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The Hidden Oracle

Written by Rick Riordan

Part of the The Trials of Apollo Series

Adventure Stories Fantasy / Magical Featured Books for 11+ readers Featured Books for 9+ readers Recommended Children's eBooks

LoveReading View on The Hidden Oracle

May 2016 Book of the Month  In the hands of Rick Riordan, aka ‘Storyteller of the Gods’, Greek myths provide the starting points for the very best contemporary adventures. Apollo is star of this new series, though he’s not very godlike: he’s annoyed his father Zeus so much that he’s been sent to live as a mortal teenager in modern New York as punishment. Apollo is going to need help, lots of it, especially as he’s not short of enemies. As ever, there’s everything readers want – action, romance, great characters – all delivered in a racy narrative spiced with humour. There’s even a special appearance for the original Riordan hero Percy Jackson. Page-turning fiction doesn’t come better than this – it’s awesome!

For more books filled with action packed location shots and death defying stunts try The Blood Guard by Carter Roy, while there are more thrills sprinkled with some mythology in Sarwat Chadda’s Ash Mistry series. ~ Andrea Reece


The Hidden Oracle Synopsis

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' 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 enclave of modern demigods known as Camp Half-Blood.

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The Hidden Oracle Reader Reviews

In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can read their full reviews by clicking here.

  • Lucy Minton, age 13 - 'The book was incredible and completely blew me away...I laughed, *nearly* cried, and felt a whirlwind of emotions when reading.'
  • Alex Hall, age 11 - 'I jumped for joy when I saw this book, as I enjoyed other Percy Jackson novels. When the God Apollo is cast down from Olympus, he must face trials against wrong doing. This book won't disappoint!'
  • Emma Corden, age 11 - 'Overall the book is very good and I would definitely recommend this book to anyone.'
  • Toby Little, age 9 - 'I couldn’t stop reading this book, and even though I loved Percy Jackson and Magnus Chase, I think this is Rick Riordan’s best series ever! I can’t wait to read the rest of the series!'
  • Alex Nicholson, age 11 - 'As a keen fan of Rick Riordan’s stories; his latest book The Trials of Apollo: The Hidden Oracle, was amazing and didn’t disappoint one bit! Thoroughly recommended - I loved it!'
  • Seren Daly, age 10 - 'I found this book fantastic and really hard to put down.'
  • Alexander Bisland, age 11 - 'I really enjoyed this book and it kept me on the edge of my seat. You don’t need to have read the Percy Jackson books to understand this series. I recommend this book to 9+ Percy Jackson and mythology fans. I give it 5*****.'
  • Ross O'Gorman, age 10 - 'The Trials of Apollo is a mega exciting new series based on Greek mythology, full of amazing challenges. Its action packed and features many favourite characters from other books.'
  • Alexander Bisland, age 11 - 'I really enjoyed this book and it kept me on the edge of my seat. You don’t need to have read the Percy Jackson books to understand this series.'

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9780141363929
Publication date: 04/05/2017
Publisher: Puffin an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780141363912
Publication date: 03/05/2016
Publisher: Puffin an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780141363929
Publication date: 4th May 2017
Author: Rick Riordan
Publisher: Puffin an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 400 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Adventure Stories, Fantasy / Magical
Recommendations: eBooks, Reviewed by Children

About Rick Riordan

A World Book Day Author 2019 Rick Riordan is an award-winning mystery writer. He lives in Boston with his wife and two sons. Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, Rick's first novel featuring the heroic young demigod, was the overall winner of the Red House Children's Book Award in 2006 and is now a blockbuster film franchise, starring Logan Lerman. Rick Riordan is also the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series for children and the multi-award-winning Tres Navarre mystery series for adults.For fifteen years, Rick taught English and history at public and ...

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