My Rating: 4.5
This is a wonderful start to a new series in the Percy Jackson world that Riordan created.
Apollo is now a human teenager and has to undergo ‘trials’ in order to become a God again with the forgiveness from his father, Zeus.
The writing in this series is much like the original Percy Jackson series as it’s in first-person perspective and because of this the comedy is delightful – I found myself laughing, not just breathing loudly, at some of the situations and the way Apollo says things; it’s wonderful and fun.
I want to quickly appreciate the Nico-Will relationship and Apollos reaction to it – he directly talks to the reader and jokes that he’s more concerned that his son (will) is with a son of Hades, and the gender of his parter is of no consequence, almost laughing at the idea of it being strange. It was written so bluntly; I loved it.
If you want to read this book, I would suggest that you read all of the previous books based in this world or so much of the subtle hints to the past won’t make sense and it will be a waste.