Wednesday, July 20, 2016

FABULOUS FINISH: The Hidden Oracle

The Hidden Oracle
(The Trials of Apollo #1)
by Rick Riordan
Disney Hyperion, 2016. Fiction, 376 p.
Fans of Percy Jackson, put on your seat belts. Camp Half-Blood is back and its newest camper is no other than the god Apollo, himself. Zeus has cursed Apollo by turning him into a teenage boy, complete with (oh the agony) acne. What's worse, he has been bound to serve a young demigod, Meg in penance for allowing a giant serpent to recapture the Delphic Oracle. Adjustment to human life, with no godly power and no eight-pack abs, is difficult for Apollo, but with the help of family members and new friends, he finds the courage to face an unknown and incredibly powerful evil. Riordan has a fun time with his new pseudo-hero, juxtaposing his past arrogance with his current ineptitude. Readers will find all the snappy patter, friend drama, and high voltage action they have come to expect from the Percy Jackson world.

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