Trials of Apollo: The Dark Prophecy is just a couple months away, and we finally have a first look at Rick Riordan’s next book!

About ‘The Trials of Apollo: The Dark Prophecy’

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 do anything about them without his powers? After experiencing a series of dangerous — and frankly, humiliating — trials at Camp Half-Blood, Apollo must now leave the relative safety of the demigod training ground and embark on a hair-raising journey across North America. Fortunately, what he lacks in godly graces he’s gaining in new friendships — with heroes who will be very familiar to fans of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians and Heroes of Olympus series. Come along for what promises to be a harrowing, hilarious, and haiku-filled ride.

Check out the cover for ‘The Dark Prophecy’

It was exclusively revealed on USA Today:

Once a more complete version of the cover has been uploaded, we’ll update the article. Meanwhile, read an excerpt on USA Today.

Want more Rick Riordan news?

Percy Jackson author Rick Riordan is constantly at work on various projects, and these last couple years have seen the introduction of two new series from the prolific writer. The Trials of Apollo series brought Percy Jackson back into the fold, but our hearts may have been stolen by none other than the god Apollo. Read our review of The Hidden Oracle.

All the information about The Dark Prophecy can be found in our previous article. We’re not sure where Apollo will be headed to next, but remember there was something about Indiana…and bananas. Oh, and expect Jason Grace to show up again.

If you’re looking for more Apollo-y goodness, be sure to check out our complete list of cameos in The Hidden Oracle, as well as our ultimate playlist for the book. It’s weird, but it works.

Meanwhile, the third Magnus Chase book comes out this fall, and will be titled Ship of the Dead.

‘The Dark Prophecy’ will hit shelves on May 2, 2017

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