vent the re­turn of an an­cient en­emy.

Rior­dan has once again cre­ated a first-class, well-writ­ten young adult novel that will be en­joyed by all ages.

In a word:

Thrilling

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