The Burning Maze (The Trials of Apollo, #3)

The Burning Maze (The Trials of Apollo, #3)
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May 01, 2018
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The formerly glorious god Apollo, cast down to earth in punishment by Zeus, is now an awkward mortal teenager named Lester Papadopoulos. In order to regain his place on Mount Olympus, Lester must restore five Oracles that have gone dark. But he has to achieve this impossible task without having any godly powers and while being duty-bound to a confounding young daughter of Demeter named Meg. Thanks a lot, Dad. With the help of some demigod friends, Lester managed to survive his first two trials, one at Camp Half-Blood, and one in Indianapolis, where Meg received the Dark Prophecy. The words she uttered while seated on the Throne of Memory revealed that an evil triumvirate of Roman emperors plans to attack Camp Jupiter. While Leo flies ahead on Festus to warn the Roman camp, Lester and Meg must go through the Labyrinth to find the third emperor--and an Oracle who speaks in word puzzles--somewhere in the American Southwest. There is one glimmer of hope in the gloom-filled prophecy: The cloven guide alone the way does know. They will have a satyr companion, and Meg knows just who to call upon. . . .

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Apollo, now known as a human teenager named Lester, must restore five Oracles that have gone dark in order to return to his former godly standing. However, he doesn't have his godly powers to help him succeed. THE BURNING MAZE starts out in the Labyrinth where Apollo, Meg and Grover are trying to get out alive and the adventure doesn't stop no matter how many pages you turn.

The character development in THE BURNING MAZE is so incredible. I love that we got Grover back. Apollo is so much fun to read, and we learn some more about Meg's background. I also love all of the interactions between Apollo and Meg. They're so perfect.

Rick Riordan and Greek Mythology are the perfect match and THE BURNING MAZE is just another piece of proof of it. There's action, humor, and so much more compacted into this brilliant novel. I enjoyed it from cover to cover, but have to admit it hurt my heart for reasons I don't want to say to avoid spoiling it.

Final Verdict: I would recommend this to fans of mythology, comedy, action, and to those fans of Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson series.
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