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, 384 pages
Published on May 3, 2016 by Disney-Hyperion
ISBN-10: 148473274X
ISBN-13: 9781484732748
75 Book Reviews
  • pinkcat3
    pinkcat39 months55 stars
    This book was great! You should definitely read this book once you have read Percy Jackson and the Olympians, and Heroes of Olympus. Recommended for ages 10+.
    • zarkinpants
      zarkinpantsabout 1 year55 stars
      Apollo has always loved being a god. Back then, he didn't even need to practice his archery skills and still be good! Back then, he could say something, and mortals would instantly do it! But now, Apollo has become a mortal. It started when his son, Octavion, from the roman camp for demigods, Camp Jupiter, attacked Camp Half-Blood. Now, Apollo has been blamed by Zeus! Apollo needs to complete endless trials and challenges to become a god again. Upon arriving at Camp Half-Blood, Apollo discovers something shocking: his enemy, Python, has broken free from his prison and wants to destroy him! Also, a grove of talking trees is leading campers into the forest! And yet another thing is that a mysterious new enemy wants to take over the world! How in the world will Apollo defeat his foes? This book was ridiculous, and I learned a lot of Greek mythology from reading it!
      • nalahong1019
        nalahong1019over 1 year55 stars
        This book is awesome! It has a lot of action and laughs! I highly recommend it!
        • outergalactic
          outergalacticabout 2 years55 stars
          this is an awesome book and everyone should read it, of course after you read the books that come before it but it is funny and i rate it 6/5 "you are gorgeous and people love you"-Apollo
          • outergalactic
            outergalacticabout 2 years55 stars
            The Trials of Apollo is a funny and from the other Rick Riordan books is going to have some sad parts at the end but it takes Greek mythology (which i happen to be into) and the modern day world and and puts them together to make an extraordinary book.
            • kurz
              kurzabout 2 years55 stars
              I recommend this series to anyone and everyone!!! Its a action packed series with lots of twists and turns. Have fun!!!
              • daniellee
                danielleeabout 2 years55 stars
                Zeus is quite bad to Apollo
                • neni
                  neniover 2 years
                  I am so excited to read this book! I heard several people saying it is an AWESOME book! Rick Riordan is a great author and I read the 'Percy Jackson' series and 'The Heroes of Olympus' , If you read them, I think you'll know why I love it! I will ask my mom to buy me the series once Rick Riordan writes the last book;' The Tower of Nero'!
                  • my_chem
                    my_chemover 2 years
                    OH MY GODS, Nico and Will soooooo deserve each other when I read this my heart felt like it was going to implode with happiness because "They were so cute together it made me feel desolate." (Yes I just did quote the book)
                    • magicalmythical
                      magicalmythicalover 2 years55 stars
                      I loved these books and I attend that everybody should read this amazing author's books!