It's been about 2.5 years since The Last Olympian (AR 13, Level 4.3) came out. Since then, a mediocre movie and two books in the Kane Chronicles (Red Pyramid AR 18, Level 4.5; Throne of Fire (AR 17, Level 4.8) have come and gone. Carter and Sadie Kane are good characters, but I sure did miss the spunky adventures of Percy, Annabeth, and his friends!
As revealed in The Lost Hero (AR 19, Level 4.5,) there is a Roman camp. The Roman camp is the counterpart of the Greek camp, Camp Half-Blood. Camp Jupiter is where Percy soon finds himself after being chased by several undying monsters in The Son of Neptune (AR 17.0, Level 4.7). Like Jason, Percy has been mind-wiped by Juno. Joined by Hazel and Frank, Percy must save Death. The heroes venture to our northern-most state to find Gaea's minions, who are confident that the great Percy Jackson will finally be conquered! Once again, Riordan has created a "can't put it down" novel that Percy Jackson fans will enjoy.
The Lost Hero was the first Riordan children's novel told from the third person point-of-view. I was used to the first person point-of-view in the original Percy Jackson series, so I had to quickly adjust my perspective! Riordan is also using another storytelling technique he used in the Kane Chronicles: multiple points-of-view. If you enjoy fan fiction (fanfiction.net,) this is a technique commonly used to tell stories from the point-of-view of secondary characters. This technique is especially useful in this series because there are seven heroes who are central to the guiding prophecy. Through this storytelling device, I have become familiar with the perspectives of Jason, Piper, Leo, Hazel, and Frank. In the upcoming third book, we will finally see the story from Annabeth's perspective.