Posts Tagged ‘Mythology’


The Dark Prophecy

The trials of Apollo Book 2 

By Rick Riordan 

ISBN 9780141363974

Penguin Random House

Rick Riordan has fans all over the world, including me. Readers love his books, in fact readers devour his books. In my day job as a librarian I am constantly asked by my students- when are the next books coming out. Well, I can finally say the next one is here now. Book two in the Trials of Apollo series offers more heroic adventures. The students who began with Percy Jackson continue to read these wonderful tales of mythological characters. It is not just children and teenagers who read Riordan’s different series but also many adults.

Take a peek at these book trailers to see just why Rick Riordan’s books are so popular. Check out his website as well for more details about his books. There are also heaps of ideas if you want to be a writer yourself.


The god Apollo, cast down to earth and trapped in the form of a gawky teenage boy as punishment, must set off on the second of his harrowing (and hilarious) trials.
He and his companions seek the ancient oracles – restoring them is the only way for Apollo to reclaim his place on Mount Olympus – but this is easier said than done.
Somewhere in the American Midwest is a haunted cave that may hold answers for Apollo in his quest to become a god again . . . if it doesn’t kill him or drive him insane first. Standing in Apollo’s way is the second member of the evil Triumvirate – a Roman emperor whose love of bloodshed and spectacle makes even Nero look tame.
To survive the encounter, Apollo will need the help of a now-mortal goddess, a bronze dragon, and some familiar demigod faces from Camp Half-Blood. With them by his side, can Apollo face down the greatest challenge of his four thousand years of existence?





Mythology from Samoa

Posted: November 21, 2011 in Secondary
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Telesa : The covenant keeper
By Lani Wendt Young

This book looks and sounds intriguing. I think the trailer came out before the book. I am having a job trying to track down a physical copy as opposed to a digital version but the city library have it on order so hopefully it will arrive soon.
Telesa are demon women gifted with the powers of the elements. They are vengeful and cruel. When Leila arrives in Samoa, searching for a place to belong, she finds herself caught up between the sisterhood of the Telesa and the beginnings of a romance with Daniel. Mythology, romance and fantasy. Can’t wait! This is a book with a difference.

The Red Pyramid
by Rick Riordan

If you loved the Percy Jackson series then you are sure to love this new series. This time the book is full of Egyptian mythology.