Alright, so I should have known that this was another spin off. Ya - shoot me. This is the first book in The Trials of Apollo series, but it doesn’t stand alone. So luckily my 11 year old had already read the other books by Rick Riordan and loved them, so yay! Crisis adverted! You WILL need to read the other books before diving into this one just so you know. The fact is that this one picks up RIGHT WHERE The Blood of Olympus leaves off. So we have Lester aka Apollo being banished from Olympus.
So in this book you meet some old characters like Percy, Will and more. Endarine was very happy to see these beloved characters again (she’s still wishing for another movie). This book will not disappoint you in any way and it’s definitely for the fan who wants more of this world.
Each character shines through the pages in laugh out loud action and humor. I could hear her laughing her butt off on more than one occasion. She says that it was a fun new read for this great series that will grow with the reader over time. But be warned because the ending will put you into a #Bookhole so deep you won’t be able to see the light.
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 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.
Age Range: 8 - 12 years / Grade Level: 5 - 9