Thanks to Disney-Hyperion for sending me a copy, and for providing a prize pack for my readers. All thoughts are my own. Amazon affiliate links are used within this post.
We have been huge Rick Riordan fans since the first Percy Jackson book came out about 11 years ago. We look forward to each new book because we know we’ll find adventure and humor, and we know that we’ll always learn something interesting, too. I love that I can enjoy each Rick Riordan book as much as my kids do!
The second book in Riordan’s The Trials of Apollo series is coming to stores as of May 2, 2017 (it’s available for preorder now), and we’re so excited to get our copy and start reading the story!
About the Book
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….
By Rick Riordan
Published by Disney-Hyperion
In stores and online May 2nd, 2017
Inspired by the God of Poetry
Apollo is the god of many things – God of Music, God of Poetry, and God of the Sun. And he LOVES Haikus (what? You didn’t know that about him?). My boys and I decided to have a little Apollo-inspired fun, and we penned these fun little Haikus. Can you tell which is mine, which is my 16-year-old son’s, and which is my 12-year-old son’s? Someone wrote two…
Roses are yellow
Violets are not very blue
I’m a cool fellow
The spring is sprung
Birds chirp outside my window
Send more tissue, please
The sun is outside
The sun makes me happier
The end of the day
The friendship of life
It wrenches away your strife
Young live is now wife
Challenge: Write me a haiku in the comments below! Have fun with it!
Win a Dark Prophecy Prize Pack
This is so exciting! To celebrate the release of The Dark Prophecy, three different prize packs will be offered in giveaways across the web inspired by Apollo’s godliness – God of Music, God of Poetry, and God of the Sun. Collect them all! I’ve got the God of Poetry prize, and one (1) winner from Food Fun Family will receive:
- Copy of The Dark Prophecy
- The Trials of Apollo pen and pocket journal
Giveaway open to US addresses only. Prizing and samples provided by Disney-Hyperion. This giveaway will close at 11:59pm ET May 11, 2017, after which a winner will be chosen at random and notified via email. Good luck!
About 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.
Connect with Rick Riordan
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