The Trials of Apollo Book One The Hidden Oracle
Please, Mr. Riordan, please give us more Percy Jackson! And the author obliged. Zeus blames Apollo for the awakening of Gaea, so strips Apollo of his immortality and shoots him off to Earth. Of course, Apollo isn’t to blame. He’s just an innocent bystander, who’s about to be beat up for the little change in his wallet. Thankfully, Meg, a demi-god, saves him. Though his small human brain holds little, Apollo remembers how to find Percy, who knows the way to Camp Half-Blood, where they will both be safe. There, Apollo learns that the Oracles, and, in fact, most forms of communication, are not working. In the midst of a deadly game, Apollo learns the whereabouts of the missing Oracle, the Grove of Dodona, which could help resolve some of the communication problems, and who is behind the trouble. Of course it won’t be an easy quest, but Apollo has his new friend, Meg, several of his children, and Camp Half-Blood campers to help him out.
Readers who loved Riordan’s previous series, The Lightning Thief and The Heroes of Olympus, will love the new characters and the references to favorite characters. Another excellent foray into Greek mythology!