Review – The burning maze

Title: The burning maze

Author: Rick Riordan

Format: Audiobook

Narrator: Robbie Daymond

Publisher: Disney-hyperion

Publisher audiobook: Penguin books

Page count: 431 (13h 8min)

Release day: May 1st 2018

Series: The trials of Apollo #3

Rating: 4 stars


*May contain spoilers for The hidden oracle and the dark prophecy, click on the names for my review!*


What is it about? (summary from GoodReads)

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. . . .

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What I thought:

Omg Grover is in this book! Grover was one of my favourite characters in the Percy Jackson series! I absolutely love that in each book Apollo and Meg are travelling with other characters, that we know from previous series! I think I would recognize more characters if I would have read The heroes of Olympus as well.

Obviously I still really love the humour, I’m just living for Apollo’s way to selfish comments. Also In this book you see even more growth in Apollo’s characters which I really like!

Also on book 2 I made a comment that the book felt a bit chaotic, but this book definitely did not!

Since I’m listened to these books so quickly after each other, the start to feel a bit the ‘same’. Of course they have to go through different obstacles, but the idea behind the bokos kinda feels the same. But maybe that’s a struggle I have, but you wouldn’t have if you’re in the actual age range? Which does not mean I did not enjoy this book ahha, I really enjoy them. But I’m taking a star since this book is also not living up to book one!

I have to admit I have no idea where to next book will go haha, but I guess we will see next year 🙂


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