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Series: The Trials of Apollo #1
on May 3rd 2016
Genres: Mythology, Young Adult
How do you punish an immortal?
By making him human.
After angering his father Zeus, the god Apollo is cast down from Olympus. Weak and disorientated, he lands in New York City as a regular teenage boy. Now, without his godly powers, the four-thousand-year-old deity must learn to survive in the modern world until he can somehow find a way to regain Zeus's favour.
But Apollo has many enemies—gods, monsters and mortals who would love to see the former Olympian permanently destroyed. Apollo needs help, and he can think of only one place to go... an enclave of modern demigods known as Camp Half-Blood.
I’m a huge fan of anything Rick Riordan writes. I thoroughly enjoyed the Percy Jackson, Heroes of Olympus, and Kane Chronicles and was glad to see he was starting a new series on Norse mythology. But I was also excited he was returning to the world I first fell in love with – Greek and Roman mythology.
Since its been over a month after reading this I won’t spend paragraphs analyzing everything I love about this series. I’ll save that for the next book. If anything this was a nice reprieve from the teenage demigod focus of the last three series. Riordan managed to find the perfect selfish, sarcastic, narcissistic and hilarious voice for former-god-now-teenager Apollo.
The Hidden Oracle is a highly entertaining new series from Riordan containing new and old characters and many, many adventures.