There are very few book series that make my kids literally fight over who gets to read a book first.
But, friends, Percy Jackson will do it.
Actually, it’s Rick Riordan who will do it.
And the super-exciting news is that for all of the Rick Riordan fans out there, his new book, The Trials of Apollo: The Hidden Oracle, is here!
I’m thrilled to be working with Disney-Hyperion to be sharing this news and to actually give away a copy of this book along with a $50 Visa gift card.
The Trials of Apollo series offers a totally new perspective to Riordan’s books. And I love it.
Here’s the skinny. . .
Percy Jackson Fans — The Trials of Apollo is here!
Most of us know that Rick Riordan’s books are written about the interaction between humans, demi-gods, and gods.
We follow Percy Jackson’s adventures with Greek gods in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series.
We follow Magnus Chase and his adventures with Norse gods in the Gods of Asgard series.
We follow Carter and Sadie Kane and their adventures with Egyptian gods in the Kane Chronicles.
We follow Jason Grace, Piper McLean, and Leo Valdez and their adventures with Roman gods in the Heroes of Olympus series.
We get the point of view of humans and demi-gods but never get into the heads of the infamous gods.
The Trials of Apollo series lets us do just that.
Check out the awesome trailer (and definitely let your Riordan fans see it, too!)
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 four-thousand-year-old deity must learn to survive in the modern world until he can somehow find a way to regain Zeus’s 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 cool thing is that The Hidden Oracle is being released with five retail-specific editions that all hit shelves on May 3rd.
Each edition includes a unique insert that you can get exclusively from that retailer. How fun is that?!
- Barnes & Noble Exclusive Edition includes a Camp Half-Blood letter from Apollo to Zeus!
- Target Exclusive Edition includes an illustrated map of Apollo’s Trials at Camp Half-Blood
- Books-a-Million Exclusive Edition includes an Apollo Bumper Sticker (“I’d Rather be Driving by Sun Chariot”)
- Walmart Exclusive Edition includes a 2-sided bookmark with character art of Apollo and his mortal counterpart, Lester.
- Costco Exclusive Edition includes an illustrated poster depicting the “Plague of Secrets” scene from The Hidden Oracle
Want some more?
- Read an Excerpt at the official site
- download the Activity Kit (LOVE THIS!)
- check out the Book Trailer (#1)
- check out the Book Trailer (#2)
- learn more at ReadRiordan.com
- follow Disney on Twitter and Instagram
- follow Rick on Twitter and Instagram
- like’ Percy Jackson on Facebook
- follow #TrialsofApollo
We’re giving away one exclusive edition of The Trials of Apollo: The Hidden Oracle and a $50 Visa gift card! SO awesome, right?
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