This Waiting on Wednesday features a new book series that follows on from two previous series: The Trials of Apollo by Rick Riordan. The first book is called The Hidden Oracle and follows the adventures of Apollo, the Greek God who is being punished by being turned into a human.
I first discovered the Percy Jackson series about six years ago, and instantly fell in love, devouring the books as quickly as I could, despite being a few years older than the target age range. The next series I didn’t like so much, so going into this series, my expectations aren’t going to be as high, although I did enjoy the sneak peak that had been published online.
When we met the character of Apollo during the Percy Jackson series, he was a character I liked straight away, so I’m glad we get to see more of him. Also, there is the fact that old loved characters feature in the series, and maybe we’ll get some answers to the questions that we still had at the end of Heroes of Olympus.
Plus, there is the added bonus that this book is published on my birthday, so it’ll be a present to myself. The only downside: the UK cover (which is featured) isn’t as good as the US cover.
Published: Tuesday 3rd May 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.