The Dark Prophecy

The Dark Prophecy

eBook - 2017
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Leaving the safety of the demigod training ground, a disgraced Apollo embarks on a quest across North America to find a dangerous ancient-world Oracle while navigating the challenges of the evil Triumvirate.
Publisher: Los Angeles : Disney-Hyperion, 2017
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781368001014
1368001017
1368013775
9781368013772
1484746422
9781484746424
Characteristics: 1 online resource (414 pages)

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blue_ant_538
Aug 10, 2018

Rick Riordan is amazing.

Team Leo!!!

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lbowlby11
Aug 01, 2018

Once again, Rick Riordan has created another series to fall in love with! As the second book of the "Trials of Apollo" series, it carries on the suspense, momentum and humour from the first book "The Hidden Oracle". Any readers who loved the Percy Jackson or "Heroes of Olympus" series will love this spinoff as it includes some references and characters from the first two series. Not to mention that they will definitely be left excited for the next book "The Burning Maze". Personally, I would recommend this book and series to any reader looking for an exciting read this summer.

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AsheVanguard
Jul 04, 2018

I basically read this book because Leo was in it there wasn't any other reason

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Gwen904
Apr 08, 2018

Wow. This book was really cool. Way better than Riordan's lame Magnus Chase series.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Mar 18, 2018

After Meg's betrayal, Apollo searches for the second oracle with the help of his demigod "friends". Follow along with Apollo throughout his journey filled with adventure. This book is the second book in the Trials of Apollo series. Its a great book filled with monsters from greek mythology, once dead kings and even a fire breathing metal dragon! Once again Rick Riordan has managed to bring his books alive with this incredibly written story. If you loved Rick Riordan's previous series you're sure to love this one! This book is perfect for people who love adventure books.
- @FANtastic of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

Once upon a time, there was a (greek) god called Apollo. After bearing the wrath of his father, he was "reduced" to a puny mortal and became a part of a prophecy. Having been betrayed and left behind, he feels a sense of despair unlike before. Luckily, what must happen will come to pass, and he is accompanied by steadfast characters that bring out the best of Rick Riordan's stories. This is definitely a book written by the best, and young readers of all ages will surely be left excited for the next.
- @Siri of The Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

The dark prophecy is amazing. I especially love the humor in it, Apollo is a wonderful character that always demands attention to his friends and his enemies. The feeling in the story is overwhelming too. Friendship, compassion and rage fill each page. It is one of the best book ever.

Clarisse, 10

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freeplaysoup
Jan 30, 2018

iv read the 1st but not this one yet the 1st one is awsome

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Dixiedog2
Dec 28, 2017

Rick Riordan’s The Dark Prophecy – Trials of Apollo – Book 2; Excellent. Doctor-at-Bass-Fishing. T. Adams.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Aug 09, 2017

Humorous in ways that will have you needing to contain your laughter whilst in public. I had a spectacular journey, learning new facts about mythology I could never see myself learning outside of this book. Following the former god, Apollo, through his quest around America while he struggles to make plans on how to kill the monsters around him is very entertaining when his new friendships he makes shows him he isn’t as amazing as he sees himself. Meg, his “sidekick,” went away with her evil stepfather, Nero, and is working for him which was very shocking in The Hidden Oracle however she indeed makes an appearance in The Dark Prophecy. It is very evident her powers have enhanced and she may become unstoppable in the near future. While new and old mythology characters in The Percy Jackson series are introduced, Apollo’s plans may not go the way everyone plans and can leave them doomed. I would highly recommend this book for Greek and Roman mythology book readers for the originality and the relation between both sides of the gods. I would give this book a rating of 4/5.
- @booklover327 of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

Rick Riordan has written yet another wonderful and hilarious novel about Roman and Greek mythology. The story takes place in our modern world, seen through the perspective of a teenager/former god. His narration is filled with humour, sarcasm, and many pop culture references. The story is full of action and adventure, and there is always something new within every chapter to keep you engaged. You’ll learn plenty of new and interesting things about the Roman Empire and their mythology as well as gain a better understanding of the sun god, Apollo. The characters are very diverse and deliver great jokes, puns, and lessons worth learning. You’ll surely find a character that you’ll love and/or relate to. The story provides great messages for all audiences, but make sure you read the first book in the series, The Hidden Oracle, before reading The Dark Prophecy to understand the plot and events that occur. 5/5 stars.
- @demi.god.on.a.mission of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

Apollo, currently mortal, wants to reclaim his god-hood. But he is currently stuck travelling with returning friends Leo, Calypso and Festus, attempting to complete the three tasks he must accomplish in order to do so: First, rescue Meg McCaffrey from her villainous step-father. Second, defeat the mysterious second emperor. And third, restore the most terrifying of all Greek oracles: the Oracle of Trophonius. The only things more terrifying are the long-lost family members he meets, the consequences of acts he committed thousands of years ago, and the doomsday prophecy he must receive. The Dark Prophecy has officially made the Trials of Apollo it’s own series; it has plenty of new characters and elements, but enough of the old ones to make sure all the fans of his previous books return for more. It’s also as incredibly addictive as the rest of his books. Rick Riordan unsurprisingly juggles the seriousness of an epic struggle of good vs. evil with plenty of humour and personal struggles, pointing out that the heroes are superheroes, yet making them seem entirely human. He explores many concepts while somehow finding new and terrifying greek and roman monsters and enemies for his heroes to defeat. Reading his previous in-universe books is strongly recommended, but only because they’re all so good, so unnecessary. Rick has been dubbed the “storyteller of the gods,” and this hot new book further proves that title is going to stick like Leo to his tool belt for a long, long time.
- @R2-D2 of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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NikkiHessami
Jul 31, 2017

The Dark Prophecy was a great book. I really like the humour in this book and all of his other books. Rick Riordan manages to make humour even in battle scenes. I also really liked how Rick made references to the Hero's of Olympus series and how some of the character's were in the book. I would recommend this book to people who like funny books and mythology books.

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Jun 20, 2017

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Feb 13, 2017

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canren
Feb 14, 2017

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

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