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The Dark Prophecy (B&N Exclusive Edition) (The Trials of Apollo Series #2)

The Dark Prophecy (B&N Exclusive Edition) (The Trials of Apollo Series #2)

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by Rick Riordan

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EXCLUSIVE FOR B&N CUSTOMERS: Apollo's Guide to His Least Favorite Roman Emperors. What did these heinous figures from history do in their time, and which one will Lester have to face in THE DARK PROPHECY?

Zeus has punished his son


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EXCLUSIVE FOR B&N CUSTOMERS: Apollo's Guide to His Least Favorite Roman Emperors. What did these heinous figures from history do in their time, and which one will Lester have to face in THE DARK PROPHECY?

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--if it doesn't kill him or drive him insane first. Standing in Apollo's way is the second member of the evil Triumvirate, a Roman emperor whose love of bloodshed and spectacle makes even Nero look tame. To survive the encounter, Apollo will need the help of son of Hephaestus Leo Valdez, the now-mortal sorceress Calypso, the bronze dragon Festus, and other unexpected allies--some familiar, some new--from the world of demigods. Come along for what promises to be a harrowing, hilarious, and haiku-filled ride. . . .

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"A clash of mythic intrigues and centuries of pop culture to thrill die-hard and new fans alike."—Kirkus Reviews


"Riordan's characters continue to be an impressively diverse group. . . . This latest has Riordan's signature wry narration, nonstop action, and mythology brought to life. A must-buy. . . ."—School Library Journal

Product Details

Disney Press
Publication date:
Trials of Apollo Series , #2
Edition description:
B&N Exclusive Edition
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Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 7.80(h) x 1.50(d)
700L (what's this?)
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years


Meet the Author

Rick Riordan, dubbed "storyteller of the gods" by Publishers Weekly, is the author of five #1 New York Times best-selling middle grade series with millions of copies sold throughout the world: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, The Heroes of Olympus, and the Trials of Apollo, based on Greek and Roman mythology; the Kane Chronicles, based on Ancient Egyptian mythology; and Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, based on Norse mythology. Rick collaborated with illustrator John Rocco on two #1 New York Times best-selling collections of Greek myths for the whole family: Percy Jackson's Greek Gods and Percy Jackson's Greek Heroes. Rick lives in Boston, Massachusetts with his wife and two sons. Follow him on Twitter at @camphalfblood.

Brief Biography

San Antonio, TX
Date of Birth:
June 5, 1964
Place of Birth:
San Antonio, TX
B.A. in English and History, University of Texas

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The Dark Prophecy (The Trials of Apollo Series #1) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 44 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is going to be awesome
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The trials of apollo series is gonna be AMAZING. This series is different than Rick's other ones, but its still super good!!! ~ The Oracle at delphi , # percyjacksonfan PS. I'll write an actual review when this book comes out
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have to disagree with you, man. The first book in the seties was classical Rick Riordan; well written, witty, and packed with action.<p> -Cyptor
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can hardly wait for the second book to come! The first was comical, suspenseful and downright A-W-E-S-O-M-E!!!!-Quills
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Why can't it come out sooner you have to wait for a whole year between each book. Love Ruck's books and know that Rick will impress
Anonymous 11 months ago
If you think you might want to read one of Rick's books you should. His books are full of action and mistery. All of the myth books he writes are connected. You will find the same charictors in all of his books. If not with the same name the same persoballitys. They are wonderful stories
Anonymous 18 days ago
This book is about greek gods and goddess'es
Zoey_River 6 months ago
Now, before anyone starts screaming "OMG, 3 STARS?! Zoey, are you alright? What is happening?!" let it be told that I very very much enjoyed The Dark Prophecy by my favorite author since childhood. It is a truth universally acknowledged that Rick Riordan can do no wrong. At all. Never. No chance. And despite the fact that it emotionally hurts me to rate a Rick Riordan book any less than 4 stars, It will be even worse to be untrue to my feelings. This book had it all: hilariousness, new characters, well known and beloved characters, Peaches, kickass demigods, a god going through a humanization phase, Leo Valdez, crazed emperors, sad moments, happy moments, heartwarming moments, heartbreaking moments. I highlighted so many quotes in this book I might as well have highlighted this whole book since it was so quotable. I laughed, I smiled, and I went all 'awww' over almost everything. So then what didn't I like about this book? Nothing, really. "So why did you rate it 3.5 stars?" you might be thinking. Well, you see... it simply didn't give me the BANG I was looking for. You know, that punch to the heart when all of your feelings are a mess and through them, the only thing you can think is: "yes, this is... this is what my heart has been looking/searching/hoping for." Maybe I don't make much sense. This book had many small bangs, just not a big enough one to make me truly, truly fall in love with it. That being said, it's only the second book of the series, you guys! There's so much more epicness coming our way - I can feel it. And... well, it is a truth universally acknowledged (sorry, I just came back from watching Pride and Prejudice and Zombies) that second books in a series are the least favorite ones. That, at least, had been something that always seemed to happen to me with book series. Like how Percy Jackson and the sea of monsters is my least favorite book of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. Or how the second book of the Heroes of Olympus is my least memorable one. Not to say they're not great. Just like not to say I didn't like The Dark Prophecy. I totally had my moments of "this is some awesome stuff" and "oh I missed this so much!" I can't seem to stress this enough but I think you got what I'm trying to say here. My only consolation after saying goodbye (yet again) to my beloved characters of the Percy Jackson universe and having to wait until May 1st, 2018 (please don't let the date change any further) for the third book to come out, is that we get another Rick Riordan book this year and it is none other than the highly anticipated third and last book in the Magnus Chase trilogy! And now, the wait for The Burning Maze begins. Shall we enter the depth of the labyrinth once again, my friends? *For the full review (with spoilers): http://magiverse.blogspot.co.il/2017/05/the-dark-prophecy-by-rick-riordan-book.html
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous 4 months ago
Really loving the multiple stories
Anonymous 6 months ago
Finally its out!!!!!
Anonymous 6 months ago
I picked up my nook for the first time in years to buy this book. I bought it to only find that it won't let me turn the pages? My other books work fine and let me do everything i should be able to do. Despite being on page one, it tells me there are only 8 pages left. I cannot jump to a page or turn from the first page. Please give mr a refund or tell me how to fix this! Thank you.
Anonymous 6 months ago
Walks in wearing skinny jeans and a loose black crop top that said ganster rap made me do it. I am wearing black combat boots and my hair is in two french braids. I sit down and look bored as he.ll." wow this class is emptier than the classrooms at the high school. That is when no one is fu.cking in them." I snort and smerk.
Anonymous 6 months ago
Practically runs in. She collapes into a chair.
Anonymous 6 months ago
Do you get this reference? Potina, the Roman goddess of childhood drinks, who pursued us in the form of a giant red pitcher emblazoned with a smiley face.
Anonymous 6 months ago
I love following Apollo through his trials, watching him become a little more human, through compassion, and seeing the change in respect from his peers.
Anonymous 6 months ago
Anonymous 7 months ago
I will write a real review later but i just got it
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Anonymous 27 days ago
I loved it, especially Calypsos and Lesters interactions.
Anonymous 28 days ago
Amazing book
Anonymous 3 months ago
This book is an epic cliff hanger which will leae you frthing with excitment for the next amazung jourmey with more gods and davngers!
Anonymous 5 months ago
Great read and it gives you how not everything is as black and white as it may seem