The Hidden Oracle

The Hidden Oracle

eBook - 2016
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"After angering his father Zeus, the god Apollo is cast down from Olympus. He must learn to survive in the modern world until he can somehow find a way to regain Zeus's favor"-- Provided by publisher
Publisher: Los Angeles ; New York : Disney-Hyperion, 2016
ISBN: 9781484736678
Branch Call Number: EBOOK OVERDRIVE
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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strwbrry_88
Jan 02, 2021

I like when Apollo had those weird dreams. I wonder if one of the gods were giving him those futuristic dreams.

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kksze1984
Dec 04, 2020

try to borrow at age 9

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maroon_llama_168
Nov 15, 2020

Leo was always my favorite I nearly fell out of my chair laughing when he came to Camp Half Blood and everyone formed a line to punch him.

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Jeffy2007
Oct 31, 2020

WOW! Love the series! The other books in the series are amazing as well!

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Yazen2008
Oct 26, 2020

Very good book- highly reccomend!

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samvar
Sep 03, 2020

The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan is the first in his series “The Trials of Apollo”. This takes place after the war with Gaia in previous books. Apollo has been blamed for causing the war by allowing himself to be flattered and caught off guard. Zeus punishes him by sending him down to Earth as a mortal for the third time in his immortal life. However, he quickly learns that this time, he did not retain any of his godly powers as in previous times. He is claimed by Meg McCaffrey, a demigod child of Demeter. Apollo finds her very rude and annoying, but because of his punishment is forced to become her slave. Apollo is forced to go to Camp Half-Blood and must learn to accept his mortality. He must also, with the help of his demigod children and friends, win back the Oracles that have been taken by the mysterious evil group the Triumvirate.
Riordan explains very well the thoughts of Apollo when he first becomes a mortal. He believes that he is still a god and should be treated as such. The protagonist is not a perfect being who is selfless and kind, but rather someone with many bad qualities. Apollo also consistently makes mistakes and has trouble adjusting to the new lifestyle. All of this allows readers to understand Apollo and relate to him, and the book can mean more. Riordan also finds many instances to add humor to the story, so it is not a dull and serious read. The entire style of the book is very informal, with Apollo as the narrator often talking to the reader instead of explaining what is happening. This is a fun change from the format of most novels. However, it slightly detracts from the actual story and makes it harder for a reader to connect with the book. The plot itself is nicely written, with numerous challenges for Apollo coming one after the other. Overall, this is a well-written book with a unique style and will prove to be a fun read.

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Spiderson
Aug 14, 2020

This series is EPIC!!!
For those of you who don't know, there are five books. 1. The Hidden Oracle. 2. The Dark Prophecy. 3. The Burning Maze. 4. The Tyrant's Tomb. The fifth one, Nero's Tower, is supposed to come out October 2020.
This is a sequel series to the series Percy Jackson. That's pretty awesome too.
Summery:
The god Apollo has been kicked out of Olympus by Zeus, and is stuck on Earth as a mortal human, with no powers, named Lester Papadopoulos. He finds himself having to serve Meg, a demi-god daughter of Demeter, the god of plants. They have to go on quests to free Apollo's oracles, kill the three immortal, tyrant, Roman emperors who have somehow survived (yes, that includes Nero.), and kick the Python out of the main oracle's cave.
This is an epic five-piece adventure that I would recommend for 13 years old and up.

jrbubbles1 Aug 11, 2020

This book was not as good as the original Percy Jackson series in my opinion. Apollo was a spoiled narcissistic character, although he did improve later in the book. The story line was not as interesting. I think the younger generation of Percy Jackson fans will still like this book.

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nathanshuler15
Jul 28, 2020

This is a great follow up to Percy Jackson. I love the premise of the series!! Also, it is so sad that people that people hate it because it has LGBTQ+ characters.

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blue_leopard_515
Jul 27, 2020

Yes, this is not directly about the book. Yes, this needs to be said.
For all those saying that LQBTQ+ characters are offensive, or abnormal, or no longer human because of who they are:
There is nothing wrong with loving a person who is the same gender as you. There is nothing wrong with being a different gender than the one someone else decided you were. It's not a choice. And there's nothing wrong with writing about people who this is true for.
There is nothing wrong with being who you are.
https://www.readriordan.com/2019/06/07/2019-pride/

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maroon_llama_168
Nov 15, 2020

"Crotch kicker McCaffrey"

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pink_panda_3204
Apr 14, 2020

“Peaches!”

Caves of blue.
Strike the hue.
Westward, burning.
Pages turning.
Indiana.
Ripe banana.
Happiness approaches.
Serpents and roaches.

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Snap_4
Aug 02, 2016

"Practice makes perfect
Ha ha ha don't think so
Ignore my sobbing"
- Apollo

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PJOForever
Jun 20, 2016

"When mortals panic, it can be an ugly scene."

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jiangg
May 19, 2016

"Peaches!"

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Fire_Rose
Apr 29, 2016

"Another time, in a Stockholm tavern, I met this God who was smoking hot, except his talking sword would not shut up." ;)

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