The Burning Maze

The Burning Maze

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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. . . .
Publisher: [United States] : Disney Book Group, 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 a... Read More »


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Anna Beyer
Jul 08, 2019

When Piper and Jason broke up, I thought that was the worst thing ever. Then Jason died... I was heart broken. But the even if the book was really very sad, it was still thrilling.

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elliotgold
Jul 03, 2019

Best book in the series

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henrybaah
May 21, 2019

EVEN IF THERE IS A SMALL CHANCE THAT THEY CAN STOP THIS, THEY OWN IT TO EVERYONE WHO IS NOT WITH THEM TO TRY. AND THEY WILL.

WHATEVER IT TAKES

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orange_tiger_2383
Apr 15, 2019

Really good book. But not as great as Rick Riordan's other Percy Jackson books.

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mikeandemilyd
Jan 31, 2019

WARNING TO PARENTS:
This series (Trials of Apollo) contains mature content for children. There are bisexual characters as well as homosexual relationships.

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thepro132
Jan 18, 2019

the books good but REALY? why jason he was the best character they stabbed him twice realy rick? not cool

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beibei61
Dec 12, 2018

I like leo valdez

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black_hawk_5010
Oct 09, 2018

it was a good book.

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MLTinOP
Oct 07, 2018

This book was okay. It definantly wasn't as good as the Heros of Olympus series, but I'm glad that the brought back old characters. I was VERY mad at Uncle Rick for the character that he killed. Unlike most people, they were one of my favorites. I hope they come back to life some how...

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derekzhu
Oct 06, 2018

It is a good book
The Greek god Apollo, cast down to earth as the ungifted human teenager Lester Papadopoulos, and his demigod friends must go through the Labyrinth to find the third emperor--and an Oracle who speaks in word puzzles--somewhere in the American Southwestpollo, Meg, and Grover find themselves in the smoldering ruins of Palm Springs in this third installment in Riordan's popular Trials of Apollo series. Fires and drought are putting the dryads in danger, and Apollo knows that the only way to restore the rightful order is to free the oracle hidden below ground in a dangerous labyrinth. As the stakes get higher and Apollo experiences loss and sacrifice firsthand, the god loses some of his trademark braggadocio and begins to suspect his punishment losing his godly powers to walk the earth as a chubby human teen is more than just a product of Zeus' short temper. Meanwhile, Meg begins to uncover some important secrets from her past. Of course, this is Riordan, so there's plenty of snarky banter and comedy mixed in among the drama. Amid the cinematic pacing and well-choreographed action scenes, Riordan squeezes in plenty of character development into the expanding cast of characters, even minor ones who don't get a lot of page space. Riordan's fans will appreciate seeing some familiar faces in this puzzle-filled installment, and a cliff-hanger ending will make them eager for the sequel.--Sarah Hunter Copyright 2018 Booklist
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orange_tiger_2383
Apr 15, 2019

"And I thought I had a powerful voice." -Piper McLean

I would be Apollo.
I would remember.

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leileileeculham
Aug 08, 2018

"It's an acoustic," Meg said.
-Page 390

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Kastner30
Jul 30, 2018

Page 126 in chapter 13

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donutwombat
Jul 02, 2018

"Don't let either of us tell you what to do. Make up your own mind. " -Piper
Pg. 157

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Gwen904
Jun 27, 2018

"The creator's daughter has spoken!" cried a Melia.
"Daughter of two creators!" said another.
"Twice blessed!"
"Wise solver of puzzles!"
"The Meg!"
That left the last two with little to add, so they muttered, "Yep. The Meg. Yep."
- Page 400

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Gwen904
Jun 27, 2018

Power makes good people uneasy rather than joyful or boastful. That's why good people so rarely rise to power.
- Page 396

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Gwen904
Jun 27, 2018

And, yes, even immortal Sibyls need to use the toilet. Some of their best prophecies come to them… Never mind.
- Page 361

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