The Trials of Apollo: The Hidden Oracle - A Review
If you are a fan of Rick Riordan's books, you might be wondering when his latest series, The Trials of Apollo, will be released. The first book, The Hidden Oracle, was published on May 3, 2016, and it is a must-read for anyone who loves Greek and Roman mythology, fantasy, adventure, and humor.
The Trials of Apollo is a spin-off of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians and The Heroes of Olympus series, which follow the adventures of demigods - children of Greek and Roman gods and mortals. In The Hidden Oracle, we meet a new protagonist: Apollo, the god of the sun, music, poetry, prophecy, and healing. However, he is not in his usual divine form. As a punishment for his mistakes during the war with the giants, his father Zeus has turned him into a mortal teenager named Lester Papadopoulos. He lands in a dumpster in New York City, where he meets a young girl named Meg McCaffrey, who claims his service as her protector. Together, they go to Camp Half-Blood, a safe haven for demigods, where they discover that something is wrong with the oracles - the sources of prophecy that guide the demigods' quests. Apollo must find a way to restore the oracles and regain his godhood, while facing many enemies - gods, monsters, and mortals - who want him dead or worse.
The Hidden Oracle is a fast-paced and entertaining read that will keep you hooked from the first page to the last. Apollo's narration is hilarious and witty, as he struggles to adjust to his human condition and his new role as a servant. He also shows a lot of character development throughout the book, as he learns more about himself, his past actions, and his relationships with others. He is joined by a cast of memorable characters, both old and new. Fans of Riordan's previous books will be delighted to see some familiar faces from Camp Half-Blood, such as Percy Jackson , Annabeth Chase , Nico di Angelo , Will Solace , Chiron , Rachel Dare , and more. They will also meet some new friends and foes, such as Meg McCaffrey , Peaches , Nero , Python , Rhea , and more.
The Hidden Oracle is not only a fun and exciting story, but also a rich and educational one. Riordan does an excellent job of weaving Greek and Roman mythology into his modern setting, creating a world that is both familiar and fantastical. He also explores themes such as identity, loyalty, friendship, family, redemption, and courage. The book is suitable for readers of all ages, who will enjoy the humor, action, mystery, romance, and drama that Riordan delivers.
The Hidden Oracle is the first book in The Trials of Apollo series , which will have five parts in total. The second book , The Dark Prophecy , was released on May 2 , 2017 . The third book , The Burning Maze , was released on May 1 , 2018 . The fourth book , The Tyrant's Tomb , was released on September 24 , 2019 . The fifth and final book , The Tower of Nero , was released on October 6 , 2020 . If you haven't read them yet , you should definitely check them out . You won't regret it .
The Trials of Apollo: The Hidden Oracle is a book that you don't want to miss. It is a perfect blend of humor , adventure , fantasy , mythology , and emotion that will make you laugh , cry , gasp , and cheer . It is a book that will make you fall in love with Apollo and his world . It is a book that will make you eager for more . aa16f39245