Ahhhh…. My winter break read.
Before we get started, I am just going to put it out there, Rick Riordan is an artist. (Speaking from an actual artist’s perspective).
He writes with such flow and ease that it feels like he is simply moving a brush against a canvas.
Too metaphorical? I know, I realized.
My point is, is that Rick Riordan’s books are works of art. (Is that a better metaphor for you!?)
His whole fandom is based on a sort-of fractured mythology.
(That is a phrase that I just created).
Now, let’s stop talking about the beautiful, enchanting works of Uncle Rick that I adore with a full passion, and start with TTOA; The Dark Prophecy.
As you all would know the main character is no other than (!) Lord Apollo himself, which you would know if you read the first book. In which case, WHAT THE HECK ARE YOU DOING READ THE FIRST BOOK (AND MY FABULOUS REVIEW).
Apollo (or poor pimple-filled Lester) – Apollo (or Lester) was the sort of character that you could not-not like. I loved being in his first person mind and reading how his thoughts about puny mortals (which I certainly am not) changed throughout the novel. For example-
“ ‘Let the girl go,’ I whimpered through the pain. ‘Kill me and let her go’ “
And then, after his life flashed before his eyes, he thought,
“I surprised myself. These were not the last words I had planned.”
Meg McCaffrey- Meg was pretty, um, outgoing? She was the kind of person that didn’t really care about what will happen to her. You could say that she was Lester’s (Apollo) sidekick? But technically by the book, he really is her servant.
You know what, I cannot explain this in a review, so GO READ THE NOVEL!
There were other characters out there like Leo, Calypso, Emmie, and that other lady that was with Emmie that I forgot her name. Was it Jorge? Joe? Yea, it was Joe.
Oh, and you can’t forget my buddy Lit!
JUST LISTEN TO ME AND READ THE BOOK, YOU’LL UNDERSTAND MY JIBBERING…
As I said in my first paragraph, Uncle Rick’s wonderful world is completely amazing.
I, if you do not already know, am a rising author. I am trying to type a wonderful, original novel.
Rick Riordan is GOALS, his writing is (I repeat) magnificent. His writing flows like paint. HE IS AN ARTIST!
Okay, I’ll stop with the art references.
In all, I really enjoyed this winter read. It was completely amazing and entertaining.
And now, I bestow upon you a five-star rating.
Congratulations, you stole Lana’s heart.