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The Hidden Oracle

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The book follows the god Apollo, who is turned into a human teenager and thrown down from Olympus to New York City as a punishment by his father Zeus. Joined by the demigod Meg McCaffrey, Apollo goes camping Half-Blood, where he discovers that he will have to regain control of the five oracles of Ancient Greece in order to receive a pardon from Zeus.

The book follows the god Apollo, who is turned into a human teenager and thrown down from Olympus to New York City as a punishment by his father Zeus. Joined by the demigod Meg McCaffrey, Apollo goes camping Half-Blood, where he discovers that he will have to regain control of the five oracles of Ancient Greece in order to receive a pardon from Zeus.

Hoodlums punch my face I would smite them if I could Mortality blows

MY NAME IS APOLLO. I used to be a god. In my four thousand six hundred and twelve years, I have done many things. I inflicted a plague on the Greeks who besieged Troy. I blessed Babe Ruth with three home runs in game four of the 1926 World Series. I visited my wrath upon Britney Spears at the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards. But in all my immortal life, I never before crash-landed in a Dumpster. I’m not even sure how it happened. I simply woke up falling. Skyscrapers spiraled in and out of view. Flames streamed off my body. I tried to fly. I tried to change into a cloud or teleport across the world or do a hundred other things that should have been easy for me, but I just kept falling. I plunged into a narrow canyon between two buildings and BAM! Is anything sadder than the sound of a god hitting a pile of garbage bags? I lay groaning and aching in the open Dumpster. My nostrils burned with the stench of rancid bologna and used diapers. My ribs felt broken, though that shouldn’t have been possible. My mind stewed in confusion, but one memory floated to the surface the voice of my father, Zeus: YOUR FAULT. YOUR PUNISHMENT. I realized what had happened to me. And I sobbed in despair. Even for a god of poetry such as myself, it is difficult to describe how I felt. How could you a mere mortal possibly understand? Imagine being stripped of your clothes, then blasted with a fire hose in front of a laughing crowd. Imagine the ice-cold water filling your mouth and lungs, the pressure bruising your skin, turning your joints to putty. Imagine feeling helpless, ashamed,

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Rick Riordan

Richard Russell Riordan Jr. (/ˈraɪərdən/; born June 5, 1964) is an American author. He is known for writing the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series, about a teenager named Percy...Read More

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