Apollo is being punished by his father, once again. But, how is a god punished you might wonder? Well, by making him human. After angering his father Zeus, the god Apollo is cast down from Olympus. Weak and disoriented, he lands in a New York dumpster in the form of an acne-covered sixteen-year-old mortal. The formerly glorious god Apollo is now an awkward mortal teenager named Lester Papadopoulos. Now, without his godly powers, the four-thousand-year-old god must learn to survive in the modern world until he can regain Zeus’s favor.
“The hidden oracle” is a book written by Rick Riordan and is the first book in the new series called “Trials of Apollo”. The book was published on May 3rd, 2016, by Disney-Hyperion and has sold about 62 000 copies since then. The hidden Oracle is based on Greek mythology and is a spin-off of the previous “Percy Jackson” series. In this book we get to revisit the world of Percy Jackson, and experience the action, drama and adventure that comes with it.
The only way Apollo can regain his father’s favor and reclaim his rightful place on Mount Olympus is by restoring several Oracles that have gone dark. Apollo needs help, and he can think of only one place to go . . . an enclave of modern demigods known as Camp Half-Blood. Apollo persuades Percy Jackson to give him a lift to Camp Half-blood. But the place is in chaos. Demigods are going missing and the all-seeing Oracles have fallen to a mysterious enemy known only as the beast. Apollo goes on a quest to protect the final Oracle, hidden from millennia. If he fails, the Beast will control the future and even worse … he will be stuck as a teenage boy forever.