The Burning Maze (The Trials of Apollo, #3) by Rick Riordan

The Burning Maze (The Trials of Apollo, #3)

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,...

Details The Burning Maze (The Trials of Apollo, #3)

TitleThe Burning Maze (The Trials of Apollo, #3)
Release DateMay 1st, 2018
GenreFantasy, Mythology, Young Adult, Childrens, Middle Grade

Reviews The Burning Maze (The Trials of Apollo, #3)

  • Regan
    all the emotions
  • P
    “Pain is an interesting thing. You think you have reached your limit and you can’t possibly feel more tortured. Then you discover there is still another level of agony. And another level after that.” Dear Mr.Riordan, The Burning Maze wasn’t what I expected at all. You dared to DO THAT in this book, and yes, I’m here weeping for what you’ve done. The book is like the mixture of The Battle of the Labyrinth and The House of Hades which ...
  • Taylor
    "It's been my observation," I said, "that you humans are more than the sum of your history. You can choose how much of your ancestry to embrace. You can overcome the expectations of your family and your society. What you cannot do, and should never do, is try to be someone other than yourself."...*screams into the void*Whelp. Rick's done it. Not since The Mark of Athena have I felt so destroyed by a Rick Riordan book.IT'S NOT FAIR I TELL YOU.*swi...
  • - ̗̀ jess ̖́-
    Hey folks! It's that time of year when I write a really incoherent screamy review about Rick Riordan's books and I get told to chill, but I have no chill when it comes to Rick Riordan. And believe me when I say that this time, Rick Riordan is not fucking around. Don't get me wrong - for a lot of the book, we've got the same fun adventure romp that many readers have come to love about Rick's books, even if it is somewhat formulaic. We've got Apoll...
  • ambsreads
    Thank you Penguin Random House for a full copy. All thoughts are my ownYOU CAN ALSO FIND MY REVIEWS FOR ALL THE BOOKS IN THIS SERIES ON MY BLOG! CLICK HEREDare I say it? I may just. The Burning Maze is one of Rick Riordan’s top five books of all time. This book had it all. Character development that didn’t fade away, action, death, drama and the inclusion of past characters didn’t feel forced. Oh, I forgot to mention the best part! The Burn...
  • samantha (books-are-my-life20)
    This book has everything a Rick Riordan book needs to have with it making me laugh, cry and feel pretty much every feeling in between. It feels both dark yet light at the same time, which is very hard to have. i loved that Meg and Apollo have very difficult self journeys in this book. And we get to see Grover again which was a plus i love his character. But i do have a question for Mr Ridordan Why is the third book in a serie always so sad?! I me...
  • Coreen (AsThePlotThickens)
  • Lucy Ghost
    "I would be Apollo.I would remember"i just need to sit and cry for the rest of my life...buddy reading with the #ReadRiordanBookClub and Iliana
  • Neil (or bleed)
    The Burning Maze is, by far, the best in this series, The Trials of Apollo. I don't know about you but I really did admire Apollo on this book. I mean, he's still the eccentric, conceited god but he continue to make progress as a god/mortal, emotionally and intellectually. He continue to realize the value of human and the human nature. And I just love how it was portrayed and delivered in the novel.The Burning Maze is also the book, among the oth...
  • Oda Renate
    Just as the other books in this series the words to describe it; Humor, twist and quality quality quality!Sad its a whole year to the next one but hey, I can always read the imprint books.
  • Sally ☾
    "Whatever happens, when you get back to Olympus, when you're a god again, remember. Remember what it's like to be human." I will never forgive Uncle Rick for this.I just...cannot believe. I don’t want to believe.everything hurts.*cries forever*
  • Sara
    The third instalment in The Trials of Apollo series by Rick Riordan sees our heroes face the final Roman emperor in the Triumvirate, as well as meeting a large number of dryads in a very hot and desert like California. We’re also joined by Piper and Jason, demigod heroes last seen in The Heroes of Olympus series - and let’s just say they’re on rather fractious terms...This picks up the action straight away, as we see Apollo, Meg and Grover ...
  • Nadia
    ”Remember what it’s like to be human.” 4.5 stars TW: violence, death The Writing It’s the classic Apollo-style writing that we had in the previous two Apollo books that I absolutely loved mixed with just classic Riordan writing that we get in all of his books and I also love. It’s funny, it’s got character, it’s easy to fly through. I appreciate it. There’s really not much else to be said about it. The Plot/Pacing It’s so fastpa...
  • Nikki Poulos
    Was Jason my favorite character? No. No he wasn't. DID I STILL SOB WHEN HE FREAKING DIED??? YOU BET YOUR ASS I DIDRick has never shied away from killing off characters (IM STILL NOT OVER BECKENDORF AND SELENA) but this time he went after ONE OF THE SEVEN! I've been reading Riordan's books for almost a decade now and was truly shocked when this happened. My baby boy Percy better be safe and get to go to college and have cute dates with his gf and ...
  • Eloise
    Uncle Rick... what did you do to my heart...?I'll admit the first two Trials of Apollo were just okay. This one, was brilliant.So many emotions. Too many emotions.I have grown to care about Piper and Jason as side characters in this one book, 10 times more than I did in the five Heroes of Olympus books.I also FINALLY care Meg and Apollo and the relationship they have. I even love them.Don't get me started on how wonderful it was to go on an adven...
  • Charlotte
    well fuck uncle rick can still make me cry
  • Captain Nemo (The Demigod Slytherin Who Drives A Jeep)
    Darn you uncle rick. WHY CANT YOU WRITE FASTER!!Update: THE COVER! It’s so amazing!Another update: Here’s a sneak peek!!!, now for the actual review! This book was awesome! The third book is always a turning point in Rick Riordan's five part series. This book was no different. It was happy at some points and sad in others. I am so glad Grover has made come back. Plus we see an appearance from Piper...
  • Devann
    So I really loved this. Apollo is definitely my favorite god [in the general Riordanverse], Meg is great, and it's nice to see some cameos from familiar characters throughout [although I still cannot believe that (view spoiler)[Rick just killed off Jason like that??? It feels wrong for him to die outside of his own series lol Like if Batman just died in some random Aquaman issue and never came back, because I'm pretty sure he won't be bringing hi...
  • Rivka
    Something happened and I definitely didn’t expect it
  • Ashley
    This is my favorite thing Riordan has written in years. I think partially I liked it so much because I had such trouble with the first two books in this series, enough that I was almost 100% sure I would stop reading his books after this series was through. I think I'm going to reevaluate that decision based on how much I enjoyed reading The Burning Maze. We'll see. But aside from liking it simply because it was better than the first two is not t...
  • Deeksha Hegde
    I actually can't wait for the next book to be released! This was a very much heartbreaking book, with enough information about how egoistic, useless Apollo can be, only to later be enlightened that he has a heart too. However, Jason's death (**SPOILER**) was really unjustified. Why he had to die?? I am feeling bad after this book, I think I should search some cheerful books for myself!
  • Gabry
    Uno dei libri più belli scritti da Zio Rick.
  • Jayni
    wow I’m dead that was definitely the darkest book yetidk how I’m gonna survive until the next one I need it now4.5/5 🌟
  • সালমান হক
    এটা আমার পড়া রিক রিওরডানের উনিশতম বই। উ-নি-শ-ত-ম!!! আর এই উনিশে এসেও এরকম ধাককা খাবো বুঝতে পারিনি। টরায়ালস অফ অযাপেলো সিরিজিটা শুরু থেকেই ভালো লাগছিল, কিনতু তৃতীয় বইয়ে এসে যে...
  • Kayla
    So I thought this series was trioligy but no we have 2? More books left. I really enjoyed this installment it was a lot darker than all the Rick Riordon books I've read so far.The massive death didn't effect me much but it was upsetting to see what effect it had on the others. This is a Mytholgy based series so I wouldn't be suprised if we saw some resurrection in the next book.
  • Iliana Matute