I’m back my review on Rick Riordan’s next installment in the Trials of Apollo series. The Hidden Oracle is followed by The Dark Prophecy, so let’s see what Apollo has been up to!
This book essentially picks up right after The Hidden Oracle. This time Apollo/Lester will have to face the Triumvirat. Thankfully, he has his friends and a large bronze-dragon by his side to aid him in his quest…
I’ll keep this one short: The first book in the Trials of Apollo series was great. Despite some initial difficulties I love the novel and couldn’t wait for the next part.
The Dark Prophecy turned out to be a worthy follow-up. It’s all there: great characters you will care about, amazing humor that will keep you entertained throughout the novel, a gripping story and lots of knowledge on Greek mythology, so you my actually learn something!
In this book, Apollo is not the only familiar face. We get (guest) appearances from many of the characters from the Heroes of Olympus! Riordan adds them just perfectly without overdoing it and still keeping things original.
Furthermore, one of the things I value most about his books is the humor. There are not many books that can make you laugh wholeheartedly and cry in one chapter without seeming weird. Riordan is a master of balance on that respect! I don’t want to repeat too much of what I already mentioned in my review on the first installment, however, everything positive about book #1 also goes for book #2.
Just sit down, pick up this novel and enjoy the read. You will not regret it!
Did you read the book? Let me know in the comments what you think!
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