Apollo Alert! See The Cover For The Burning Maze Now!

A new year means a new adventure with Apollo, but while The Trials of Apollo Book 3: The Burning Maze might not hit shelves until May 1st, Entertainment Weekly has the scoop on what’s to come with an exclusive Uncle Rick Q&A, the first look at the stunning John Rocco cover, and an excerpt from the books opening chapter that already has us itching for more.

Click here to see for yourself! Than check out 5 THINGS WE JUST LEARNED ABOUT THE BURNING MAZE over on  ReadRiordan.com, and make sure you load up on all the Riordan related Educator Guides for all the classroom discussions you can have while you wait for Book 3.

The formerly glorious god Apollo, cast down to earth in punishment by Zeus, is now an awkward mortal teenager. In order to regain his place on Mount Olympus, Apollo must restore five Oracles that have gone dark. Thanks a lot, Dad. With the help of some demigod friends, Apollo managed to survive his first two trials. The first 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. There is one glimmer of hope in the gloom-filled prophecy: The cloven guide alone the way does know… 

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.