Zeus has punished his son Apollo god of the sun, music, archery, poetry, and more by casting him down to earth in the form of a gawky, acne-covered sixteen-year-old mortal named Lester. The only way Apollo can reclaim his rightful place on Mount Olympus is by restoring several Oracles that have gone dark. What is affecting the Oracles, and how can Apollo/Lester do anything about them without his powers?
After experiencing a series of dangerous and frankly, humiliating trials at Camp Half-Blood, Lester must now leave the relative safety of the demigod training ground and embark on a hair-raising journey across North America. Somewhere in the American Midwest, he and his companions must find the most dangerous Oracle from ancient times: a haunted cave that may hold answers for Apollo in his quest to become a god again--if it doesn't kill him or drive him insane first. Standing in Apollo's way is the second member of the evil Triumvirate, a Roman emperor whose love of bloodshed and spectacle makes even Nero look tame.
To survive the encounter, Apollo will need the help of son of Hephaestus Leo Valdez, the now-mortal sorceress Calypso, the bronze dragon Festus, and other unexpected allies some familiar, some new from the world of demigods. Come along for what promises to be a harrowing, hilarious, and haiku-filled ride. . . .
PRAISE FOR THE HIDDEN ORACLE :
"Riordan's characters continue to be an impressively diverse group. . . . This latest has Riordan's signature wry narration, nonstop action, and mythology brought to life. A must-buy. . . ." - School Library Journal
Series: Trials of Apollo
For Ages: 9+ years old
For Grades: 7 - 9
Number Of Pages: 432
Published: 2nd May 2017
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 14.61 x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.61