While Percy Jackson is incredibly popular, The Trials of Apollo by Rick Riordan needs so much more hype. This is the latest series by Rick Riordan, so if you have enjoyed Uncle Rick’s books in the past, you are sure to enjoy this series as well.
Should You Read Percy Jackson First?
For this, I would recommend reading Percy Jackson (Greek Mythology), Heros of Olympus, Kane Chronicles (Egyptian Mythology), and Magnus Chase (Norse Mythology) first as this book series is the most recent to come out. Plus, you’ll pick up more easter eggs during the visit to Camp Halfblood as well as Camp Jupiter.
Honestly, Rick Riordan’s books are so good, you’re going to want to read all of them anyways, so make sure you take the time to sit and enjoy them properly by reading through the whole thing.
Summary of The Hidden Oracle
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 disoriented, he lands in New York City as a regular teenage boy. Now, without his godly powers, the 4,000-year-old deity must learn to survive in the modern world until he can somehow find a way to regain Zeus’ favor.
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.
- The Hidden Oracle
- The Dark Prophecy
- The Burning Maze
- The Tyrant’s Tomb
- The Tower of Necro
If you want to listen to stories such as the Aeneid, the Odyssey, and the Iliad, the Barely Bookish podcast talks about reading these stories as a modern reader. So, make sure to check that out!