Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - The Trials of Apollo: The Dark Prophecy

Monday, July 3, 2017

Book Review - The Trials of Apollo: The Dark Prophecy

The Trials of Apollo: The Dark Prophecy

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About the Book
Zeus has punished his son Apollo--god of the sun, music, archery, poetry, and more--by casting him down to earth in the form of a gawky, acne-covered sixteen-year-old mortal named Lester. The only way Apollo can reclaim his rightful place on Mount Olympus is by restoring several Oracles that have gone dark. What is affecting the Oracles, and how can Apollo/Lester do anything about them without his powers?

After experiencing a series of dangerous--and frankly, humiliating--trials at Camp Half-Blood, Lester must now leave the relative safety of the demigod training ground and embark on a hair-raising journey across North America. Somewhere in the American Midwest, he and his companions must find the most dangerous Oracle from ancient times: a haunted cave that may hold answers for Apollo in his quest to become a god again--if it doesn't kill him or drive him insane first. Standing in Apollo's way is the second member of the evil Triumvirate, a Roman emperor whose love of bloodshed and spectacle makes even Nero look tame. To survive the encounter, Apollo will need the help of son of Hephaestus Leo Valdez, the now-mortal sorceress Calypso, the bronze dragon Festus, and other unexpected allies--some familiar, some new--from the world of demigods. Come along for what promises to be a harrowing, hilarious, and haiku-filled ride. . . .

My Take on the Book
I loved the first book in this series and I found that in this book I was just as intrigued and excited about this one as I read this too. As I started to read this I found that I still loved the characters. I love that you have some of the same characters but also some new ones too! You get to go a bit deeper into mythology which is amazing. You get a ton of action, adventure, friendship and more in this great book. This book is a great add-on to the first book and I loved that Riordan is able to bring mythology and present day to life in this innovative way. I can tell you this book continues to make me interested in seeing more and more books in this series to come.

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