The Burning Maze

The Burning Maze

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The Greek god Apollo is still in the persona of ungifted human teenager Lester Papadopoulos. Now Lester and his demigod friends must go through the Labyrinth to find the third emperor-- and an Oracle who speaks in word puzzles-- somewhere in the American Southwest. But the longer he stays mortal, the weaker he grows... and the less confident that he will be able to regain his place on Mount Olympus
Publisher: New York : Disney-Hyperion, 2018
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781484746431
1484746430
Branch Call Number: J RIORDAN,R
Characteristics: 431 pages ; 22 cm

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diver_two
Sep 01, 2020

WHY DID Jason HAVE TO DIE!!!!!

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rabbitwoman
Aug 31, 2020

Another great book in this series. I look forward to seeing how the next two books play out.

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Ben_Solo
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.
Summery:
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.

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Salena_0
Aug 13, 2020

WHYYYY DOES JASON DIE WHY WHY WHY

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workalannagraves
Aug 07, 2020

Apollo, once the mighty Greek god of music, medicine, and the prophecy is now exiled to Earth from Olympus by Zeus, the king of all Greek gods. Apollo is exiled from Olympus to Earth, because Zeus wrongly blamed Apollo for making the oracles go kaput, meaning no communication. Now Apollo is on Earth, with the mortal alias of sixteen-year-old Lester Papadopoulos, and he is to finish a quest: to restore the Oracles or prophecy tellers that hold communication services that have gone dark over the past months. Not just that, but "Apollo" also has to defeat some evil Roman emperors that have returned to Earth as gods who want the oracles destroyed. During his quest, he must serve a demigod named Meg McCaffrey and go on that quest with a few other demigods, to get his throne back on Olympus.

Apollo has already partially defeated the emperor Commodus, who somehow vanishes into thin air. Unfortunately, Nero escapes, but Apollo has already secured the two oracles Dodona and Trophonius. But then Apollo now must face another emperor, who is smarter and more powerful than the previous two emperors. His name is Julius Caesar, better known as Caligula. Apollo also must restore the oracle known as the Erythraean Sibyl. They must do all of this quickly until the next new moon (three days).

So what I like about this book is that the structure of the entire plot is well-written, making it easy for readers to understand. The chapters of the book almost always have a remarkable climax to it. I also like how the author Rick Riordan always starts each chapter with a haiku, because Lester Papadopoulos still has some Apollo in his blood as he is the god of poetry. Then Rick Riordan also uses lots of sensory details at the beginning of the book. For example, he describes Caligula's eyes as cold, dark, and evil, which corresponds to Caligula's character.

Though some things can get super depressing, Riordan fixes this by adding humor in the book. Adding humor in stories makes the book funny, such as throwing in lots of hilarity in the haikus, and breaking the fourth wall with humor and sarcasm. Another reason why I enjoyed this book is that everything makes sense. Being the third book in the Trials of Apollo series, the novel flows well from the first two books, so, therefore, it doesn't confuse readers. That way, when some readers don't start with the first book in order, the story still makes sense because the author adds in some recaps to make the entire story understandable. Reading this book because it has descriptive language, language isn't confusing if you have not read the first two books, lots of humor, makes you want to go at the edge of your seat while reading, and the entire character of the book.

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IReadBooks_9
Jul 29, 2020

This was such a good book! I'm sad Jason dies though

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Dimochka_2
Jul 13, 2020

what book is that???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

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MikeZhu16
Jun 29, 2020

This book was funny and was full of action.

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dariandogs
Dec 02, 2019

This was not my favorite book in the series but it was okay I'm sad that Jason died

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Kexin2007lv
Oct 08, 2019

Sad Jason dead

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Ben_Solo
Aug 14, 2020

Behind [Meda], Crest strummed a suspended fourth on the ukulele. Meda, who had apparently forgotten about him, almost leaped into the lava.

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orange_tiger_2383
Apr 15, 2019

"And I thought I had a powerful voice." -Piper McLean

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leileileeculham
Aug 08, 2018

"It's an acoustic," Meg said.
-Page 390

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Kastner30
Jul 30, 2018

Page 126 in chapter 13

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donutwombat
Jul 02, 2018

"Don't let either of us tell you what to do. Make up your own mind. " -Piper
Pg. 157

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Gwen904
Jun 27, 2018

"The creator's daughter has spoken!" cried a Melia.
"Daughter of two creators!" said another.
"Twice blessed!"
"Wise solver of puzzles!"
"The Meg!"
That left the last two with little to add, so they muttered, "Yep. The Meg. Yep."
- Page 400

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Gwen904
Jun 27, 2018

Power makes good people uneasy rather than joyful or boastful. That's why good people so rarely rise to power.
- Page 396

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Gwen904
Jun 27, 2018

And, yes, even immortal Sibyls need to use the toilet. Some of their best prophecies come to them… Never mind.
- Page 361

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