Waiting on Wednesday - The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

 

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 disorientated, 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 favour.
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.


Alright! Rick Riordan is back at it again!
 
How he is able to pump out so many books, I’ll never know. This makes the third series of books he’s currently working on, the others being the Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard series, as well as a series of crossover novellas where Percy and the Kane siblings meet. Of course, I’m not complaining! While Riordan books are geared more toward a Middle Grade audience, I’ve always loved the humor and wit that has become something of a staple for his work. When you crack open such a book, you’re in for a creative and wild adventure, full of laughs, but that doesn’t mean that there are more somber and series moments, too. His books are a good balance between fun and engaging.
 
The Trials of Apollo series seems to center around Apollo and how he was thrown out of the Olympian circle and sent to Earth as a mortal for his misdeeds in the two pervious series. To teach him a lesson, if you will. I’m definitely interested in seeing how Apollo will cope with his sudden humanity as well as how he plans to redeem himself to his parents and the other Gods/Goddesses. Whatever Riordan has up his sleeve, I can tell it will be good!
 
This book releases May 3rd, the same day as A Court of Mist and Fury and I’ve already preordered both! Now to just wait until they show up in my mailbox! Which books are you looking forward to?
 
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12 comments :

  1. I still have the first one to read but I just adore this author and I already have this one pre-ordered for my daughter who loves him too!

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    1. You should definitely take the time to read some more of his stuff sometime and be sure to let me know when you do. I hope your daughter enjoys the new addition!!

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  2. Sadly, I haven't read anything by Rick. I know, that's terrible. But hopefully soon I'll start one of his series. Thanks for sharing :)


    Happy Wednesday!

    Shane @ Itching for Books

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    1. For shame! =P

      Lol, I certainly hope that you enjoy it once you've gotten around to reading some of his work.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. I love the humor that Rick Riordan puts in his books. Even when things aren't going so well he's able to make me laugh. So YAY for more books!

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    1. The humor is THE selling point for me when it comes to Riordan's books. They're always so creative!

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  4. I haven't read any of his books before. Don't hit me! Maybe I can start with this series. I've read great things about his books. Nice pick!

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    1. You're safe from being hit... This time, anyway. =P Hopefully when you do get around to picking it up, you'll like it! ^-^

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  5. How have I not heard of this until now?! I can't wait!

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    1. I have to make sure you hear about all the good ones. ;)

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  6. I can't read about this one yet because *shamefully hangs head* I haven't read the Percy Jackson series yet. I hope to finish it and Heroes of Olympus this year so I can be with everyone for the new series and the Magnus Chase one as well.

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    1. Tisk, tisk! =P Lol, in all seriousness they're pretty fun books and I hope you enjoy them once you pick them up. ^-^

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