We are excited to announce that the second book in the “Trials of Apollo” series by Rick Riordan (i.e., THE DARK PROPHECY) will be released soon (May 2, 2017).
Apollo is the god of many things! 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!
Scroll down to enter for your chance to win a “God of Poetry” prize pack which includes a copy of “The Dark Prophecy” (US only).
FTC DISCLOSURE: Mother Daughter Book Reviews has partnered with Disney-Hyperion for this promotion. We are receiving books, merchandise and prizing from Disney-Hyperion.
Title: The Dark Prophecy (The Trials of Apollo, Book 2) | Author: Rick Riordan | Publication Date: May 2, 2017 | Publisher: Disney Hyperion | Pages: 432 | Recommended Age: 8+
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.
Apollo: God of Poetry
Because we are featuring the “poetry” side of Apollo, we are going to have little fun today. I decided to create a little haiku (haikus are featured in the first book, The Hidden Oracle) to summarize the plot of The Dark Prophecy.
Here it goes!
God of poetry
A dangerous enemy
Ok, maybe that also summarizes the first book. Good luck in the giveaway!
*** GIVEAWAY ***
Prize: One (1) winner will receive a “God of Poetry” prize pack containing the following:
- Copy of The Dark Prophecy
- The Trials of Apollo pen and pocket journal
Contest ends: May 10, 11:59 pm, 2017
Open: United States
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About the Author: Rick Riordan
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.