Thursday, September 29, 2016

The Trials of Apollo: The Hidden Oracle Review...

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.



Rick Riordan has struck again with this series that follows Apollo as he becomes mortal.  He finds his way to his children and Percy Jackson at Camp Half Blood.  He doesn't have any powers and he can barely use his skills, but he has to save the campers who keep disappearing into the forest surrounding camp.  Can he save them without the help of Percy or his children?  What will happen if he doesn't?

Action, thrills and craziness ensue as normal in this enticing and intriguing book.  I absolutely have no words to describe how much I have enjoyed this book.  At the point of this review I have read it at least three times and it gets better each time I read it.  Rick has this enticing way of writing a book that pulls you in and you can't stop reading.  I have read almost all of his books (haven't made it through the Heroes of Olympus series yet) and each series gets better and better.  I love that he incorporates Percy and/or Annabeth in almost all of the series he writes.

I can't explain how much I love this author and his books.  I feel like each review I write for a Riordan book is exactly the same at this point.  If you are looking for a good mythological book then pick up a Rick Riordan book.  Sure they are middle grade books but at 32 years old I fall in love with each new book he writes.  He is an author for all ages.

Thank you for bringing such amazing and fun myths to life in these well crafted books.

5 outstanding stars!

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