The Dark Prophecy

The Dark Prophecy

Large Print - 2017 | Large print edition
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Apollo's punishment is to take the form of gawky sixteen-year-old mortal, Lester. After a series of trials, he must go to the American Midwest to find the most dangerous Oracle from ancient times
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2017
Edition: Large print edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781410495884
Branch Call Number: JLT RIORDAN,R
Characteristics: 539 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
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Jan 06, 2021

This is the second installment in the Trials of Apollo series by Rick Riordan. Apollo continues his quest to free the oracles, alongside his demigod master, Meg. They face many monsters in pursuit of one of the emperors of the Triumvirate, and receive help from familiar faces at Camp Half-Blood and Camp Jupiter.

Dec 07, 2020

As Apollo's quest continues (inside Lester's body), he and his travelling companions land in Indianapolis. The location lent itself to some interesting local landmarks and the charms of "fly over" country. There were a multitude of pop culture references and humorous interludes in the midst of peril. After reading the Percy Jackson books and then the Heroes of Olympus series, I enjoyed having characters from both series participating in Apollo's quest and/or making cameo appearances. The problem with Apollo taking Percy's place as the main event in this series is his questionable past. There are just too many references to his extracurricular activities and I have lost interest in moving on with The Trials of Apollo. More PG-13 than PG. Definitely more appropriate for teens even if shelved in the J Fic section like it is in my library.

Oct 31, 2020

An amazing book!!! My most favourite series now!!! Rick Riordan did an amazing job!

Sep 18, 2020

The Dark Prophecy, the second book in the series Trials of Apollo, tells the story of Apollo banished to Earth by Zeus as a mortal. This book carries over the story of book one. At the beginning of the book, Apollo is traveling with Leo Valdez and Calypso on the bronze dragon Festus. Apollo’s mission is to free all of the five oracles from the evil Triumvirate. During his search, he goes to the Waystation, a living building where he stays. He soon finds Meg McCaffrey, the daughter of Demeter to whom he is literally a slave. Together, the group must free Georgina, the daughter of the caretakers, from the Triumvirate and restore her mind. They must also find a way to destroy the Oracle of Trophonius. As in the first book, numerous complications arise, and Apollo and his friends must persevere.
Riordan is able to add a lot of humor due to Apollo’s complicated past with nearly every immortal character. Riordan uses this to his advantage and prevents the book from being too serious. Riordan also explains the maturation of Apollo very nicely. Apollo consistently learns more about and empathizes with his mortal friends. It is important to this story to show the development of Apollo and not simply move from event to event. The largest problem with this book is that it is very similar to others that Riordan has written. He has maintained more or less the same style as he used with the Percy Jackson series and the Magnus Chase series. Eventually, readers will start to feel bored. However, I felt that this has not yet happened and I would still recommend this book to anyone.

Aug 14, 2020

This series is EPIC!!!
For those of you who don't know, there are five books. 1. The Hidden Oracle. 2. The Dark Prophecy. 3. The Burning Maze. 4. The Tyrant's Tomb. The fifth one, Nero's Tower, is supposed to come out October 2020.
This is a sequel series to the series Percy Jackson. That's pretty awesome too.
The god Apollo has been kicked out of Olympus by Zeus, and is stuck on Earth as a mortal human, with no powers, named Lester Papadopoulos. He finds himself having to serve Meg, a demi-god daughter of Demeter, the god of plants. They have to go on quests to free Apollo's oracles, kill the three immortal, tyrant, Roman emperors who have somehow survived (yes, that includes Nero.), and kick the Python out of the main oracle's cave.
This is an epic five-piece adventure that I would recommend for 13 years old and up.

Feb 29, 2020

It's not the best Rick Riordan book by a long shoot, but it's not completely trash.

Feb 15, 2020

I love the book and the way that the storyline but I think thay (spoiler alert) should not kill hloise because it's just sad.

Jul 31, 2019

Gotta admit, my favorite part of the series is when Meg tells Apollo to shut up. XD

Jun 15, 2019

y'all weird .
hi stormsurfer and blue_ant_538.
stormsurfer and blue_ant_538 I like your comments on the dark prophecy.

May 14, 2019

a very good book. apollos so funny. i cant wait till i have time to read book 3

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Jun 20, 2017

This is an awful book.

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Aug 14, 2020

Apollo, thinking to himself - Stupid Apollo! Amazing, wonderful, stupid Apollo!

Aug 14, 2020

Apollo narrating: My body superheated, every particle igniting in a chain reaction. Like the world's most powerful flashbulb, I blasted the room with radiance. I became pure light.
Thinking back: I looked down. True enough, my skin was now the color of maple bark. My leaf-and-sap cast had burned away, leaving my arm fully healed. I thought I looked quite nice this way, though I hoped I could become a god again before I discovered what sort of horrible skin cancers I'd just given myself. Belatedly, I realized how much danger I'd been in. I had actually managed to reveal my true form. I had become pure light. Stupid Apollo! Amazing, wonderful, stupid Apollo! This mortal body was not meant for channeling such power. I was fortunate I hadn't burned up instantly like an antique flashbulb.

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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