By Rick Riordan. Format: Hardback. Read: May 2012.
This is the second installment in Rick Riordan’s Heroes of Olympus series. Percy Jackson is back in the midst of chaos, but he doesn’t remember anything from his life. His new friends, Hazel and Frank, have vital secrets about their pasts. The mythological worlds from Greek, Roman, and Chinese histories are condensed into a fun-filled, easy-to-read adventure. Rick Riordan has a gift for mixing the modern world and the mythological past from various cultures into action packed stories that will spark children’s interest. This is another amazing book, with an ending that will have fans counting down the days until the release of the third book.
Rick Riordan is an unbelievable story-teller, and one of my heroes in modern-day literature. He has a talent for giving children stories that interest them, and teaching them about the world of mythology at the same time. Tell me, do you have a modern-day hero of literature? Why is that author your hero? Do you have a preference for mythological stories?