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Apollo, Leo, and Calypso are on a mission to restore the oracles. Apollo is still a little weary from leaving the camp in his new downgraded human body, but he must complete his mission in order to become the sun god again.
I love Rick Riordan and I will forever buy his books. Not only does he write very entertaining books but he weaves so much mythology and history into each story. I learned so much about some horrible Greek Emperors.
There was also so much diversity in this book. Apollo is an out and proud bisexual and this is the first time in any Riordan book that we same a kiss between a same sex couple. There was also a same sex female couple who adopted a young girl, a new family dynamic that we have yet to see in his books.
There was just so many wonderful diverse characters, couples, and families that Riordan normalizes by presenting them as well fleshed out characters, nothing felt forced or like a cop out.
But my favorite part of this book was seeing the wonderful character development Apollo went through. We saw him regret so many of his actions and begin to question how much he put people through. He begins to gain a real sense of empathy for his companions.
I absolutely love this book, I can't wait for more.
I devour worlds with each new book. I am making up for lost time as a late bloomer of the reading world.