The Trials of Apollo Book 2 Cover Revealed in USA Today!

Since The Trials of Apollo Book 1: The Hidden Oracle took fans back to Camp Half-Blood this past summer we’ve all been waiting for word on what’s next from Rick Riordan. Well the wait is officially over as of this morning as USA TODAY gave us the first look at the jacketed cover to  The Trials of Apollo Book 2: The Dark Prophecy along with an exclusive excerpt of the upcoming book. Click through below for a sneak peek at what lies in wait fromt world of Percy Jackson.

Lester Papadopoulos is a typical teenage boy in many ways, but he’s no ordinary 16-year-old.

In fact, his Greek surname hints at his true identity: he’s Apollo, son of the Greek god Zeus, cast down to Earth as a mere mortal as punishment by his really annoyed dad.

Now Lester/Apollo is back in The Dark Prophecy, The Trials of Apollo, the second book about Roman demigods in a five-book series for young readers by best-selling author Rick Riordan. It will be published on May 2 by Disney-Hyperion, and USA TODAY has a first look at the jacket and an exclusive excerpt.