Get ready!! The Dark Prophecy (The Trials of Apollo, Book 2) by Rick Riordan is now at a bookstore near you!!
A big thanks to Disney-Hyperion for providing a prize pack for my readers and a review copy of the book which they’re sending today! 🙂
Readers, scroll down to enter the #TrialsofApollo “God of Poetry” giveaway!
In a haunted cave
To restore the oracle
Lester quests with friends
The Dark Prophecy (The Trials of Apollo, Book 2) by Rick Riordan
The Dark Prophecy Is Here
I haven’t yet seen a review copy yet so I can’t give you my thoughts about the book. (Darn!) But here’s the gist from the publisher:
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 kids and I enjoyed the first Trials of Apollo book so much, we hope this will be just as good.
And in related news, my daughter recently got 100% on her 9th grade English Greek gods and goddesses quiz thanks primarily to Rick Riordan’s books. (Which is a cool bonus of these books — you’ll gain so much knowledge about the Greek pantheon!)
Rick Riordan, dubbed “storyteller of the gods” by Publishers Weekly, is the author of five #1 New York Times best-selling middle grade series with millions of copies sold throughout the world: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, The Heroes of Olympus, and the Trials of Apollo, based on Greek and Roman mythology; the Kane Chronicles, based on Ancient Egyptian mythology; and Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, based on Norse mythology. Rick collaborated with illustrator John Rocco on two #1 New York Times best-selling collections of Greek myths for the whole family: Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods and Percy Jackson’s Greek Heroes. Rick lives in Boston, Massachusetts with his wife and two sons. Follow him on Twitter at @camphalfblood.
Get all the latest Rick Riordan and Trials of Apollo news:
God of Poetry Prize Pack
One (1) winner receives:
- Copy of The Dark Prophecy
- The Trials of Apollo pen and pocket journal
Giveaway open to US addresses only.
Prizing and samples provided by Disney-Hyperion.
The Dark Prophecy (The Trials of Apollo, Book 2)
FTC Disclosure: I partnered with Disney-Hyperion on this blog post and giveaway.
Also read: The Best Greek Mythology Books for Kids