The Dark Prophecy by Rick Riordan
Series: The Trials of Apollo #2
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Published May 2nd, 2017
Genres: YA, Fantasy
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 do anything about them without his powers?
After experiencing a series of dangerous—and frankly, humiliating—trials at Camp Half-Blood, Apollo must now leave the relative safety of the demigod training ground and embark on a hair-raising journey across North America. Fortunately, what he lacks in godly graces he’s gaining in new friendships—with heroes who will be very familiar to fans of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians and Heroes of Olympus series. Come along for what promises to be a harrowing, hilarious, and haiku-filled ride. . . .
This book was amazing! Even better than the first one! I love Rick Riordan’s books but this one is probably my favorite series, after the Heroes of Olympus.
I love the idea of these books. I think they kinda just had something more other than quest after quest, you know? Although we have the same idea, where one gets a prophecy and goes on a quest it just feels different because it’s unpredictable… Apollo wasn’t supposed to be there, a lot of the characters we knew from the other books are not as available as demigods as they once were and in the end that gives us an idiot that had no idea of what to do, a child that seems to be unaffected by whatever happens and the unpredictable…
Apollo, like I said in my last review, is a hell of a character. He is extremely humoristic and narcissistic, which makes sense for a human that was once a god… It’s impossible not to laugh at how he sees the world and how clumsy he is once he is Lester. I love how he shows that he is not a hero, nor he wishes to be, if so, why should a god need demigods, right?!
Another character I love is Meg. She is such a cool, weird character! We never know what she will do, or what she is thinking of. She is the most unpredictable character ever, but she is an incredible demigod, plus she has a cute sidekick named Peaches, which I found hilarious!
And another thing I love about this book is that we see our old favorite characters once again, but not all the time, they just add something to the story and make me feel nostalgic, without taking the spotlight. I thought I would miss Percy much more than I am.. But I’m loving this so much as it is!
I love to know more of Apollo’s past, how he sees things, I love the humor and all the adventures present, and the characters that have been appearing are nothing less than glorious! And I absolutely love the writing!
The only thing I thought could have been better in this book is the last battle. It felt rather short and easy, and I was expecting Apollo to have more difficulties…
Other than that I love this book, I love this series and I can’t wait for more books! I couldn’t recommend it more!
What’s the character you are most anticipating to see in this series?