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Zeus has punished his son Apollo - god of the sun, music, archery, poetry, and more - by casting him down to earth in the form of a gawky, acne-covered 16-year-old mortal named Lester. The only way Apollo can reclaim his rightful place on Mount Olympus is by restoring several Oracles that have gone dark. What is affecting the Oracles, and how can Apollo/Lester do anything about them without his powers?

After experiencing a series of dangerous - and, frankly, humiliating - trials at Camp Half-Blood, Lester must now leave the relative safety of the demigod training ground and embark on a hair-raising journey across North America. Fortunately, what he lacks in godly graces he's gaining in new friendships - with heroes who will be very familiar to fans of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians and Heroes of Olympus series. Come along for what promises to be a harrowing, hilarious, and haiku-filled ride....

©2017 Rick Riordan (P)2017 Listening Library

What the critics say

"Narrator Robbie Daymond is perfectly tuned in as events take a darker turn in this sequel to The Hidden Oracle.... There's plenty of adventure and humor here, and listeners will finish this installment already eager for the next one." ( AudioFile)

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10/10 would recommend

Awesome just like the series that came before. the reader missed pronounced some names and words, but I'll let it slide since there is a lot of greek.

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Apollo is so funny!! (slight spoilers first book)

This is a great sequel, and I can't wait to read the third! Apollo constantly cracks me up, because he goes from humble one minute to entitled and then confused the next (cuz like fluffy squishy killable God turned human). Such a wonderful job Rick did on portraying his struggle with his enforced humanity. As with the first, the reader is great. I've never had a problem with Rick's books on audible. #Audible1

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Perfect

I great continuation of the story ... but I have to say I thought this was the last book in a trilogy, so I was expecting an epic conclusion. But I guess this is a 5 book series ... oops false hope #Audible1

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  • toni white
  • 2017-06-20

good story but.....

I didn't like how Apollo reverts from all he gained in first book, I felt like he lost all he gained personally. he was finally becoming less self centered and thinking about others more. in this one he totally reverts or may be even worse. maybe I noticed it because I listened to them back to back.

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  • J. Visser
  • 2017-11-13

Rick Riordan, SUPER ALLY!

I've been in love with the world Rick Riordan created, starting with Percy Jackson and the Olympians, for many years, and it just keeps getting better and more rich. Riordan has found a way and a world to teach us about mythology that also teaches us about ourselves, which was always the purpose of mythology anyway, right?

Both the Trials of Apollo series and Magnus Chase have also introduced characters who are LGBT in such an authentic way, and these characters are true heroes that kids can look up to, flaws and all. I wish these kinds of characters had existed in books when I was a young gay kid, escaping to Narnia, Middle Earth, and Hogwarts. THANK YOU RICK RIORDAN! For me, you win ALLY OF THE YEAR :)

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  • Vlsjfam
  • 2018-08-18

Good if your a fan

If you are a fan of Rick Riordan then im sure you will enjoy this book but as a fan myself and as someone who reads all his books I can say that this 400 page book takes forever to get to interesting parts and only has like 2 "epic battles" and many refernces to the outer world that seem just inserted in and unnecessary. Its not a bad book but its not the most interesting for how long it is.

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  • David Santa Cruz
  • 2017-07-06

Decent story but not like the other two series

this book struggled to keep my attention. i loved the percy Jackson books and heroes of Olympus but this one was not nearly as good. Also, the narrator i did not like. in my opinion he has a voice that i consider tp be a 'soft ' persons voice. it was a very youthful sounding adult man and i kind of wanted to beat him up. lol. jk but you get the idea. could be worse still so 2 stars for him. the book gets a solid 4 because it doesn't live up to the other books. the forst in this series same review.

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  • Derrian Hollingsworth
  • 2017-05-30

5 Star Review

It was an AMAZING book can not wait until book 3. Hope it is read by the same person.💖💖

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  • J Deutschendorf
  • 2018-04-14

I've been left hanging before but this is...wow

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This volume was highly anticipated, but it went a little left field for me. They started going off in random directions and none of it really made sense, on top of the ending coming abruptly and leaving the entire story hanging even worse than Riordan's usual tendency, I wasn't very thrilled with this volume.

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  • nikhil
  • 2020-03-07

A great story

this book is amazing .Rick Riodian is one of the best authors and this trials ofal apollo is very interesting and a fun journey with apollo and friends plus you get to see three Roman emperors .However this book in the series only mentions 2 of the emperors

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  • Megan
  • 2017-06-01

awesome narrative

the story is great and so is the narrator he makes the story pop off the pages

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  • benny
  • 2017-06-21

AWESOMELY AWESOME

I really enjoyed the book and I think you should listen to the book and I definitely give it 5 Star's

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  • Rentiboo
  • 2017-05-15

excellent

The story was amazing! The narrative is fun and inventive. He brings the characters to life.

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