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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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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

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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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  • 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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  • 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
  • PORTLAND, OR
  • 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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  • toni white
  • WAUSAU, WI, US
  • 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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  • 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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  • Scott
  • 2017-05-10

Slow moving, but gets better😃

The beginning of this book, dragged on and on,
It's does finally start to get interesting 1/2 way through. This installment introduces a lot of unknown characters, which after reading the first book, makes it hard to create an emotional connect to this new story. Yes Leo and Cal are in the story, but they have worst chemistry of any Percy Jackson universe couple. We just saw Will and Nico, in the last book, and they had amazing chemistry, so Leo and Cal's relationship is hard sell.

Apollo continues to grow on his soul searching quest of humanity and the story chugs along slowly, but eventually it gets exciting. You just have to stay engaged until you find the exciting part lol!

I'm still eagerly awaiting the next installment!

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  • Bruce Waynee
  • 2017-05-04

Narrator

all of Rick Riordan's books are amazing, I just miss Jesse Bernstein as the narrator

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  • Rabbit
  • 2017-05-03

Great Wonderful Amazing.

wonderful story keeps getting better as it progresses. hung to every word. Great choice for the reader as well.

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  • Waron
  • 2018-05-02

Boring

I’m a fan of the series, but I almost get a refund for this one. The story line is not interesting and jokes are too frequent that I felt like the author added them in later for the word count.

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