In this second of the Trials of Apollo series, Apollo is traveling with Leo Valdez and Calipso to try to find Meg and the second oracle. They follow clues to the American Midwest. There they find a safe haven for Demigods and mythical creatures, but they also find the second evil emperor of the Triumvirate. Everything leads up to an epic battle.
I must admit, I am finally getting tired of these. They really are very much alike. In this one the thing that bugged me is that Apollo spent so much time telling about his various past love affairs that went wrong. I didn't want to hear about how he treated this or that human/god with cavalier sexual disrespect. Of course, there was the normal fast-paced action and snappy patter, but I think I am done. Bye, bye, Apollo. (though I might read the next Magnum Chase .) (414 p.)