Book Review: The Dark Prophecy by Rick Riordan (Trials of Apollo #2)

Hey guys!
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!

The Dark Prophecy by Rick Riordan (Cover from Goodreads)


The Plot:
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…


The Rating:
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! Continue reading

Book Review: The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan (Heroes of Olympus #5)

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That’s it, I finally finished Rick Riordan’s Heroes of Olympus series. Although I was super excited to find out what will happen next, I didn’t want to finish the book and say goodbye to all those amazing characters! Was The Blood of Olympus a worthy end for an impressive Pentalogy?


The Plot:
The demigods have to face their biggest battle. Gaia is waking. While Leo, Piper, Jason, Percy, Annabeth, Hazel and Frank follow the prophecy to the ancient lands, Reyna, Nico and Coach hedge have a different task at hand: to prevent war between the camps and bring the Athena Parthenos halfway across the world to Half-Blood Hill. While any of them complete the impossible tasks at hand?


The Rating:
So, this is the last time I get to talk about how much I love Greek mythology. What Rick Riordan really excels at, is weaving bits of story together. Not only did he pick up ancient myths and transfer them to today, he also managed to pick up stuff from his past books and perfectly tied it into the last novel in the series without it seeming repetitive or unoriginal. Continue reading

Book Review: The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan (Heroes of Olympus #2)

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Today I want to spread some more love for Rick Riordan’s novels. As my readers will know, I was fascinated by the Percy Jackson series and after that I couldn’t wait to indulge in reading the Heroes of Olympus novels.
The first installment was pretty freaking awesome, so let’s get started with part two, The Son of Neptune!


The Plot:
Finally. After we spent the entire first book worrying about Percy we now find out what happened. After novel #1 focused on Jason’s experiences with his Greek friends, we now follow Percy into the Roman world Jason originally came from. Of course, Percy wasn’t sent there to relax. He has to team up with Frank and Hazel to rescue Death (yes, you read the correctly), fighting a Giant up in Alaska. But this is only the beginning, the biggest fight with Gaia is yet to come. Continue reading

Book Review: The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan (Heroes of Olympus #1)

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Those of you who follow my blog know how much I loved the Percy Jackson book series b Rick Riordan. After I had finished the last novel I was not quite ready to part yet with those characters but luckily Riordan managed to help me with that: Heroes of Olympus is another series that takes place right after the events of The Last Olympian!


The Plot:
Although the story continues with the events from the Percy Jackson series, there is one person missing in this book: Percy! The whole camp is devastated as he simply disappeared. However, soon another guy appears at camp. Not only does he seem somehow out of place, he also has no memory whatsoever.
Well, no time to deal with such problems, as the goddess Hera is captured and needs to be saved. Otherwise the world might be destroyed… Continue reading