In Review: The Trials of Apollo – The Hidden Oracle

In Review: The Trials of Apollo – The Hidden Oracle

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by Katie Glover

Rick Riordan’s new series, The Trials of Apollo, is about the Greek god Apollo after he is turned from a god into a mortal. In The Hidden Oracle (the first book), Apollo finds out that the oracle of Delphi is no longer giving out prophecies, putting Apollo and the demigods in a Catch-22 situation—you would need to go on a quest to find out what’s causing it, but can’t go on a quest without an oracle. He finds out who took it’s power and while I won’t spoil it, just know that it’s someone very well-known from Roman times.

In The Hidden Oracle (the first book), Apollo finds out that the oracle of Delphi is no longer giving out prophecies, putting Apollo and the demigods in a Catch-22 situation—you would need to go on a quest to find out what’s causing it, but can’t go on a quest without an oracle. He finds out who took it’s power and while I won’t spoil it, just know that it’s someone very well-known from Roman times. Other than some violence, it’s a very clean book, good for pre-teens and teens alike. I don’t think adults would like it, however. I enjoyed it, but I’m a bit immature for my age, plus I’m a huge fan of Riordan’s books.

Other than some violence, it’s a very clean book, good for pre-teens and teens alike. I don’t think adults would like it, however. I enjoyed it, but I’m a bit immature for my age, plus I’m a huge fan of Riordan’s books. The book was pretty good, albeit not as great as Riordan’s first series, Percy Jackson and the Olympians. It was very descriptive and kept me hooked from beginning to end. I’d give it 8.5/10 stars.