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The Trials of Apollo, Book Two: The Dark Prophecy

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Rick Riordan

Narrated By: Robbie Daymond

Publisher: Listening Library (Audio)

Date: May 2017

Duration: 12 hours 32 minutes


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. . . .


  • Cynthia B

    Riordan is in top-notch form as he continues the hilarious and poignant adventures of the great god Apollo, currently thrust into the body of an awkward teen-aged mortal. The second triumvirate villain opposing Apollo and his motley assortment of hero-allies in this second book is truly scary in viciousness and personal hatred. He -- and the oracle Apollo must face --both make the emperor Nero of Book One look positively harmless. I love the weaving in of mythical and historical stories that is Riordan's signature style. Many riveting and dangerous twists! Young, troubled Meg is the most complex and satisfying female demi-god/warrior to be introduced in Riordan's graeco-roman-Percy-Jackson-verse; the perfect "exasperating little sister" to undercut Apollo's charming quirkiness. Their ongoing journey of self discovery and mutual humanizing of each other is a delight. This audio version was expertly performed!! Laugh out loud fun.

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  • Grace H

    It was a great book. The narrator was absolutely amazing!

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  • Melissa D.

    So amazing!!! Even better than the first!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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