Hera's rescue

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Hera’s Rescue The Lost Hero The Lost Hero, by Rick Riordan, is set in present times, but with Greek and Roman mythology, and evil forces. Piper, Jason, and Leo’s quest takes place in different locations across the United States and Canada. Although they are mortal, one of their parents is a god, so they have special powers, but can still die, unlike the gods. The book lasts a full weak, the protagonists only have four days to complete their quest. Jason Grace is one of the protagonists of The Lost Hero. In the very beginning, Jason wakes up on a school bus, with amnesia. Later, he finds out that his memories have been stolen by Hera/Juno, an Olympian goddess. He is the son of Jupiter, Zeus’s Roman form. Jason can read and speak Latin, and uses the Roman names for the gods. He can fly, and can also produce lightning. Throughout the story, Jason can remember snippits from his past, but is getting increasingly aggravated with his loss of memory. Piper McLean, is also demigod, she is daughter of Aphrodite and Tristan McLean. She is Jason's girlfriend, and also friends with Leo. She has the gift of charmspeak, which is the ability to persuade someone to do anything. Leo Valdez, is demigod son of Hephaestus and Esperanza Valdez. Leo is Jason’s good friend. He has a magical tool belt that will produce most tools and small things and food. He can create fire with his hands, which is a rare gift sometimes given to Hephaestus's children. Aphrodite, is the goddess of love, beauty and romance. She is Piper’s mother. Her Roman aspect is Venus. Her animal symbols are the Dolphin, swan, dove… Her plant symbols are apples, roses, quince… Hera, is the goddess of family and marriage. She is married to Zeus. Her Roman aspect is Juno. Durin... ... middle of paper ... ...vil goddess of all time, Gaea, and all of the evil monsters that work for her. Gaea wants to destroy the gods, and become ruler of the world once again. This book is full of action and suspense, as the characters complete their quest, encountering life threatening obstacles. Despite all of the danger and urgency, there is a lot of humor, especially with Leo, who is very witty and amusing. The Lost Hero is narrated in the third person, but with much insight on the characters. The chapters alternate between the points of views between the three main characters: Jason, Leo, and Piper. The theme in this book is bravery, perseverance and the triumph of goodness over evil. The quest is also extremely dangerous, some gods think it is doomed to fail, but the heroes never give up, they continue trying their best, fighting evil and ultimately they succeed.

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