The Burning Maze (The Trials of Apollo #3)

Title: The Burning Maze
Author: Rick Riordan
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Pages: 448 pages
Year of Publication: 2018
Rating: (1)

lineOMG I was in complete mess after reading this and I was crying in the corner of my room for several hours! I can’t believe Uncle Rick did this to me! I CAN’T EVEN… I can’t forgive him for what he’s done!


In this third book, Lester Papadopoulos, a former olympian God called Apollo along with his master Meg, daughter of Demeter embark a journey to free the third Oracle from the hands of Triumvirate, the evil Roman emperors. To do so they have to enter the dangerous and burning maze of Daedalus (yes, the infamous labyrinth is back) to find the oracle in the center of the maze. In this journey they got some help from our favorite satyr Grover, also from some demigods and dryads.

I don’t wanna talk too much about the worldbuilding and the writing style because as always, Uncle Rick did a great job in this one. This book still has the usual amount of witty jokes and nerve wrecking adventure, but there’s this surprising twist that I think I never read in another Uncle Rick’s books. The thing about this twist is you actually saw it coming but you didn’t want to believe it until it actually happen, and in the end it’ll make you scream your lungs out with tears streaming down your face! So you better be prepared!

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I like how Apollo’s character develop so much in this third book, he’s getting better at being human, he started to think and feel like human. Even though he still constantly remind himself of how mighty he was and how weak he is now but he kept it all to himself, he doesn’t look down on others anymore. But that doen’t mean he lose his sarcastic ability, it’s still funny to be inside of Apollo’s head.


And I love Meg, her sarcastic and bossy attitude toward Apollo is really fun to read, I think she’s getting stronger in every adventure and the way she make use of her ‘unusual’ ability is so cool. I mean, who would have thought that a daughter of Demeter, the goddess of grain and agriculture could be useful in a battle? Well I certainly never thought about that.

I wish Leo had his own chapter since he’s going separate way but this book is all about Apollo so yeah, it’s fine. But to be honest, I did’t expect that Jason and Piper would appear in this book, I was more expecting Frank and Hazel. Jason and Piper are my least favorite characters from the seven demigods, but in this book Piper really improves a lot and her abilities are getting stronger, but I can’t say the same about Jason. I honestly starting to like these two more.

There are a few new supporting characters and I love every one of them. They have unique abilities that resemble their looks. And also, have I mentioned that they are plant spirits?

What I’m saying is this is so far the best book in this series! And if you’re a fans of Uncle Rick but you haven’t read this book, prepare yourself for heartbreak!


Are you a fans of Rick Riordan? What’s your fav Riordan’s book? Have you read this? Do you like it?



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