4 out of 5 stars
I adored listening to this book on audio. Joshua Swanson is an awesome reader/narrator for The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan. His reading really helps all the characters stand out.
I love the world that the author has build but I can’t help but compare this trio to the group from the first book.
Jason vs. Percy - I think I like Percy better because he’s learning as he goes along and isn’t awesome right away. Jason’s just pretty perfect right away. Maybe I just like Poseidon better as a parent. Jason just learns and accepts everything a little too fast for my taste.
Piper vs. Annabeth - They have some similarities but I still think I like Annabeth more. Piper was more unlikable and annoying, she got better as the book progressed but in the beginning of the book I didn’t care for her at all.
My favorite character in this book is Leo, I almost wish the book had all been from his point of view. He has a very shall we say interesting upbringing and has a great personality.
The mix of the characters from the other series is fun and I hope I like the rest of the demigods from the prophecy too.
The enemy this time is huge right away and a world ending threat is not far away. I like how everything worked out and leads into the next book. There is a big gamble going on that they have to succeed at. I’m looking forward to listening to the next book in the series.