The Trials of Apollo, Book 1: The Hidden Oracle

Book 1 of 2 in the Trials of Apollo Series
Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 5 - 9Grades 3 - 6n/a5.183801
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 disoriented, 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's favor.

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 go . . . an enclave of modern demigods known as Camp Half-Blood.
Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0141363916
ISBN-13: 9780141363912
72 Book Reviews
  • riverdalegirl
    riverdalegirlThursday, April 23, 2020 at 8:28 am44 stars
    This was a good book but on the downside, Apollo is very snobby, so it wasn't really "cool " On the good side, I enjoyed the poems at the start of the chapters when they weren't talking about Apollo's awesomeness. Riordan packed a lot of action in the book, just like Percy Jackson and Heroes of Olympus. This book has good sides but also has things that,in my opinion, could be improved.
    • nature123
      nature123Friday, April 3, 2020 at 10:02 am55 stars
      The book starts off when Apollo "the god everyone loves" get thrown into this dumpster and little girl who is also serious Meg now her master has to follow everywhere she goes and worst of that he's a puny mortal. This all happen because something that happens in the battle with the giants. SO in conclusion he also has to fight Python his greatest enemy and on the cherry on top is that he also needs to fight for his oracles one of his oldest possessions. Bye! Wait did I also tell you that he needs to defeat the Roman emperors.
      • riverdalegirl
        riverdalegirlSunday, March 29, 2020 at 10:25 am44 stars
        Hello! My dad is trying to persuade me to read the Trials of Apollo. I read Percy Jackson and Heroes of Olympus but should I read this series? Put a thumbs up if you recommend this series.
        • nala1019
          nala1019Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 12:27 am55 stars
          Very cool! The god of prophecy, Apollo, gets turned in to a mortal by his father, Zeus, because of something that happens in the heroes of Olympus. Super book! Any book that is related to Percy Jackson is good in my opinion.
          • bookwormdude29
            bookwormdude29Wednesday, January 1, 2020 at 9:21 am55 stars
            I recently just started reading this series, and it is AWESOME. If you loved Percy Jackson, you’ll love this series, too, because it is in the same universe. As usual, Riordan has created a book that has tons of action, yet tons of laughs. Overall, this book is great, and I would recommend it for 5th graders and older.
            • big_bobby_2008
              big_bobby_2008Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 9:00 am55 stars
              This book is amazing. The best part is when Apollo is so angry that he is bad at archery and music that he swears that he won't use it again. Then people just stare at him and start to laugh. When he went on the 3 legged race he complained Meg was to slow so he kicked him but it didn't go so well after that. Later on in the story, Meg's Karpos Peaches tries to help meg escape but decides to start fighting the trees for no apparent reason. Will Meg return? Will Apollo find the other 4 Oracles? Read The Trials of Apollo to find out. I would suggest this book to be for 7th graders and higher leveled readers in 6th grade.
              • hey Saturday, August 31, 2019 at 5:22 am
                it was amazing . rick riordan really works miracles
                • katherina_8268
                  katherina_8268Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 11:38 am55 stars
                  When I read the first sentence, I IMMEDIATELY wanted to read it. I mean, who doesn't want to read about the mighty god Apollo, now turned into a mortal, fall into a dumpster in an alleyway and the mortal name 'Lester?'
                  • tapipodokigohy
                    tapipodokigohyFriday, March 29, 2019 at 9:30 am55 stars
                    In the beginning I wasn't hooked. Then I saw spoilers online and was urged to read by my friend who loves the series. I ended up reading it and loving it. The plot line is great, the characters are great. and the writing is great. A five star book indeed!
                    • pokemonlover405
                      pokemonlover405Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 4:00 pm55 stars
                      love this book it really gives you the gods point of view