Rick Riordan’s latest installment of The Trials of Apollo was published a couple of weeks ago. I was very excited to get my hands on The Burning Maze! Let’s see what it’s about…
The Burning Maze by Rick Riordan (Cover from Goodreads)
Apollo aka Lester continues his quest to free all the oracles. He’s tramping the maze with our favorite satyr Grover and the ever so irritating demigod Meg to find the third emperor who’s making camp out in the west. Who might that be? And will our heroes be able to defeat him?
Where do I begin. I have to many feelings about this book. We all know by now that Rick Riordan is a master of his trade. With The Burning Maze he delivered another smart, funny, moving novel that you won’t be able to put down. Continue reading
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)
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! Continue reading
I’m currently catching up with Rick Riordan’s latest publications. After the Percy Jackson series and the Heroes of Olympus series Riordan created another story related to Greek mythology. The Trials of Apollo will also feature some of your favorite characters from the aforementioned books!
The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan (Cover from Goodreads)
The God Apollo fucked up. Big Time. Zeus is pissed and decide to do what every parent would do: punish the kid and hope they’ll do better next time. Only, punishment isn’t that easy when all the involved parties are immortal. So, Zeus does the most extrem him he could come up with: Apollo is turned into a mortal teenager. As Lester Papadopoulos. While trying to adjust to his new life, Lester/Apollo runs into the rather irritating young demi-God Meg. Oh, and of course there is always a world to save!
As my regular reader will know, I love Rick Riordan’s novels. However, with this one I had my problems at first. The name of each chapter is a bad haiku, as Apollo loves to come up with those. Often. At times this is mildly annoying but mostly funny. Apollo himself turns out to be a self-centered prick who could spend the whole day going on about how super duper wonderful and good-looking he is. While reading the first couple of chapter, I kept thinking “I’ll throw this book out the window, if it goes on like that!” Well, the good news: very soon you’ll get used to Apollo and you will actually grow fond of him! I honestly hadn’t expected that but by the end of the book I liked Apollo/Lester and couldn’t wait for the next one to come out. Continue reading