This week Ava, Brayden, and Niamh are gooped and gagged by the reveals and twists in this set of chapters. They dive deep into what the Triumvirate means and the clues that are retconned together about it. Together the team analyzes Trials of Apollo: The Hidden Oracle, Chapters 12 – 20 through the theme of Revelation.

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Chapter Summary:

Meg and Apollo are paired for the three legged death race. The two enter the Labyrinth, they overhear a conversation between Python the Beast. The Beast tells Python that he will be able to control all the Oracles once he has the fifth Grove of Dodona. Apollo and Meg retrieve the apples and escape the Labyrinth. Back at the camp it is revealed that Apollo’s children Kayla and Austin have disappeared into the woods during the game. Apollo tries to go after them, but Meg orders him to wait. Meg reveals to Apollo that she knows the Beast, he is the man who killed Meg’s father.

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Return to Camp Half-Blood is an independent podcast by Brayden Stallman, Niamh Sherlock, and Ava Pirie. Each week these friends from college dive deep into the books of the Percy Jackson universe by Rick Riordan, starting with Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Heroes of Olympus, and now Trials of Apollo. While analyzing each set of chapters, the trio takes an english class approach while diving into how this effects their lives, relates to pop culture, and means about its relationship to literature and the Greek classics. Find out more about this podcast at

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