The Trials of Apollo: The Dark Prophecy

If you’ve read Rick Riordan’s books before, you’ll know that things rarely go well for his divine heroes. In fact, Rick really seems to have it in for the poor old Greek gods. Oh dear. Now the sun god, Apollo, has fallen from Olympus and been reborn as a gawky teenage boy. How will he survive dragons, danger and mortal embarrassment? Obviously, the quickest solution would be to turn back into a god. How will he do that? Somewhere in the American Midwest is a haunted cave that might hold the answers. To go there means risking insanity or a very painful death. But hey, what’s a bit of piffling danger compared to the horror of being stuck as a total dork forever?

  • The brilliant new series from myth master Rick Riordan
  • Rick is the hugely acclaimed creator of Percy Jackson
  • A return to Camp Half Blood with a hilarious new hero
  • Bursting with humour, adventure and Greek mythology

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    This is my favorite RR book. It has a lot of character development in it, with both Apollo and Meg. Also, in the climax instead of worming or fighting their way out they did a lot of selfless actions that melted my heart. It’s CRAMMED with funny quotes and statements.

    ” ‘Oh!’ I said. ‘Um…nah.’ I leaned against the wall, hoping to look casual, attractive and suave. Unfortunately, I missed the wall.”

    “I tried to think of a brilliant plan. Unfortunately, the only thing that came to mind was weeping in terror.”

    “We only fail when we stop trying.”

    “I remember something Marcus Aurelius used to tell his son, a quote that later became famous in his Meditations book: Think of yourself as dead. You have lived your life. Now, take what’s left and live it properly. What doesn’t transmit light creates its own darkness.”

    “Everything living deserves a chance to grow.”

    “Ever since my famous battle with Python, I’ve had a phobia of scaly reptilian creatures. (Especially if you include my stepmother, Hera. BOOM!)”

    ” ‘Cool. I’m Leo. And, uh…’ He pointed at me. ‘I understand you can, like, control this guy?’ I cleared my throat. ‘We merely cooperate! I’m not controlled by anyone. Right, Meg?’ ‘Slap yourself,’ Meg commanded. I slapped myself.”

    19 August 2020

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    Rick Riordan

    Rick Riordan is blockbuster author of the best-selling Percy Jackson books, The Kane Chronicles and the Magnus Chase series.


    Rick won the Askews and Red House Children’s Book Awards for Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief in 2006, and was named the US Children’s Choice Author of the Year in 2011.

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