The Hidden Oracle

The Hidden Oracle

eBook - 2016
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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.
Publisher: [United States] : Disney Book Group : Made available through hoopla, 2016
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital
ISBN: 9781484736678
1484736672

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barryandlinda
Mar 11, 2018

This book is the first book that I have read by Rick Riordan. I did enjoy this book very much. At first I didn't think I would finish it, but after a couple of chapters, I found that I was getting into the story. The story stems around a God, Apollo, who is banished to earth by his father until he can prove himself. He meets up with a Demigod, Meg, who goes with him on his journey. They run into all sorts of trouble, but seem to get through it. The ending to this story wasn't what I expected. But still a good read. Looking forward to the next book in this series.

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tmkloetzer
Feb 12, 2018

My 13 year old daughter is reading this right now and loving it!

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jasonzhao1
Jan 16, 2018

I need to get the book now because my sister says its goooooooooood

At some point Rick Riordan has to run out of ingenious plots and ideas, and this book seemed to be it. While it had great promise as a sequel to the amazing Heroes of Olympus series (which was the sequel to Percy Jackson and the Olympians series) the book seemed to me to be awfully boring, and pointless. I feel like everyone liked it only because it had gay characters. That's fine and all, but can not excuse the fact that this book does not reach expectations as a Percy Jackson novel. It felt immature, slow paced, and had way to much of Apollo whining.

Sorry Uncle Rick.

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brown_horse_327
Aug 22, 2017

A very great, funny book! Rick Riordan is one of my favorite authors. Highly recommended! Though I think I preferred the Percy Jackson series. The only thing I didn't care for were all the references of LGBTQ characters.

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aymoussa
Aug 05, 2017

I cant wait to read this book and the dark prophecy

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sgtsaak
Jul 15, 2017

Riordon's books are always funny, but this is one of his best. Apollo is hilariously funny as a narrator, and gives a view into the lift of a Greek gd that is by turns hilarious and tragic. For the first time, I found myself caring what happened to one of the gods instead of just the demi-gods in the story.

sarahbru17 Jul 07, 2017

Characters: 10/10
Plot: 9/10
Writing: 10/10
Rick Riordan's books are always funny, but this was the funniest of his books that I've read. Apollo is a hilarious narrator; he made everything twice as funny just by the way he talked about it. Meg was also a great companion--very different from any of the other characters that have been there in the past. I also loved the haikus for chapter titles. I'm really interested to see where this series goes. It's hard to top The Heroes of Olympus, but this goes in a different direction while still maintaining the spirit of the series. I'm curious to learn more about the antagonists. Despite the book's length, I still felt like I only got a taste of what is to come, and I can't wait for more.

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rupadhya
Jun 28, 2017

This book sounds absolutely amazing even though I haven't read it before I want to now

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Bacon_Dragon
Jun 27, 2017

Not one of Riordan's best.

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Snap_4
Aug 02, 2016

"Practice makes perfect
Ha ha ha don't think so
Ignore my sobbing"
- Apollo

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PJOForever
Jun 20, 2016

"When mortals panic, it can be an ugly scene."

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violetpony21
May 19, 2016

"Peaches!"

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Fire_Rose
Apr 29, 2016

"Another time, in a Stockholm tavern, I met this God who was smoking hot, except his talking sword would not shut up." ;)

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