The Trials of Apollo: The Burning Maze (Large Print / Library Binding)
Other Books in Series
This is book number 3 in the Trials of Apollo series.
- #1: The Trials of Apollo Book One The Hidden Oracle (Hardcover): $19.99
- #2: The Trials of Apollo Book Two The Dark Prophecy (Hardcover): $19.99
- #4: The Tyrant's Tomb (Trials of Apollo #4) (Large Print / Library Binding): $24.14
- #5: The Tower of Nero (Trials of Apollo, Book Five) (The Trials of Apollo #5) (CD-Audio): $50.00
The formerly glorious god Apollo, cast down to earth in punishment by Zeus as an awkward mortal teenager named Lester Papadopoulos, must restore five Oracles that have gone dark. Duty-bound to a confounding young daughter of Demeter named Meg, Lester managed to survive his first two trials. Now he 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.
For anyone wanting to try a steam punk or for steam-punk aficionados this book is ideal. Set in two distinct steam-punk worlds that have turned 19th Century European life on its head: the world of the Clankers, advanced and powerful steam-powered machines in Austral-Hungary, and that of the Beasties, genetically fabricated Darwinian creatures in Britain. The story follows Daryn, a girl disguised as a boy to enter the British Air Service so she can fly. It also follows Alek, the prince of Austral-Hungary who must flee his royal after his parents are assassinated. From two separate opposing worlds, Alek and Daryn are thrown together by extreme circumstances aboard the mighty airship, the giant hydrogen-breathing modified whale of the air the Leviathan. A roller-coaster of action and intrigue, this book is also an incredibly well thought out politically and historically. - Linnea